Maddy Jenkins ’22 develops agriculture skills during Shepherd Internship Program

This summer, Maddy Jenkins ’22 (Lexington, Kentucky) is interning at the Poughkeepsie Farm Project in Poughkeepsie, New York, as part of the Shepherd Internship Program. The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) integrates rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons, enriching the education of undergraduate and law students in

By |2019-08-14T12:03:47+00:00August 14th, 2019|Academics, Community Service, Internships, News|

Commencement 196 by the numbers

Three hundred and twenty-seven seniors were granted degrees at Centre College’s 196th Bicentennial Commencement, held on Sunday, May 19, at the Norton Center for the Arts. The Class of 2019 leaves a legacy of impressive accomplishments and countless life-changing experiences on campus and across the globe. As we bid them farewell, here’s a final look

What’s Next for the Class of 2019?

On the day of their graduation from Centre, the Class of 2019 participated in the What’s Next? campaign, an eagerly anticipated feature of Commencement day. The new alumni shared their post-graduation plans, as they now join the 97 percent of Centre alumni who either attend graduate school or are employed within a year of graduation. While their post-Centre pursuits vary,

Katherine Diaz Garcia ’21 selected as Newman Civic Fellow

Centre College’s mission is to prepare its students for lives of learning, leadership and service. Bonner Leader Katherine Diaz Garcia ’21 (Nashville, Tennessee) is diving deep into the College’s values and will have the opportunity to learn ways to effect change in communities as a Newman Civic Fellow with Campus Compact. The yearlong fellowship recognizes

By |2019-04-01T15:59:24+00:00April 1st, 2019|Academics, Campus, Community Service, News|

Centre students make a difference at local African-American cemetery

During New Student Orientation, first-year students participate in Service Plunge, an annual event that gives first-years the opportunity to make a difference in the local region through service at a variety of sites across town. The Shelby City African-American Cemetery has been a place students have served at for three years. This year, a group

By |2018-09-20T13:19:51+00:00September 20th, 2018|Community Service, News|

Holi Festival highlights South Asian culture, philanthropy

Centre College recently hosted the Holi Festival to celebrate the beginning of spring and South Asian culture. Despite the cold weather, the Centre community gathered to watch dance performances, enjoy South Asian food and participate in color throwing on the Festival Lawn. The event followed a Color Run earlier that morning, both of which made

By |2019-03-21T16:10:39+00:00April 19th, 2018|Campus, Community Service, Diversity, Latin American Studies, News|

Students engage in service and learning during alternative spring break

As Centre College students recently returned from spring break, 13 of them are looking back on the life-changing experience they had during their Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to either Chicago or Rockwood, Tennessee. “ASB is a way to engage our students in community service and an opportunity to explore issues of justice that impact our

By |2018-05-25T15:03:53+00:00April 6th, 2018|Community Service, News|

Bonner Scholar’s preservation work culminates with board of directors position

Centre College junior Daniel Thompson was recently elected to the board of directors of the Central Kentucky African-American Cemetery Association (CKAACA). As a Bonner Scholar, Thompson has worked with the CKAACA for over three years, improving the natural beauty and the historical preservation at the Shelby City Cemetery, an African-American cemetery just south of Centre

By |2018-05-29T17:41:04+00:00March 6th, 2018|Community Service, News|

Passion for shelter animals leads to internship, future profession

Taking advantage of Centre College’s academic credit internships—an opportunity guaranteed through the Centre Commitment —Jana LaRue ’18 works with one of Lexington’s only no-kill animal shelters, Paws 4 the Cause. Combining her passion for animals and her English major, she assists the organization with marketing and promotion projects, focusing on compiling much-needed information for a fundraising

By |2018-05-29T17:49:10+00:00March 6th, 2018|Community Service, English, Internships, News|

Centre club mentors local girls in STEM

Combining service and academics, Centre College’s Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS) program has partnered with local schools to support young women and girls as they explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A success for all involved, the program has allowed Centre students to share their passions and give back

By |2019-01-31T21:27:50+00:00February 26th, 2018|Community Service, Engineering, News|
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