Congratulations to the 2013 Highlander in Action recipients
The Scholar-Citizen Highlander in Action ePortfolio Showcase will take place on Monday, December 2nd, from 6 - 8 p.m. in Walker 279. The event is open to the public and all are welcome.
In early March of 2013, the Scholar-Citizen Steering Committee working in coordination with the Office of Career Services and Community Engagement and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning implemented the Highlander in Action grant program to directly support students in their pursuit of transformative, high impact learning experiences. Four students recieved materials grants allowing them to purchase key supplies for community based learning projects, and 7 students recieved travel awards to support their participation in domestic and international internships, in international research cooperatives, and in immersive study abroad programs. Students returned to campus in fall of 2013 and participated in a Highlander in Action course, the focus of which is the translation of their learning expriences into a Scholar-Citizen ePortfolio.
Please join us for an evening of dialogue with these exceptional studnets as they reflect on the challenges and rewards of study abroad, internships, and community based learning.
|Recipient name||Description of experience|
|Saera Alley/Jordan Price||Bringing Spanish to SW VA Children. Learning Ladder Child Development Center|
|Laken Cooper||Research assistant for Dr. Sara O’Brien carrying out a targeted set of experiments exploring expanding invasive species populations of house sparrows in Kenya.|
|Savannah K. Fender||5 month study abroad at the University of New Zealand, Wellington. Ms. Fender’s course work focuses in New Zealand will focus specifically on sustainability initiatives and fashion design.|
|Rachel Frantz||Fashion Internship with designer Sumi Tachibana, Los Angeles, CA. Gain an understanding of the ever-changing fashion world as well as the skills to produce hand-made couture garments efficiently.|
|Jessica Frazelle||6-week immersive study abroad through Estudio Sampere, Spain. Supports Ms. Frazelle’s desire to serve as a Spanish translator in healthcare settings. She is a pre-med biology major and chemistry minor|
|Hannah Holladay||International Volunteer-Costa Rica. Ms. Holladay is a rising sophomore nursing student. She is pursuing this program as a way to better prepare for her career as a health care professional working with under-served migrant workers and their families.|
|Shannon Lisowe||Project Sprout: Reaching infants, toddlers and preschoolers experiencing homelessness|
|Amy Livesay||Attendance at competitive international dance academy in Livorno, Italy. Faculty mentor: Bob Boross|
|Whitney Morris||Project Sprout: Reaching infants, toddlers and preschoolers experiencing homelessness|
|Grace Smiley||Attendance at competitive international dance academy in Livorno, Italy. Faculty mentor: Bob Boross|