Student awards and honors
Joseph Stoller ’02 won a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for the 2003-04 academic year. He will receive $22,000 to support his travel to the Netherlands, Germany, France, Finland, Argentina, Japan, and Taiwan, where he proposes to study how to create, express, and communicate differences through contact improvisation, a style of movement.
Moira Gresham ’04, a mathematics–physics major, was named a 2003-04 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. This prestigious, competitive scholarship is awarded to undergraduates with outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Gresham, who is interested in studying particle physics on a theoretical level, interned this summer at the CERN particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland.
Naomi Fogerty ’05 won a Freeman-ASIA award for study abroad. She will receive $3,000 to help fund an eight-week Chinese studies program at Southwest Minority University in Chengdu, China. After taking an introductory course at Reed on popular culture in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Fogerty decided to experience the culture firsthand.
Timothy Findley ’03 won the Gerald M. Meier Award for Distinction in Economics. Gerald M. Meier ’47 established the award in 1998. Findley received a $250 cash award for books related to economics.
Godfrey Leung won a William T. Lankford II Humanities award, based on his original thesis on the figure of the poet in Yeats’s 1919 collection The Wild Swans at Coole. He was also commended for his distinguished academic performance.
Ro Crystal Chaw ’03 and Dylan Burns ’03 received Class of ’21 awards from Reed. This award, endowed by alumni contributions, is given to students whose creative work is of an exceptionally high level. Each senior received $500.
Five students were selected by the college as Ducey and Fautz-Ducey interns for 2003. Alison Annunziata ’04 will work with the Center for Interethnic Cooperation in Moscow, Russia. Roshin Mathew ’04 will work at the Youth Justice Project in Capetown, South Africa. Elana Shneyer ’04 will be at the ACLU Immigrant Rights Project in Oakland, California. David Sorek ’04 will work with the International Federation of the Red Cross in New York and Geneva, Switzerland. Monica Toth ’05 will work at the Congressional Management Foundation in Washington, D.C.
Six students received McGill-Lawrence awards from Reed for service-learning internships. Cody Bambino ’05 will be working in risk education with Outside In, a nonprofit Portland clinic for street youth. Margaret Boyle ’05 and Bettina Fairman ’05 will translate a play from English to Spanish for the nonprofit theater group Santa Monica Playhouse. Ashly Hinmon ’04 will work with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at the Portland Women’s Crisis Line. Amber Kingery ’05 will work with the Des Moines public school system to improve the equal distribution of quality education.
Shizuko Hashimoto ’04 and Sarah Klain ’03 received Reed Environmental Activism Fund (REAF) awards for summer internships focusing on the environment. Hashimoto will travel to Durika, Costa Rica, to learn about organic farming and sustainable development and to volunteer at a public health clinic. Klain will be working with Ecotrust to assess the potential environmental and economic consequences of fishery closures off the coast of Oregon.
Michael Casper ’06 recently had a poem published in Shooting The Rat: Outstanding Poems and Stories by High School Writers, the third in a series of anthologies drawn from the celebrated high school section of Hanging Loose magazine.