Eleven years after leaving Guatemala, Sweet Briar student Ruth Lechner ’21 finally returned home this summer. An internship through Maximo Nivel with Asociación Transiciones, a microbusiness that builds wheelchairs, brought her back to the place she had been adopted from in 2007: Semillas de Amor (“Seeds of Love”), an orphanage just outside Antigua.
For many of us graduating from college, getting that first job was difficult. Employers want experience, after all, and how do you get that while you’re still a student? One answer? Internships.
Sweet Briar College has announced that Aaron Basko will be its next vice president for enrollment management. He will begin his tenure at Sweet Briar on Jan. 15, 2020. In this role, Basko will have oversight of a range of activities and initiatives related to enrollment management at Sweet Briar, including the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Philanthropist John Nau, along with two Sweet Briar alumnae, Virginia “Ginger” Cates Mitchell ’63 and an anonymous donor, have pledged a total of $3 million to support Sweet Briar College’s innovative leadership core curriculum.
Each year, Sweet Briar College celebrates the holiday season with events that have become community favorites. The season will kick off with the College’s Holiday Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Quad. Holiday Pops and Vespers will take place on Dec. 8 and the Sweet Tones will present their winter convert on Dec. 11.
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