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Study Abroad

Caterham School Exchange Program

WRA is proud to participate in an exchange program with the Caterham School in Surrey, England. Through an application process, approximately 10 students are selected by the History Department to participate in the exchange each year. In June, WRA students travel to Surrey to attend classes with their student hosts. Time is also set aside for participants to visit sites of interest throughout England. In turn, WRA students host Caterham students during the school year.

Ellen C. Long Study Abroad (ELISA) Program

ELISA is a fully-funded summer home stay program of language immersion and cultural enrichment offered to qualified WRA students. The program is intended for sophomore students who have successfully completed a second year of language study and who have best exemplified the spirit of Ellen C. Long through their performance, effort and keen interest in the language and culture.

ELISA was named in honor of the late Ellen C. Long who demonstrated a life-long commitment to building bridges among cultures and peoples through her dedication, sensitivity to and appreciation of different languages and cultures. Thanks to the support and the generous donation of Dr. Dixon Long '51, ELISA has traveled to Costa Rica, France, Rome and Germany.

Speaker Series

Morgan Speaker

The Burton D. Morgan Foundation established a fund to underwrite on-campus visits by speakers from the fields of economics, finance and banking, philanthropy, commerce and industry, and successful entrepreneurs. The purpose of the Burton D. Morgan Foundation Lectures is to ensure that Reserve students are exposed to successful people from different professions so that students might learn by example and experience. The most recent Morgan Speaker was John Dearborne, president of JumpStart, a Cleveland-based nonprofit organization working to increase the economic impact and sustainability of Northeast Ohio’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Candace KleinJohn DearbornBaiju ShahTim GunnNeel Kashkari '91

Marticke Speaker

Marticke Speaker

The Keir Vivienne Marticke ’02 Speaker Series was established in 2005 in Marticke’s memory. Supported by the generosity of the Marticke family and the Pioneer Women of Reserve, the Marticke Fund was established to bring renowned speakers to the WRA campus. Our most recent Marticke Speaker was Capt. Lee Morin '70.

Alison WrightLoung UngCapt. Lee Morin '70Ian "Sandy Frazier '69Sonia Shah

Knight Fellowship

Knight Fellowship

In 1975 James L. Knight ’29 and Mary Ann Knight established the Knight Fellowship so WRA might annually host a Knight Fellow. Each year, through this special program, the Academy brings to campus for the week a guest speaker who is an expert in his or her chosen profession and possessed of broad interests, a vital personality and an ability to provide for a memorable visit for students. The most recent Knight Fellow was Vance George, director emeritus of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. George spent several weeks on the WRA campus working with students in the music program and delivering an all-school talk in the Chapel. The highlight of his visit came when he conducted the annual Vespers program for two performances in December.

Vance GeorgeIan CheneyJude Kearney '76Dr. Vincent TuohyLillian Kuri '88


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