On April 24, GC staff, faculty, students, and families gathered to recognize the achievements of our 2016 cohort. Welcome Remarks were offered by Dr. Virginia Haufler, Director. Malaika Marable Serrano, Associate Director, recognized the 2016 Notation Cohort, while Natalie Vinski, Program Manager, recognized the GCSA Executive Board. Maya Habash was presented with the 2016 Spirit of Dorchester award. GSA president, Measu Bellay, provided a reflection speech including a touching tribute to GC alum, Dennis Kim.
Did you receive an invitation to the Global Communities Living Learning Program at the University of Maryland?
Global Communities received a special invitation from the Embassy of Israel to participate in a Diplomatic Training workshop. GC students and alumni were given a series of realistic diplomatic scenario and engaged in interactive exercises with career diplomats. Topics included: diplomatic ceasefire negotiation, strengthening ties with the U.S., humanitarian aid in the Middle East and media training. Students had a lot of fun participating in the workshop found it to be a very valuable learning experience!
We congratulate our very own Malaika Marable Serrano, Associate Director of Global Communities, for receiving the 2016 BSOS Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Award!
This award recognizes an individual whose work promotes the diversity mission of the college including innovative efforts to include diversity in a course or curriculum, mentor diverse students, and build community among diverse students, faculty, and staff.
Global Service in the Dominican Republic (BSGC338D/LASC369R – 3 credits) is a high-energy and engaging program, led by GC associate director, Malaika Serrano, and supported by program coordinator, Natalie Vinski. The course took place during Winter Break (January 4-15, 2016), grounded on the premise that community service is a valuable response to social problems faced by marginalized populations.
Learn more about Global Communities through this short video: Introduction to Global Communities
All three videos were directed and produced by Maggie Gottlieb, GC alumna!