Declan Galvin of Warren will graduate cum laude from Manhattanville College in New York in May. He will receiving his bachelor of arts degree in ethnic studies, a major he self-designed.

Galvin also will receive two minor degrees in African studies and genocide studies. Galvin has had experience working, living, visiting and being part of non-governmental organizations and community-based organizations throughout the United States, South America, Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.

He currently is project manager for Project Bangui in Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. This is a project to help the Bangui community have a literacy center that will contain a library and computer center. Galvin also attended the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya, for international relations and the Dar es Salaam University in Tanzania to be part of the intensive Kiswahili Language Program.

Galvin will attend graduate school in the fall to pursue his master’s degree and then his Ph.D. in African politics, security, ethnicity and development. He plans to work in security contracting and non-governmental organizations.

Galvin is the son of a very proud mother, Charity Galvin of Warren.