She should never have gone into banking. She knew even before she set out on her career path that she wasn’t following her passion. She knew she had a higher calling, a greater purpose. But, when Chanele Jackson ’87 first got into the business, it was for one purpose and one purpose only: to provide
On the 50th anniversary of its sailing program, the College is celebrating not only what’s old, but what’s new on the water. Though College sailors have informally competed for years in occasional offshore sailing events, the Cougars fielded its first varsity offshore sailing team this past school year, piloting bigger boats in tournaments across the
When it comes to closing out one’s athletic career at the College, it’s hard to imagine a much better ending than the one enjoyed by Alex Ellis. The senior golfer and his teammates captured the conference title during the team’s first year in the CAA and, for the first time since 2003, earned a trip
When she left her home in northern California and headed across the country to Charleston, Lizzy Vaughn ’14 had no idea what to expect. All she knew was that she’d be playing softball and – at some point – traveling abroad. That was the deal. Having observed what a life-changing experience her older sister –
When your parents meet for the first time playing mixed doubles, you’re likely destined for accomplishing big things on the tennis court. And so it goes for Kelly Kambourelis ’14, this year’s top-ranked female tennis player, and an academic all-star to boot. A native of Melbourne, Fla., Kambourelis began playing tennis at age 6 and
If you believe the headlines, Detroit is decaying before our eyes. The city, once known for cars and rock ’n’ roll, seems a shadow of its former glory. But maybe we’re looking at it wrong. That’s what one alumna believes as she works to reinvigorate a city not on the decline, but on the rise.
Travel, no matter the distance, is an integral part of being a lifelong learner. As one professor explains, it’s the journey that makes all the difference in opening our minds to the possibilities of the world. by Bryan Ganaway In the spring of 1989, when I was 17, two of my uncles took me to
English writer G.K. Chesterton devoted a chapter to cheese in his work Alarms and Discursions, and complained that “poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” Perhaps that silence will finally be broken by a new generation of cheese lovers gathering together at the College. by Madeline Pearse Everyone loves cheese. Whether it’s
If you didn’t know Brett Weyman and struck up a conversation with him, it wouldn’t be long before you thought to yourself, Is this guy for real? You might think he’s exaggerating when he tells you he was one of the top college quarterback recruits in the nation coming out of high school in 2002.
She may be small in stature, but when 4-foot-9-inch Briosha Sanders ’14 takes a stand, her voice is as big as they come. “I didn’t always have an avenue to voice my opinions, but it became increasingly important for me to speak up and offer my opinions and ideas whenever I could,” says the women’s