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  • Brendan Buzzard
    Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Brendan Buzzard Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Prescott College Affiliation Alumni Program oncampus Graduation Year 2006 MSc Conservation and Management University of Oxford Please provide a brief description of what you have been doing since graduation from Prescott College My activities are shaped by two interrelated goals The first is exploratory an attempt to understand and communicate the elegance and raw vitality of humanity while the second has been situated in practice an effort to promote an equitable relationship with the land Since I graduated from Prescott College this process has materialized in various ways As a writer and communicator I investigated political violence and worked with a group of kids to publish a book about life on the streets in Zimbabwe documented the role of land degradation and water scarcity in East Africa and interpreted ethnic reconciliation in post conflict Kosovo In 2009 as a Young Explorer of the National Geographic Society I walked along the Ewaso Nyiro River that flows into the arid cultural ecological landscapes of Northern Kenya to explore the borderlands of confrontation between culture wildlife and wider globalizing forces I am currently writing a book about this issue As a conservationist I have worked on land management and wildlife issues in Zimbabwe Mozambique Uganda and Kenya Some of these experiences include being the field manager for a conservation area promoting income generation through the sustainable harvest and sale of honey and wild plants integrating traditional livestock management practices into wildlife conservation activities and monitoring the movements and behavior of elephants to aid landscape scale conservation planning Currently I am working towards my MSc in Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford You have been nominated as a Desert Star because of your significant contributions to your field and community What inspires you to do this work I am inspired both by continuity and by urgency Having lived and worked in various parts of the world I have learned to look for similarities that transcend political and economic boundaries Laughter warmth interaction with the land these are some of the qualities of common ground the necessary space that we must understand and co create if we are to thrive as a species I am interested in finding this space motivated by the capacity of conscious acts and by the desire to utilize opportunity At the

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  • Britt Bailey
    Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Britt Bailey Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Prescott College Affiliation Alumni Area of Study Environmental Policy Graduation Year 1998 B A Psychology Kenyon College B A Fine Arts Kenyon College Since receiving my M A from Prescott College I have continued to work at the non profit Center for Ethics and Toxics in Gualala Calif In November of 1998 the culmination of my thesis work which focused on the environmental social political and human health effects associated with the introduction of genetically modified foods was published in a book and video Against the Grain Biotechnology and the Corporate Takeover of Your Food The book was published by Common Courage Press and is in its second printing The video is being distributed through the Video Project of Act Now Productions and is regularly shown on Free Speech Television I have continued my research and writing about biotechnology pesticides and their ecological impacts In the summer of 2002 a second book Engineering the Farm The Social and Ethical Aspects of Agricultural Biotechnology Island Press was published This book is the result of a two year grant given to examine with the assistance of leading national thinkers on the subject the deeper issues related to the alteration of our landscape by the introduction of genetically engineered seeds My work on issues pertaining to genetically engineered foods has led me to give testimony before the California State Senate and to speak at regular workshops and seminars on the subject Alongside my work in agricultural biotechnology I have been working on assessing the ecological risk of pesticides on endangered species I have partnered with the Smith River Project to assess the potential impacts to endangered salmon from the overuse of synthetic pesticides attributed to industrial lily bulb operations I have also partnered with Californians for Alternatives to Toxins to draft a biological opinion paper to better protect the survivability of endangered and threatened species from pesticides This paper will be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency as part of the consent decree from a recent legal settlement I continue to host a regular Ecology Hour radio program for our local NPR affiliate and teach an Environmental Policy class at a local college I am motivated by a belief in leaving a better world for future generations I believe our hearts sing in open spaces and that ecological complexity provides a tight knit foundation to our personal freedom I am challenged to inspire others to be involved and to know they can make a

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  • Carianne Funicelli
    to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Legacy Society Donor Recognition Complete List of Donors Meet our Donors Meet our Staff Resources for Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community Featured Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community 877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Carianne Funicelli Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Prescott College Affiliation Alumni Program Bachelor of Arts Area of Study Environmental Studies Botany Graduation Year 1998 I have an ongoing fascination with long term saguaro demographic trends and this interest seems to take up all my free time I have done two long term studies at Saguaro National Park which draw upon historic data from the past 60 years I have also had the pleasure of developing an updated and scientifically accurate slide show about saguaro biology and ecology for park visitors I am currently working at Harris Environmental Group Inc a consulting firm that produces environmental compliance documents to meet federal state and local environmental protection laws My job is never dull and I get to chase various endangered species all over the Southwest I wake up everyday looking forward to my work I have been able to ride on the coattails of Prescott College s far reaching reputation for producing outstanding field biologists Having a degree from Prescott College literally paves the way for a great career by exposing students to applied research management and providing opportunities to make a variety of pre graduation employment contacts Advice for Students Find the people you admire in your field and work with them My Academic Interests Please select your academic interests below to narrow your viewing results Undergraduate Masters Ph D

