The college recognized seniors receiving graduate fellowships and other students and recent alumni entering graduate programs with distinction.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Laura Bergner ‘09 has received a Watson Fellowship for research on bats and culture in Costa Rica, China, Thailand, Philippines, Madagascar, and Fiji.
Katy Finley '09 has received a Marshall Scholarship for two years of fully funded study to earn a graduate degree at a British university; she will study Arab social and political systems and gender studies at either Oxford University or London's School of Oriental and African Studies.
Utsha Khatri '09 has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Grant for teaching and research in Sri Lanka.
Caroline McDermott ‘09 has received a Fulbright Full Grant for research on public libraries and civil society in Colombia.
Natasha Meyer ‘10 has received a Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship supports scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to highly qualified college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
Pallavi Penumetcha ‘11 has received a Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship supports scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to highly qualified college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in these fields.
Darrell Scott ‘10 has received a Truman Scholarship. The Truman Scholarship supports highly qualified college juniors committed to pursuing careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or other public service.
Marshall Worsham ‘09 has received the Thomas W. Smith Scholarship from Davidson College for study toward an MPhil in political science and international relations at Oxford University.
MINISTRY FELLOWS PROGRAM
Through a nomination, application, and interview process, the Lilly Programs for the Theological Exploration for Vocation and the Preministerial Committee select rising seniors each year to participate in the Ministry Fellows Program, previously called the Lilly Scholarship Program. In an era when fewer and fewer young people are considering ministry as a vocation, this program identifies students who have gifts for ministry and encourages them to explore ministry as a vocation into which God might be calling them. The program consists of a summer internship in a congregational setting and a year-long discernment process led by Tim Beach-Verhey, the Director of the Lilly Programs for the Theological Exploration of Vocation.
The Ministry Fellows for 2009-10 are: John Charles Allen, Claire Winfield Asbury, Andrew Santos Goyzueta, Allison Harding Kooser, and Louis Dillion Timberlake.