May 28, 1998
Vol. 17, No. 17

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    Top honors to College students, recent grads

    Numerous College students and recent graduates have won prestigious scholarships, fellowships and grants this year in recognition of their academic promise and scholarly pursuits.

    Kirsten Parker, a fourth-year student concentrating in anthropology and political science, received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University, and Elizabeth Evenson, a third-year student concentrating in public policy, was named a Truman Scholar. The award will support her graduate studies in law and international relations.

    Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships to support research in mathematics or the natural sciences were awarded to Luke Barron, Benjamin Cowan, Sarah Hagevik and Benjamin Recht.

    Mark Neyrinck, a fourth-year student concentrating in physics and music, was presented the Gaylord Donnelley Chicago/Cambridge Exchange Scholarship to support study at Cambridge University for one year.

    The Margaret C. Annan Prize to support summer work on a writing project was awarded to Mira Lutgendorf and Greg Byala.

    USIA/IIE Fulbright grants went to Clare Gillis and Stefan Pedatella. The Fulbright is a federally funded award for study, teaching or special projects abroad. Gillis will use her grant to study in Iceland, Pedatella will use his to study in Italy.

    Penelope Sarlas (B.A.'96) was awarded a James Madison Fellowship for Secondary School Teachers, which supports students who plan to teach American history, constitution or government. National Science Foundation Fellowships, for three years of graduate work in the physical or social sciences, were presented to Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, Leo Hsu, Christopher Jeris, Amy Morgan, Jennifer Nesbitt (B.A.'93), Marina Peterson, John Pfaff, Michelle Povinelli (B.A.'97), Matthew Pritchard (B.A.'97), Abigail Waggoner and Leah Welty (B.S.'97).

    National Science Foundation Minority Graduate Fellowships in support of graduate work in the physical or social sciences were presented to Deborah Aruguete and Julian Hillyer (B.A.'96).

    Mellon Fellowships in the Humanities were awarded to Eleonory Gilburd, James Klausen and Kimberly Phillips-Fein (B.A.'97). The fellowships, which are co-sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and selected universities around the country, support the first year of study in a Ph.D. program at any U.S. or Canadian graduate school.

    Mellon Minority Undergraduate Fellowships were presented to Valerie Buitron, Oona Burke, Sol Flores, Jori Lewis and Shanda Siler.

    Medical Scientist Training Program fellowships, federally funded, six-year awards for work toward both an M.D. and a Ph.D., went to Christina Ulane, Roby Bhattacharyya, Elie Traer, Rajagopal Sudarshan, James Lo, Jennifer Wu and Bruce Geryk.

    Ford Foundation Research Fellowships for summer research leading to a B.A. paper were won by Hannah Chandler, Risha Foulkes, Devanshu Patel, Joseph Wicentowski and Unislawa Wszolek.

    International Traveling Research Fellowships, which support summer research abroad, were awarded to Magdalena Cuprys, Elizabeth Hayes, Basil Cherian, Mary Lewis Tomlinson, Angela Anderson and Benjamin Brand.

    Square D Awards to support summer study in France were granted to Naomi Cohen and Nadav Kurtz.