Peggy McGehee Wisdom Scholars recently presented at a faculty meeting.
In 1999 we announced the establishment of a Distinguished Faculty program to encourage the pursuit of knowledge that would have a positive impact on the curriculum and programs of the school. This program was made possible through a generous endowment gift from Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin ‘50, in honor of her beloved aunt, Peggy McGehee Wisdom ‘32. Each summer faculty members of the Louise S. McGehee School have the opportunity to pursue advanced study in their field(s) of expertise or any other academic passion through the receipt of an award. A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year. Advanced study opportunities include, but are not limited to, research trips, institutes, and national and international travel.
Last summer four of our faculty members were awarded Peggy McGehee Wisdom Scholarships and they presented their findings at a full faculty meeting this week. Benefactor, lifetime trustee, alumna Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin ‘50 joined the meeting to hear the faculty presentations.
Wendy Bruton; lndigenous Mayan culture of Guatemala by exploring the ancient ruins of Tikal, the Spanish colonial history in the country, and exploring Guatemalan textiles. Guatemala: Lago Atitlan, Tikal, and Antigua
Maribel Castro; Apple Service Fundamentals Training, Houston, TX
Allie Manker; Exploration of Outdoor and Experiential Education: Pacific Northwest, US
Carolyn Thompson Tapp; Gilder Lehrman Summer Institute: New Orleans and the History of the American South,New Orleans, LA