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Six National Scholars alumni married in recent months (not each other!), and we wish them all well.
(2000) to Brad Denney, 5/14
(2004) to Thomas Robinson, 6/3
(2006) to Thomas Godwin, 6/4
(2002) to Jennier Muller, 6/18
(2006) to Benjamin Glaesemann, 7/9
(2006) to Brian Battey, 7/22
Several Scholars won top spring awards and recognitions in 2011, including
Phi Beta Kappa
James F. Byrnes Award in American Gov-ernment,
; and Outstanding Senior in Social Sciences,
College of Business and Behavioral Science
Regional Research Award,
South Eastern Psychological Association
S.W. Shalaby Awardor Outstanding Sophomore,
Rhodes Award or Outstanding Sophomore,
With children in Khayelitsha,an apartheid-era township ofnearly half a millionAt the Afrikaans LanguageMonument in Paarl
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Sixteen Scholarsstudied South Aricanhistory, culture, poli-tics, and commercewith history proessor James Burns in spring2011, ollowed by aMaymester educa-tional enrichmentexpedition centered inCape Town. Highlightsincluded Table Moun-tain National Park,the Bo Kapp district,Kirstenbosch Gardens,wildlie expeditions,meetings at theUniversity o Stellen-bosch, and a tour oKhayelitsha township.
“Dr. Burns warned us during our rst meeting that Aricawould grab us and not let us go. He was partially right --Arica is a ascinating continent and not easy to orget, butDr. Burns’ enthusiasm or the subject and excellent teachingencouraged me to continue learning about South Arica andother parts o the continent.”
- Lauren Harroff
Engineers tend to focuson scientific issues, but this experience re-minded me how interested I am in working with people and for human interests. It alsoreinforced the idea that scientific and en- vironmental issues are closely intertwined with the human condition.
I was moved by thekindness and generosity of the people of Cape Town, particularly at Vicky’s B &B, where she works to provide lunches tochildren in Khayelitsha but cannot affordto do so every day. As President of Sertomaat Clemson, I hope we will assist her overthe coming year.
As an education major, I’mconstantly creating ways to use my passionfor teaching to do something extraordinary. Visiting the township school energized mefor a future teaching abroad where quality educators are so desperately needed.