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The 2014-15 Advance Team hosted several guest speakers who appeared on Furman’s campus during the school year, including Andrew Michta, Dean of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany; Holly Hollman, associate director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty; Jennifer Turner, Director of the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum; Steven Harrell, professor of anthropology and environmental and forest sciences at the University of Washington; Andrew Mertha, Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University; Patricia Harrison, President and CEO of CPB; Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS; Linda O’Bryon, President and CEO of SCETV; Jennifer Lawson, Senior VP of Television and Digital Video Content at CPB; and Robert Musil, Riley Institute Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence.

Many Advance Team members also enjoyed partaking in the second South Carolina Gubernatorial Debate, featuring all candidates including Governor Nikki Haley, Vincent Sheheen, Tom Ervin, Steve French, and Morgan Bruce Reeves. The Advance Team also attended the Tenth Wilkins Legislative and Civic Awards Dinner honoring Speaker Jay Lucas and Bill Barnet.


2014-15 Advance Team Members

Class of 2015

Logan Lundberg

2014-15 Advance Team Leader
Tallahassee, FL
Political Science, Spanish, AGRS

Jayde Barton

Greenville, SC
Political Science, Poverty Studies

Lee Bolton

Darien, CT
Political Science, French

Austin Charles

Myrtle Beach, SC
Asian Studies, History

Cassie Chee

Millstone, NJ
Political Science, Spanish, Poverty Studies, Latin American Studies

Sarah Catherine DeVenny

Lancaster, SC

Kelly Dickson

Lillburn, GA
Political Science, Economics

Kaitlyn Donaldson

Fort Bragg, NC
Political Science

Amanda Gonzalez

Seattle, WA
Communication Studies

Nicholas Lau Hao Keat

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Political Science, Economics, Poverty Studies

Joseph Kennedy

Charleston, SC
Political Science, French

Sarah Lauritsen

Washington, DC
Political Science, Poverty Studies

Dustin Magaziner

Cherry Hill, NJ

Patrick Rankowitz

Charlotte, NC
Political Science

Donny Santacaterina

Weston, CT

Emily Vontsolos

Winston-Salem, NC

Caitlin Vaka

Tampa, FL
Political Science, Philosophy

Class of 2016

Alise Alexander

Prairieville, LA
Political Science, French

Oryza Astari

Yakarta, Indonesia
Political Science, Philosophy

Brian Babbage

Lexington, KY
Political Science

Joe Fretwell

Columbia, SC
Political Science, Poverty Studies

Catherine Hinshaw

Winston-Salem, NC
Political Science, Spanish

Gray Johnson

Aiken, SC
Political Science

Jonathan Kubakundimana

Kigali, Rwanda
Political Science

Kailie Melchior

Tuscaloosa, AL
Political Science, Theatre

Daniel Sanders

Atlanta, GA
French, History

David Sprung

Columbia, SC

Class of 2017

John Bleed

Wheaton, IL
Political Science, History

Junyang Chai

Xi’an, China
Asian Studies, Mathematics-Economics

Chelsey Dawson

Media, PA
Political Science, Philosophy

Emilee O’Brien

Wilbraham, MA
Political Science, Poverty Studies

Julia Reynolds

Concord, MA
Political Science

Ashley West

Alpharetta, GA
Political Science

Jun Hyun Yoon

Busan, South Korea