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Out into the world

Annual givers to the College of Arts & Letters Citizen Scholars Program helped promising students find their place in the world through experiential learning.

Grace Beltowski

Out into the world

Annual givers to the College of Arts & Letters Citizen Scholars Program helped promising students find their place in the world through experiential learning.

Through the College of Arts & Letters Citizen Scholars program, Grace Beltowski, ’20, a professional writing alumna and member of Honors College, learned that writing and storytelling have a place in every work environment.

“I used my (Citizen Scholars) scholarship for a study abroad to Peru, and I was there for a month studying environmental communications, learning about what different environmental issues exist in Peru such as illegal mining, deforestation, global warming and then the different communication measures that are in place to talk about these issues,” Grace said.

Last summer Grace interned at MSU’s W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, putting her skills as a writer and communicator to work in a real-world setting.

“There’s a very important need for accurate and effective communication within the scientific community not only because we have the responsibility of sharing our findings with the public, but because we need to keep people engaged and educated so we can continue to receive support for our work,” she said.

 

The Colliers
The Colliers, 'Philip, ’87 Natural Science, Tonya, ’87 Arts & Letters, Laura, ’16, and Tylor, ’20, a family of Spartan Strong annual donors, support the Citizen Scholars Program to help students put their values and skills into action.
We are proud of the institution that educated us and we’re willing to give back so that future generations can have a wonderful experience as well.
Author: Lois Furry, '89