Bright sunlight glistened off the red ribbon draped in front of the door of the University’s newest addition as dozens gathered to celebrate the ceremonial opening of the Shaw Center in September. The two-story, 10,000-square-foot addition to Hillyer Hall, the University’s oldest classroom building, adds faculty offices, state-of-the-art classrooms, a large gathering space for students, and—most importantly—a home for Hillyer College.
Students and a recent graduate spent their summer with NBC at the 2012 Olympics in London, teaching teachers in Haiti, creating art projects with a teenager with MS, helping young women build their math and science abilities, and creating music across the United States and outside of it.
By any measure, Emily Audibert ’13 is a remarkable young woman. She is pursuing a triple major in the Barney School of Business, serves as executive vice president of the Student Government Association, is an exceptionally talented dancer, and is involved in an extraordinary range of activities.