In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we are developing a strategic plan with one primary goal: Becoming the flagship program of the southeastern United States. With this goal in mind, we are starting an ambitious fundraising effort that will allow us to build on our departmental strengths and develop new capacities that bring us closer to this goal.
Your support will strengthen our department in three strategic areas:
Our research extends beyond the borders of the United States and its territories. We want to provide our graduate and undergraduate students with an opportunity to study abroad as a core component of their studies. Your support will allow us to make global learning more accessible to our students. Our aspiration is to have every major and graduate student study abroad at least once in their program.
We offer a number of programs to the university community and beyond. This includes lecture series, conferences, panel discussions and book talks. Moving forward, we will offer an annual national conference that will identify and celebrate the next generation of scholars in the discipline. With your support, this conference and departmental programming will reflect our highest aspirations as a department and the highest standards of the discipline.
We have incredible students. Unfortunately, financial challenges sometimes preclude the ability of some of our students to complete their studies or take full advantage of the opportunities available to them. Your support will provide our students with emergency/transitional funds as well as support for travel to academic conferences and field work.
We thank you for your consideration. If you wish to donate, please consider contributing to our general fund by clicking here.