Appalachian College Association's Berger International Seminar Trip to

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Brazil

August 2005


Trip Outline



Our group won an Appalachian College Association Berger Grant to conduct an international seminar in South America. A total of fourteen students and three faculty members from three ACA institutions participated on a field trip that took them to parts of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Brazil in August 2005. The participating Institutions, Faculty, and Students are listed below:

Brevard College, Brevard, NC

(photo by Raul Mansilla)

Dr. Jim Reynolds (web page)
Associate Professor of Geology

Samantha Bruce
Environmental Studies Major/
Geology Minor
Enfield, CT

Chelsea Christ
Environmental Studies Major/
Geology Minor
Asheville, NC

Jayne Hall
Math Major
Pisgah Forest, NC


Aaron Motley
Environmental Studies Major /
Geology Minor
Clemson, SC

April Sakowski
Environmental Studies Major
Mountaintop, PA


Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA

Dr. Todd Fredericksen (web page)
Assistant Professor of Forestry & Wildlife


Ryan Cooper
Environmental Science Major
Stuart's Draft, VA

Ken Graves (a.k.a. Nigel)
Environmental Science Major
Ferrum, VA

Porter Knight
Environmental Science Major
Ashland, VA

Melissa Payne (a.k.a. Barbie)
Biology Major
Ararat, VA

Amanda Sale
Biology Major
Spotsylvania, VA

The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Dra. Carmen McEvoy,
Associate Professor of History (web page)

Jaime Chavez
Economics and Spanish Major

Megan Hinkle
Environmental Policy Major
Tallahassee, FL

Victoria Nixon
Spanish Major

María Rodríguez
New Oleans, LA
History Major



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