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Updated 2/24/15

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FOR the first time in 32 years, a Smith College candidate has won the highly prestigious Marshall Scholarship. Tess Grogan '14 applied to study English Literature at St Andrews University in Scotland. Read the full story here.

Smith College is pleased to announce 31 Fulbright finalists from our record 42 candidates in the 2014-15 competition year, a 74% success rate for the first round. Of these finalists, awaiting final word from 23 countries in mid-Spring 2015, 18 are for Research/Study Fellowships, while 13 are for English Teaching Assistantships. This represents a record 42% minority students among both the original 42 candidates and the short-listed 31 finalists.

We want to thank the 250 Smith faculty and staff supporters — in the form of 45 Faculty Fulbright Mentors, 101 Recommenders, 78 Consultants, and 21 Foreign Language Evaluators, staff members from the Clark Science, Jacobson, Lazarus, and Lewis Global Studies centers, the Registrar's, Class Deans' and Diversity offices, and IRB and ITS — who pitched in with key support. It is this rallying around that helps keep Smith the strongest Fulbright program in the nation with the highest success ratio of winners to applicants among all top-producing institutions.

Please notify us via the easy form of any Smith fellowships winner not listed below.

FELLOWSHIPS RESULTS 2014-15

3 FELLOWS
1 Marshall Scholar
1 Amgen Foundation Scholar
1 GRO (Greater Research Opportunities) Fellow

31 FULBRIGHT FINALISTS
42 Fulbright Cadidates

OTHER FINALISTS
1 Humanity in Action Fellowship Finalist

3 FELLOWS

1 Marshall Scholar

Tess Grogan '14
Nominator: William Oram
Sponsor: Jefferson Hunter
Recommenders: Michael Gorra, Jefferson Hunter, Naomi Miller, William Oram
Consultants: Michael Gorra, Jefferson Hunter, Naomi Miller, William Oram
Interview Coach: Stacie Hagenbaugh
Practice Interviewers: Don Baumer, Tom Bernard, John Connolly, Patricia DiBartolo, Rob Dorit, Justina Gregory, Simon Halliday, Debra Kramer, Margaret Lamb, Susan Levin, Donna Lisker, Katy McColl '99, Bob Merritt, Rick Millington, Thalia Pandiri, Tom Riddell, Don Robinson, Sam Samuels, Deb Shaver, Kevin Shea, Audrey Smith, Vicky Spelman, Michael Thurston, Carol Zaleski

1 Amgen Foundation Scholar

ShuMing Huang '15
Mentor: Sarah Reisman
Recommenders: Kevin Shea, David Gorin, Sara Sandstrom

1 GRO (Greater Research Opportunities) Fellow

Eden Bonjo '16
Mentor: Susan Van Dyne
Recommenders: L. David Smith, Nehemiah Hodges
Consultant: Daryl Gehman

31 FULBRIGHT FINALISTS

Amelia Burke '15
Morocco: Agriculture
"How Different Grazing Methods Stimulate Atlas Mountain Pasture Regrowth"
Mentor: Greg White
Recommenders: Greg White, Abdelkader Berrahmoun, Paul Wetzel
Foreign Language Evaluator: Abdelkader Berrahmoun
Consultants: Nola Reinhardt, Nadya Sbaiti, Greg White

"Nicole" Grace Chang '15
Taiwan: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Janice Gatty
Recommenders: Janice Gatty, Susan Etheredge, Marsha Liaw
Foreign Language Evaluator: Ling Zhao
Consultant: Marsh Liaw

Emily Clark '15
Trinidad and Tobago: Environmental Studies
"Assessment of Marine Resource Use for Sustaining Artisanal Fisheries"
Mentor: Paulette Peckol
Recommenders: Paulette Peckol, L. David Smith, Virginia Hayssen
Consultant: Camille Washington-Ottombre

