Incoming first-year students to read Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption”

First-year students entering Centre College this fall will read Bryan Stevenson’s “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” Programming for events connected to the reading experience will be announced in late summer. The award-winning work has received numerous accolades, including the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction and the National Association for the Advancement of

Centre-in-Washington program prepares Blaise Parker ’20 for law school

As part of Centre College’s Centre-in-Washington program, politics and history double major Blaise Parker ’20 (Old Fort, North Carolina) is taking advantage of the Centre Commitment by interning this semester at The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. Parker was assigned to the organization’s division known as the “Practice Groups,” where he is

By |2019-03-15T15:44:06+00:00March 15th, 2019|Academics, History, Internships, News, Politics, Pre-Law, Research|

Peyton Baer ’19 gains law and criminal justice knowledge during spring internship

“My experience as a student-athlete at Centre College has been incredible, because I was able to be more than just an athlete,” said women’s field hockey player Peyton Baer ’19 (Asheville, North Carolina). “It afforded me the opportunity to study abroad in London, complete an internship and participate in multiple organizations on campus.” Taking advantage

STUDENT BLOG: Olivia Wilkinson ’21 takes Centre stage at London’s Rose Bruford College

This is a weekly installment in a series of blog posts submitted by a team of Centre College students studying away or abroad throughout the spring semester. Learn more about Centre’s nation-leading study abroad program, a guarantee of the Centre Commitment.  Shakespeare's Globe (pictured with Hannah Johnson ’21) A sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee, Olivia Wilkinson's passion

By |2019-02-26T15:25:54+00:00February 26th, 2019|Academics, Academic Affairs, Music, News, Politics, Study Abroad|

Students share experiences during CentreTerm 2018 Internship Showcase

A record number of 64 Centre College students interned during CentreTerm, a three-week January term that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, studying abroad or completing an internship or research project. A total of 71 recently participated in the internship showcase, including the Centre-in-China and Centre-in-Washington, D.C. interns from the

Student, faculty collaborative research results in publication of “She Preached the Word”

Centre College's Cammie Jo Bolin ’16 and Benjamin R. Knoll, John Marshall Harlan Associate Professor of Politics, collaborated on research that culminated in the publication of the book She Preached the Word (Oxford University Press, 2018), a study of women's ordination in contemporary American congregations. Using data and personal narrative interviews, they tackle several important issues, including congregational support for

By |2019-03-21T15:45:26+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Gender Studies, News, Politics, Religion, Research|

Stephanie Bamfo ’21 interns in Ghana

Sophomore and Bonner Scholar Stephanie Akota Bamfo of Lexington, Kentucky, performed 9 weeks of summer service working for the Ghanian Parliament and the Deputy Minster of Communications George Andah (Awutu Senya West constituency) in Ghana's capitol of Accra. Bamfo came to the U.S. from Ghana when she was four years old. So, while Ghana's official

By |2018-11-07T20:02:09+00:00November 7th, 2018|International Studies, Internships, News, Politics|

Shepherd intern Lorna Closeil ’20 develops anthropology, social justice skills during internship

Shepherd intern Lorna Closeil (Everett, Massachusetts) served for eight weeks this summer at the Georgia Justice Project (GJP), a non-profit organization comprised of attorneys, social workers and policy workers. “Initially, I was interested in becoming a Shepherd intern, because I was fascinated by the way the program is able to form a consortium across sectors,

CENTRE INTERSHIPS | Shepherd Intern and Bonner Scholar helps support grassroots efforts in Kentucky

Part of the prestigious Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) internship program, Shelby Boyd ’18, a Bonner Scholar, worked with a statewide organization called Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) this summer. The grassroots organization, with 10,000 members across Kentucky, aims to empower individuals to affect change, focusing on tax justice, environmental issues, healthcare and

By |2018-05-30T19:17:04+00:00August 11th, 2017|Community Service, Internships, News, Politics, Pre-Law|

KET to feature Jeff Hoover ’82 on June 4

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) will air a profile on the life of Centre College alumnus and Kentucky’s Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover ’82. KET sat down with Hoover in his hometown, Jamestown, Kentucky, and in the state capital, Frankfort, to discuss his hopes for the Kentucky House of Representatives in the next year. The

By |2018-05-23T18:24:34+00:00June 1st, 2017|News, Politics|
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