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The College Luminaries Program is where ambition meets accomplishment.

The College of Arts and Sciences Luminaries Program gives College undergraduate students a unique opportunity to gain leadership and professional experience that will help them transition into life after earning their degree.

We're looking for people who want to inspire and be inspired.

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Connect '19

Join us in welcoming Connect '19 alumni volunteers and our Luminaries back to campus.

Current + Past Luminaries

  1. Adewale Ogunleye

    B.A. English, 1999

  2. Howard R. 'Skip' Elliott

    B.A. Criminal Justice and English, 1977

  3. Jennifer Crittenden

    B.A. Linguistics, French, and Film Studies, 1981

  4. Laura Cashill

    B.A. Telecommunications, 1994

  5. Donna Cragle, Ph.D.

    B.A. Biology, 1974

  6. Jeffrey Rothenberg, M.D.

    B.S. Cell Biology, 1985

  7. Michael O'Connor

    B.A. Political Science, 1986

  8. Shanta Thake

    B.A. Theatre and Drama and LAMP, 2002

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  1. Read 'Alumnus Steve Patton: On First Amendment Rights and Public Safety'

    Alumnus Steve Patton: On First Amendment Rights and Public Safety

    During his visit, Steve Patton discussed his experience balancing first amendment rights and public safety during the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago.

  2. Read 'Student Success Story: Samantha Strong'

    Student Success Story: Samantha Strong

    Samantha Strong wasn't expecting to get her dream job right out of college, but when she did, she couldn't have been more excited.

  3. Read 'Student Success Story: Anna Marie Farlow'

    Student Success Story: Anna Marie Farlow

    Anna Marie Farlow went from envisioning herself in the world of dentistry to becoming a scientist. This past summer, Farlow earned an internship with the Eli Lilly Company.

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Whether you're a student finding your passion or an Arts and Sciences graduate looking to give back to the next generation, the College Luminaries Program has a place for you.

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