If you are a regular reader of the online news UNH Today, you may have seen an article featuring recent UNH graduate, Patricia Donahoe, a dual political science/international affairs major and our own Beta Chapter-PBK member, inducted in 2012. Patricia received a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, which she will use this year in Brazil. Nicole Chartier, another PBK member inducted in 2012, was also awarded an ETA to Colombia. Meagan Wengrove, UNH ’10 and PBK as well, is mentioned as having returned from her year abroad conducting research at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands on the topic of flood risk and damage. Jason Gilmore, ’11, yet another member of our chapter, extended his grant to teach English in Naju, South Korea, for a second year. It appears that UNH and particularly Beta Chapter is well-represented among United States Fulbright award recipients.
Follow the link to read more… Alum Receives Fulbright to Teach English in Brazil.
Thomas Parisi (Political Science/ Cinema Studies Major, UNH 2010, PBK 2009) graduated this past May from George Mason University School of Law, where he had a concentration in communications law. During his time at George Mason, he had internships with Time Warner Cable, Comcast, the Federal Communications Commission (including an internship in the Office of Chairman Julius Genachowski), and Facebook. At Facebook, Thomas worked with teams in the United States, Europe, and Asia on issues related to privacy regulations and policies. He currently serves as an Honors Attorney in the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission. Joining PBK is a great way to enhance your resume and add yourself to a network of interesting people working and doing research in a vast number of disciplines.
Kevin McAleese, who was inducted last year as a junior reports on his summer:
I spent this past summer in Azerbaijan with the State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship program. The program immerses you in a language that has been deemed critical to American foreign policy and focuses on languages that are not widely taught in the United States. During the eight weeks I was there, I spent five hours a day in class learning the language and the rest of the time exploring the country. I was able to hike through the Caucasus one weekend and go to a remote beach on the Caspian Sea on another. Azerbaijan is a truly beautiful country and its people are always very accommodating to guests. Staying with a host family gave me an insight into how much hospitality is emphasized in the culture and also gave me an opportunity to try some Azeri cuisine. If you are fan of butter and oil, you can’t go wrong in Azerbaijan. The trip gave me some memories that I will never forget as well as the opportunity to experience a culture and language dissimilar from my own.
May 2013 Initiation
At the May 11, 2013 Initiation & Award Ceremony 97 seniors and 43 juniors were inducted to the Chapter. At the initiation, members, students and families could view and be photographed next to our original charter which has been restored carefully. As many of you know, this long-missing charter was located in the cleanup and reorganization after the flood in Murkland last year. It is being housed currently in the UNH Archives in Dimond Library but, in future, will be displayed proudly at official PBK functions.
Use this link for annual PBK award recipients and new members lists.