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Study of the American Experience

Comegys Bight Fellowship Stories

The Comegys Bight Fellowship Program provides Washington College students with unique opportunities to integrate their academic work with real-world practice, resulting in experiences that often change the course of their intellectual and professional lives. To read their stories, click the photos below.

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    Working for UNESCO in Paris this summer on a Starr Center fellowship, Alex Foxwell ’16 discovered the terrible answer to a Second World War family mystery.
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    History isn’t quite a thing of the past for rising senior Robbie Teel ’15, who has spent his summer helping to uncover it at Historic Jamestowne.
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    Hands-on experience at the National Archives as a Comegys Bight Fellow helped Michael Kuethe ’13 land a job as an educator at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
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    Brittany Weaver ’14 talks about her experience at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and her time at Washington College.
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    The chance to intern at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art has made this summer one to remember for Erin Benz ’16.

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    Interning at the Library of Congress, a WC student gets an insider’s access to the labyrinthine treasure trove of a nation.