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Education Never Ends
During summer break, a group of Xavier students traveled to Europe—not to sip coffee at a cafe in Paris or do as the Romans in Rome, but to learn about building human rights and promoting dignity among the world's youth. Their trip was captured on the World Youth Alliance blog.
How did one pre-med student overcome a disability and get into Xavier? Great grades, hard work and an ability to impress Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. Armand Cann is a freshman this year at Xavier with the goal of becoming a surgeon. In order to help pay his way, he applied for a scholarship from the Marvin Lewis Community Foundation. All of the scholarships were already filled for the year, until Cann interviewed with Lewis. That changed everything. The coach and the future doctor were the subject of a profile on Bengals.com.
The Spring 2009 issue of Xavier magazine included a story about 1999 graduate Sara Elizabeth Timmons, who started her own production company and has produced more than a dozen independent films. At the time, she was planning her next movie, "Lake Effects." That film is now in production and starring actress Jane Seymour. The Roanoke Times did a story about the movie being filmed.