Centre College professor believes experiencing life beyond the borders is important

Posted by Centre News in Academics, Centre In The News, Experts, Study Abroad 18 Feb 2014

reigelman_miltonMembers of the Centre College community know J. Rice Cowan Professor of English and Director of the Center for Global Citizenship Milton Reigelman as an iconic campus figure; this week, members of the Danville community got to know him a little better, thanks to the Advocate Messenger’s latest local feature.

As director of the Center for Global Citizenship, Reigelman oversees the College’s study abroad programs in eight different countries. An extensive traveler himself, he emphasizes the importance of traveling to different countries to students, 85 percent of whom study abroad at least once. He taught American literature in both Poland and Ukraine as a Senior Fulbright Professor and has directed Centre’s abroad programs in Strasbourg and London several times.

Riegelman has been at Centre for over 42 years, primarily as professor of English and humanities, but he has also been involved in admissions and financial aid, student life, development, planning, alumni affairs, the Norton Center for the Arts and communications.

He is also a member of the Sister Cities Commission, the organization which establishes the connection between Danville, Ky., and Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. The Commission’s most ambitious project has been to arrange a potential visit to Danville by the British royal couple, William and Kate, who hold the titles of Baron and Baroness of Carrickfergus. Reigelman is optimistic that the royal couple will one day grace the streets of Danville.

Read Kendra Peek’s feature on Reigelman here.

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