Experiential Academics

Living the Mission: Brevard College Students Changing the World through Research

Brevard College’s mission, rooted in experiential learning, is on full display at Jones Library in the center of the Brevard College campus. Students studying various academic disciplines, primarily in math and sciences, have spent their academic careers at Brevard College learning from their faculty members and mentors both inside and outside the classroom. These experiences…

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Brevard College Lucas Gomez Spends Summer Researching Marine Life

Lucas Gomez, Brevard College class of ‘21, Environmental Studies major and Wilderness Leadership Experiential Education major, spent the summer interning with Duke Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Gomez studied a variety of marine life at Duke REU’s marine lab, the Nicholas School of the Environment which is located in Beaufort North Carolina. Gomez, originally from…

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Brevard College Decreases Price of Dual Enrollment by 97%

Brevard College decreased the cost of dual enrollment from $285 per credit hour to $25 per class starting for the Fall 2019 semester. This significant decrease will provide a greater opportunity for local high school and home school students to receive college credit. Additionally, Brevard College offers a half tuition scholarship to over 120 counties…

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Brevard College Student Travels Abroad to Pune, India

By: Carmen Boone, ‘20 Brevard College senior Luz Hernandez, an Integrated Studies Major in English and Psychology,  minoring in Gender Studies and Leadership, spent a semester abroad in Pune, India studying gender studies. In January of 2017, the paperwork and process of planning for India began. Hernandez received a lot of help and support from…

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Senior Kaylee McRae interns at Florida teaching hospital

By: Mary Lewe, ’19 Many seniors in college struggle to imagine what they might like to do after graduation, but Brevard College senior Kaylee McRae, Health Science major, does not have that struggle. Holding a human heart in her hands and spending a summer working long hours alongside medical students and residents solidified her clear…

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Brevard College Rover Project Underway

By Brevard College Junior Carmen Boone, ’20 The rovers are robots, tools that can be controlled from the classroom by remote sensing. Originally, they were designed to give students an opportunity to explore Pisgah National Forest. However, the main goal now is to use them to get students excited about science and to keep them engaged.…

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Students Prepare For 21-day Expedition

By Brevard College Junior Chloe McGee, ‘20 A group of 11 Brevard College students led by wilderness leadership and experiential education (WLEE) professor John Buford make up the crew of what is commonly referred to as the “Immersion Semester”— a WLEE course that involves rigorous planning and countless hours in the field. “It’s the capstone…

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Campuswide Attention to Retention & Engagement Strategies

Brevard College is making a bold commitment to student success. With the help of the John Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education, Brevard College has begun the BC CARES initiative. BC CARES is a partnership between the academic affairs and campus life departments to create an environment for student success in and out of…

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Brevard Professor Uses His Passion For Numbers To Connect With Students

By Brevard College Senior Shannon Summitt, ‘19 One Brevard professor uses his passion for numbers to connect with students. Brad Bilsky, Assistant Professor of Business and Organizational Leadership at Brevard College, spent his Pennsylvanian childhood trading baseball cards with friends; comparing the shifting prices of each card and tracking the batting averages for their favorite…

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