"DePauw’s Class of 2017 is a force to be reckoned with," said Sarah Fears to her classmates at DePauw University's 178th Commencement. "The world outside of DePauw is not ready for the brilliant light that our class is going to provide. They cannot render us invisible."
A political science and Africana studies double major from Terre Haute, Fears established the Intercultural Conversation Facilitator program in DePauw's Office of Multicultural Student Services. As a Bonner Scholar, she served the Greencastle community by teaching English as a Second Language at Tzouanakis Elementary School and serving as community service coordinator for the school's Student Friend program, which provides mentors to third-through-fifth graders. She was also instrumental in creating DePauw Dialogue and was an important voice in the establishment of the new Center for Diversity and Inclusion.