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Washington, D.C. Events – January 2016
STUDENTS SHOWCASE NAC&U’S INTEGRATIVE EDUCATION APPROACH AT CAPITOL HILL, PRESS CLUB, AND AAC&U MEETING
Twenty-three students and recent graduates representing 12 NAC&U member institutions traveled to Washington, DC from January 19 – 21, 2016 to share how integrative learning has enhanced their undergraduate education while preparing them for careers and lives as contributing, global citizens. Nine students served as panelists at three events – a Congressional Briefing, National Press Club Briefing and at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting. The other students presented their posters at the Congressional Briefing and National Press Club Briefing.
Emily Cutler, Christopher Hoey, and John Trieste of Manhattan College with Justin Lang of Belmont University at the Congressional Briefing.
Nicole Crossey, Widener University; Victoria Ochoa, St. Edward’s University; and Brian Rosiek, Nazareth
College; before their remarks at the AAC&U Annual Meeting.
Dylan Gray, Manhattan College; Jack Ryan, North Central College; and Daniela Gutierrez de la Garza,
Wagner College; before their remarks at the National Press Club.
Rich Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges, and Nancy Hensel, president of NAC&U.
Rita Thakur, associate dean in the College of Business and Public Management at
University of La Verne, with Victoria Walker, a student at University of La Verne.
Kayla Wyant and Bronte Torres Pagan of the University of New Haven.
Wagner's Daniela Gutierrez de la Garza with her sister (l) and Wagner President Richard Guarasci.
CIC President Rich Ekman; Samantha Hubner, Belmont University; Peter May, University
of Evansville; NAC&U President Nancy Hensel; and Evan Melgren, Drury University.
Thomas Herrera, Ndobolo Bukasa, and Djene Sylla, all of Widener University.
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