Fellows Emeriti

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Fellows Emeriti Class of 2017:

J.P. Burleigh is a junior Political Science major from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is tentatively interested in pursuing law, a career in which political thought intersects with practical life.

Sarah Byrd is a junior Political Science and Philosophy major from Fairhope, Alabama. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a JD/MBA and practice Intellectual Property Law.

Bryan Colhoun is a junior Philosophy major from South Brunswick, New Jersey. After graduation, Mr. Colhoun hopes to attend a graduate program that specializes in Modern Continental Philosophy or Western Political Thought.

Tabitha Colter is a senior Physics and Philosophy double major from Knoxville, Tennessee.

Vernon Robinson Cooper is a senior Political Science major and a full-time janitor at Furman University. Mr. Cooper is a member of the Political Thought Club and spends what little free time he has reading works of theology and political philosophy. Mr. Cooper plans to study both of these interests more deeply in graduate school.

Matthew Deininger is a junior Mathematics-Economics and Political Science double major at Furman University. He aspires to work in economic and public policy.

Abby DeMare is a junior Political Science and Philosophy double-major from Columbia, South Carolina. After graduation she hopes to attend law school to pursue a career in law or politics.

Francis Deneenis a senior Health Science major from South Bend, Indiana. After graduation, Mr. Deneen plans on going abroad before pursuing a career in physical therapy. 

Sara DeSantis is a senior Political Science and Philosophy major from Greenville, SC. She hopes to attend the University of South Carolina to attain a Masters in Library and Information Science.

Zack Kanter is a junior Political Science major from Sarasota, Florida.  After graduation, he plans to go to law school and pursue a career in either law or politics.

Carol Lewis is a junior Math major from Greenville, South Carolina. She is a Wylie Scholar and an Honors Scholar with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. She is co-President of the Political Thought Club, and a member of the Catholic Campus Ministry and the Furman University Outdoor Club.

Evan Norfleet is a junior Political Science major from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Having worked for United States Senator Tim Scott last summer, he has a vested interest in tackling challenges faced by government and business leaders at the local, national, and global levels. Mr. Norfleet has served on the Furman Student Government Association as well as The Riley Institute Advance Team. In Fall 2016, he spent a semester in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he worked as an intern at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

Kaitlyn Pugh is a junior Political Science major from Edgefield, SC. After graduating from Furman she plans to either attend law school to study criminal law or to attend graduate school to continue her education in political theory.

Bridget Sewell is a junior Philosophy and Political Science double major from Granville, Ohio. Ms. Sewell will intern at the Scottish Parliament in Spring 2016 and plans to attend law school after graduation.

Scott Simon is a senior Physics and Political Science double major from Banner Elk, North Carolina. He plans to attend graduate school for automotive engineering.

Kathleen Smith is a junior Political Science and Philosophy double-major from Butler, Pennsylvania. She will spend the spring of 2017 in Washington, D.C. participating in Furman’s Washington Experience.

James Watkins is a senior Chemistry major who was raised near Atlanta, Georgia. He plans to find a job after graduation that allows him to synthesize the valuable interdisciplinary knowledge he has gained at Furman.

Noah Zimmerman is a junior Political Science and Philosophy double-major with a minor in Poverty Studies from Camden, South Carolina. His professional interests include ethics, justice, peace, and global affairs, and he hopes to pursue a career in global governance following graduate school.

Fellows Emeriti Class of 2016

Alise Alexander (’16) is teaching French and Religious Studies at St. Patrick Catholic High School in Biloxi, Mississippi while pursuing a Masters of Education through the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education.

Oryza Astari (’16) is a Corps Member and Development Ambassador with Teach For America in Jacksonville, Florida, where she teaches eighth-grade comprehensive science.

Elizabeth Bundy (’16) is pursuing a Masters in Chemistry at Furman.

Lawson Held (’16) is studying medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Jonathan Kubakundimana (’16) is a Program Assistant at the Equal Justice Initiative in Birmingham, Alabama.

Hiers Rainwater (’16) is studying medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Gloria Taylor (’16) is a Grassroots Associate at Heritage Action in D.C.

Rachel Whitted (’16) is a substitute teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, where she also participates in a volunteer orchestra and a volunteer wind symphony.

Class of 2015

Yasmin Alvarez-Garcia (’15) is pursuing a PhD in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cecily Kritz (’15) is studying Spanish language and literature in Spain.

Orlin Sergev (’15) is in his first year of an M.D./PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Andrew Smith (’15) is a Research Assistant in Economics at the American Enterprise Institute.