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Courtney Nelson

Courtney is an advocate for cross-cultural understanding and communication. She greatly enjoys exploring new cities and meeting new people from around the world. When she’s not hiking in the great outdoors, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying her chips and queso.

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This #GivingTuesday, We’re Inspired By These Muskie Alumni Volunteers

#GivingTuesday is a global movement that connects individuals, communities, and organizations around the world to celebrate and encourage giving back. Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, it represents a global day focused on promoting sustainable change in one’s community. Even before #GivingTuesday, volunteering and investing in one’s community has been an important facet of American culture. Dating back to the founding of our country, Americans have banded together to help serve the collective good. In 1736, Benjamin Franklin founded the first volunteer firehouse, a concept that continues today with more than 70 percent of firefighters in the United States being volunteers. Nowadays,…

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