Ana Darrow '15
United Kingdom: Theater Studies
"The Generative Potential of a Disability Aesthetic of Performance"
Mentor: Kevin Rozario
Recommenders: Andrea Hairston, Kevin Rozario, Christen Mucher
Consultants: Elizabeth Pryor, Chris Aiken, Christen Mucher, Candice Salyers

"Thea" Theadora Dennis '15
Belgium: Biology
"Discovering New Targets for Breast Cancer Therapy: A Unique Fatty Acid Pathway"
Mentor: Rob Dorit
Recommenders: Robert Dorit, William Kinlaw, Glenn Williams

Marisal Dobbins '15
China: Area Studies
"Successful Watershed Conservation for Water Resource Security in Lashi, Yunnan"
Mentor: Andy Rotman
Recommenders: Craig Davis, Katrina O'brien, Jiajia Wang
Foreign Language Evaluator: Jiajia Wang
Consultants: Andy Rotman, Craig Davis

Jordan Dubin '15
Argentina: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Sam Intrator
Recommenders: Sam Intrator, Ibtissam Bouachrine, Christine Shelton
Foreign Language Evaluator: Ibtissam Bouachrine

"Seher" Afreen Gandhi '15
Malaysia: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Pinky Hota
Recommenders: Nalini Bhushan, Andrea Hairston, Ellen Kaplan
Consultants: Ryan Lewis, Peter Sapira, Nighat M. Gandhi

Rebecca Gerdes '15
United Kingdom: Archeology
"Preserving Ancient Pottery: Unearthing Cultural Practices Using a Cutting-Edge Technique"
Mentor: Kate Queeney
Recommenders: Kate Queeney, Scott Bradbury, David Dempsey
Consultants: Mark Pollard, Rob Dorit, Stacie Hagenbaugh, Clarke Knight, Lale Burk

"Mari" Marichuy Gomez '14
Turkey: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Helen Visentin
Recommenders: Velma Garcia, Jennifer Guglielmo, Gary Lehring
Consultants: Gregory White, Jeremy Wolf

Symone Gosby '15
South Korea: Sociology
"Invisibility Becoming Visible: Disability Rights Movement Advancements"
Mentor: Brent Durbin
Recommenders: Brent Durbin, Jina Kim, Laura Rauscher
Foreign Language Evaluator: Chan Young Park (Five College)
Consultants: Andrea Kang, Aileen Kim, Jina Kim, Laura Rauscher

Caitlin Jordan '13 AC
Indonesia: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Dennis Yasutomo
Recommenders: Dennis Yasutomo, David Kalivas, Lore Porter
Consultants: Sharon Jordan, Marilana Rufo, Danielle Grigsby

Hannah Kaplan-Hartlaub '15
Spain: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Maria Estela Harretche
Recommenders: Maria Estela Harretche, Tina Wildhagen, Kimberly Surrette
Foreign Language Evaluator: Maria Estela Harretche
Consultant: Tina Wildhagen

Mekala Keshu '15
India: Psychology
"Exploring Psychosocial Support Systems As a Preventive Measure Against Dementia"
Mentor: Peter de Villiers
Recommenders: Peter de Villiers, Bill Peterson, Jacqueline Woolley
Consultants: Mary Harrington, Bill Peterson, Peter de Villiers, Jill de Villiers, Jacqueline Woolley

Kay Kulason '15
Japan: Biology
"The Effects of Learning Therapy on Patients with Postoperative Cognitive Decline"
Mentor: Mary Harrington
Recommenders: Mary Harrington, Maki Hubbard, Sandra Mooney
Foreign Language Evaluator: Yuri Kumagai
Consultants: Dennis Yasutomo + wife, Katherine Halvorsen, Thomas Rohlich

"Jackie" Jacqueline Leahy '14
Kazakhstan: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Nalini Bhushan
Recommenders: Laurel Zuckerman, Naomi Miller, Nalini Bhushan

Paxton Misra '15
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Roisin O'Sullivan
Recommenders: Roisin O'Sullivan, Jeffrey Ahlman, Jocelyne Kolb
Foreign Language Evaluator: Jocelyne Kolb
Consultants: Jeffrey Ahlman, Joseph McVeigh, Christen Mucher

