College of Arts and Sciences News

Three Grads to Embark on Peace Corps Missions Around the Globe

Many students aspire to make the world a better place. Three May graduates have Peace Corps assignments that will take them to different places around the globe where they will make lasting impact. Brandon McKenna-Wagner is off to Senegal to work in sustainable agriculture, Shellee Merryman is heading to Panama to work on water sanitation projects, and Alicia Maskley, pictured, is going to Timor Leste in the South Pacific to work in economic development.

Gold Star Moms: History Department Moms Share Pain of Losing Sons in War

This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on campus. Mother’s Day is a tough day for Kim Harrison and Bernice Koprince, both administrative specialists in the Department of History. Both are Gold Star moms: their sons died while serving in the US military overseas. And both say they’ll get through the day by focusing on good memories and gratitude rather than grief.