Tag Archives: Featured Alumni

Pre-College at Amherst College with Carter Carter

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We recently caught up with Carter Carter, a three-time Putney student in high school, and longtime Putney community service leader and Pre-College at Amherst College psychology instructor. Carter is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist who maintains a clinical practice at the … Continue reading

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Madison’s College Essay from Rwanda

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Congratulations to Madison Welker, an alumna of our summer community service program in Rwanda, on her acceptance to Lehigh University, Elon University, Tulane University, Colby College, Loyala University Maryland, University of Maryland College Park, University of Vermont, and Trinity College! … Continue reading

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Claudia’s College Essay — Pre-College Spain

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Claudia, a high school senior from Massachusetts, traveled with us on our Pre-College Madrid and Pre-College Barcelona programs in 2013. Congratulations Claudia on her acceptance to the University of Michigan, New York University, Boston University, University of Vermont, University of Maryland, and Indiana … Continue reading

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Kate’s College Essay — Community Service Ecuador

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Kate Green, of Stonington, Connecticut, traveled with us on our summer community service program in Ecuador.  A graduating senior at the Marine Science Magnet High School, Kate wrote this essay on her time in Ecuador and the Galapagos. We enjoyed … Continue reading

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Grace’s College Essay — Community Service Costa Rica

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We loved this college essay on the strong group bonds formed on our high school community service program from St. Anne’s Belfield School senior Grace Culver. Grace traveled with us on our summer program in Costa Rica, and was accepted … Continue reading

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Zoe’s College Essay — Community Service India

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Congratulations to Zoe Nelson, an alumna from our high school community service program in India, on her acceptance to Georgetown University! Zoe, from Montclair, New Jersey, is finishing up her senior year at Stratton Mountain School. One component of Zoe’s … Continue reading

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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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