Milanes Morejon '15
Brazil: Anthropology
"Cultural Bridge: Immigrant Integration Success through a São Paulo Community Center"
Mentor: Michelle Joffroy
Recommenders: Marguerite Harrison, Malcolm McNee, Jennifer Guglielmo
Foreign Language Evaluator: Marguerite Harrison
Consultants: Marguerite Harrison, Malcolm McNee, Jennifer Guglielmo

Monica Munoz '15J
Spain: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Rick Fantasia
Recommenders: L'Tanya Richmond, Nancy Whittier, Ginetta Candelario
Foreign Language Evaluator: Silvia Berger
Consultant: Rick Fantasia

McClain Musson '12
Colombia: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Jennifer Guglielmo
Recommenders: Nancy Meyers-Brown, Jennifer Guglielmo, Angela Denman
Foreign Language Evaluator: Ibtissam Bouachrine
Consultants: Tony Delarosa, Jennifer Guglielmo, Nancy Meyers-Brown, Grace Underwood

Alice Ng '15
Macau: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Alice Hearst
Recommenders: Patrick Coby, Martine Gantrel-Ford, Natalie Cox
Foreign Language Evaluator: Elena Chiu (Five College)
Consultant: Ruth Isserman

Mariah Prescott '14
Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Judith Keyler-Mayer
Recommenders: Judith Keyler-Mayer, John Connolly, Jocelyne Kolb
Foreign Language Evaluator: Judith Keyler-Mayer
Consultants: Nora Nadire, John Connolly, Judith Keyler-Mayer, Ashton Fancy, Johanna Gustin, Emily Coda

"Edie" Maredith Richardson '15
France: Law
"Analysis of the Enforcement of Anti-Hate Speech Laws to Gauge their Effectiveness"
Mentor: Jonathan Gosnell
Recommenders: Jonathan Gosnell, Alice Hearst, Martine Gantrel-Ford
Foreign Language Evaluator: Martine Gantrel-Ford
Consultants: Marc Lendler, Mehammed Mack, Denise Rochat, Debra Carney

"Izzy" Isabelle Ross '15
Germany: Political Science
"Funny Serious: Stand-up Comedy's Progression on Cabaret's Social and Political Commentary"
Mentor: Joel Westerdale
Recommenders: Christian Rogowski (Five College), Justin Cammy, Martine Gantrel-Ford
Foreign Language Evaluator: Anca Holden (Five College)
Consultants: Joseph McVeigh, Bryan van Sweringen, Judith Keyler-Mayer

Kirsten Silfvenius '13
Mongolia: Anthropology
"Becoming Prepared: Mongolian Scouting as Youth Empowerment"
Mentor: Suzanne Gottschang
Recommenders: Suzanne Gottschang, Ulziijargal Sanjaasuren, Marc Tasse
Foreign Language Evaluator: Mandukhai Ganbat

Ayla Staelin-Lefsky '15
Jordan: History
"Living Artifacts: Involving Community Stakeholders to Promote Archaeological Preservation"
Mentor: Ernest Benz
Recommenders: Ernest Benz, Glenn Corbett, Morag Kersel
Foreign Language Evaluator: Olla Al-Salchi
Consultants: Glenn Corbett, Morag Kersel, Elena Corbett

Chloe Vaughn '15
Germany: History
"From Goethe to Goebbels: Hamburg's German Studies as Influenced by National Socialism"
Mentor: Joseph McVeigh
Recommenders: Jocelyne Kolb, Joseph McVeigh, Ernest Benz
Foreign Language Evaluator: Joseph McVeigh
Consultant: Ernest Benz

"Alice" Yiqian Wang '15
United Kingdom: Political Science
"The Influence of Affluence: Impact of Economic Disparity on Democratic Governance"
Mentor: Susan Levin
Recommenders: Susan Levin, Emanuel Coman, Rebecca Winthrop
Consultants: Pat Coby, Greg White, Donald Baumer

