James Downs, associate professor of history and American studies, will spend the 2015-16 academic year studying medical anthropology at Harvard University.
The Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed four new inductees in a special ceremony Feb. 7 in New London.
The Class of 2008 inductees (with links to their full biographies) are:
The class was recognized briefly during the halftime of a 2 p.m. women's basketball game against Wesleyan. At 5 p.m., plaques were unveiled in the Hall of Fame Room off the foyer of the Charles B. Luce Fieldhouse. The athletes were also honored at a dinner after the ceremony.
Fran Shields, the Katherine Wenk Christoffers '45 Director of Athletics at Connecticut College, said he is extremely proud of the Class of 2008.
"Caroline Davis and the rowing pair of Gallagher and Johnson took their teams to the highest level possible; and Fluegelman Wexler personified the spirit of fitness and wellness in the College's early years. These alumni reaffirm our mission to educate the entire person," he said.
The Athletic Hall of Fame, created in 1989, annually honors individuals who have brought distinction to themselves and the College through commitment, achievement, sportsmanship and leadership in athletics.
-By Will Tomasian
For media inquiries, please contact:
Amy Martin (860) 439-2526, email@example.com