IPCR Student and Alumni Profiles
Hannah Simon Girard was drawn to the global emphasis of Arcadia's dual program in IPCR and Public Health. "Academia itself offers bountiful access to knowledge, but without Arcadia’s practical application of global learning, I would not be equipped with as much reverence for all that I still have yet to learn."
Ayuen Ajok figured
learning about conflict resolution would prepare him to help his native
country of South Sudan. "As I researched graduate schools, I knew I
wanted to focus on human rights law, sustainable development, and
humanitarian work. Arcadia’s ICPR program seemed well designed to
address contemporary problems affecting people in the world, especially
in conflict zones."
Taylor Bennett combined classroom theory with on-the-ground experience to bring her International Peace and Conflict Resolution education full circle with her choice to study abroad in Kosovo and pursue an internship in Sierra Leone.
Monique Coke refined her focus for her professional life after interning with a microfinance organization in Chicago.
William Kuhn discovered Arcadia's IPCR program while looking up participating institutions of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. "I found it appealing due to its focus on peace; having experienced two major wars and conflicts, I wanted to see what change could be made to situations that I’ve personally experienced, and how to reduce human suffering."
Adriana Miladinovic came across Arcadia while searching for programs that would combine her experiences growing up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and working as a journalist with her desire to be in a position where change was possible. Further investigation into Arcadia's IPCR caused her to realize “This is me, this is what I have been looking for.”
Constance Teague feels personally tied to working in peace and conflict resolution as a war survivor originally from Liberia. After initially thinking she'd pursue her law degree, she realized her passion to be a practitoner instead and honed her skills through an internship in Sierra Leone.
wants to establish a government career in homeland security and
counterterrorism, and Arcadia's IPCR program has challenged her in and
outside of the classroom at Arcadia and even beyond. "Based on
encouragement from my professors, I have pursued additional educational
Kimberly Terry couldn't shake the feeling that she wasn't living up to her full potential in her native Oxford, N.C. "I realized that my dreams were a lot bigger than where I was settling." After being accepted at Arcadia, she wrote up a proposal to work for her employer remotely, relocated herself and her daughter to Philadelphia, and entered Arcadia's dual degree program in IPCR and Public Health.