Anne Wyszewianski '15
Japan: Language and Literature
"In Her Own Words: The Liberating Role of Women's Memoirs in Modern Japan"
Mentor: Kimberly Kono
Recommenders: Kimberly Kono, Dennis Yasutomo, Thomas Rohlich
Foreign Language Evaluator: Yuri Kumagai
Consultants: Maki Hubbard, Eeva Sointu, Ginetta Candelario

Samantha Zizi '15
Mexico: English Teaching Assistantship
Mentor: Patricia Gonzalez
Recommenders: Margaret Bruzelius, Kate Queeney, Julio Alves
Foreign Language Evaluator: Maria Estela Harretche
Consultants: Julio Alves, Brian Turner, Michelle Joffroy

OTHER FINALISTS

1 Humanity in Action Fellowship Finalist

Noemi Linares-Ramirez '15
Brazil: Sociology
"Progress Towards Improving the Quality of Life of Indigenous People in São Paulo"
Mentor: Nancy Whittier
Recommenders: Nancy Whittier, Marc Steinberg, Malcolm McNee
Foreign Language Evaluator: Malcolm McNee
Consultant: Marguerite Harrison

42 FULBRIGHT CANDIDATES

42 Fulbright Candidates

42 Fulbright Candidates

  • Amelia Burke '15
    Morocco: Agriculture
    "How Different Grazing Methods Stimulate Atlas Mountain Pasture Regrowth"
    Mentor: Greg White
    Recommenders: Abdelkader Berrahmoun, Paul Wetzel
    Consultants: Nola Reinhardt, Nadya Sbaiti

    "Nicole" Grace Chang '15
    Taiwan: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Janice Gatty
    Recommenders: Susan Etheredge, Janice Gatty

    Emily Clark '15
    Trinidad and Tobago: Environmental Studies
    "Assessment of Marine Resource Use for Sustaining Artisanal Fisheries"
    Mentor: Paulette Peckol
    Recommenders: Virginia Hayssen, Paulette Peckol, L. David Smith
    Consultant: Camille Washington-Ottombre

    Anna Compere '15
    Rwanda: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Joanne Corbin
    Recommenders: Jeffrey Ahlman, Mehammed Mack, Caroline Melly

    Ana Darrow '15
    United Kingdom: Theater Studies
    "The Generative Potential of a Disability Aesthetic of Performance"
    Mentor: Kevin Rozario
    Recommenders: Andrea Hairston, Christen Mucher, Kevin Rozario
    Consultants: Chris Aiken, Christen Mucher, Elizabeth Pryor, Candice Salyers

    "Thea" Theadora Dennis '15
    Belgium: Biology
    "Discovering New Targets for Breast Cancer Therapy: A Unique Fatty Acid Pathway"
    Mentor: Rob Dorit
    Recommender: Robert Dorit

    Marisal Dobbins '15
    China: Area Studies
    "Successful Watershed Conservation for Water Resource Security in Lashi, Yunnan"
    Mentor: Andy Rotman
    Recommender: Craig Davis
    Consultants: Craig Davis

    Julia Dobner-Pereira '12
    Lesotho: Theater Studies
    "Applied Theatre Participation to Improve Wetlands Preservation"
    Mentor: Daniel Kramer
    Recommender: Patricia DiBartolo

    Jordan Dubin '15
    Argentina: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Sam Intrator
    Recommenders: Ibtissam Bouachrine, Sam Intrator, Christine Shelton

    Dylan Farrell '12
    Peru: Sociology
    "Urban Agriculture: Growing Women's Access to Food Sustainability"
    Mentor: Elisabeth Armstrong
    Recommenders: Elisabeth Armstrong, Payal Banerjee
    Consultants: Michelle Joffroy

    "Seher" Afreen Gandhi '15
    Malaysia: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Pinky Hota
    Recommenders: Nalini Bhushan, Andrea Hairston, Ellen Kaplan
    Consultants: Peter Sapira

