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Smithville: Hopeful China-bound college student seeking funds

Smithville: Hopeful China-bound college student seeking funds

A Smithville native and Lamar University student is inching closer to furthering her education in a foreign country, but finances are standing in her way. Samantha Moody, a 23-year-old senior at the Beaumont-based college, must raise $23,000 by Dec. 15 in order to study abroad in China during the spring 2015 semester. “Traveling has always […]

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UW Madison McNair Scholar Exploring the Universe as UC Berkeley Doctoral Student

UW Madison McNair Scholar Exploring the Universe as UC Berkeley Doctoral Student

Jessie Otradovec showed promise in post-high school jobs at Papa John’s and Cost Cutters in Green Bay. But she wanted to play with the universe. She eventually left behind the pizza and barber shears and, at age 27, will graduate from UW-Madison this weekend with a bachelor’s degree in physics and astrophysics. “I’m just tremendously […]

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BC’s McNair Program Sees Continued Growth Through The Years

BC’s McNair Program Sees Continued Growth Through The Years

In April 2012, then-freshman James Kale II, LSOE ’16, moderated a talk during Black Family Weekend. During the talk, the speaker asked members of the audience to raise their hands if their parents were from another country. Kale noticed nearly every student in the room had raised his or her hands. This sparked his curiosity, […]

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