Kyersten Siebenaler ‘20 | June 5, 2018
Kellogg International Scholar and International Development Studies minor Rosemary Agwuncha ’18 is known to many international students on campus as a mentor, friend, and scholar.
As an incoming freshman, Agwuncha came to campus six weeks early through the summer Balfour-Hesburgh Scholars Program; it was then that several upperclassmen encouraged her to seek out opportunities at the Kellogg Institute, including the International Scholars Program.
These upperclassmen acted as mentors, giving her advice on programs to pursue, funding sources, and enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom.
Agwuncha has since embraced the role of mentor enthusiastically, offering advice and sharing her experiences with other Notre Dame students – and particularly, with international students or those who, like her, have strong family ties to another country.
Both of Agwuncha’s parents were born and raised in Nigeria, and she was born in the United States. Agwuncha traveled to Nigeria with her family frequently throughout childhood, often for a few months at a time. Her family’s African roots influenced her to reach out to other students with international backgrounds.
In doing so, the pre-health studies/theology double major has become an important link between the Kellogg Institute and other students with ties to Africa.
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