Alumni & Community Stories

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Sept 15, 2022.  The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas is proud to welcome Pecos Singer (CHC/UO ’14, Music Performance) to its faculty.
Dear CHC Community,
Good afternoon! It’s my great pleasure to welcome the Robert D. Clark Honors College class of 2020! And the class of 2021! And the class of 2022! I’m Carol Stabile, acting dean of the College and a professor of gender studies and media history.
The former poet laureate of Oregon, Kim Stafford, BA '71 (Clark Honors College), MA '73, PhD '79 (English), considers war and peace, pandemic struggles, Earth imperatives, a seeker’s spirit, and forging kinship in his latest collection of poems, "Singer Come from Afar."
Temerity Bauer, a junior biology major and Clark Honors College student, received the highly competitive award for her work in health care.  Udall scholarships recognize students for their service to Native American nations or for stewardship of the environment.
CHC alum Alex Mentzel (German literature and culture / theatre arts, 2020) will pursue a PhD at Cambridge—studying the intersection of human and digital worlds, where technology and the humanities meet.
When freshman Erin Morrison found out she had successfully become a Stamps Scholar, she was in her living room with her parents, trying not to cry and remembering how to breathe. The moment was extra special for Morrison who was diagnosed with cancer her freshman year of high school.
Raimy Khalife-Hamdan, a senior global studies and romance language major, was meditating by the ocean when she got a call from the Scoville Peace Fellowship saying that she had been accepted into the 2022 cohort.  
Many University of Oregon students jumpstart their STEM careers by joining laboratories, securing internships, and working with mentors.
When third year CHC student and marine biology major Jenna Travers was at home in Astoria, Oregon over spring break, she decided to take her dog for a drive and get some coffee.
CHC alum Alex Mentzel, a 2020 graduate who majored in German literature and theater arts, will be one of only 60 students nationally in the 2022 class of Gates-Cambridge Scholars.
The UO’s seventh Ducks Give event will take place May 12!   See CHC challenges at https://ducksgive.uoregon.edu/giving-day/56968/department/56969
When junior Mikala Capage opened an email about the Goldwater Scholarship she applied for, she was prepared. And then she was ecstatic. It was the second time she had applied for the Goldwater; the first email resulting in disappointment.
The first three times Clark Honors College student Sravya Tadepalli received an email from Associate Dean of Advising Elizabeth Raisanen to apply to the Truman Scholarship in 2018, she ignored it.
Sumit Kapur, a senior majoring in political science and philosophy, and Sravya Tadepalli, a member of the Class of 2019 with a degree in political science and journalism, are among the candidates for the 2021 awards. Both are students of the Robert D. Clark Honors College.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, CHC alumni were invited to contribute words of encouragement for current CHC students. Selected messages are included in each weekly student newsletter, and they are lifting the spirits and warming the hearts of students, faculty and staff alike.
By Garrett West When most people think of university donors, they imagine older alumni, established and successful in their careers, donating new buildings—or sports complexes—to the University.