Mellon Fellows in South Africa
In January three representatives from Heritage’s Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship will have the experience of a lifetime as they travel to South Africa. Mellon Fellows Zerafin Gonzales (Criminal Justice, ’12) and Crystal Lame Bull (Business Administration, ’04) and the program director, Dr. Winona Wynn, are taking the trip as part of an international education symposium designed to connect South African and American academics.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Heritage to be part of this cultural exchange. There is so much that we have in common with each other, similar struggles, goals and even histories, and so much we can learn from each other,” said Dr. Wynn.
The symposium focuses on building understanding of South Africa’s socio-economic and racial climates, its history and environment. Participants will spend 10 days taking part in lectures, roundtable discussions and tours of places of significance around Cape Town and its surrounding townships.