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W&J psychology senior gets hands on experience with Focus Behavioral Health

June 22, 2021
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Brianna Bray ’22 is pursuing her dreams as a direct support specialist with Focus Behavioral Health, working with adults and teenagers with autism and intellectual disabilities.

Class of 2021 shares their post-graduation plans

May 17, 2021
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As we draw nearer to W&J’s 222nd Commencement ceremony, the Class of 2021 are sharing their plans with the Center for Professional and Career Pathways.

W&J junior pens and publishes children’s book during quarantine

May 10, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (May 10, 2021)—In the early days of quarantine in 2020 Jacqueline Mannina ’22 noticed that her then-10-year-old sister, Gianna, was having trouble adjusting to a new way of life. The Washington & Jefferson College English major and education minor also read news reports about children all over the world having difficulties with the …  

W&J senior accepted to seven top biostatistics programs across nation

April 28, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 28, 2021)—Elisa Yazdani ’21 didn’t expect to be in this situation when she began her Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) experience. Elisa entered the College intending to become a physician but influenced by her chemistry and psychology double major and mathematics minor, she found a new passion for biostatistics. With multiple research …  

W&J student receives national Hispanic honor society award

April 13, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 13, 2021)—Washington & Jefferson College junior Clara Sherwood is one of just four undergraduate students in the nation to receive a study abroad award from the Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Clara plans to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain during Fall 2021 to complement her designed major, Music & …  

W&J Students Offer Tax Help to Community Through Volunteer Program

April 7, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 7, 2021)—As Tax Day approaches, Washington & Jefferson College students are here to help Washington, Pa., community members file for free. For the past two years, Instructor of Accounting Dana Allen, C.P.A., M.S.T. has led a course for students to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program with Washington non-profit …  

Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 forges path toward career in human rights sector

March 16, 2021
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Photo taken by Madison Vaughan ’19 of Vaughan Photography.  WASHINGTON, PA (March 16, 2021)—Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 is used to carving her own path. When the first-generation college student suddenly was faced with online classes during her last semester at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) and entering the workforce amidst a global pandemic, she adapted, just …  

W&J senior works with prominent pain medicine specialist on spinal research 

February 24, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 24, 2021)—You could say Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is in Jared Heller’s DNA.   The senior neuroscience major is the son of two W&J alumni, and the brother of 2018 grad Ethan. The W&J experience has been a part of Jared’s life from the very beginning, but it’s the relationships he’s formed here with faculty and through W&J’s unique …  

Applying for Prestigious Awards: W&J professional development classes prepare students for next steps

January 21, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 21, 2020)—JayTerm is a time for exploring new opportunities, and for some students in 2021, that includes preparing to apply for prestigious international awards. “The Curriculum and Programming Committee (CPC) generally approves any course that’s proposed so long as the content, class time, and learning outcomes are appropriate for a 2-credit experience,” …  

Writing for the Job Search: W&J professional development classes prepare students for next steps

January 21, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 21, 2020)—Unique experiences fill out impressive resumes for many W&J graduates, but how do they put that resume together? Professor of English Kay McEvoy, Ph.D., used JayTerm 2021 to teach the course: Writing for the Job Search. In Dr. McEvoy’s two week intensive, students learn how to analyze a job ad, write …