Kevin Nguyen writes, “Joining AmeriCorps as a middle and high school teaching assistant might have been one of the best decisions I’ve made since graduating from Pitt. I’ve faced many frustrations and difficulties during my time with AmeriCorps, and there will still be more to come before the end of the school year. However, the amount that I’ve learned and grown has been worth every minute I’ve spent in the classroom. This is my way of giving back to the community for all that WT and my teachers did for me. Find your passion, make it happen, and always think also of the comforts and the rights of others.”

Morgan Gilbreath was accepted to participate in a three-month fellowship this spring at the Creative Glass Center of America (CGCA) at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millvale, NJ. This artist’s residency will allow Morgan concentrated time creating her artwork alongside other glass artists. For over thirty years, the CGCA has encouraged artists from around the world to develop and refine their work in an environment that promotes experimentation with traditional and innovative glassmaking techniques. More information is available at www.wheatonarts.org.