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OHIO Eastern Freshman Kennedy Huntsman Awarded Fellowship

OHIO Eastern freshmen student Kennedy Huntsman from Barnesville, Ohio has been selected as one of the 10 undergraduate students across all campuses of OHIO University to participate in the first OHIO Virtual Community Engagement Fellowship. Kennedy was personally congratulated by Dean Rohall during her visit to Eastern campus on Monday March 1, 2021.

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities in partnership with affiliated study abroad provider, API is conducting a fully funded 12-week virtual experience that connects Ohio University students to a team of fellow students from across the world.  In partnership with study abroad provider API, undergraduate student program fees are funded for chosen fellowship recipients to participate in the API Community Engagement Lab (typically a $1,200 program fee). Students engage in interdisciplinary team-based learning. The aim of this Fellowship program is to inspire a lifelong interest in global and local community engagement, and to provide meaningful global experiences during a time of reduced travel.

Currently, these teams of 4-6 students are exploring the basics of making change, learning to recognize areas of challenge in the community and globally, and working to produce a feasible action plan based on those challenges. Fellows are dedicating 3-5 hours to the project each week and are supported during the program by a variety of field experts, cultural coaches, and lab facilitators.

At the end of the experience, fellows that successfully complete the program will receive 3 digital badges for use on LinkedIn, professional websites, and resumes. Fellows may also opt to add OHIO credit to their experience.

About Ohio University

Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders. OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. OHIO’s regional campuses and centers serve students across the state and advance the University’s commitment to providing educational access and opportunity. Visit www.ohio.edu for more information.