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Global Scholars celebrate holidays

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The NCC Global Scholars program recently hosted their end-of-year holiday social.

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From Contributed Reports

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The NCC Global Scholars program recently hosted their end-of-year holiday social.

To begin the program, Lorie Futrell presented her work titled “Avatars of Power: The Role of Art in African Healing Ceremonies,” sharing her research inspired by her tour of the Smithsonian Museum of African Art during a recent Global Scholars trip to Washington, D.C.

While enjoying cookies from around the world, attendees learned about upcoming events for Spring 2019. The Global Scholars Film Series: “Conflicts and Casualties — Syria” will be held on campus on Feb. 12. The group will host a day trip to the International Festival on March 29 at N.C. State University. And graduates of the Global Scholars program will showcase their work for the Global Scholars Capstone Symposium on April 17 in the NCC Library.

Also, the next NCC Study Abroad trip was officially unveiled during the holiday social: Greece in Summer 2020.

Requirements for earning the Global Scholars distinction at Nash Community College include 15 credit hours of globally-designated courses, eight global activities, 30 hours of global experience earned through travel abroad or domestic intercultural experience and a capstone presentation. Upon completion of all program requirements, students earn the identification of “Global Scholar” on their NCC transcript and receive specialized regalia to wear at commencement exercises.

For more information on the Global Scholars program, upcoming events, the Capstone experience or Study Abroad, email nccgps@nashcc.edu or visit www.nashcc.edu/gps.

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