Anne Mitchell
  • Fayetteville, AR

Centre College Class Takes Anne Mitchell to France

2013 Jan 14

Anne Mitchell of Fayetteville, a sophomore at Centre College, is studying abroad in France during CentreTerm, the College's unique, three-week winter term.

Under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Fieberg, associate professor of chemistry, the course is focused on the progression of French painting from the 1860's to the 1900's. Students spend time in art museums, conservation labs, and actual painting sites of important artists in Paris and Provence. The scientific study includes light and its interaction with matter, color mixing, chemical and physical causes of color, and the biology of vision.

Mitchell is the daughter of Jim and Shannon Mitchell of Fayetteville and is a graduate of Fayetteville Sr High School.

Centre College, founded in 1819 and chosen to host its second Vice Presidential Debate in 2012, is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges, at 42nd in the nation, and ranks 27th for best value among national liberal arts colleges. Forbes magazine ranks Centre 34th among all the nation's colleges and universities and has named Centre in the top five among all institutions of higher education in the South for three years in a row. Centre is also ranked fourth in the nation by U.S. News for its study abroad program.