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Collegiate Connection



Matthew McCoy, Eliot Nofziger and Jessica Ramirez, students from Archbold, are active at Bluffton University this year.

Another student, Hannah Holsopple, PHS ‘11, daughter of Bill and Beth, is spending a semester through Dec. 5 in Northern Ireland.

McCoy, AHS ‘11, son of Steve and Brenda, is a hall chaplain, student senator and a C. Henry Smith Scholar.

Nofziger, AHS ‘10, son of Ross and Jo, is a pastoral assistant.

Ramirez, AHS’ 10, daughter of Benito and Alejandra, is a student senator.

Hall chaplains and pastoral assistants counsel peers and promote spiritual life activities.

They help new students get oriented to campus ministries and find ways to help put student faith into action.

The student senate represents student-body interests to the administration, faculty and university community and is responsible for coordinating co-curricular activities. The senate is composed of four members of each class and a president.

C. Henry Smith Scholars may help with course planning and tutoring. They are named by the university Special Studies and Honors Committee and must have a grade point average of 3.3 or higher for recommendation by faculty.

Holsopple and other BU students live with host families in Northern Ireland this fall, and attend classes at the University of Ulster-Magee College in Londonderry.

Students gain an understanding of the country’s political realities and experience the efforts of conflict resolution.



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