Congrats to the Grads! Profiles in Success—2015

Jamie Lee Sonnenberg-Smith: Ready for the world

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History major and former GCU soccer player Jamie Lee Sonnenberg-Smith is nothing if not honest.
“I came to Georgian Court as a stranger who did not really feel that I belonged anywhere; I left as a member of the GCU family after finding myself a home.”

I will never forget how Georgian Court has impacted me. It will always hold a special place in my heart.

The Canadian native (her home is about 40 minutes northwest of Buffalo, NY) spent five weeks in 2014 working in Accra, Ghana to combat child labor and child trafficking. The experience was more than memorable. “It was eye-opening and rewarding,” says Jamie, who is headed to the University of Ottawa to earn a master’s degree in globalization and international development. “It gave me practical, hands-on experience for my future career field and would not have been possible without Georgian Court.”

Earning a history degree at Georgian Court has sharpened her analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, she says. And the emphasis on understanding international affairs has prepared her for graduate study. Ultimately, Jamie may pursue a career in foreign aid and service, humanitarian assistance, or peacebuilding and conflict resolution. “I am excited about my next steps in life and where my journey will take me, but I will never forget how GCU has impacted me. It will always hold a special place in my heart.”

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Jamie Lee Sonnenberg-Smith: Ready for the world

jamie lee

History major and former GCU soccer player Jamie Lee Sonnenberg-Smith is nothing if not honest.
“I came to Georgian Court as a stranger who did not really feel that I belonged anywhere; I left as a member of the GCU family after finding myself a home.”

I will never forget how Georgian Court has impacted me. It will always hold a special place in my heart.

The Canadian native (her home is about 40 minutes northwest of Buffalo, NY) spent five weeks in 2014 working in Accra, Ghana to combat child labor and child trafficking. The experience was more than memorable. “It was eye-opening and rewarding,” says Jamie, who is headed to the University of Ottawa to earn a master’s degree in globalization and international development. “It gave me practical, hands-on experience for my future career field and would not have been possible without Georgian Court.”

Earning a history degree at Georgian Court has sharpened her analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, she says. And the emphasis on understanding international affairs has prepared her for graduate study. Ultimately, Jamie may pursue a career in foreign aid and service, humanitarian assistance, or peacebuilding and conflict resolution. “I am excited about my next steps in life and where my journey will take me, but I will never forget how GCU has impacted me. It will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Next: An internship paves the way to work

 



Return to our Commencement 2015 roundup, or contact the  Office of Marketing & Communications to learn more about our standout students! 

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