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  • Carl Mayhugh
    My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community 877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Carl Mayhugh Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Awarded a grant to study East Pacific green turtles in San Diego Bay Prescott College Affiliation Student Program ma Area of Expertise Marine Conservation Biology Prescott College master s student Carl Mayhugh was awarded a 10 000 grant by the San Diego Unified Port Authority to track the movements and foraging behaviors of the East Pacific Green Turtles in San Diego Bay Mayhugh pursued a master s degree in Marine Conservation Biology and used the completed study as his thesis I worked with the turtles as a part of my Prescott Practicum Mayhugh explained My thesis evolved from my experiences there Many people are unaware that an estimated 100 East Pacific green turtles live in San Diego Bay including the largest ever captured weighing over 550 lbs The turtles share their home with commercial ships US Navy ships and hundreds of private boats According to the National Marine Fisheries Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service most green turtle deaths in San Diego County are caused by boat collisions and debris entanglement By understanding the movement and foraging patterns of the turtles within San Diego Bay we will be better equipped to develop a management strategy to protect these endangered animals while maintaining the use of one of the busiest ports in the country said Mayhugh The project spans two years and will be completed in conjunction with the Marine Turtle Research Team at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA Southwest Science Center headed by Peter Dutton PhD I am fortunate to be able to work directly with Peter Dutton and his team at

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  • Chanti Smith
    Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Registrar Human Resources Administration Information Technology Services Instructional Technology Experience News Events Publications Alligator Juniper Raven Review Transitions Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give Annual Fund What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Legacy Society Donor Recognition Complete List of Donors Meet our Donors Meet our Staff Resources for Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community Featured Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community 877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Chanti Smith Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Prescott College Affiliation Alumni Program Bachelor of Arts Area of Study Holistic Health Spirituality Social Cultural Change Graduation Year 1999 For my senior project I started a free holistic health clinic the Shanti Wellness Project for low income women in Yavapai County After I graduated the clinic continued to grow so we became a non profit and I served as executive director for two years I recently passed on the leadership of the clinic to return to my home in California Seeing the community come together in the service of others inspires my work My teachers at Prescott College said I could do anything Advice for students Share your vision with others and no doubt it will take off like wildfire And spend a lot of time preparing for that wildfire My Academic Interests Please select your academic interests below to narrow your viewing results Undergraduate Masters Ph D Resident Limited Residency View Results Areas of Study for Your Selection Adventure Education Arts Humanities Education Teacher Preparation Environmental Studies Sustainability Global Studies Psychology Human Development and Counselor Education Social Justice Human Rights Sustainability Education View Expanded

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  • Dan and Sue Boyce
    wonderful music In Prescott one has to dig a little harder But he ended up coming back for a second term and took a Cultural and Regional Studies course which really ignited his passions Geoff s social conscience often drew him to protests By that second semester he was able to attend some protests and actually get credit for them which was right up his alley The school worked with him so that his passions and natural inclinations were encouraged and woven into the curriculum How did Geoff s college experience compare with yours or your other children s experiences DB Both of Geoff s brothers went to small liberal arts colleges Each fit the two of them well and there are some similarities with Prescott College being small liberal arts SB Yes All of our children were much more engaged in the communities where their colleges were located than Dan and I were when we attended college DB But neither of those other two colleges was experientially based or particularly social justice oriented So it was quite a different experience for Geoff As parents what was the most meaningful part of Geoff s education here SB Watching him mature and develop a passion DB Watching him catch fire and flourish SB He had always been a passionate person but he gained the tools to implement that passion and received validation for acting on it at Prescott College I talk to him now and think that in some ways he is far more mature than I am He is my hero Geoff has been through some tremendously difficult things in his volunteer work He has an ability to react to difficult situations objectively and thoughtfully He is an incredible human being What is Geoff doing today SB Geoff is ABD all but dissertation in his doctoral program in Political and Social Geography at the University of Arizona He and his partner Sarah are involved with border research and action groups and teach there He recently contributed a chapter about a little known border enforcement program called Operation Streamline to a book focused on contemporary issues in Arizona DB At Prescott College he gained perspective tools and the ability to effectively engage the world How and when were you asked to join the Board of Trustees here at the College DB It was 2004 The cost of Geoff s education at Prescott College was significantly less than it was for our two other children so we decided to make a gift of the difference The head of development invited us to meet the President when we came for Geoff s graduation SB We thought that was pretty special DB We had breakfast with Dan Garvey and Steven Corey and after some discussion Dan said You guys really get Prescott College Would either of you be interested in joining the Board I indicated my interest and here we are a decade later I ve been Chair of the Board before and am

