STUDENTS AWARDS AND HONORS

Amber Bradley ’02, a psychology major, was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for the 2002-03 academic year. Bradley will receive $22,000 to support her travel to Argentina, Kenya, Hungary, and Ireland, where she proposes to study women’s responses to domestic violence. Including Bradley, Reed students have been awarded 61 Watson fellowships since 1969.

Dan Harris '02 pictureDan Harris ’02 was awarded a Fulbright student fellowship. Harris, who majored in classics, plans to use the grant to travel to Banaras, India, where he will undertake a comparative study of early Greek and Indian philosophies. After his year abroad, Harris hopes to continue his studies in graduate school.

Mathematics major Asher Auel ’03 and biochemistry and molecular biology major Kristin Coan ’03 were named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars for the 2002-03 academic year. This prestigious, competitive scholarship is awarded to undergraduates with outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Auel plans to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics, then become a college or university professor at a relatively small teaching institute. Coan is interested in earning a Ph.D. in biochemistry and studying the synthesis and medicinal properties of plant secondary products.

Junior April E. Holm ’03 was awarded an Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke Memorial Scholarship worth $32,000 in support of graduate study. Holm hopes to earn a Ph.D.in history; her current areas of interest are the American South and slavery. Last summer she took this interest into practice by working on archeological excavation of the slave quarters at Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia.

Jennifer Sirek-Love ’02 received the Gerald M. Meier award for distinction in economic studies. Gerald M. Meier ’47 established the award in 1998; it includes a purchase fund of $125 for economics books. Sirek-Love wrote her thesis on tax policy and investment in industrial combined heat and power.

Anastasia Kayiatos ’02 and Samia Rahimtoola ’02 were winners of William T. Lankford II Humanities awards. They each received $1,500 and a copy of David Copperfield. The award recognizes accomplishment in history and literature, as well as potential for further academic achievement. It honors Lankford, who taught English and humanities at Reed from 1977 to 1983 and was a scholar of the works of Dickens. Kayiatos, a Russian major, wrote her thesis on Evgenii Kharitonov, and Rahimtoola, an English major, wrote a thesis called Twain.

Alon Karniel ’02, a double major in English and art, received $875 as the winner of the Class of ’21 award. This award, endowed by gifts from Reed’s 1921 graduating class, recognizes “creative work of a notable character, involving an unusual degree of initiative and spontaneity.” Karniel’s English thesis was Mark Doty and the Experience of Loss, and his art thesis was Seaming an Ethics of Abstraction.

Michael Raven ’02 is the winner of the 2002 Garlan Prize in Philosophy, which includes funds for philosophy books. Raven’s senior thesis was A Study on Vagueness. The prize was instituted by a group of alumni in honor of philosophy professor Edwin Garlan, who taught at Reed from 1946 to 1972.

Five students won McGill Lawrence Internship Awards. Sarah Glasband ’03 and Clint Sallee ’03 are developing and facilitating a free summer program that includes recreational activities and classes in literacy skills for underachieving middle school students in Portland. Kelley Elizabeth Healey ’03 will be assembling a history of the exhibitions of European and American art at the Portland Art Museum for an upcoming show of European art from Portland private collections and writing dossiers on the works of American artists in the museum’s collection. Rachel Mills ’02 will be working with the Oregon Humane Society training and socializing shelter dogs before their adoption. She plans to be a veterinarian, and the project will enhance skills that will be useful throughout her career. Anaka Narayanan ’04 will intern with Karla Hoff, a research economist at the World Bank, whose project is investigating why literacy rates in India, particularly among females, are so low. Among otherprojects, Narayanan will design a questionnaire to find out why households don’t view education as an important investment.

Three students won REAF (Reed Environmental Activism Fund) internship awards. Van Butsic ’04 will be working for the Oregon Water Trust, building an economic model that will make clear the value of water used in agriculture. Elizabeth Griffing ’04 will be going to Missoula, Montana, and the Bitterroot Valley to investigate the relationships between an ecosystem and its inhabitants, as well as the dynamics between the members of a community divided over an environmental issue. Amanda Hemmerich ’03 will intern with the Sierra Club in Washington, D.C., working on the responsible trade campaign and the project on state sovereignty and international trade rules.

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