Carolyn Scott-Patterson has bachelor degrees in History (specializing in Egypt's role in the Ancient Near East) and Anthropology (specializing in Archaeology), a Master's degree in Hebrew Bible (specializing in Women in the Hebrew text and Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology, with a thesis on the role of Pilegeshim in cross-cultural context), and the first half of her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible (dissertation topic: "Working Women in the Hebrew Bible").
She has staffed archaeological digs in Ramat Rahel, Akko, Khirbet er-Ras, and Azekah, lectured on Coptic Art and Archaeology in Egypt, and as a firm believer in experiential archaeology, she has taught Ceramics, and Fabric Arts, and prepped a museum exhibit on stone fences in Healdsberg, CA.
In previous philanthropic employment, Carolyn has been the Youth Director of a Lutheran church, and the Administrator of a foundation supporting graduate students in Religion.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”