ODCL Intern a Rhodes finalist

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.

Ashley also is a senior studying political science at Fisk University and serves as Student Government President there. Click here to read more about Ashley.

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. 

More USN News

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  • Lower School Naturalist Teacher Lauren Hagan jumps off a rock at Midnight Hole.

    Opt outside this summer

    Lower School Naturalist Teacher Lauren Hagan offers families options for enjoying the outdoors while away from 2000 Edgehill for June, July, and early-August.
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  • Second grade peers into the water hoping to spot fish on a Forest Day adventure.

    A year of adventure

    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.
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  • Clockwise from top left: the Durnan family in the Edgehill Lobby; the new plaque unveiled in the Durnan Auditorium; Director Vince Durnan reflects during the Sunday, May 15 reception;  Avery Durnan Akkineni ’07 and Julia Durnan ’11 honor their dad; Former Board President David Kloeppel announces 90 new gifts to the Vincent W. Durnan Jr. Endowed Scholarship.

    Board announces Durnan Auditorium, scholarship gifts

    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.
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  • USN Archives launches new exhibit

    The University School of Nashville Archives opened a new digital exhibit featuring highlights from the school's yearbook collection from 1920–1980. View "Yearbooks Through the Years" now.
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  • Students pass through the Hassenfeld Library.

    Adventure awaits between pages

    The English Department has shared the summer reading lists for rising grades 5-12 and AP courses. Visit usn.org/reading to view suggested books.
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