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Fall/Winter 2021-22 The Bridgewater College Magazine

Studying abroad opened up new world for Alexus Carter ’19

Studying abroad opened up new world for Alexus Carter ’19

Alexus Carter’s internal compass is strong. The 2019 Bridgewater College graduate has known from a young age that she wanted to attend college—at the time, Harvard or Yale—despite no one in her immediate family doing so. And after watching a…

Alex Schwind ’22 lands dream internship with the Secret Service

Alex Schwind ’22 lands dream internship with the Secret Service

An athlete throughout high school, Alex Schwind ’22 was used to challenging himself physically. When he began his college search, he knew he wanted a place where he could continue playing lacrosse but push himself academically as well. As he…

Pivotal moment

Pivotal moment

The establishment of the Bonnie Forrer and John Harvey Rhodes School of Arts and Humanities, Bridgewater College’s first endowed, named school, recognizes the central role the arts and humanities play in the College’s liberal arts identity and represents a transformative…

International Collaborations

International Collaborations

Bridgewater College’s mission focuses on active participation in a global society, respecting the dignity and worth of every person. And that mission came to life in the spring of 2021 through the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) program. More than…

Community Science

Community Science

While most people retreated to their homes with air conditioning during the hottest days this summer, Bridgewater College student Trevor Brooks ’23 fanned out across the towns of Bridgewater and Harrisonburg, Va., to take part in “citizen science.” Equipped with…

Scientific Discovery

Scientific Discovery

A seventh-grade science project on protozoa found in pond water has led to a lifelong fascination with microbiology for Dr. Steve Baron, Harry G.M. Jopson Professor of Biology at Bridgewater College. As a member of Bridgewater’s faculty for 26 years…

Taking It to the Next Level

Taking It to the Next Level

Growing and strengthening Bridgewater College’s graduate programs is a key focus for the College, which has launched four programs within the last five years. The College’s current strategic plan, The Vision for Our Future: Strategic Plan 2025, emphasizes that graduate…