2021-22 Recipients


Raven Begell-Long is an Art History major with a professional interest in museum information systems, indigenous issues, and decolonization theory. During their 6-week Hoskins Experience, Raven worked as a Collection Management Specialist Intern at the National Museum and Art Gallery (NMAG) in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. At the museum, Raven achieved many positive outcomes, most notably they:

  • Implemented the collection information system PastPerfect Museum Software, preceded by independent research of metadata standards and data management systems such as TMS
  • Created over one thousand records from archaeology, art, history, and natural history
  • Developed technical documentation for data standards and creating documents for museum to be used following their tenure
  • In collaboration with local indigenous groups and museum leadership, facilitated a shift from the outdated term “Amerindian Collection” to the “First Peoples Collection"

Raven and their conservation-focused peer--Katherine Bozzo--were hailed as "change agents" by the Chairman of the Board of Directors for NMAG--Kenwyn Crichlow--because of the tremendous amount of work they were able to accomplish. Their Hoskins Mentors are Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Rebecca Skinner Green and Reference and Instruction Librarian Laura Sheets, whose guidance helped make this experience possible.


Alexander Johnson is a Nursing major among the first cohort of the new BGSU School of Nursing. Through the Hoskins Global Scholarship he spent 5 weeks volunteering at Puesto de Salud Miraflores, a clinic in Cusco, Perú, supporting their work and observing transcultural healthcare communication. During his time, he noted how differences in language, culture, and resources impacted the way that healthcare teams communicate, as well as communication across national boundaries. He compared his experience in the healthcare setting of the United States to that of Perú, relating the notable differences and how these affect patient care. In addition, he furthered his study of Spanish, applying it to the clinical setting. His Hoskins mentor is Director of the BGSU School of Nursing, Dr. Shelly Bussard.


Melaina Earls is a Digital Arts major with an interest in women during the Renaissance. Her Hoskins experience gave her the opportunity to study art from the Renaissance in Italy with visits to Florence, Rome, and Venice. This experience focused on looking at the power of the arts in shaping identity and politics, particularly related to women in the Renaissance. She visited several art museums including the Uffizi and the Peggy Guggenheim museum as well as many historic and religious sites including relevant art works. Her Hoskins mentor is Dr. Allie Terry-Fritsch, Art History Professor. 

Updated: 08/09/2023 10:57AM