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Category: Shucker Leadership Institute Archive

Sustainability in action

As sustainability program manager at Georgia State University, Jenni Asman ’11 is responsible for conceiving new sustainability initiatives for all five GSU campus locations.

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Shucker Fellows organize lecture series for retirees

  Because of the retirement community’s partnership with nearby Furman, residents of The Woodlands at Furman have access to many unique opportunities. There is no better example than a lecture series organized last fall by students Olivia Baddley ’17, Erin Mellor ’17, and Karina Nazareth ’17 for their Shucker Leadership Institute (SLI) Leadership Challenge Project. […]

Austin Charles

Shucker Graduate in the Spotlight

Austin Charles History and Asian Studies Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Austin Charles knew he wanted to be on the other side of an ocean someday. The question was, which one? A summer semester in Oxford, England, and an internship with the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, sealed the deal—for the Pacific. “I really enjoyed my […]


The Passion Behind Challenge Projects

“I think one of the biggest things I’ve learned is that leaders can come in all shapes and sizes,” Kleine says. “Originally coming into college I just thought that a leader was someone that was very outgoing, very loud, very enthusiastic, and I found that you can still be quiet, you can be shy, and […]

Shucker Graduate Rises Above the Challenge

Luke Christie has never taken a walk, can’t cut his own steak and can’t put himself to bed, but when you talk to him, you tend to forget his physical challenges. He’s articulate, intelligent, funny and personable. It’s infectious, really. On May 9, Christie, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a form of muscular […]

Furman graduate Natalia Arenas

Fulbright Grants Awarded to Two Shucker Graduates

Four Furman University students have been awarded English Teaching Assistantships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright recipients, who will begin their teaching assignments this fall, are Natalia Arenas (Simpsonville, S.C.); Bryan Betts (Tega Cay, S.C.); A.J. Calhoun (Charlotte, N.C.); and Kayla Hirsch (Fort Mill, S.C.). Says Education professor Dr. Scott Henderson, "Four recipients in a single year is remarkable, and considering Furman’s size and the competitiveness of the program, it’s even more noteworthy."