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Three students selected for summer internships at the National Gallery, London

(From left) Emad Davis '18, Melissa Vandiver '19, and Desiree Page '18

(From left) Emad Davis ’18, Melissa Vandiver ’19, and Desiree Page ’18

Randolph College is pleased to announce the recipients of summer 2017 National Gallery, London internships.

The Gallery has accepted three interns who will spend eight weeks in London working in the Curatorial Department, Development Department, and the Research Center. These students are supported by an academic partnership between the College and the National Gallery, London, as well as the RISE and Jolley Mini Grant programs.

The students awarded internships are:

Emad Davis ‘18, Development Department

Emad “Ed” Davis is a junior majoring in engineering physics. Davis has served as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department to Indonesia. Additionally, he works as an information systems technician intern with Rose Computers and Networks. On campus, he is a member of the Judiciary Committee and the Society of Physics Students. On Davis’s internship application, one of his supervisors described him as “an emerging leader with capabilities and technical knowledge, a global perspective, and a strong work ethic.”

Desiree Page ’18, Research Center

Desiree Page is a junior majoring in art history and studio art, with a minor in museum studies. She has completed two internships with the Lynchburg Museum and Point of Honor, and has earned a certificate in studio art from Central Virginia Community College with distinction. On her internship application, one of Page’s professors said that her “knowledge, experience, and dedication to the study of art history indicate she will be successful in all of her professional endeavors.”

Melissa Vandiver ’19, Curatorial Department

Melissa Vandiver is a sophomore who plans to major in art history with minors in museum studies and communication studies. Vandiver has completed several internships at various local museums, including the Maier Museum, the Lynchburg Museum, and Amazement Square. On campus she is the treasurer of Circle K International and works as an art history subject tutor. On her internship application, one of Vandiver’s professors said that “she has a genuine interest in the role that museums play as resources for a community.”

This prestigious opportunity is made possible through an academic partnership between the College and the National Gallery, London. Created in 2014, this partnership is the first of its kind for any U.S. educational institution.

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