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Furman students selected for Millennium Fellowship

Six of the nine Millennium Fellows include (top row from left) Catherine Lippert, Sarah McLean, Anna Justice and (bottom row from left) Christine Fasana, Kristin Nauman, Eileen Joseph.

Nine Furman University students have been selected for the Millennium Fellowship, a program of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and Millennium Campus Network (MCN).

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Nine Furman students have been selected for the Millennium Fellowship, a program of the United Nations Academic Impact and the Millennium Campus Network.

Launched in 2018, the Millennium Fellowship convenes, challenges and celebrates student leadership that advances the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on campuses worldwide.

This year’s Furman University Millennium Fellows are among 1,092 students selected from 69 campuses, across 16 nations.

From August through December, Millennium Fellows will take action to help make the SDGs and United Nations Academic Impact Principles reality. Collectively, Fellows’ projects are projected to positively impact nearly 980,000 people.

The Furman Millennium Fellows include:

  • Samantha Bernacki, ’20, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Christine Fasana, ’22, Bloomingdale, Illinois
  • Eileen Joseph, ’20, Falls Church, Virginia
  • Anna Justice, ’22, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Catherine Lippert, ’20, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Sarah McLean, ’20, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Kristin Nauman, ’22, Salem, South Carolina
  • Eugenie Vorder Bruegge, ’20, Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • McCain Wnek, ’22, Wilmington, North Carolina

Each student applied with a project that relates to the United Nations SDGs. The program provides students training, networking and recognition needed to help elevate the social impact of their projects. It also offers an alumni network for students following the completion of the semester-long fellowship.

Furman students will be involved in projects like analyzing how the tourism industry has affected the sense of place in Asheville, North Carolina, and Greenville, South Carolina, in accordance with SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Another student will work with local non-profits and businesses that provide services to the homeless. The student’s project is aimed at making homeless persons more aware of the services available to them.

Still another Furman undergraduate will work with Greenville’s Green Ribbon Advisory Committee to create sustainability plans for the city.

Learn more about the Millennium Fellowship at www.millenniumfellows.org, and contact@mcnpartners.org. Or contact Shi Center for Sustainability Program Coordinator Hannah Dailey, at 864-294-3680, and hannah.dailey@furman.edu.

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