Tag Archives: Featured Alumni

Alum Reflects On Summer Program in Rwanda, East Africa

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We were thrilled when Cole Kantgias, a senior at Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, MI, sent us a copy of an article that he wrote for his high school newspaper. The article gives an overview of his experience Continue reading

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Featured Alum: Alanna Talks Sustainable Development

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We recently got back in touch with Alanna Jamner, an alumni of our summer community service program in Vietnam and our summer public health and development program in Rwanda. Alanna is a senior at Connecticut College, where she double Continue reading

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Photo Contest Winner Donates to Local Charity

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Congratulations to Hannah Nohstadt, a 2013 alumni of our high school community service program in Peru, for winning this year’s Putney Student Travel Instagram Contest! Hannah (@hannahnohs_that) took the photo with the most ‘likes’ using the hashtag #putneystudenttravel, Continue reading

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A Letter from an Old Friend

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 We here at the Putney Barn were inspired and humbled by this unsolicited email we recently received from five-time Putney alumna Haley Jakobson. A current junior at Boston University’s School of Theatre, Haley traveled with us on our language program Continue reading

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Costa Rica Alumna Returns for Gap Year

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Check out this interview with an alumna of our 2010 summer language immersion and community service program in Costa Rica for high school students. Melody, who has now graduated from high school, is currently living in the community service Continue reading

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Leah Gibbs, Community Service Alumna, Returns to India

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Leah Gibbs, an alumna of our summer community service program in India for high school students, is currently a junior at Union College. She recently returned to India to work with a women’s health organization called the Self Employed Women’s Continue reading

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Featured Alumni: Emily’s Rwanda Articles

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Emily Hagen traveled with us this past summer as a member of a high school travel program to Rwanda. A budding journalist for both her high school newspaper and her local community paper in Woodmere, NY, Emily brought her Continue reading

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Returning to Rwanda: An Interview with Ruth Geiger

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Ruth Geiger, a college senior at Emory University, traveled with us in 2008 on our summer global awareness program to Rwanda for high school students. Her experience exploring issues of health care and development initiatives were a launch pad Continue reading

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From Tanzania to Kilimanjaro to Peace Corps in Ecuador

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Check out this interview with Tristan Schreck, a 2005 alum of our summer community service program in Tanzania who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with his leader after their month spent in the village. Tristan graduated from Drexel University with a degree Continue reading

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Featured Pre-College Alumni: Moises Estrada

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Moises Estrada spent last summer with Putney’s Pre-College enrichment program at Amherst College. A student at South San Francisco High School, Moises came east for the summer with a specific focus: Architecture and Fashion Design. Under the direction of Continue reading

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