A spring break devoted to serving others
Brittney Garcia could spend her spring break relaxing and catching up on sleep. Instead, the senior International Studies major is leading a team of students on a trip to Guatemala where they will focus on gender issues in Guatemalan society.
Nonprofit Studies Rich in New Perspectives
Camille Smith, a political science major and nonprofit studies minor, is planning her career based around serving others through development work. The Institute for Nonprofits -- and an internship with Curamericas Global, Inc. -- expanded her knowledge of and interest in global health.
Student Archaeologist Digs Her Field of Study
Park Scholar Alyson Harding ‘13 has spent the last few summers digging in cemeteries, examining skeletal remains in museums, and excavating trenches. She wouldn't have it any other way. Harding is pursuing a double major in anthropology and chemistry with a concentration in bioarchaeology. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in anthropology after she graduates next spring.
Correspondence from an Extraordinary Alum Abroad
Dean Jeff Braden's recent post about the challenges of visiting countries where English is not the primary language prompted this thoughtful response from CHASS alum Katie Starr ('11, International Studies and French), who is in Indonesia with the Peace Corps.
My Ukranian Summer
Andriy Shymonyak is spending his summer in Ukraine, studying the growing political and economic polarity between the eastern and western sides of the region. His mentor, political science Prof Clifford Griffin, is supporting him all the way.
A Passion for Caring
After Kristin Replogle began serving on the college’s Institute for Nonprofits advisory board, she decided to make a gift to support nonprofit studies minors participate in internships. “Once I met the students in the program, I knew this was the perfect place for me to give back,” she says.
CHASS Alumni — Anita Watkins
Anita Watkins (Political Science and Spanish, ’94) always envisioned herself at law school after graduating. An internship helped her realize she had a special interest in public policy. Watkins, who now serves as the Vice President for Government Affairs for the University of North Carolina system, credits study within the humanities as a unique and essential part of education.
CHASS Alumni — Lianne Gonsalves
When pre-medical student Lianne Gonsalves (International Studies and Biological Sciences, ’10) ventured into CHASS her freshman year, she fell in love and decided to stay. In CHASS, Gonsalves saw innumerable opportunities to explore the world through the International Studies program’s […]