What can you accomplish freshman year? Amazing people are doing incredible things all over campus. Each issue, we recognize a few students or alumni that are working to make their lives—and our community—better through self and social improvement. Here’s how these five students made the most of their first year on campus.
CASSIE DeCESARE ‘16
The student voice
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SAMUEL DIAZ ‘16
The international social scientist
Samuel Diaz, an international student from Venezuela, returned to his native continent in June to begin summer research. Alongside Dr. Mary Finley-Brook, Sam completed research about the developments of tourism impacts and community involve- ment around the Lago Yarinacocha in Peru. Sam earned an offer from Professor Finley-Brook to accompany her on research af- ter serving as her CLAC assistant during the fall semester. The CLAC assistant meets with environmental studies students weekly to review their course content in Spanish. When he wasn’t helping fellow students beef up on their foreign language skills, Sam n±b¦Áb¼bY¼|bnoOb´n|´±nb´´±´¡«bb¼tÈ¼|bbn±´8ÊYnnb±b¼F8O t±ÁY´8Yb±´bO¼Çb´V®ÇbFbb8Fb¼b8±8¼V¬ 8Í ´8Y¡+Ob+8®´o±´¼Êb8±8¼*O|YÈ8´8±b8YÊ|´¼|±Y8F±8YV|bÈ8´Èb±b8±bYn±¼|b±t8Í8¼8Y´Ob±b¦Á±bY8¼¼|bÁÇb±´¼ÊbÇb¡
MASNOON MAJEED ‘16
The thought leader
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RICHIE WISMER ‘16
The freshman intern
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Published on Mar 13, 2014