The following stories will help you get to know some of the people who make APCU colleges and universities so special. Check back periodically for new stories and let us know other students whose stories would be of interest to our visitors.
Wednesday, September 26 2018
Jackie Paiz ’20 is majoring in psychology and Spanish at Rhodes College because she wants to pursue a career providing psychological care to those who may be affected by trauma, neglect, or violence in Latin America. A first-generation college student, Paiz plans to join the ranks of Spanish-speaking psychologists, who, according to the American Psychological Association (APA), are in demand as the U.S. Hispanic population increases. More.
Thursday, September 06 2018
Belhaven alumna and Juilliard graduate Jocelyn Zhu '13 sat down with ABC’s Good Morning America to talk about how she and fellow Juilliard violinist Mariella Haubs are using music to transform and inspire lives. Instead of performing in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall, the expert violinists are traveling halfway around the world to play for refugees. More.
Monday, May 28 2018
One Monmouth College student leader is using a summer experience in Scotland to enhance his final two years in college and prepare for his professional career. Jeren Stewart '20 is participating in the Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute on Technology, Innovation and Creativity. The three-week academic and cultural program for U.S. students, hosted by the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde, is one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs in the world. More.
Sunday, October 15 2017
Three local DACA recipients recently discussed their situations and what they want people to know about DACA — which allowed some young people to be eligible for a work permit and deferred action from deportation — and the people it affects. Marcos Salazar and Kenia Cantu attend Grayson College and Emma Chalott Barron is a senior at Austin College. More.
Friday, September 29 2017
Five students in Professor Mauricio Cafiero’s chemistry lab—Emily Harrison ’18, Samantha Jelinek ’18, Caroline Magee ’18, Madison Perchik ’19, and Rebecca Evans ’19—presented their research Aug. 27- Sept. 1 at the World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (WATOC) conference held in Munich, Germany. More than 1,500 participants gathered for talks, an industry symposium, and computational and theoretical chemistry poster presentations. More.