People of RCN2018-10-25T09:15:50+00:00

People of RCN

Maarten Hillebrandt (RCN ’01-’03)

If ever a national stereotype applied to a young adolescent, for me, it would be the famed Dutch directness. From a young age, I strived to “tell it as I see it”. In high school, this got me into trouble with the board, when the school newspaper of which I was editor-in-chief published a series of less-than-favourable articles about disruptive building works on the school grounds. As I entered Red [...]

November 14th, 2018|

Guðmundur Hegner Jónsson – Rektor

Guðmundur and Katarina "This place is so full of life, even before we have started the term." Katarina has arrived here to work together with Guðmundur, who is starting his new position as Rektor at UWC Red Cross Nordic. He expands on her early impressions with enthusiasm, "This is a place where people can embrace the people around them and discover themselves in ways that are unique [...]

September 21st, 2018|

Junette Maxis (RCN ’05-’07)

Clinton Global Initiative Stay Hungry In 2011, I was attending the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) event when the former US president Bill Clinton said to me, “Stay hungry”. I must admit, although I heard the words, it would take a few years for me to understand exactly what he meant. Back then, I was a senior at Luther College in Iowa. During my years at UWC [...]

August 29th, 2018|

Sumaya Said Salma (RCN ’15-’18)

When Sumaya arrived at UWC Red Cross Nordic in July 2015, she new little of what was awaiting her. She had very basic English, no IT knowledge, and she thought there would only be Norwegians on campus. Finding herself surrounded by different cultures and facing many immediate challenges was not easy in the beginning, but this is what she now is most grateful for: “In my culture and religion, peace [...]

July 6th, 2018|

Kathini and Larry

A profile of Kathini and Larry, written as they prepare to set sail for Vancouver, can only be a tribute, one contributed to by colleagues and students who worked closely with them. They have both given so much to the community that it’s hard to know where to start. Kathini taught yoga – with gusto - to countless students, staff and local enthusiasts. The support she gave through her classes, [...]

June 22nd, 2018|

Nikhita Winkler (RCN ’09 – ’11)

Experience, exposure to the world, and education My career is being a dance professional, but dance is also my passion and, I strongly believe, my purpose in life. In Namibia, a very young country with a small population size of slightly over 2.4 million people, being a professional dancer is not easily understood or accepted as a possible career field. This is why I saw an opportunity to become [...]

May 9th, 2018|