Ithaca College Quarterly 2004/4
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New Park Scholars Director

The Park Scholar Program has a new director. A communications educator and consultant with a strong background in student mentoring, Matthew Fee succeeded Susannah Maxwell, the program's first director. The program is a merit-based financial assistance initiative that covers the cost of up to four years of undergraduate study in the Park School for academically gifted students who have demonstrated significant leadership activities and community service.

"My goal is creating a program that challenges as well as rewards," Fee says. His responsibilities involve coordinating enrichment activities for the 69 current scholars as well as meeting with the advisory board, faculty members, and individual students.

Fee is a doctoral candidate in cinema studies at New York University; he holds a master's degree in cinema studies from NYU and a bachelor's degree in communications from La Salle University. He served as a communications consultant for the Center for Educational Innovation-Public Education Association, a nonprofit educational reform organization; was the associate director of the Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts; and taught film studies at New York and La Salle Universities.

Photo by John Clisham

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