University of Dubuque Alumnus to Present “The Global Citizen”

Feb 21, 2018 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque alumnus Matthew Zittritsch (C’17) will present “The Global Citizen: A Discussion of Cultural Experience and Character-Building Opportunities” on Wednesday, March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles and Romona Myers Center, Room 146.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Zittritsch will describe how his character was challenged and enhanced through diverse travel and service opportunities presented to him during his time at UD. He has studied abroad in Australia, participated in Semester at Sea twice, conducted research with the Three Affiliated Tribes through the Joseph and Linda Chlapaty Summer Fellowship, developed classroom management strategies during service in Chicago, and volunteered with the Dubuque Circles Initiative. Zittritsch’s next adventure will take him to Armenia, where he will begin two years of volunteer service with the Peace Corps in late March.

“My goal is to not only bring to light the diversity and global issues that affect our country and globe, but to also discuss how we can utilize our abilities as global citizens and children of God to have a positive impact on these issues through our character,” Zittritsch said.

The presentation is sponsored by the UD Teacher Education Department and Wendt Character Initiative.