Thirty years have passed since Susan Uhazie Camele's first Semester at Sea as a resident director, but she still vividly remembers the experience. Christmastime poinsettias in Venezuela. Wild animals in Kenya. Dining with the U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles. "I didn't know it at the time, but ahead of me was a lifelong relationship with Semester at Sea," Susan says.
That relationship has included more voyages; serving on the Alumni Association Leadership Team, Faculty and Staff Council, and representing Pittsburgh-area alumni as the Chapter Representative; and bidding bon voyage to her daughter, Liz, who set sail in fall 2018.
Susan values how Semester at Sea helps participants gain a better understanding of the world. "We learn to approach issues with the dignity of our fellow human beings in mind," she says.
To support the next generation of "changemakers," Susan and her husband, Robert, have established the Camele Family Scholarship Fund. Thanks to guidance from Semester at Sea staff, creating a future gift was easy to do, Susan says.
She encourages alumni to give back in whatever ways that they can.
"I think in times of high stress and crisis, like now, we need to know where our anchors are," Susan says. "Semester at Sea is an anchor—pun intended!—for so many of us. Let's help move the mission forward."
Semester at Sea's mission to educate students with the global understanding necessary to address the challenges of our interdependent world is more important than ever. Your support helps ensure that future voyagers have the opportunity to set sail with us. To learn about making a gift in your estate plan, contact Susan Sigman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970.293.3293.
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