Best of 2012 Web Stories: Student and Alumni Profiles
December 20, 2012 By Elizabeth Trollinger and Cindy Long
As 2012 comes to an end, we’re looking back on the most popular web stories from the Centre homepage, based on Google analytics. (To view the entire 2012 web archive, click here.) Here are the top five web stories about Centre students and alumni:
1. Centre’s enrollment success continues with Class of 2016
The Class of 2016, which arrived at Centre in late August, is the most racially and geographically diverse group of students in the history of the College. “The class also has the exceptional academic profile to which we’ve been accustomed,” said Bob Nesmith, Centre’s dean of admission and financial aid.
2. Student/faculty folk group MP releases single and album
If you find yourself tapping your toes to a banjo and fiddle tune wafting across Centre's campus, you may be hearing the dulcet tones of MP, which released its first album in April. “We are extremely proud of our album,” said Jimmy Kalb ’12, the band’s fiddle and mandolin player.
3. Six Fulbrights tie record set in 2008
Five Centre students and one recent alumnus won Fulbright Fellowships or Fulbright-recommended teaching assistantships in 2012, tying the record set for Centre in 2008. The Fulbright honorees looked forward to teaching and/or studying in such places as France, Japan, Taiwan and Uganda.
4. Jenny Jones ’10 perseveres in a tough economy
Like many young alumni, Jenny Jones ’10 was unsure of what the future held in terms of the job market in this down economy. Fortunately, Jones’ story had a happy ending—thanks to her own dedication and hard work.
5. Class of 2012 begin new experiences
As they moved on from Centre with diplomas in hand, the Class of 2012 soon found ways to put their degrees to use, with such interesting career opportunities as working in the nuclear medicine department at Oak Ridge National Laboratory or joining Teach For America.
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