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A Peak Experience

Oct. 16, 2008—Since age 10, Brooke Vaughan has had a dream of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. Seventeen years later—by way of Peabody—Vaughan is turning that dream into a far-flung mission, a way to focus her passion and compassion for Africa and the greater good.  In January, she will hike not one but three of Africa’s highest...

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Service Learning in Action

Oct. 16, 2008—Peabody’s commitment to hands-on learning and community service gave recent human and organizational development graduate Palmer Harston the confidence to spend the next year helping children orphaned by AIDS in one of the poorest areas of South Africa. Harston, a May graduate who also majored in political science and was the recipient of a prestigious...

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Partner in Healing

Oct. 16, 2008—The day then-sophomore Elizabeth Davis read an in-depth article about the horrific 1994 genocide in Rwanda—in 100 days in 1994, an estimated one million Rwandans were slaughtered in an ethnic bloodbath—was the day she tied her destiny to Africa. Shortly after graduating from Peabody in 2006 (with a double major in HOD and political science),...

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