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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, July 31 2019
TJ Elliott, Davidson linebacker and sociology major, has developed a new appreciation for teachers

He’d worked with kids as a summer camp counselor, a tutor, and football coach for his little brother’s Pop Warner team. Teaching as a Freedom Schools servant leader intern this summer opened a new view. Leading a classroom of energetic six to eight-year-olds every day – with a mission to improve their literacy skills – kept the Davidson College class of ’21 football player and Bonner Scholar from Charlotte playing a nimble mix of defense and offense. More.

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Saturday, July 20 2019
Warren Wilson students receive Fulbright scholarships

Two recent Warren Wilson College graduates have earned prestigious Fulbright research scholarships. The scholarships will enable Keaton Scanlon and Nick Macalle to pursue agroforestry research projects. Scanlon’s project will focus on traditional wild food in rural villages of Joal, Senegal, and Macalle’s project will focus on bridging a gap between social and ecological analyses of agroforestry management systems on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia. More.

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Thursday, April 18 2019
Hastings student garners diverse skill-set from hands-on publishing

If Emilie Barnes ’17 was keeping a list of her steps to success in the publishing industry, it would be full of checkmarks. Complete an internship with a small press in Ireland? Check. Self-publish a book of personal literature? Check. Get hands-on experience as a co-editor of a literary magazine, a chief copy editor of a collegiate newspaper and an intern with the Hastings College Press? Check, check and check. More.

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Wednesday, April 17 2019
Emily Green: Witness. Advocate. Blue Hose.

A church conference the summer before high school gave Presbyterian College junior Emily Green a look into the work she wanted to pursue. Her interest in world issues continued in high school, where she also got a closer look at government. When she toured colleges, one thing stuck with her about her visit at Presbyterian College: community. PC also became a place where her interests could collide. More.

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Wednesday, September 26 2018
Rhodes Student Jackie Paiz to Fulfill Need as a Bilingual Psychologist

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.

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Thursday, September 06 2018
Good Morning America Features Story About Belhaven Alum

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.

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Monday, May 28 2018
Monmouth's Jeren Stewart to study at Fulbright institute in Scotland

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.

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Sunday, October 15 2017
Austin College Senior Visits Washington in Support of DACA

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.

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Friday, September 29 2017
Rhodes Students Present Research in Germany

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.

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Sunday, September 24 2017
Olivia Lee Learns Lessons In Class and at Hope House About the Power of Music

Rhodes senior Olivia Lee didn’t know about the service component of  Prof. Mona Kreitner’s Music and Healing course when she initially enrolled in it, but it has proven to be a springboard for lessons about the power of music and hope. More.

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