White House Intern

Shemiah Curry '14, Elementary Education major/sociology minor from Chicago, IL, was selected to participate in the White House Internship Program.  The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

Pursuing a Passion for Politics

As a political science and Spanish double major, Emily Hawkins is on a mission. Her ultimate goal? To help elect the first female U.S. President. And as a finance assistant for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan’s re-election campaign, she’s well on her way.

Hawkins’ passion for politics – which she’s always possessed – has grown more focused as a result of her experiences as a Meredith College student.

“My coursework at Meredith has expanded my interest in politics, especially my honors thesis course on women in politics,” said Hawkins.

Student Leaders

Three student clubs, three very different agendas. Yet, the College Republicans, College Democrats and Students Fostering Conservative Thought at CSB and SJU share one thing in common: they are led by women.

CSB students Ashley Bukowski (College Republicans), Bridget Cummings (College Democrats) and Katie Zuroski (Students Fostering Conservative Thought) all lead or co-chair their respective clubs.

This is the first time all three political clubs at CSB/SJU have been led by women.

Davis Projects for Peace

What could three college students do to help improve the livelihoods of women living in Africa?

That was the vexing question facing Amber Brehon ’16, Andreina Mijares-Cisneros ’16 and Gabrielle Rehmeyer ’15 as they wrestled with developing a proposal for the Davis Projects for Peace, an initiative that funds grassroots projects anywhere in the world.

First Place in Fashion Design

Stephens College senior Holly Hmielewski unveiled her collection of dresses and swimwear at The Night of the Stars Fashion and Lifestyle Awards sponsored by the Dallas Fashion Group International in November 2013.

Hmielewski had been working on the collection since May, when she won the Musselman Fashion Design Award at the Fashion Group International of Dallas Career Day Awards.

Dance – “The Most Freeing Feeling I’ve Ever Had.”

During a sometimes challenging transition from dancer to choreographer, Mary-Carmen Webb ’15 understandably might have been skeptical if someone had predicted her work would someday be showcased at a renowned regional dance festival. Nevertheless, Webb would go on to create an original piece, I met you in a kitchen, which was selected for the Gala Performance at the American College Dance Festival (ACDF) 2014 Mid-Atlantic Conference. The event was held in March at the George Mason University School of Dance in Fairfax.

The Chance to Explore a Range of Interests

 I am a PLEA major, an interdisciplinary major in political, legal and economic analysis, with an emphasis in economics and minors in mathematics and Asian studies. I was always interested in economics and international relations, so I was very happy to find an interdisciplinary major where I could learn about both of my favorite subjects and still have time to study abroad. People often ask why I chose to double minor instead of double majoring.

Truman Scholar

Tayler is a junior Anthropology, Sociology and International Studies double major. After completion of her undergraduate degree, she intends to pursue a graduate program in Social Policy. She hopes to combine her international experiences in education reform with local need in Chicago to combat the intersections of education inequalities and various social institutions such as race and class.