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Alum Opens Arms to Impoverished Schools

Alum Opens Arms to Impoverished Schools

Whether teaching her second-grade class in south-central Pennsylvania or delivering new books to some of the poorest regions of Peru, Emily (Hutchison) Trace ’10 has a passion for helping children learn. Trace is the co-founder of Project Open Arms (POA), a nonprofit organization based in Chambersburg, that provides resources and volunteers for schools in the world’s poorest countries. The organization places special emphasis on Peru.

Life In the Fast Lane

Life In the Fast Lane

Dukes of Hazard was the rage when Mike Garland ’01 was young. He was so captivated by the series that he named his dog, Bo Duke, after the show’s fictional main character. As public relations manager at Carlisle Events, one of Garland's dreams came true when he worked with John Schneider, aka Bo Duke, during an event featuring the show’s famed 1969 Dodge Charger.

Not All Who Wander… A World Traveler Shares Her Stories

Not All Who Wander… A World Traveler Shares Her Stories

Home is wherever Gigi Griffis ’05 drops her bags. For most of this past year, it was Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. More recently, she biked across the French countryside. She wanders everywhere—Ghent, Belgium; Sayulita, Mexico; Florence, Italy. But she’s definitely not lost.

From Ship to Sitka

From Ship to Sitka

Just weeks after receiving her diploma from Ship, Sarah Komisar found herself on the other side of the country picking berries in Alaska.

When Komisar graduated in 2014, she was ready to apply her geoenvironmental studies degree, but she didn’t flood job sites with her resume. Instead, she looked to service as a way to diversify her skills.