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I am working with Duke's Talent Identification program on the campus of Wake Forest in WInston-Salem. Through my internship with this program I have been working with 12-14 year old students looking to improve their marketability when applying to college in the future, in addition to improving social skills. Prior to working with Duke TIP, I had limited experience working with young people, specifically gifted and talented students (or teenagers obviously smarter than me). As my internship has progressed, I have learned quite a bit about myself, but most importantly how to effectively work with young people. The first three... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2013 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
Recently The Guilfordian announced that Guilford would be constructing a fountain and plaza between Founders and Milner Halls. For those of you who do not know where on earth this is, it is smack in the middle of campus between Guilford’s largest residence hall and its student center. “Imagine a wooded area. Paths and low walls stretch between Milner Hall and Founders Hall, a cool mist floating through the air between. This will soon be the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Plaza, a small wooded area to be built largely around a 30 feet by 30 feet water feature with 40... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
Last fall, I attended the Accessibility Panel in Founder Hall’s newly renovated West Gallery. I had heard about the event due to my involvement in the Accessibility Subcommittee of Guilford’s Diversity Action Committee, and I was especially excited to meet other students on campus interested in accessibility as it applies to student life. I was also interested in attending the event because of my work with Multicultural Leadership Scholars Program (MLSP). I am working on a project to make Guilford more accessible, thus more diverse. As an MLSP scholar, it is my mission to create a sense of community amongst... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
As an Multicultural Leadership Scholars Program (MLSP) Scholar, I meet once a week with my peers to discuss diversity within the Guilford community, and how we can improve our leadership skills within this community. On Sunday, October 28th, rather than meeting in our regular place in the MED, our group met in the Carnegie Room at Hege Library to see a presentation by the Friends Historical Collection (which I knew nothing about). As it turns out, we were attending the first installation of The Listening Project, Guilford’s Integration: 1962 Before and After. To be honest, I had heard little about... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at Center for Principled Problem Solving
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