International Travel – Kellie Etling

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This May, through UT’s Honors Program, I had the amazing opportunity to visit Zürich, Switzerland; Paris, France; and London, England. Never did I think in my college career would I get to go to any of those iconic places. I was able to visit famous and historic places like the Cabaret Voltaire (birthplace of the Dada movement), the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the London Eye, and the Globe Theatre. This native Floridian also got to experience my first snow! And at the Swiss Alps of all places (not a bad first snow, if I do so say so myself). Not to mention, we got to go to the Warner Bros. Studios in England to visit the actual real-life Harry Potter film sets. The film major and major Harry Potter fan in me were beyond excited. I’m so grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime experience I got to have thanks to the Honors Program!

Timothy M. Smith Award – Victoria Sunseri

Victoria on top of Sigiriya rock in Sri Lanka
Victoria on top of Sigiriya rock in Sri Lanka

The recipient of the 2017-2018 Timothy M. Smith Award, Victoria Sunseri, was recently highlighted on UT’s website for her award trip. Victoria used the award money to volunteer with the nonprofit Community Concern in Sri Lanka, learning about human trafficking.