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Nine students and young alumni earn awards


Nine Connecticut College students and recent alumni were awarded top honors this spring as Fulbright fellows, Goldwater Scholarship recipients and Davis Projects for Peace winners.


Winners this year are Rebecca Tisherman ’13, Candace Taylor ’13, Monica Raymunt ’09, Evan Piekara ’07, Andrew Greaves ’13 and Andrew Gatti ’10.

Four will live, conduct research and teach. Their destinations include China, Nicaragua, Malaysia and Hungary; their research interests range from shale gas drilling to cultural history. Another winner received a study/research grant for beginning journalists; she will travel to Germany. The sixth winner has accepted employment in lieu of the Fulbright.

The College is consistently recognized as a top producer of Fulbright fellows, with 37 recipients in seven years.  Read more.

Davis Projects for Peace

Growing up on the south side of Chicago, David Rojas ’14 and Liam Lawson ’14 have watched their communities struggle with low graduation rates, poverty and violence.

This summer they’re doing something about it. They are launching a youth peace project in Chicago with a $10,000 award from Davis Projects for Peace.  Read more.

Goldwater Scholarship

Yumi Kovic ’14 has become the College’s fourth recipient of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship in the past five years. 

The scholarship encourages outstanding students to pursue careers in science, math or engineering; awards are based on academic merit. Kovic hopes to work in a teaching hospital and research autoimmune diseases.  Read more.

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