NCC Connect - September 2015

Mason Hives Abuzz with Research

Mason Hives Abuzz with Research

The Mason Honey Bee Initiative (HBI) was active this summer with a variety of hive-related research. These research projects are designed to explore indicators of bee health and provide valuable information to research groups working at the local, state and national levels.

Alumni Highlight: Kristina Kilgallen

Alumni Highlight: Kristina Kilgallen

For the past two academic years, Kristina Kilgallen has brought the lessons learned in her New Century College undergraduate experience to the classroom where she teaches in rural Alabama. Having completed two years of service with Teach for America (TFA), Kilgallen uses hands-on learning to bring her lessons to life.

Fuertes Travels to Philippines and Rwanda

Fuertes Travels to Philippines and Rwanda

For many people, summer break is an opportunity to relax and slow down, but for New Century College faculty member Al Fuertes this summer was a time to pursue his own teaching, research and outreach to diverse audiences overseas.

Student Highlight: Delmy Guzman

Student Highlight: Delmy Guzman

On any given day, New Century College student Delmy Guzman might be preparing for a class presentation, helping her first-grade son with his homework, or encouraging her toddler to learn colors and numbers. Guzman is pursuing her lifelong dream of teaching in the public schools, and finds daily opportunities to bring her learning to life.

Faculty Highlight: Kelly Dalton

Faculty Highlight: Kelly Dalton

New Century College welcomes back Kelly Dalton to another academic year in her new role as the assistant director of the Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) program. In addition to supporting Patty Mathison, director of SAIL, Dalton will also oversee the coordination of all Alternative Break (AB) trips and teach in the Nonprofit Studies program.

Alternative Break Applications Now Open

Alternative Break Applications Now Open

New Century College’s Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) is accepting applications for participants and learning partners for all spring Alternative Break programs now through the October 9th deadline.

The Amazon in the Modern World

The Amazon in the Modern World

This July, eight George Mason University students joined New Century College’s German Perilla on an Amazonian adventure, learning the basic principles of sustainable beekeeping and community development.