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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.

Sunday, November 29 2020
Olivia Jordan of Illinois College Named 2020 Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

A native of Moweaqua, Illinois, Olivia Jordan is earning her degree in secondary education and English literature. She is among 55 top students from across the state being honored during the 46th annual Lincoln Academy Student Laureate ceremony. Student Laureates are honored for their “leadership and service in the pursuit of the betterment of humanity and for overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.” More.

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Wednesday, September 16 2020
Pedaling and Fiddling: Grayson Wickel exploring his passions on the bike and on the stage

At two-years-old, when most kids were busy trying to decide between their favorite action figures or dolls, Grayson Wickel, a Lees-McRae College junior cyclist and Business Administration major from Asheville, North Carolina, was establishing the passion for music that led him to becoming a fiddler in the bluegrass band known as Another Country. More.

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Monday, October 28 2019
Bloomfield College Student Has Life-Changing Experience While Interning in D.C

Arianah Bell ’21 spent her summer as an intern with Winning Strategies Washington in Washington DC. A TRIO SSS student with a passion for politics, Bell is part of “America Needs You,” an organization committed to fighting for economic mobility for ambitious, low-income college students by providing intensive career development, mentorship, and more. More.

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Thursday, August 29 2019
Rhodes Student and Professor Spend Summer Exploring Aquatic Ecosystems

Driven by a love of being outdoors and on the water, environmental science major Bernadette Badamo contacted assistant biology professor Dr. Patrick Kelly last year about assisting him with his research on aquatic ecosystems. As a result, she has spent this summer in a canoe measuring sources of organic carbon in Mid-South area lakes to analyze how these lakes store and release carbon and how they cycle nutrients. More.

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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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