Awarded to Emma Iadanza the program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Will Wheeler ’14, an art teacher and artist, will travel to Asia, where he will work with artists and scientists as a Luce Scholar. Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Luce Scholars Program pays all expenses for selected college graduates’ 14-month stay in Asia.
Mendel Jimenez ’20, Sarah Rivers ’20 and Samuel O’Keefe ’20 have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships for the coming academic year.
Vassar College has been named a Top Producing Institution for Fulbright Fellowships for 2019-20, the U.S. State Department announced. Seven Vassar graduates were awarded Fulbright Fellowships for the current academic year and are currently studying or conducting research overseas.
Savannah Smith ’19, Nicoilas Gedigk ’19 and five recent alums will teach or do research in a total of six countries on three continents as recipients of 2019 Fulbright Scholarships.
The Thomas J. Watson Foundation fellowship, which offers “college graduates of unusual promise the freedom to engage in a year of independent study and travel abroad following their graduation,” turns 50 this year. We check in with a few recipients to ask how the Watson experience affected their lives.
Nine recent graduates and other young alumnae/i were awarded prestigious Fulbright Fellowships this year, once again making Vassar College a “top producer” of Fulbright recipients.
Maggie O’Haire ’08 has studied the interactions between humans and animals since her days at Vassar. As an assistant professor of human-animal interaction at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, O’Haire researches the benefits of animals for autistic children, soldiers, students, and others.