TIffini Eugene Jones, ’93, has been selected to be in the third cohort of all female scientists to participate in a year long global leadership building project. The HB2019 program, based in Australia, culminates in a two-week expedition to Antarctica studying climate change science with scientific innovators and leaders in the field. As a chemist, sustainability consultant, and doctoral student in Sustainability Education, this strategic partnership carries both personal and professional opportunities for Tiffini.
Prescott College has awarded full tuition scholarships to five students from around the country. The recipients will begin classes during the spring semester this month. Students were selected based upon their passion and excitement for the mission and programs of Prescott College as demonstrated by their previous experience and commitment to use their degree to address the social, cultural, economic, educational, environmental, or health crises facing communities today.
Prescott College faculty member Mariana Altrichter published a scientific paper, co-authored by a nine-year-old boy from Prescott named Dante de Kort. Dante saw a dead collared peccary (a.k.a. javelina) in his backyard and noticed that the rest of the herd was hanging out next to the body. He decided to put a sensor video camera next to the carcass to record what happened next. The results were stunning.
Tom Fleischner, Faculty Emeritus and Executive Director of the Natural History Institute, edited the new anthology, Nature, Love, Medicine: Essays On Wildness and Wellness (Torrey House Press, 2017). The book includes contributions from Prescott College alumni Melanie Bishop, Edie Dillon, and Gary Paul Nabhan, along with those from Thich Nhat Hanh, Jane Hirshfield, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Lauret Savoy, and many others.
Prescott College alum, Ellen Bashor, turned her Senior Project into a career she's passionate about. Her Senior Project focused on nature and place-based education. Titled Explorations in Transformative Pedagogy, Ellen designed a two-week curriculum for Nature Camp, a local camp for children started by Prescott College faculty member Mariana Altrichter.
Si Jones is nearing the end of his education at Prescott College and he is excited about the future. Passionate about learning, Si is pursuing a degree in Education and hopes to teach 2nd grade at a local school, where he has already built a connection during his time at Prescott College.
Michael Reveile is currently studying environmental studies with an emphasis in natural resource management. Michael transferred to Prescott College because he was not getting the one on one time he desired with his peers or his teachers and he wanted a college experience that was more engaging.