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Philadelphia Inquirer Tells Inspiring Story of Bryn Mawr Student Undaunted by Tragedy of Her Early Life

Posted October 2, 2012

The Oct. 2 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Zimbabwe teen leaves anguish behind, starts future at Bryn Mawr” tells the story of Gertrude Makurumidze ’16, who in the span of just a few months at the age of eight lost her mother, a newborn sister, and her father, all, she eventually learned, from AIDS. Makurumidze, who hopes […]

Incoming Bryn Mawr Student Writes of Strength Drawn from Growing Up as an Orphan in Zimbabwe

Posted February 23, 2012

In this powerful piece published in the Feb. 12 edition of the The Sunday Mail of Zimbabwe, incoming Bryn Mawr student Gertrude Makurumidze of Zimbabwe writes about how the experience of losing her family to AIDS has motivated her to achieve her dreams of studying in the United States. Makurumidze is a participant in the […]