Award-Winning Student Scholars

Selected Student Achievements

H&S students across all departments are being recognized for their high-caliber academic work. The following is a sample of some achievements from 2009-10:

Three H&S students were recent recipients of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship award for spring 2010:

  • Susannah Faulkner '11 (politics) for study in Ireland
  • Rebekah Shyloski '11 (Spanish and art history) for study in Argentina
  • Amanda Wright '11 (Spanish) for study in Argentina

Natalie Buchinski '12 (French) has been awarded a Killam Fellowship to study French literature and religion at the University of Ottawa, Canada, in fall 2010. The University of Ottawa is a fully bilingual campus and is one of Canada's most highly respected research universities. The prestigious Killam Fellowship program, administered by the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States, promotes mutual understanding between the two nations by facilitating academic and cultural exchange. Each year, exceptional undergraduate students from both countries are awarded scholarships to pursue their intellectual interests through study abroad at an exchange university.

Morgan Milazzo '11 (anthropology) has been elected to the international steering committee of the AIDS and Anthropology Research Group (AARG). Based on a competitive election, Milazzo was selected because of her interest in studying why Ghana has maintained low transmission rates for HIV. As a member of AARG's steering committee, Milazzo will participate in online discussions that help to shape the future direction of AARG, determine themes for its newsletter, and identify emerging areas for research and intervention work.

Rachel Walker '10 (history) was awarded the highly competitive Department of History Dissertation Fellowship for excellence in United States history by the University of Maryland. This funding will allow her to pursue a Ph.D. in early American women's history at Maryland, where she will work with the well-known scholar Claire Lyons.