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Diversity Center Alums podcast discusses PLU’s Trinidad and Tobago exchange program

Posted by: / November 29, 2018
Podcast recording with Shelondra Harris, Earl Lovelace, Angie Hambrck and Barbara Temple-Thurston at PLU, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (Photo/John Froschauer)

Image: Angie Hambrick (foreground) sits down to record a podcast about PLU’s Trinidad and Tobago exchange program with Shelondra Harris ’17 (right), author Earl Lovelace and PLU English professor Barbara Temple-Thurston (left).

By Thomas Kyle-Milward
Marketing & Communication

TACOMA, WASH. (Nov. 29, 2018) — Study away is a big part of the Pacific Lutheran University student experience. The university's Trinidad and Tobago exchange program is one of those unique destinations.

Podcast host Angie Hambrick, PLU’s Assistance Vice President of Diversity, Justice and Sustainability, got to sit down with noted Trinidadian author Earl Lovelace, PLU English professor Barbara Temple-Thurston and D-Center alum Shelondra Harris ’17 to discuss the program, the opportunities it offers PLU students and the benefits of studying away in Trinidad and Tobago.

The conversation covered PLU’s 25-year history with the twin-island republic, Temple-Thurston’s efforts to launch the program, Lovelace’s expertise with and influence on the study away opportunity (both as a English faculty member in the ’90s and noted Trinidadian author), Harris’ experiences when she took part in the program and the Diversity Center’s upcoming 2019 alumni trip there in July.

For information about Pacific Lutheran University’s study away opportunities, visit The Wang Center for Global Education‘s website. For more information about the Diversity Center, its resources and upcoming events, visit the Diversity Center website. For more PLU podcasts, visit the university’s SoundCloud page.