Saint Mary's Summer Academy 2014
Saint Mary's Summer Academy 2014
Week One - July 6-11 Forensic Science
Week Two - July 13-18 Theatre
Week Three - July 20-25 Studio Art: Superhero
(for young women entering grades 8-12)
Saint Mary’s Summer Academy is a residential camp designed to introduce campers to the academic experience and thrill of college life.
These camps are designed for motivated students who are interested in academic studies, cultural pursuits, and an experiential immersion in a specific academic discipline. Three weeks of in-depth study and field trips are offered.
Limited need-based scholarships are available. Scholarships do not exceed $250 per camper.
Forensic Science: Pat Chrenka
Pat is a 7th and 8th grade science teacher at LaSalle Intermediate Academy in South Bend Community School Corporation. She is also a certified NASA educator and STEM teacher. Pat has taught courses at Summer Academy for the past 7 years. She is married with 2 adult children and one springer spaniel. She loves loves all things forensic…and mysterious….(Sherlock Holmes will make his presence known again this summer). Pat cannot wait to engage the new forensic investigators in a thrilling tale of suspense.
Theatre: Katie Sullivan
Katie Sullivan is an associate professor of theatre at Saint Mary’s and is in her 21st year teaching at the College. Holding an M.F.A. in Acting, Katie teaches all sorts of acting classes for the theatre program and is never happier at work than when squirreled away in the basement of Regina teaching Intro to Acting, Voice and Movement, Improvisation, Characterization, Styles or Viewpoints to both beginning or advanced college actors. Additionally, she directs a main stage production each year and is particularly drawn to contemporary American playwrights who write about social and/or psychological issues which involve people deeply. Rabbit Hole provides exciting opportunities to work with a small cast on ensemble building and moment-to-moment truthful acting between conflicted characters-- a continuation of what we learn and practice during the day in the studio.
Studio Art: Molly White, Michelle Johnson
This is Molly's first year as an art instructor for Summer Academy, but she's worked at Saint Mary's Fine Arts Camp for seven years, including the past two as an art instructor. Molly was also a camper at Fine Arts Camp for four years. She graduated from Saint Mary's in 2007 with my B.F.A. and she currently works at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in development.
Hello everyone! My name is Mary Gerth and I am currently a sophomore at Saint Mary’s College and am majoring in Communications. I am from Hinsdale, Illinois. I decided to attend Saint Mary’s because it is such an incredible school. I wanted to surround myself with people who had my best interest at heart and wanted to see me succeed in school. My favorite childhood movie is any Disney princess movie!
Hi! My name is Carrie Dubeau, and I am a member of the Class of 2016, currently finishing my sophomore year here at Saint Mary's. I am so excited to have the opportunity to be a counselor with Summer Academy this year, I know there are amazing experiences to be had! I am a Biology major with a minor in Studio Art, and I absolutely love every aspect of these subjects. My hometown is Ladera Ranch, California...a small city in Southern California. I chose to come all the way to Saint Mary's because the community atmosphere that is on campus is unlike any other, and I knew that being surrounded by amazing faculty and fellow women would allow me to grow as an individual! My favorite movie from when I was a child is Disney's The Little Mermaid - You just can't beat singing and dancing to that fun music! I am so looking forward to getting to know the campers that will attend Summer Academy this summer, as we will forge many new memories together.