CCEL announces recipient of 2018 Second Bridge Scholarship Award

by Michelle Saport  |   

The Center for Community Engagement and Learning (CCEL) is pleased to announce Cole Murphy as the recipient of the 2018 Second Bridge Scholarship Award. His faculty sponsor is Elizabeth Hodges Snyder, associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences.

Cole is an undergraduate student with a double major in Languages and International Studies. He has traveled to Japan three times: a faculty-led trip, an international exchange student year, and a summer of volunteering at the famed Iwate farm, Ureshipa. There, he received three months of training in permaculture design and learned the values of farm life. When he returned to Anchorage, he continued to explore organic farming through volunteering at Seeds of Change. Cole's project, "Capacity & Services Development at Alaska Seeds of Change," combines the interest in farming with the mission of empowering and advancing at-risk youth.

The Second Bridge Scholarship Award provides $1,000 to a student who has crossed a "first bridge" and now seeks to expand his or her understanding of cultures or local or global issues and push the boundaries of traditional education. CCEL matches the award for an additional $1,000.

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