News from the Women’s Center: Events Launch the New Semester
The Women’s Center is a student led movement actively promoting equality and social justice through education, support, and mentorship within the Sewanee community and beyond. Here's what we have done already and more on what we are planning to do!
Recent Graduate receives the AMA Foundation’s 2011 Leadership Award
Richie Hubbard, C'09, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation’s 2011 Leadership Award. The award, given to 24 medical students in the nation, provides them with special training to develop their skills as future leaders in organized medicine and community affairs. Richie was actively involved in outreach during his time on the Mountain which led him to receive the Clarence Day Award for Community his senior year. As an undergraduate he was the co-founder and president of the Basic Needs Program. Hubbard has a particular interest in socioeconomic and health issues facing poor and abandoned children in the developing world. Basic Needs is a charitable organization that provides housing, clothing, food, education and medical care to orphaned children in Bangladesh. He also founded the Susan Hubbard School, providing a primary education to 60 children in rural Bangladesh. He is currently working with faculty at VCU School of Medicine to develop a health care project that provides medical services to poor children and their families.
On August 10, the school year begins. While classes do not actually start for a few weeks, our student leaders begin to arrive nearly two weeks earlier to prepare for the school year and the largest entering class in the history of the college. Over the summer our PRE Student Director, Will Watson and our Head Proctors, Will Condon and Martha Cooke, have been making plans for a successful beginning.
As the new semester begins, so will All Saints' Chapel program, uniquely named, the Catechumenate. The Catechumenate is a a process of learning about faith and life in a trusting environment of listening and speaking.
Sewanee students choose alternate Spring Break experiences
During Sewanee’s recent Spring Break, 69 students and six University employees traveled for 10 days in three countries, partnering with eight organizations as a part of the Outreach Office’s annual Spring Break Outreach Trips.
Sewanee students are dissolving the line between town and gown by taking an active role in their neighboring communities. Involved in both long-running projects and newly created programs, they are dedicated both to preserving ongoing relationships and to engaging new partners. This is especially evident with their work in Grundy County.