Following Her Passion
The field school, operated by New York’s Hamilton College for both Selkirk and Hamilton College students, is a six week intensive program where students study archaeological excavation techniques, ethnography, linguistics, and oral traditions of the interior Pacific Northwest and Upper Columbia River.
“Archaeology has always been an interest of mine so it’s always attracted me,” said Micheline. “Getting to do a project like this, practically in my own backyard, has been an incredible opportunity, one which I am so thankful I didn't pass up.”
A Fantastic Experience Close to Home
Micheline’s experience with the field school and Selkirk College has been fantastic. “Selkirk has been a great experience for me, with professors and courses which never fail to increase my interest in a subject,” she said. “Being close to home, and having relatively inexpensive courses, just makes it even better.”
Micheline will be taking a year off from school to explore Quebec and learn more from new experiences before heading back to school.
Success for Students as a Strategic Direction
One of Selkirk's Strategic Directions involves Building on our strengths and successes to develop innovative programs and services. Micheline's success with the Lemon Creek Archaeology Field School ties into our goals as a college to Increase opportunities for practicum placement, study exchange, and experiential and service learning in our home region and with international partners around the world.