Meet a College of Charleston Honors College student, Zachary Kronsberg! His fascination in politics started at an early age and he highlights how he spent his time at College of Charleston and what his future holds post graduation!
They were selected for this award because of their numerous academic accomplishments. Lauren completed internships with Charleston Music Hall, City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, J. Rhodes Interior Design-Charleston Interior Design, Gaillard Center, the Rivers Performance Hall Foundation, and Arts in Basic Curriculum Project.
Because of their activism, they were selected to serve on the College of Charleston - School of the Arts Dean’s Advisory Council and ARTM Student Advisory Board. As a College of Charleston Honors College student, Lauren completed an Honor’s Bachelor's Essay entitled, “The ABC Model: A Case Study of State-Funded Partnerships in Arts Education Implementation.” They presented this research at the inaugural college-wide research exposition in Spring 2022.
After graduation, they plan to work in arts development or education and later pursue graduate work in public administration and public affairs.
Lauren Dryzer, is an Honors Student, Charleston Fellow, and Arts Management major with a minor in Political Science.
1st Annual Honors College Field Day - A Class Competition Event!
Hi there students of the Honors College! My name is Karen and I am the Director of Employer Relations here in the Career Center! It is my job to bring employers to you to assist you in securing internships and employment upon graduation! Hop on over to our LinkedIn page to learn more about how our alumni, employers, and other students are working together to network and create lasting relationships!
This semester, our team hosted senior intern, Dylan, who is an aspiring future Dentist!
We worked closely with Mrs. Katie Ferguson, MAHS Career Development Coordinator, and we created an internship experience unique to our ‘Dentistry with Heart’ dental practice.
Dylan was able to learn from the variety of services offered by the Dentists we have at our office (and learn from their 100+ years of combined experience)! Among those were Dr. Paresh Patel, our implant doctor (he is world-renowned as an implant dentist, having placed over 8,000 implants AND teaches the process globally to other dentists Glidewell Dental !).
Dylan also shadowed alongside our associate dentist, Dr. Evan Davis, and our practice owner, Dr. John L. Gravitte, as well as other dentists throughout the semester.
Dylan has a bright future ahead and we are so proud of him and very excited for his future contributions to the field of dentistry and oral health education! (Dylan already dresses the part of Doctor with a suit and tie every day!)
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And she’s reaching these goals thanks in parts to the Lindner Family Scholarship for Communications. Created by Craig and Frances Lindner to honor their daughter, communication major Christine Lindner ’12, the Lindner Scholarship program grants one scholarship to a student in each year of study in the College of Charleston Department of Communication. It is available to a first-year student with a stated interest in communication and a strong promise for a successful career in the field; to a second-year student majoring in communication; to a third-year communication major with a qualifying GPA and a record of success in his/her academic and professional life; and to a fourth-year communication major who demonstrates significant engagement in communication-related activities at the College of Charleston or in the community.
“This scholarship makes me feel proud to be a College of Charleston student, specifically a communication student,” says Fogleman, who hopes to pursue her master’s degree in communication at the College and then a career in public relations, planning and branding events and improving organizations’ marketing strategies. “It is proof that my professors have done their jobs in molding me into a successful scholar who continuously returns to the classroom, eager to soak up more knowledge. Ultimately, this scholarship has provided me with an invaluable resource: confidence.”
For that, she will always be indebted to the Lindner family.
“Thank you for believing in my college experience and giving me that inspiration to work even harder tomorrow,” says Fogleman. “I will pay this kindness forward by continuing to be a lifelong ambassador for the College.”
From “Lindbergh Scholarship Creates a Lifelong Ambassador” by Alicia Lutz in The College Today
“My College of Charleston experience has been amazing,” says College of Charleston Honors College communication major Laurie Fogleman. “I love athletics at the College because I can not only have the identity of being a ‘runner’ or a ‘CofC athlete,’ but I am also able to have a life and identity outside of athletics.”
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Dr. LeVasseur counts learning from the students in his class, often about how to be a better human and to have hope for the future, among his proudest accomplishments.
As CofC Department of Religious Studies major/ Department of Philosophy College of Charleston minor at College of Charleston, he was inspired by Dr. June McDaniel and Dr. Lee Irwin. Before graduating from CofC, Dr. LeVasseur spent his sophomore year at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA, where Dr. William Herbrechtsmeier became another powerful mentor.
While there, Dr. LeVasseur encountered old growth redwood forests for the first time and also saw the grand ancient trees being logged. As a result, he fused his environmental activism with his interest in religious studies and ventured to figure out how cosmologies and concepts of the sacred inform the treatment of the natural world. His journey took him to the Univ. of Florida for his Ph.D. in religion and nature, the only Ph.D. program of its kind.
The question that now guides his path is how can the human animal, from individual to global scales, learn to actively generate just, regenerative, and sustainable behaviors and lifeways as we move into the Anthropocene, if at all? The question motivates the courses he teaches in religious studies, environmental and sustainability studies, the First Year Experience First Year Experience at the College of Charleston, College of Charleston Honors College, and as an affiliated faculty member with CofC Women's and Gender Studies. It also motivated research on his new book, Climate Change, Religion, and Our Bodily Future.
He says his favorite memories include seeing students walk across the Cistern at graduation each year, knowing they’re heading out to make the world a better place. He also treasures the friendships he’s made across campus while directing the QEP on sustainability literacy.
Dr. LeVasseur enjoys listening to roots reggae, surfing, reading, and spending time with his family, and he dreams about “a world without racism, sexism, speciesism, queerphobia, and other intersectional oppressions, and that’s gotten off of fossil fuels.”
This , we salute Dr. Todd LeVasseur ‘97, Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences and Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Director!
Today, we are spotlighting Kenny Gardner. Kenny works as a litigation attorney with Butler Snow LLP practicing within the law firm's tort, transportation, and specialized litigation group. Over the years, he's been recognized for several awards. Most recently, he was named the 2021 recipient of the College of Charleston Honors College Distinguished Alumni Award.
When we asked why he accepted this fundraising challenge to support legal said, he said: "I’ve lived my life with the sincere belief that we must all administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another."
Visit his page to read more about Kenny, and to support him as he vies for the title of Champion of Justice: https://go.dojiggy.io/championofjustice/gardner/Member
CANDIDATE SPOTLIGHT: KENNY GARDNER // Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting one of our nine Champion of Justice candidates.