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Ripon College’s Rick Estberg ’75: NSA senior staffer by day, thespian by night

To his already busy schedule as a senior foreign relations staff officer at the National Security Agency, Ripon College alumnus Rick Estberg ’75 of Severna Park, Maryland, incorporates theatre and public speaking into his life. For the past 10 years, Estberg has acted in seven productions; for the past 12 years, he has been a member of Toastmasters, an organization ...

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Shenandoah University student Drake Stoughton wins Fulbright Award

Shenandoah University music education student Drake Stoughton ’18 is first of two Shenandoah’s undergraduate students to ever win a Fulbright Award. The Fulbright Program was created in 1946 to promote healthy relationships between countries and better understanding between cultures. Program winners receive a fully funded trip to study in a country of their choosing. “A Fulbright is an extraordinary honor, ...

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Mackenzie Mitchell of Belhaven University wins the Mississippi Theatre Association’s 2018 Adult Playwriting Competition Award

Mackenzie Mitchell, a double major in theatre and creative writing, won the Mississippi Theatre Association’s 2018 Adult Playwriting Competition Award. A junior from Terry, Miss., Mitchell wrote the powerful play, “All Your Pretty Horses.” The award-winning story explores what happens when siblings grow apart and the steps they take to reconcile and restore their broken relationship. Dr. David Sollish, chair ...

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Cristina Peters of Richmond University will have her photography work in the Student Symposium

As an artist scholar, Cristina Peters, ‘18, has found value in creative expression through all modes of craftsmanship at Richmond. Pursuing a dual degree in visual arts and business administration, with a concentration in marketing, as well as a minor in dance, Peters said that her experience within the arts community at the University of Richmond has aided her ability ...

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Students from SCAD salvage a train car and make art out of it

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)’s award-winning tradition of historic preservation hit another home run for Preservation Month. SCAD students salvaged a piece of American history that would have otherwise disappeared when they restored of a rare 1911 wooden passenger train car. The students turned the railroad preservation project into an educational opportunity and intentionally left parts of ...

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University of Alabama theater graduate Jake Boyd has ‘Wicked’ success on Broadway

Like many boys growing up in Tuscaloosa where football is integral to the cultural identity of the city, Jake Boyd’s parents encouraged him make his mark on the gridiron. But he didn’t love it. “I remember the schools would take classes on field trips to see shows with Tuscaloosa Children’s Theatre,” he said. “I remember being fascinated by it and ...

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