Worcester Telegram & Gazette columnist Jennifer Toland recently recognized Kara Fischer ’17, a student-designed physical anthropology major and captain of Clark’s women’s soccer team, for her academic and athletic skill, as well as her work within the community. Toland's column highlights Fischer's work ethic and details her recent internship with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, the world’s largest forensic anthropology lab, and volunteer work at Jeremiah's Inn among other pursuits. Toland also explains how Fischer and the team will host Coast Guard Academy this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. for an Alzheimer's Awareness game in support of her father, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2014.
Here, an excerpt:
“During her four years at Clark, senior Kara Fischer has flourished as a respected leader on the soccer field as the Cougars’ captain and best player, in the classroom, where she maintains close to a 4.0 GPA and in the community, both locally and globally.
“'I feel like I learned a lot of different things at Clark,' Fischer said. 'Following my instincts is a big thing I’ve learned to do and working hard — working hard will get you places for sure.' ...