Mini-Grant Recipients 2016-2017

Emerging Public Leaders
Riley Institute – Melanie Armstrong, Jacki Martin, and Don Gordon
Assist with funding of stipends for Emerging Public Leaders initiative, which has a curriculum focused on leadership and diversity for low-income students in South Carolina.

Holidays at Furman – Creating a More Religiously Inclusive Environment
History and Religion Departments – Hilary Kalisman, Alfons Teipen, and Lisa Knight
Purchase of items and materials needed for celebrating religious holidays.

Improving the Health of Racial & Ethnic Minority Populations CLP
Health Science Majors Club – Mikey Negrete, Emily Gale, and Haley Holan
Assist with funding a speaker who addresses health disparities and ways to work toward elimination of those disparities.

Literacy Corner
Education Department – Katie Kelly and Erikah Haavie
Assist with funding a four-week program improving literacy among low-income, at-risk students ages 6-14 in the local community.

STEM Exposure Program
Dean Bailey & Casey Hawthorne
Purchase supplies and assist with transport costs to allow Bridges to a Brighter Future participants to work with math and science majors.

Understanding Multicultural Affinity Groups and Reunions
Office of Alumni & Parent Engagement – Leo Fackler and Mariel Calhoun
Assist with funding focus groups with multicultural alumni to better understand needs related to affinity and on-campus reunions.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Retreat
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies – Tami Blumenfield and Sofia Kearns
Purchase of supplies needed for a retreat involving faculty and students in roundtable discussion.