Congratulations to USN's Office of Diversity and Community Life Intern Saraya Ashley, also a senior at Fisk University.
Saraya Ashley was named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. She has interned in USN's Office of Diversity and Community Life for three years. Her responsibilities at USN include programming for Middle School ALBANIE, assisting with High School ALBANIE, supporting several affinity groups across campus, planning for the several senior celebrations USN hosts.
“Saraya has been a true asset to this office, and it has been a joy to see all the success that she has and that can be attributed to her excellent work ethic and passion for helping others," said Roderick White, Director of the Office of Diversity and Community Life.
Each year 32 young students from more than 320 American colleges and universities are selected as Rhodes Scholars. They are chosen not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements but also for their character, commitment to others and to the common good, and for their potential for leadership in whatever domains their careers may lead. The prize provides two to three years of fully-funded graduate study at the historic University of Oxford in Oxford, England.
With final Forest Days and fourth grade's capstone, kayaking adventure in the books, Lower School Naturalist Teacher Lauren Hagan takes a look back at year of soul-awakening time spent outdoors and in wonder. Continue reading for a glimpse at all the Young Naturalist Program entailed this academic year.
During a reception to honor outgoing Director Vince Durnan, the Board of Trustees presented him with a proclamation, shared $1.5 million in new gifts have been added to the need-based scholarship endowment named in his honor, and christened the heart of the school the Durnan Auditorium.