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of Ursinus students receive some form of financial assistance.

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Carolyn Smith Strainic ’11
Carolyn Smith Strainic ’11

UN Diplomat, NY

Carolyn enters her first year at Ursinus.

An International Relations and French double major from Harrisburg, Pa., Carolyn views the three most pressing problems for her generation as nuclear weapons, global climate change and terrorism.
Carolyn Smith Strainic ’11
Carolyn Smith Strainic ‘11

UN Diplomat, New York City

Carolyn joins Ursinus’s Model U.N. program

She forms a strong bond with the adviser, the late Professor Joe Melrose ’66, former Ambassador to Sierra Leone and then-president of the national collegiate Model U.N.
Carolyn Smith Strainic ’11
Carolyn Smith Strainic ’11

UN Diplomat, NY

Carolyn becomes president of the International Relations Club.

Has the opportunity to travel and learn more about the topic of transitional justice from representatives of the United Nations. She begins work on her honors thesis in International Relations.
Carolyn Smith Strainic ’11
Carolyn Smith Strainic ’11

UN Diplomat, NY

Upon graduation, Carolyn lands an internship at the U.N.

Melrose, then acting U.S. Representative for Management and Reform, U.S. mission to the U.N., helps Carolyn secure this post-graduate opportunity.
Carolyn Smith Strainic ’11
Carolyn Smith Strainic ’11

UN Diplomat, NY

Today, Carolyn is a United Nations diplomat.

Carolyn represents the United States in negotiations with 193 other countries in the U.N.’s General Assembly, usually focusing on budgetary issues and peacekeeping operations. Strainic also supports negotiations in the Security Council, which determines the existence of a threat to peace or act of aggression.
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94%

of students in the class of 2018 are either employed, in graduate or professional school, or have chosen service such as the military or a fellowship.

Ursinus Moves Up in U.S. News National Ranks

Ursinus College has again been recognized as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, coming in 82nd on the annual list. It was also named a top innovative college.
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