Acknowledgments and Thanks

IMG_2313Thanks, most especially, to all of my amazing Mamymester honors students. It was truly an honor and a joy to share this incredible learning journey with each of them and to see their growth and development over this three-week timeframe. This is a lovely card they gave me on our last day of class!

Take a look at their fantastic class blogs

Marie Angoulvant – Marie Goes to Ireland
Josh Blair – From Ireland to Paris
Peter Costea – People Places and Adventures in Ireland
Austin Fogle – Ireland Blog
Jazmin Fontenot – And the Journey Begins
Adam Gerken – Adam’s Ireland in Context Blog
Kevie Kawasaki – Adventures Abroad
Suzie Lee – Spectacular Journey In Ireland With Suzie

Special thanks to –

Dr. Steve Medema, Director of the University Honors and Leadership Program (UHL) at CU Denver, for leadership of this incredible program and encouragement and program support for the Honors Maymester experience

Phyllis Cheney, UHL Program Coordinator, for administrative support

John Sunnygard, Director of Global Education/Study Abroad in the Office of International Affairs, at CU Denver, for program guidance and support

Meghan Atherton, Study Abroad Coordinator, Global Education/Study Abroad in the Office of International Affairs, at CU Denver, for program support

Shereen Khwajazada, Coordinator, Finance and Human Resources, the Office of International Affairs, at CU Denver, for program support

Jan Rutherford, Director, Self Reliant Leadership and Senior Instructor, CU Denver Business School, for collaboration

Laura Goodwin, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean, CAM, for collaborative program approval and support

Leslie Gaston- Bird, Chair, MEIS, CU Denver, for collaborative program approval and support

Brenda Ní Shúilleabháin, for collaboration and friendship, and hosting our Bibeanna and Men of Ventry films, discussions, and beautiful tea for me and my students in her home

Mícheál de Mordha, Director, Blasket Centre, for collaboration, friendship, hosting my Visiting Researcher appointment in the Center in 2001, and Centre tour for students

Dáithí de Mórdha, Associate Director, Blasket Centre, for collaboration, friendship, hosting my Visiting Researcher appointment in the Center in 2001

Maria Simonds-Gooding, for hosting an amazing studio tour and sharing stories

Paul and Gleann Doherty, for an incredible tour of the Derry Wall and the Bosgside, and sharing personal stories

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