Alumna Makes Gift to Support Future Changemakers

Susan Uhazie Camele

Susan Uhazie Camele and her husband, Robert, have established the Camele Family Scholarship Fund to support the next generation of "changemakers."

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.

Susan Uhazie Camele

Susan with Captain Chang on the final day of the Fall 1990 Voyage.

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.

Susan Uhazie Camele

Susan with husband Robert and daughter Liz (Fall 2018) at the 2019 Pittsburgh Chapter Founders' Day event.

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 ssigman@isevoyages.org or 970.293.3293.

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