A group of seven recently graduated fellows for the Melrose Center for Global Civic Engagement traveled to Puerto Rico to repair a family home damaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
This June, high schoolers from across the country had a sample of Ursinus College’s greatest entrepreneurial opportunity.
Story by Jake Griste ’23:
This summer, 12 Ursinus students formed The U-Imagine Center’s most exciting Digital Spark cohort to date. With weekly workshops and after hour social events, the group’s chemistry and support for one another flourished inside and outside the classroom.
The group featured Alex Koenig ’23, the program’s first ever entrepreneur “interning” for his own business, Alko Exterior, a home improvement company he has managed since 2017. The Center’s entrepreneur-in-residence, Maureen Cumpstone, approached Koenig with a unique opportunity to grow his business, learn new skills, and make some money doing it.
Emily Nash ’23 interned with Excursion Ciders in Kimberton, while coordinating weekly events to bring the cohort together after long days in the office and during long summer weekends. As a result, the connection between Digital Sparkers has never been stronger.
All 12 students had remarkable experiences becoming the digital marketing specialist in their companies. Check out the video to learn more about their stories.
11 Student Researchers to Watch
- Michael Adelson ’23
“Language and Activism: Foundations of Sovereignty”
- Victoria Bearden ’22
“Urban Forests and Their Potential to Combat Food Insecurity: Analyzing Street Trees in Baltimore, MD, for Their Edibility”
- Quaran Davis ’22
“Life of a Unit of Secretary”
- Connor Donovan ’23
“Towards the Homotopy Type of the Morse Complex”
- Enrique Garcia ’24
“Synthesizing Oligonucleotide-Lipid Sequences to Generate Micelles for Further Drug Delivery Applications”
- Mya Knappenberger ’23
“Differences in Female Mouse Strains When Fed a Western Diet”
- Michael Landis ’24 and Carly Rodriguez ’23
“Time-course Analysis of HIV-1 Tat Protein Exposure on Microglial Phagocytic Activity”
- Justin Masiello ’23
“Analytics of the Ursinus Men’s Basketball Team”
- Austin Mickles ’23
“Carbon Cycling in Forage Crop Soils”
- Katie Sanfield ’23
“Sexual Violence in the Medieval Era: Utilizing Both Recreational and Judicial Literature to Understand Our Past and Present”
Surrealist artist and Donald E. Camp Award winner Kelsey Gavin ’22 spun her collection of paintings into a significant scholarship at her dream graduate school. This fall, she is pursuing her master’s degree at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts (PAFA), the alma mater of her lifelong inspiration, David Lynch.
Hey. Acting sounds fun.
A Chester County farm founded by an Ursinus alum provides volunteer opportunities for the members of Tau Sigma Gamma sorority in a symbiotic partnership.
Faculty Research & Inquiry
From the Magazine
Robyn E. Hannigan takes the helm as Ursinus College’s 19th president during a time when the success of every student—backed by a brand-new strategic plan—is front and center. It’s something that personally resonates with Hannigan, whose career path can be defined by one word: opportunity.
An endowed fund established in the name of Bill Norcross ’70 is providing financial support for Ursinus students seeking internships and externships in mental health advocacy, addiction and recovery, and suicide prevention.
What’s Happening Now
Events on the Ursinus campus and beyond.See full calendar
Community Conference: Every Student’s Success
Opening Reception for Fall Semester 2022 Exhibitions
Ursinus in the news
Mathematics for Human Flourishing at Ursinus College
Nicholas Scoville, the Joseph Beardwood III Chair of Mathematics, authored a blog post for the Mathematical Association of America.
Bennifer gets a happy ending
An article in The Washington Post included a quote from Alice Leppert, an associate professor of media and communication studies.
How conservative media weaponized a story about a 10-year-old and abortion
Tony Nadler, an associate professor of media and communication studies, was quoted in an article on nbcnews.com.