For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
Dr. Margarita Rose, professor and chair of the economics department at King’s College, led a team of 12 educators and college students this summer to study models of education in Uganda, Africa. A collection of photographs by the program’s participants will be on display from Aug. 25, through Sept. 26 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.
The four-week trip, funded in part by a grant by the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program, is titled “Learning from Uganda.”
“Each of our group members processed in his or her own way what this month-long experience in Uganda had meant, how it had impacted our lives, and how it would impact our students and our communities in the future,” Dr. Rose said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that each group member has been ‘changed for good.’”
Participants were Megan Borsuk, King’s College faculty; Katie Brunwasser, King’s College ’16; Katherine Cryan, King’s College ’16; Brian Dugas, teacher, Bear Creek Community Charter School; Katie Frain, Shippensburg University ’15; Brother Stephen LaMendola, C.S.C.; King’s College administrator; Paula Longo, teacher, Bear Creek Community Charter School; Andita Parker Lloyd, teacher, Meyers High School; Erin McDonough, teacher, Blue Ball Elementary School; Dr. Noreen O’Connor, King’s College faculty; Dr. Margarita Rose, project director for trip; and Maria Zangari, University of Scranton ’15.
The program’s participants will discuss their photos during a Meet-the-Artists reception from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, in the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets.
Gallery hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, as arranged. The Gallery is closed on national holidays.
For more information on the trip, visit learnfromuganda.org. For more information about the upcoming exhibition at King’s, contact Michelle Leonard, Widmann Gallery coordinator, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5328.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
School Girl, photograph taken at St. Andrew Primary in Jinha by Dr. Noreen O’ Connor, associate professor of English, King’s College.