Leigh Gentry (Journalism, ’10) received a National Press Foundation Fellowship to attend “Next Generation 2008: An Introduction to Washington for College Journalists” in Washington, D.C. Only 18 Fellowships were given nationwide. Leigh is the News Editor for The Current Sauce. She will travel to Washington, D. C. in February to meet with other young journalists from across the country.
Paul Shelton (Humanities and Social Thought, ’10) received one of two Travel Scholarships awarded by the Louisiana Campus Compact to attend the 2008 Student Leadership Institute for Social Justice, sponsored by Texas Campus Compact. The Institute was lead by David Beaumont Smith, Founder & Executive Director of Mobilize.org, a nonprofit dedicated to educating, empowering and energizing young people to increase civic engagement & political participation, and Dr. James Toole, President of Compass Institute and Teaching and Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota in the School of Social Work and College of Education & Human Development.
Krysta Engel (Scientific Inquiry ’10) was chosen as an 2007 International Student Volunteer for a summer volunteer program in New Zealand. Krysta assists in building projects or ecological programs during the four weeks she spends in New Zealand this summer.