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  • David Meeks
    Ways to Give Annual Fund What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Legacy Society Donor Recognition Complete List of Donors Meet our Donors Meet our Staff Resources for Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community Featured Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community 877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities David Meeks Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Prescott College Affiliation Supporter Program oncampus Graduation Year 1973 Board of Trustees member David Meeks is former owner of Sonoma Rentals a successful equipment rental company and has served as president of the KAKATU Foundation the Meeks family foundation Several years ago David and his siblings visited the Prescott College Kino Bay Center for Cultural and Ecological Studies on the Gulf Coast of California in Sonora Mexico to learn first hand about the Environmental Education and Community Leadership Program EECLP The EECLP fosters environmental awareness community stewardship and leadership skills through weekly classroom sessions field activities and community projects that reach 600 local youth between the ages of six and 17 One visit to witness the joy and excitement of the children as they learned how to care for their natural surroundings was all it took to convince David and his family that EECLP is a program worthy of philanthropic support The KAKATU funds support the Center s Conservation Fellowship Program fellows who implement the EECL Program To date the Kino Bay Center has awarded fellowships to 26 social and environmental scientists from five countries My Academic Interests Please select your academic interests below to narrow your viewing results Undergraduate Masters Ph D Resident Limited Residency View Results Areas of Study for Your Selection Adventure Education

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  • Dillon Metcalfe (Kelly Megan Stack Scholarship Recipient)
    Opportunities Prospective Students Current Students Alumni Parents Family Faculty Staff Community 877 350 2100 Prescott College Explore History Values Vision Plan a Visit At a Glance Campus Field Stations Student Life Athletics Veterans Research Ethics IRB Employer of National Service Office of the President Academics Undergraduate Degrees Graduate Degrees Faculty Mentor Guides The Prescott Difference Academic Calendar Course Schedules Non Degree Academic Resources Community Campus Resources Exchange Opportunities Orientation Colloquium Apply Application Forms for All Programs Resident Undergraduate Degrees Resident Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Undergraduate Programs Limited Residency Master of Arts Program Limited Residency Master of Science in Counseling Limited Residency Master of Education Limited Residency Ph D Program Education Teacher Preparation Financial Aid Costs and How to Pay Apply Online True Cost Calculator Instant Decision Day Connect Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Directory Departments Offices Experience News Events Publications Blogs Symposiums Give Ways to Give What to Give Annual Report Explore Endowments Planned Giving Donor Recognition Meet our Staff My Prescott Calendar Email Search Quicklinks Directory Calendar Email My Academic Services My Prescott My Classroom Moodle Library Admissions Financial Aid Virtual Tour Give to Prescott College Sustainability Employment Opportunities Dillon Metcalfe Kelly Megan Stack Scholarship Recipient Connect Home Faculty Mentor Guides Highlights Submit A Profile Directory Departments Offices Virtual Campus Tour Schedule a Visit Request Information Apply Now Prescott College Home Connect Highlights Prescott College Affiliation Supporter Program oncampus Area of Study Environmental Studies Graduation Year 2013 Prescott College student Kelly Megan Stack passed away in 2007 just a year shy of receiving her degree in Environmental Studies A world traveler and highly active outdoorswoman Kelly liked her expeditionary courses best Kelly had a sense of assurance and presence about her and a smile that lit up a room She touched many lives says her mother Anna Cook In 2009 Kelly s family established the Kelly Megan Stack Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist financially needy Prescott College undergraduate students interested in environmental sciences natural history and environmental education A Kelly Megan Stack Scholar Dillon Metcalfe finished high school in2004 and decided to take a break to examine his interests in and motivations for continuing his education For five years he repeatedly sought employment opportunities where he had a chance to share his passion for the outdoors with other people Along with my love of simply being outside I enjoy learning about the environment I m moving through Dillon says I believe that it s possible to move toward a more sustainable relationship with our planet I view my time in college as an opportunity to prepare myself for a life of constructively managing public lands for today and the future Dillon comes from a self described financially insecure background and credits his ability to continue a post secondary education to the scholarships he s received I want to make sure you understand how grateful I am for this gift he says I work very hard to make sure I get the most out of my education I m

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