Young Alums -- Making Headlines

Still in college and already making their mark: here are a few recent graduates in the news this school year.

A National Ecological Design Award Winner

Co-Leader Aldyn Markle '15 and team won first-place from the American Ecological Engineering Society.

Huffington Post's "A Study in Project Based Learning," by Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash, profiled the work of science students studying clean water systems. "After only their first year of college, (these students) outperformed teams of graduate students from much larger research universities in a national ecological-design competition," wrote Lash in September 2016.

A Top Volleyball Recruit Featured Nationally

USA Volleyball's article, "Be a recruit that colleges want," features UC San Diego freshman Simone Froley, '16. "I knew I wanted to play at a high level, but decided to go with D-II so I could focus on school." Her message to young prospects: "Know what you want." By Jamie Rindy, USA Volleyball Magazine. (Photo: UC San Diego)

A Student Activist on the Air

Ben Gurewitz is a 2016 graduate, UC Davis freshman, and cofounder of the Diverse Learners Coalition. He talked to reporter Mary Jo Madda for an EdSurge podcast: "What Students with Learning Differences Really Want Us to Know." "A lot of the work that I've been doing is really mobilizing students to be a part of the conversation...I'm gathering data, and gathering stories, and gathering testimonies from the students who have experienced this firsthand, and then finding ways—effective ways—to share these stories."

A National Geographic Adventure Scientist

Lola Bushnell '14 was part of a three-student Georgetown University team whose microplastics research was featured in National Geographic Explorers Journal. Their January 2017 story, "Putting D.C.'s Wastewater Treatment to the Microplastics Test," describes the early morning Potomac River research excursions and experiences as National Geographic Adventure Scientists. Lola is studying government and environmental science.
(Photo: Noah Martin)