    Rebecca Gerdes '15
    United Kingdom: Archeology
    "Preserving Ancient Pottery: Unearthing Cultural Practices Using a Cutting-Edge Technique"
    Mentors: Rob Dorit and Kate Queeney
    Recommenders: Scott Bradbury, David Dempsey, Kate Queeney
    Consultants: Lale Burk, Stacie Hagenbaugh, Clarke Knight, Mark Pollard

    "Mari" Marichuy Gomez '14
    Turkey: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Helen Visentin
    Recommenders: Velma Garcia, Jennifer Guglielmo, Gary Lehring
    Consultant: Gregory White

    Symone Gosby '15
    South Korea: Sociology
    "Invisibility Becoming Visible: Disability Rights Movement Advancements"
    Mentor: Brent Durbin
    Recommenders: Brent Durbin, Jina Kim, Laura Rauscher
    Consultants: Andrea Kang, Aileen Kim, Jina Kim, Laura Rauscher

    Stephanie Greene '15
    Mexico: Performance Art
    "Bodies in Motion: The Impact of New Wave Feminism on Cross-Border Culture"
    Mentor: John Gibson
    Recommender: John Gibson
    Consultants: Stacy Finkelstein, Amanda Herman

    Angela Hwang '15
    Thailand: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Charles Staelin
    Recommenders: Yalin Chen, Simon Halliday, Charles Staelin

    Caitlin Jordan '13 AC
    Indonesia: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Dennis Yasutomo
    Recommender: Dennis Yasutomo

    Danielle Julien Trice '14
    South Korea: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Lucy Mule
    Recommenders: Marnie Anderson, Rob Dorit, William Oram
    Consultants: Marnie Anderson, William Oram

    Hannah Kaplan-Hartlaub '15
    Spain: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Maria Estela Harretche
    Recommenders: Maria Estela Harretche, Tina Wildhagen
    Consultant: Tina Wildhagen

    Mekala Keshu '15
    India: Psychology
    "Exploring Psychosocial Support Systems As a Preventive Measure Against Dementia"
    Mentor: Peter de Villiers
    Recommenders: Bill Peterson, Peter de Villiers
    Consultants: Mary Harrington, Bill Peterson, Jill de Villiers

    Kay Kulason '15
    Japan: Biology
    "The Effects of Learning Therapy on Patients with Postoperative Cognitive Decline"
    Mentor: Mary Harrington
    Recommenders: Mary Harrington, Maki Hubbard
    Consultants: Katherine Halvorsen, Thomas Rohlich, Dennis and Mrs. Yasutomo

    "Jackie" Jacqueline Leahy '14
    Kazakhstan: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Nalini Bhushan
    Recommenders: Nalini Bhushan, Naomi Miller

    Noemi Linares-Ramirez '15
    Brazil: Sociology
    "Progress Towards Improving the Quality of Life of Indigenous People in São Paulo"
    Mentor: Nancy Whittier
    Recommenders: Malcolm McNee, Marc Steinberg, Nancy Whittier
    Consultant: Marguerite Harrison

    Elisabeth Mah '15
    South Korea: Psychology
    "Influence of Personality Traits and Cultural Identity on Interpersonal Relationships"
    Mentor: Bill Peterson
    Recommenders: Jina Kim, Bill Peterson, Dennis Yasutomo
    Consultants: Andrea Kang, Jina Kim, Dennis Yasutomo

    Paxton Misra '15
    Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Roisin O'Sullivan
    Recommenders: Jeffrey Ahlman, Jocelyne Kolb, Roisin O'Sullivan
    Consultants: Jeffrey Ahlman, Joseph McVeigh, Christen Mucher

    Milanes Morejon '15
    Brazil: Anthropology
    "Cultural Bridge: Immigrant Integration Success through a São Paulo Community Center"
    Mentor: Michelle Joffroy
    Recommenders: Jennifer Guglielmo, Marguerite Harrison, Malcolm McNee
    Consultants: Jennifer Guglielmo, Marguerite Harrison, Malcolm McNee

