STUDENT BLOG: Ben Bennett ’20 finds his ‘comfort zone’ in Segovia

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.  A Spanish major at Centre College, Ben Bennett '20 says he chose to study in Segovia for the

By |2019-03-13T16:09:27+00:00March 8th, 2019|News, Spanish, Study Abroad|

Students experience ‘character and spirit’ of Latino culture during CentreTerm

During Centre College’s CentreTerm, a three-week January term that gives students the opportunity to explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses, students examined the character and spirit of the Hispanic people through selected works of Latin American literature, articles, art, film and music. Jason Doroga, assistant professor of Spanish, focused the class on

By |2019-02-12T16:02:12+00:00February 12th, 2019|CentreTerm, News, Spanish|

Two CentreTerm courses travel to Brazil to explore culture

More than 20 Centre College students in the “Spanish-American Culture Abroad” and “Brazil’s Racial Paradise: Myth or Reality?” courses recently traveled to Brazil 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. Since the trip combined two

By |2018-02-16T10:40:35+00:00February 16th, 2018|CentreTerm, News, Spanish, Study Abroad|

Susan Saffari ’18 spends her summer interning in Washington, D.C.

Susan Saffari ’18 is taking what she has learned in the Centre College classroom and through previous internship experiences and is applying it to her current summer internship at the Spanish Education Development (SED) Center in Washington, D.C. as a communications and development intern. The SED Center is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing

By |2018-05-23T16:56:37+00:00June 27th, 2017|Internships, News, Spanish|

Centre College graduates again achieve high medical school acceptance rates

First-time medical school applicants who recently graduated from Centre College achieved an impressive 94 percent acceptance rate. They are among 20 Centre graduates from within the past five years recently accepted to medical school who will join 2017 entering classes across the nation, both near and far. Destinations will include Emory University, the University of

Gates Cambridge Scholarship won by Centre graduate Parker Lawson

Parker Lawson, a 2015 graduate of Centre College, has won a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, recognized as one of the world’s most competitive postgraduate awards. Created in 2000 with a $210 million endowment from Bill and Melinda Gates, the Class of 2017 includes 90 scholars, 41 of whom will pursue a master’s degree and 49 a

By |2018-06-18T14:35:40+00:00April 21st, 2017|International Studies, News, Spanish|

Grissom Scholar Emmely Ovalle ’19 reconnects with her heritage in Cuba

Centre College is recognized nationally for its life-changing study abroad experiences, and with 85 percent of students participating, there are a wealth of interesting stories to tell. During CentreTerm, the College’s three-week winter term, 33 students in the Latin American Culture Abroad class, taught by Associate Professor of Spanish Genny Ballard, traveled to Cuba. Among

By |2018-06-19T15:01:28+00:00March 14th, 2017|Academics, CentreTerm, Latin American Studies, News, Spanish, Study Abroad|

2016 Top Centre Stories: Alumni Profiles

As 2016 draws to a close, we're taking a look back at the most popular web stories this year based on analytics from Centre's website. Below are five of the top news stories featuring Centre alumni. Gates Cambridge Scholarship Awarded to Centre Graduate Ben Cocanougher Centre College graduate Benjamin T. Cocanougher has been awarded one

Jeri Howell ’16 awarded Fulbright grant to teach English in Costa Rica

Jeri Howell ’16 was recently awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Through the grant, Howell will be an English Teaching Assistant in Costa Rica over the 2016-17 academic year. “I am most looking forward to two things: building relationships with the community

Centre College graduate Parker Lawson ’15 third in a row to win Rotary Global Scholarship

For the third year in a row, a Centre College graduate has won a prestigious Rotary Global Grant Scholarship for graduate study abroad. Parker Lawson ’15, a Spanish and international studies double major from Prospect, Ky., plans to pursue a Master of Philosophy degree in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge beginning fall

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