Tag Archives: Featured Alumni

Memories and Advice from Community Service Tanzania

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Hamjambo! (“Hello” in Swahili) As we prepare for our twenty-first summer in Tanzania, we recently caught up with several alumni of our Community Service Tanzania program. Check out what they had to say about their most memorable Putney experiences, and … Continue reading

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Alumnus and Instructor Start Tours for Humanity

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We recently reconnected with 2005 Pre-College at Amherst College alumnus Bo Hammond and longtime Pre-College at Amherst College ethics and philosophy instructor Dan King. Bo and Dan have kept in touch since Pre-College at Amherst College ten years ago, and are … Continue reading

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Parent Testimonial: The Power of a Putney Program

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We recently caught up with Kimberli Bailey, a Putney alumna and alumni parent with a long line of Putney participants in her family. While her connections to our summer travel programs for high school students could fill many pages, we … Continue reading

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Zorica’s Reflection from Community Service Ghana

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Zorica Radonovic, a senior at Maine East High School in Des Plaines, Illinois, traveled with us on our community service program in Ghana last summer. One of many students joining us through the Putney Open Door Fund, Zorica got connected … Continue reading

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Songs from Rwanda: Student Connects Through Music

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This past spring, we featured a project by Chris Zaro, a rising senior at Flintridge Preparatory School and an alum of our summer public health program in Rwanda, on our blog. Chris wrote four different songs inspired by his experiences at the AVEH Umurerwa … Continue reading

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Teen Travel Advice from Summer Program Alumni

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Each year, we ask alumni of our middle school and high school summer travel programs to offer some words of advice for future Putney Student Travel students. What would you tell high schoolers who are about to embark on their first … Continue reading

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Community Service Project: Water Access in Ecuador

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We recently caught up with Katherine Correll, an alumna of our summer community service program in Ecuador, to talk about the non-profit she founded to bring clean, potable water to the community of Chilcapamba, Ecuador. Katherine noticed a pressing need for … Continue reading

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Karla’s College Essay, Language Learning China

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Karla Rondon, of Littleton, Colorado, recently shared this college essay with us on her experience navigating culinary delicacies as a student on our high school summer language program in China. We loved reading this essay, which includes the valiant consumption … Continue reading

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Lucy’s College Essay – Community Service Peru

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Lucy Caine recently shared with us this college essay on kinship and service. A senior at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, California, Lucy spent last summer with us on our high school community service program in Peru. Congratulations … Continue reading

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Emily’s College Essay, Community Service Dominica

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Emily Perlman of Sands Point, NY, wrote one of her college essays on her experience  on our summer community service program in Dominica. Her essay describes stepping outside of her comfort zone, adjusting her perspective, and making connections with the … Continue reading

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