    Monica Munoz '15J
    Spain: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Rick Fantasia
    Recommenders: Ginetta Candelario, L'Tanya Richmond, Nancy Whittier

    McClain Musson '12
    Colombia: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Jennifer Guglielmo
    Recommender: Jennifer Guglielmo

    Alice Ng '15
    Macau: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Alice Hearst
    Recommenders: Patrick Coby, Martine Gantrel-Ford
    Consultant: Ruth Isserman

    Vy Nguyen '15
    South Korea: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Richard Millington
    Recommenders: Suk Massey, William Oram
    Consultants: Suk Massey, William Oram

    Lindsey Osburnsen '15
    Mozambique: Language and Literature
    "Writing Spaces: Completing the Story of Contemporary Mozambican Literature"
    Mentor: Malcolm McNee
    Recommenders: Michael Gorra, Marguerite Harrison, William Oram
    Consultants: Marguerite Harrison, Katwiwa Mula, Ellen Watson

    Mariah Prescott '14
    Germany: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Judith Keyler-Mayer
    Recommenders: John Connolly, Judith Keyler-Mayer, Jocelyne Kolb
    Consultants: Emily Coda, John Connolly, Nora Nadire

    "Edie" Maredith Richardson '15
    France: Law
    "Analysis of the Enforcement of Anti-Hate Speech Laws to Gauge their Effectiveness"
    Mentor: Jonathan Gosnell
    Recommenders: Martine Gantrel-Ford, Jonathan Gosnell, Alice Hearst
    Consultants: Debra Carney, Marc Lendler, Mehammed Mack, Denise Rochat

    "Izzy" Isabelle Ross '15
    Germany: Political Science
    "Funny Serious: Stand-up Comedy's Progression on Cabaret's Social and Political Commentary"
    Mentors: Justin Cammy and Joel Westerdale
    Recommenders: Justin Cammy, Martine Gantrel-Ford
    Consultants: Judith Keyler-Mayer, Joseph McVeigh

    Kirsten Silfvenius '13
    Mongolia: Anthropology
    "Becoming Prepared: Mongolian Scouting as Youth Empowerment"
    Mentor: Suzanne Gottschang
    Recommender: Suzanne Gottschang

    Fuchsia Spring '15
    Turkey: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: William Oram
    Recommenders: Jeffrey Ahlman, Richard Millington, William Oram

    Greta Stacy '15
    Indonesia: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Kevin Rozario
    Recommenders: Glenn Ellis, David Gorin, Kevin Shea

    Ayla Staelin-Lefsky '15
    Jordan: History
    "Living Artifacts: Involving Community Stakeholders to Promote Archaeological Preservation"
    Mentor: Ernest Benz
    Recommender: Ernest Benz

    Chloe Vaughn '15
    Germany: History
    "From Goethe to Goebbels: Hamburg's German Studies as Influenced by National Socialism"
    Mentor: Joseph McVeigh
    Recommenders: Ernest Benz, Jocelyne Kolb, Joseph McVeigh
    Consultant: Ernest Benz

    "Alice" Yiqian Wang '15
    United Kingdom: Political Science
    "The Influence of Affluence: Impact of Economic Disparity on Democratic Governance"
    Mentor: Susan Levin
    Recommender: Susan Levin
    Consultants: Donald Baumer, Pat Coby, Greg White

    Anne Wyszewianski '15
    Japan: Language and Literature
    "In Her Own Words: The Liberating Role of Women's Memoirs in Modern Japan"
    Mentor: Kimberly Kono
    Recommenders: Kimberly Kono, Thomas Rohlich, Dennis Yasutomo
    Consultants: Ginetta Candelario, Maki Hubbard, Eeva Sointu

    Samantha Zizi '15
    Mexico: English Teaching Assistantship
    Mentor: Patricia Gonzalez
    Recommenders: Julio Alves, Margaret Bruzelius, Kate Queeney
    Consultants: Julio Alves, Michelle Joffroy, Brian Turner