Stories

Africa



Two students help African children gain access to education. 

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Global Frederick Startup '56 is "sort of like Santa Claus" to kids in South and Central America and Africa.  by Greg Ryan '08

Frederick Startup ’56 didn’t want to leave, and Ruddy Acebo, the eight-year-old girl clinging to his leg, didn’t want him to leave, either. She, her parents, and Frederick had just enjoyed an afternoon of sightseeing,...

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Emily MacDowell ’06 works to bring education to rural Nigerian children.  by Liz Getman ’09

It was a frigid Saturday evening in November, yet small beads of sweat dripped from Emily MacDowell’s forehead. The young alumna was finishing preparations for an event she’d begun...

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Michelle Diemer ’08 works with Operations Crossroads Africa, thanks to the Reginald Simmons Memorial Award.

Communications management and design major Michelle Diemer ’08 traveled to Gambia, West Africa, last summer as one of the first two recipients of the Reginald Simmons Memorial Award, established by ...

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Scenes from my work documenting a program that helps once-reclusive Maasai women.
by Jenny Rizzo ’01

The drive seemed endless in an aging four-wheeler with no windowpanes or seatbelts. The red East African earth formed a gritty coating on my skin and teeth. After three hours our driver slowed to a stop under a tree...

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