Elizabeth Hetzel, a Core instructor at Oglethorpe, has been selected from a national applicant pool to be a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.
Elizabeth will participate in the Summer Institute “Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderlands Narratives about Identity and Binationalism.” The two-week program will be held July 16-30 at The University of Texas at El Paso. The 25 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.
Elizabeth earned her bachelor’s in journalism and advertising at The University of Georgia, a Master of Arts in English at University of West Georgia, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Georgia State University.