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Ethnic / Racial Heritage

“Ethnicity should enrich us; it should make us a unique people in our diversity and not be used to divide us.”—Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Politician


This community is designed to be a space for people who identify with or are interested in learning more about diversity and ethnic heritage backgrounds. This community offers resources, programs, events, and networking opportunities that can enrich the academic experience and promote success as a student. Importantly, we offer a support system to promote the academic and personal success of each student!

The Ethnic/Racial Heritage Identity/Affinity Community brings together faculty, staff, alums, and community members seeking to invest early in our next generation of leaders: diverse students who have succeeded through trials and are ready to lead the way toward finding solutions to problems in our society today. Our ethnic heritage informs how we may be unique and different from others, and how we can learn to complement each other and collaborate toward reaching our goals. Because of our diversity, many members of non-majority groups are at the end of oppression and lack of access. This community is designed to recognize, appreciate, celebrate, promote, and support each individual because of their diversity and contributions. This is a space where students can focus on becoming ready to develop as early career professionals.

If you are interested in participating in and/or supporting this community, please feel free to share your experiences, provide resources that may support students’ pathways to development, connect with students to offer insight and support, and inform the broader community of internships, community engagement, or job opportunities.

Making the Most of Drew Internship Awards

Making the Most of Drew Internship Awards

What are Drew Internship Awards?

Internship awards are a form of financial assistance provided by Drew University endowed funds with the goal of supporting students as they complete their internship experience. These awards vary in size and may be used …

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Student Spotlight: Alexa deBinder C’23

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Alexa deBinder C’23                                
Majors: Theatre Arts and French
Minor: Music
Launch Career Community: Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Ethnic / Racial Heritage, Faith, Religion & Spirituality, and Visible/Invisible Disabilities
Member of Goof Troop

Where were you born and raised?

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Student Spotlight: Krystal Palmer ’22

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Krystal Palmer ‘22
Majors: International Relations and Economics
Minor: Business
Launch Career Communities: Social Impact, Education, Law & Government and Business, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Ethnic/Racial Heritage, Limited Resources, Faith Religion & Spirituality
Baldwin Honors Scholar
Omicron Delta …

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Student Spotlight: Marvin Vargas C’21   

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Marvin Vargas C’21                                  
Majors: History and Spanish
Launch Career Communities: Social Impact, Education, Law & Government and Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: First-Generation and Ethnic/Racial Heritage
Educational Opportunity Scholar
President of the Omicron Gamma Chapter for Sigma Delta …

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Student Spotlight: Amy Zavecz C’21

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Amy Zavecz C’21
Major: Art History
Minors: Museum Studies & Cultural Management and Archaeology
Launch Career Community: Arts, Communications & Languages
Launch Identity/Affinity Communities: Ethnic/Racial Heritage and First-Generation
Phi Beta Kappa
Co-president of the Art History Club
Academic Coach and …

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