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Advantage Scholars begin building their Furman families

The Riley Institute’s Advantage Scholars Summer Program brought together dozens of incoming Furman first-year students who are recipients of Duke, Hollingsworth, Townes and Vaughn scholarships to spend a few days on campus in July getting to know their university a little better before fall classes begin in August.

Intended as an introduction to The Furman Advantage, the program’s two four-day residential sessions included a conversation with Furman President Elizabeth Davis, orientation and campus tours, lectures and small-group discussions, excursions into Greenville and team-building and social activities.

“Students tell us how they benefit from having deep, meaningful conversations with their peers, hearing diverse perspectives on important issues, and building relationships that ease their transition to Furman,” said Jill Fuson, director of The Riley Institute’s Center for Critical Issues, who oversees the Advantage Scholars program. “The Riley Institute hosts Advantage Scholars each year because it matters to them.”

More information is available at The Riley Institute’s website.

GALLERY: 2022 Advantage Scholars Summer Program

Last updated July 27, 2022
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