Half of the spring 2016 KSP says goodbye to their rural homestay families after a week of plucking tea and learning about farming in the foothills of the Aberdare Mountains in central Kenya.

Habari Gani?

Swahili for "What's the News?"

John Linsley '04, KSP Fall '02

Claire Silberg ’15 (KSP fall ’13) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant, allowing her to teach in Kenya. Claire, who currently substitute teaches, will be assigned as an assistant English teacher at a Kenyan high school. As part of her Fulbright application, she proposed starting an extracurricular club that will use music and poetry to help students with their English proficiency. Claire will be in Kenya from January to November 2017.

Abye Assefa, associate professor of sociology and African studies, participated in a panel discussion in April at the Brookings Institution regarding the security situation in Ethiopia and how it relates to the broader region. In 2015, St. Lawrence began collaborating with Brookings, a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, D.C., as part of its Africa Security Initiative. The initiative brings together the expertise of St. Lawrence faculty and student interns with Brookings scholars. Last summer, Kelly Sampier ’15 (KSP fall ’13) of Colton, N.Y., interned at Brookings.

Jon Angus ’07 (KSP spring ’06) married Wynnie Long in June in Eagles Mere, Pa. They will reside in Jackson, Wyo.

I continue to work as a program director for National Geographic Student Expeditions and Putney Student Travel. As this column went to press, I was en route to Arusha, Tanzania to lead a high school group on a service learning trip and safari. In August, my fiancé and I will relocate from Vermont to Colorado. Our wedding will be in Steamboat Springs this September!

As always, your news and photos are welcome. 


John Linsley ’04, KSP Fall ’02

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