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

People of RCN

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|

The New College Signpost

The College's signpost – first planted on the grass between the Admin and Andresen Buildings in 2003 with arrows pointing to cities across the world - has over the years taken on a real significance at RCN as both a visual reminder to us all of the world beyond and also destinations our graduates head towards. Photographed with snow on it and caught in summer sunshine, we use it [...]

April 30th, 2018|

Máret Ingá Länsman

“Finally, we can feel proud to be indigenous”: An interview with RCN visitor Máret Ingá Länsman This week, I was deeply heartened to welcome to the College Máret Ingá Länsman, a Sámi language and culture teacher currently undertaking a Master’s in Teacher Education at the Sámi University College up north in Guovdageaidnu, Norway. Ingá comes from a large reindeer herding family in Njuorggán, a town of two hundred some [...]

April 23rd, 2018|

Marianne Andresen

Marianne Andresen has been a longstanding supporter of UWC Red Cross Nordic (and UWC Norge and UWC internationally) - and has been a lionhearted champion of our College for over twenty years. Generation after generation of RCN students have benefited from her thoughtful contributions and gentle suggestions to the development of the College. Marianne has contributed in very many ways - including donations towards classrooms, the Silent House, the [...]

April 6th, 2018|