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Scholar Profile: Dedicated violinist's brush with musical greatness during Global Immersion

Author: Sarah Kubinski

Travon DeLeon (’20) joined the AnBryce Scholars Initiative last fall and by all accounts had the shortest commute of any incoming scholar. Travon is a graduate of Penn High School in Mishawaka—which along with Granger, Indiana forms a triangle of communities with South Bend, the home of Notre Dame. In the summer before college he had the opportunity to be part of the United States’ National Youth Orchestra. He played at Carnegie Hall in New York City, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Smetana Hall in Prague and Trivoli Hall in Copenhagen. He has played for renowned conductors Valery Gergiev and Christoph Eschenbach and with soloists Emanuel Ax and Denis Matsuev. “

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Scholar Profile: It's okay to be different, if it means being yourself

Author: Sarah Kubinski

Before Notre Dame, Logan McAbee-Thomas (’19) grew up in Boyceville, “a little tiny town” in Wisconsin. He and his sister lived with their legal guardian, who he refers to as mom, having lost his biological mother when he was young. His high school days were spent playing sports and participating in band and drama.

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Scholar Profile: The importance of being honest about who you are

Author: Sarah Kubinski

2013 Anbryce Kassidy Lawrence

 

Kassidy Lawrence ’17 decided in the second grade that she was going to be a lawyer. “When I was in elementary and middle school I was convinced that my grades would be considered when I applied for law school.” This self-awareness and drive have helped Kassidy establish a strong work ethic. Part of the Questbridge Scholars Program, Kassidy matched with Notre Dame. She also received a letter to apply for the inaugural cohort of AnBryce Scholars. “My family’s worries about how to afford and navigate college were put to rest.”

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Scholar Profile: Using time in college to delve into poverty, past and future

Author: Sarah Kubinski

In the first cohort of students, Nat Thomas '17, has been making the most of her time at Notre Dame and
with the AnBryce Scholars Initiative. “As a first-generation student, you often don’t have a precedent for college navigation, and you often lack social and cultural capital.”

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Events

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The AnBryce Forum: Standing Out and Fitting In: How Low-Income Students Navigate Campus Life at Wealthy Institutions

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Location: McKenna Hall

Elicia Dennis (‘18), Notre Dame; David Kolet-Mandrikov (’17), Princeton University; Courtney Perales Reyes (‘17), Princeton University; Fax Victor (’19), Georgetown University; Prof. Erin McDonnell, Department of Sociology, Notre Dame (Moderator)

An open and provocative discussion about the myriad challenges low-income students face at institutions where many students are from higher economic strata.  Using their own experiences as a touchstone, panelists from Princeton, Georgetown and Notre Dame will speak about the culture of their institutions, as well as the successes and blind spots of programs meant to support low-income students. anbryce.nd.edu/forum…

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Why Do All of the "X" Students Sit Together: Thinking About Belonging and the Social Politics of Separation and Inclusion

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Location: 112 McKenna Hall

Qai Gordon (‘18), President of the Black Students Association, Notre Dame; Gregory Jenn (’18), President of the Latino Students Association, Notre Dame; Alyssa Ngo (’18), President of the Vietnamese Students Association; Dr. Paulette G. Curtis, Faculty Director, AnBryce Scholars Initiative, University of Notre Dame (moderator)

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The AnBryce Forum: Being DACA in the "Age" of Trump: A Legal Perspective

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Location: McKenna Hall

Prof. Alina Das, professor of Clinical Law, Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University School of Law; Prof. Louis Fraga, Rev. Donald P. McNeill Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership, Chair of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Latino Studies.

Professor Alina Das, professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic at New York University (NYU) School of Law, will offer insights into the contemporary legal landscape for immigrants since the Trump administration took office in January 2017. Given the heated discussions around sanctuary campuses and how colleges and universities will manage in the face of the changing laws and regulations, Prof. Das' lecture will offer unique insights into the contemporary reality regarding this topic.  Rev. Donald P. McNeill Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership Luis Fraga, who is also the Chair of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Latino Studies will offer remarks following Prof. Das' presentation. Boxed lunches will be served at 11:30, Program begins at 12:15

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The AnBryce Forum: Intersectionality and the Inclusive Classroom

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Location: McKenna Hall

Deandra Cadet, InterAction, South Bend; Nicholas Furnari (‘18), Notre Dame; Dr. Essaka Joshua, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Notre Dame; Dr. April Lidinsky, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Indiana University South Bend; Prof. Terri Russ, Department of Communication Studies, Saint Mary’s College; Julio Salazar (’18), Notre Dame; Prof. Stuart Greene, Department of Africana Studies, Notre Dame (moderator)

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