Alumni Stories

Courtney Spence

How Duke History Classes Fostered Openness to Foreign Cultures - Courtney Spence

Duke alumna Courtney Spence found that history classes opened windows into the world. She translated those learning experiences into founding Students of the World, a nonprofit that empowers students mediamakers to share the stories of innovators and programs that tackle some of the globe's...

Rebecca Stone

Alumni Profile: Rebecca Stone

Rebecca Stone (2012) interned at the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Office of Government Relations this summer, where she helped restart an after-hours program, "Portaits After 5," as part of the internship.  Stone received a Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Grant for Summer...

Brence Pernell

Alumni Profile: Brence Pernell

Brence Pernell (2008) received his M.Ed. from the Harvard University School of Education in 2009. He currently teaches humanities at the Community Charter School of Cambridge, in Cambridge, Mass. This summer, he was selected to attend an NEH seminar for secondary teachers on Latino Identity at...