“The interdisciplinary course load I had as an American Studies/Fine Arts double major provided me the foundation I needed to successfully navigate the social justice causes to which I am committed... as well as my developing career path.”
Sareve Lawson ’08 Brooklyn, NY
“Muhlenberg is able to draw students with seemingly unrelated interests mainly because of its intimate size, ” says Sareve Lawson ‘08. “It is totally doable to be a bio major, as well as a lead in one of the many theatre/dance productions, and to do it well. The science and theatrical arts programs are renowned, so you don’t have to compromise on quality for either.”
Sareve should know; she’s a mixed media artist who, along with dean of students Karen Green, co-founded the Muhlenberg Gospel Choir.
Epitomizing Muhlenberg’s ideals of seeing beyond oneself and improving the lives of others, Sareve combined her studies in American Studies with her community action to inform and inspire her creative production.
“My art is (usually) meant to create a conversation about being a person of color in America.... specifically being a woman of color in America,” says Sareve.
And, as student coordinator/leader of the IMPACT community service program and co-president of the Black Student Association, Sareve Lawson brought her art—and her heart—into action.