A recent networking event for Saint Michael’s College accounting students with successful alumni accountants, when considered alongside statistics just gathered by business department officials about the career prospects of the College’s accounting graduates, paints an optimistic employment picture for those in one of the College’s most popular majors. Ten Saint Michael’s College accounting alumni who graduated between 2003 and 2015 joined five Business Administration and Accounting faculty and more than 20 current Saint Michael’s students in Pomerleau Alumni Center Thursday evening, April 19, for the department’s Careers in Accounting Panel & Networking event.
Two Saint Michael’s College students and a recent graduate learned this week that they have been awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarships, making this “the most successful student Fulbright Scholarship year in the school’s history,” according to Patricia Siplon, professor of political science and the College’s undergraduate fellowship coordinator for the past five years. The winners' destinations are Malaysia, Spain and Brazil, with an alternate who would head to Indonesia.
How often do the non-incarcerated think about what goes on behind prison walls? Students and faculty members were called to do just that at the annual Sutherland Lecture on Wednesday afternoon by guest speaker Lisa Guenther, entitled “The Living Death of Solitary Confinement and the Power of Collective Resistance.” The lecture offered unique insights into the implications of solitary confinement viewed through the lens of phenomenology -- the philosophical field examining and questioning human experience, sensation, and consciousness. Battling solitary confinement, Guenther asserted with specific cases and precise arguments, will require “collectively dismantling the structures of social death wherever we might find them and creating new structures of social life.
Five Saint Michael's College students learned in December that they have been awarded scholarships from the Freeman Foundation to participate in two-month professional internships in their specific fields of study in Hong Kong from June 17 to August 11, 2018. The students are Alex Otten, class of 2019, Dagmar Charity Lee Wright, class of 2020, Asah Whalen, class of 2019, Aaron Kalat, class of 2019, and Thomas Crudele, class of 2019. They were selected to receive this grant through a competitive application and interview process. This is the first time Saint Michael’s College students have been awarded internship scholarships from the Freeman Foundation.