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REED ALUMNI WIN PRESTIGIOUS MELLON FELLOWSHIPS

Reed alumni Gabriele Hayden ’00 and Timothy Sundell ’01 have been named the recipients of 2002 Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies. Sylvia Gale ’96 was named an alternate.

The Mellon Fellowship is a highly competitive award for first-year doctoral students. Fellows may use their awards at any accredited graduate program in the United States or Canada. For the year 2002, 85 fellowships were awarded. The fellowship covers graduate tuition and required fees for the first year of graduate study and includes a stipend of $17,500.

Seven other Reed alumni, Carey Doyle ’01, Sean Franzel ’00, Natalie Joy ’01, Lauren Keeler ’00, Katherine Miller ’01, Gretchen Pfeil ’00, and Kyle Steinke ’00, were named semi-finalists.

Gabriele Hayden ’00 received her B.A in English literature and will be spending the summer in Bonn, studying German at the Goethe Institute. Since graduation from Reed, she has been working on translating the poetry of Galician writer Alvaro Cunqueiro into English in collaboration with poet Ger Killeen. Hayden also works as a bilingual library assistant for the Multnomah County Library. A poem of Hayden’s is forthcoming in Poetry in Motion: From Coast to Coast, an anthology of poems published on public transportation in 12 cities. She hopes to study Romantic, modern, and contemporary poetry at Yale or Stanford.

Timothy Sundell ’01 will begin the Ph.D. program in philosophy this fall at the University of Michigan, where he will pursue studies in the philosophy of language and linguistics. He received an interdisciplinary B.A. in linguistics and philosophy.

Sylvia Gale ’96 received her B.A. in English literature and plans to enter the Ph.D. program in rhetoric and composition at the University of Texas, Austin. "I think this will be a place for me to balance my abiding interests in early American literature and culture with the practical experience and training as a writing teacher that I love and crave," she said.

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies are designed to help exceptionally promising students prepare for careers of teaching and scholarship in humanistic disciplines. Including Hayden and Sundell, Reed alumni have received 22 Mellon Fellowships since 1983. Mellon fellows now holding the Ph.D. are teachers and scholars at some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

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