Akwaaba, my name is Tiara Acklin and I am currently a sophomore at R-MC majoring
in Accounting. This picture was taken in the city of Ho in Ghana at a cultural performance
presented by (Hoss if you can remember the name of the group could you place it
here please?), this group shared some cultural dances with us that represented victory,
womanhood, and marital selection. My overall experience in Ghana was like a rebirth
to the world of how we are all more similar than different in our societies and
Hi! My name is Amanda Santoni and I am a senior at R-MC. I am majoring in biology
and my favorite campus activity is Habitat for Humanity. My Favorite experiences
in Ghana were the Basco orphanage, and the Wli waterfall.
My name is Kate Coutherut, and I’m from Virginia Beach, VA. I am a junior at Randolph-
Macon College. I am currently earning a major in sociology and a minor in Women’s
Studies. I am a member of the field hockey team at Randolph-Macon. I am also a member
of the Phi Mu Alumnae Chapter at R-MC. I am very grateful for the opportunity to
go to Ghana. My favorite part of going to Ghana was the interactions I had and the
connections I made with children we met from different schools. I believe many of
the children I have met over the past two weeks are the most inspiring I will ever
come to know.
Hey everyone, my name is Scott Hebert. I am 21 years old from Baltimore, Maryland.
I am currently am a Junior at Randolph-Macon College studying to become a History
major. Originally I chose to travel to Ghana for J-term to get a head on my college
credits, but by the end of our first day in Accra, Ghana's Capital city, I realized
this trip was going to much more than academic. Of all the beautiful sights and
historic background within the nation, it was the different cultural experience
that made the biggest impression on me.
Akwaaba, my name is Damien Drew Hoss. I am 21 years old, I was born in Carlsbad,
New Mexico and I grew up in Texas. I am a History major and a current Junior at
Randolph-Macon College. I am a Kappa Sigma alumni and the previous Vice President/
Risk manager. Since going to Africa I truly do have a different view on the world,
one that I am not afraid to say has made me a better person. I have taken the meaning
behind Sankofa to heart, especially as a History major, we all must honor our past
and learn from its teachings so that we can try and make the world a better place
in the future. There are two major sayings in Ghana that had the greatest impact
on me: "Show me your friends and I will show you your character" and "Good name
is better than riches."