In the Spotlight: Sept. 5, 2014

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Freshman Kendell Holmes is among 10 winners of the “I’m First Scholarship,” awarded by nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity. The $4,000 scholarship is awarded to first-generation college students attending four-year colleges that partner with the center. As a scholarship winner, Holmes will share his college experiences and give advice to younger students as a blogger on, an online community celebrating and supporting first-generation college students. Holmes joins 24 upperclassmen who won the scholarship in previous years and continue to serve as student bloggers.
  • Bill Carter, an assistant professor of practice in the School of Communication, had a blog published in the Huffington Post. Titled “When the Levee Breaks,” Carter discusses the environmental concerns following the dam breach at Mount Polley Mine in British Columbia. Carter also addresses the demand for metal in his book Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World.