The Francis J. and Earla E. Rocks Experiential Learning Fellowship Endowment Fund provides financial support for undergraduate student projects for experiential learning to students seeking a major or minors in any of the following academic departments: art history and art. classics, English, modern languages and literatures, music, and theater and dance.
- Jared Shank, to help subsidize the cost of the NICA’s (National Institute of Circus Art in Australia) Certificate IV Program.
- Eva Barrett, to participate in the National Undergraduate Creative Writing Conference at James Madison University in the summer of 2016.
- Paige Klopfenstein, to enroll in The Michael Chekhov Acting Technique Certified Teacher Program, to enroll in the ‘A Practical Approach to Directing Program,’ and to facilitate a weekly workshop for fellow students.
- Eliana Fabiyi, to support travel to Italy for a month, in order to take workshops in the Jerzy Grotowski School of stage acting. Originally from Poland, this acting method teaches an actor how his/her physicality relates to producing emotion, and how to be truthful when relating a character’s story on the stage.
- Abirami Subramanian, to support expenses associated with project titled,” Water and Health Education Initiative in Crucede Blanco, Dominican Republic.
- Austin Bennett, to support expenses associated with project titled, “Language and Gestures Research.”
- Alexandra Litofsky, to support expenses associated with project titled, “ Improved Cookstoves in Cruce de Blanco.
- Paavan Mehta, to support expenses associated with project titled, “Los Tres Alcazares”.
- Jane Rose Atalig, research to perform an investigation of Ancient Megalithic Structures known as “Taga” Stones.