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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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Kyle Forbes of Georgia Tech gets dream job designing theme parks

Like many students, Kyle Forbes spent spring break in Florida this year. But he didn’t go for fun. He went in search of his dream job as a theme park designer. “I have loved theme parks for a long, long time,” said Forbes, who is graduating this semester with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Georgia Tech’s College of Design. ...

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University of Florida’s Brittany Campbell fights against bed bugs

While Daenerys Targaryen may have three dragons, even she would likely have nightmares after seeing Campbell’s brood of 1,000 bed bugs. Because although we’ve all heard the children’s rhyme that goes,”Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,” most of us have never seen one of these six-legged nuisances up close — and we all fear tiny bugs ...

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Bill Gates names Tulane Public Health grad student Adaora Okoli a ‘Hero in the Field’ after Ebola battle

In 2016, the Tulane community was introduced to Dr. Adaora Okoli, a graduate student in the Tulane School of Public Health who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Nigeria. On Thursday, Jan. 4, philanthropist Bill Gates recognized Okoli on his website as one of his “Heroes in the Field,” a list that identifies little-known individuals helping to save ...

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Strayer University grad Onicka Daniel finds success as author after escaping domestic abuse

For Strayer Master of Public Administration graduate Onicka Daniel, learning wasn’t just a passion; it was an escape. A domestic abuse survivor, Onicka leveraged her education as a means of survival and recovery. Here she shares her inspirational story. Onicka was a victim of an abusive relationship for 13 years. Depressed, isolated and feeling hopeless, Onicka was focused solely on ...

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‘Upton Abbey’ an improvised parody by Rollins theater students like no other

Find out why Upton Abbey is one of the most original plays to ever hit the stage of the Annie Russell Theatre. It’s a parody of Downton Abbey Upton Abbey and its wildly popular inspiration share more than similar titles. While Upton will still feel completely original, Downton Abbey fans will recognize familiar character traits and storylines from Julian Fellowes’ ...

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