During HSU’s Fall Trustee meeting, first lady Carol Hall hosted an informative gathering for trustee spouses to hear about the many ways Hardin-Simmons students were engaged in study abroad experiences and leadership preparation during the summer.
Dr. Bob Ellis, Phillips professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, and associate dean for academics at Logsdon Seminary, shared about a summer trip to Israel where seminary students partnered in learning about scripture and culture. During the trip, students were given the unique opportunity to form friendships with seminary students from Nazareth Evangelical Theological Seminary, with whom Logsdon recently solidified a formal partnership.
Dr. Rosario Hall, associate professor of foreign languages, presented a slide show about HSU students who studied during the summer at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Participating HSU students were immersed in Spanish culture, learning both the language and history through other travel opportunities.
While some HSU students were busy in Spain and Israel, the HSU Leadership Program put their lessons into practice through participation in the second Bike Ride Across Texas (BRAT2). Dr. Coleman Patterson communicated how HSU students involved in this event traveled more than 925 miles over eight days - raising over $4,500 for their program. Every aspect of the trip was planned by students, who ultimately hope to plan a bike across America during the summer of 2015.
Each presentation provided a glimpse into myriad opportunities available to students while offering trustee spouses a unique perspective on the global reach of HSU.