Winners by Major

Archeology:

Clark A. Walz ’88 – Fulbright Scholar

Anthropology:

Kathryn V. Boswell ’99 – Fulbright Scholar

Biology:

Sonya Vieira ’92 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Dena Pedynowski ’99 – Rhodes Scholarship, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

BioChemistry:

Selime Aksi ’12 – 2011 American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Robert Scheffler ’14 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Matthew Dunn’10 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (Honorable Mention)

Carmen Drahl ’02 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Saif Yasin ’17 – Roothbert Fellowship

Chemistry:

Ann Mularz ’08 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Carmen Drahl ’02 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Timothy Barnum’13 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (Honorable Mention)

Chinese:

Andrew Bishop ’13 – U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar (Chinese)

Classics:

Shilpa Raval ’91 – Beinecke Scholarship

Computer Science:

Gregory Hunt ’13 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Tom Zielinski ’03 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Economics:

John C. Lin ’02 – Fulbright Scholar

Environmental Science and Sustainability:

Elena McKeown ’15 – DAAD Grant

English:

Amy Funderburk ’87 -Fulbright Scholar

Lisa Filla ’87 -Fulbright Scholar

French:

Jasmine Noel ’15 – American Political Science Association’s Bunche Institute @ Duke University

German:

Bryan P. Christian ’96 – Fulbright Scholar

Bryan P. Christian ’96 – DAAD Grant

Amy Funderburk ’87 – Fulbright Scholar

Ulcca Joshi Hansen C’98 – Marshall Scholar (2004)

Ulcca Joshi Hansen C’98 – Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans (2005)

Ulcca Joshi Hansen C’98 – Truman Scholar

Kamaal N. Haque  C’97 – DAAD One Year Scholarship

Libby Holland C’16 – DAAD Grant

Diana Kirven  C’73 – Fulbright Scholar

Nicole Kuruszko’13 – DAAD Grant

Juliet Marsh ’15 – DAAD Grant

Kelly Simpson ’95 – JET Teaching Program in Japan

History:

Bryan P. Christian ’96 – Fulbright Scholar

Mathematics:

Gregory Hunt ’13 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Timothy Barnum’13 - Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (Honorable Mention)

Molecular Biology:

Robert Scheffler ’14 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Neuroscience:

Katherine LaClair’10 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (Honorable Mention)

Philosophy:

Kamaal N. Haque  C’97 – DAAD One Year Scholarship

Physics:

Michael L. Jokubaitis ’10 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (Honorable Mention)

Tom Zielinski ’03 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Timothy Barnum ’14 – National Science Foundation Research Fellowship (NSF)

Maurie Brewer ’95 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Russ Castonguay ’96 – Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Political Science:

Bobbie Downs ’07 – EMGIP [Emigre Memorial German Internship Program] – German State Parliaments Internship

Sarah Calderone ’13 – Fulbright Scholar

Julian Wamble ’11 – Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholar at Duke University

Victoria Webbe ’09 – Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Mike Sauter ’89 – Fulbright Scholar

Nicole Kuruszko’13 – DAAD Grant

Andrew Bishop ’13 – U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar (Chinese)

Pyschology:

Jasmine Coleman’13 – 2012 Alcohol Research Training Summer School (ARTSS) in the Alcohol Studies Program in the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, 2011 Summer Internship with The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), in the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.  (2005)

Karina Russ’14 - University of Maryland’s 2012 Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellows Program

Juliet Marsh ’15 – DAAD Grant

Religious Studies:

Marnie Valdivia’10 - U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar

Eliza Maughs-Pugh ’14 – U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar (Arabic)

Sociology:

Shannon Daley ’09 – Fulbright Scholar

Spanish:

Elena McKeown ’15 – DAAD Grant

Women and Gender Studies:

Victoria Webbe ’09 – Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

News Highlights

Alumna Sarah Calderone (C’13) to study migrants with prestigious Fulbright grant.

In April Sarah found out she’d been awarded a prestigious Fulbright student research grant to spend nine months in Ekaterinburg, Russia, researching the issues facing migrants in Russia and working with organizations that assist migrants. Read More…http://www.drew.edu/news/2014/05/28/from-drew-to-nyc-to-russia-with-love

Three Drew CLA students awarded Summer Course Grants by DAAD

Congratulations to Libby Holland (C’16), Juliet Marsh (C’15) and Elena McKeown (C’15) , recipients of DAAD grants for the summer of 2014. They will study in Germany as recipients of grants awarded by DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst), the German Foreign Exchange Service. (4/23/14)

Junior French Major accepted into the American Political Science Associations’ Bunche Institute

Jasmine Noel (C’15) has been accepted into the prestigious and very selective American Political Science Associations’ Bunche Institute at Duke University during summer 2014. This fully funded national program is designed to identify and support students of color who are rising seniors and express an interest in attending graduate school in political science. (4/23/14)

Baldwin Honors Freshman awarded Roothbert Fellowship

Professor Louis Hamilton, Director of the Baldwin Honors Program is pleased to announce that Saif Yasin (‘C17) has been awarded a Roothbert Fellowship. The Fund seeks candidates who are “motivated by spiritual values,” and works to foster fellowship among them. (4/23/14)

Drew CLA’09 graduate Named Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow

Victoria Webbe, CLA ’09, graduated from Drew with a BA in Women’s & Gender Studies and Political Science. She earned an MA in International Affairs from The New School where she specialized in peace building. She is currently working in Washington, D.C. as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at the Truman National Security Institute.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. The fellowship was founded in 1987, and focuses on issues of nuclear proliferation, and national peace and security. Read more  about the fellowship here: http://scoville.org/.

The Truman National Security Institute is the 501(c)3 attached to the Truman National Security Project, a self-proclaimed “action tank” whose goal is to give a progressive voice to the national security debate. Victoria is helping to run their Congressional Security Scholars program, a leadership development program that trains 100 newly-employed congressional staff members a season (Fall and Spring) on issues related to national security, equipping them with the skills they need to be effective staff members, comfortable participating in the national security debate. More information about Truman and the Security Scholars program can be found at http://www.trumanproject.org/.

Junior Psychology Major awarded Internship at University of Missouri

Jasmine Coleman, Class of 2013 – Psychology major

2012 Alcohol Research Training Summer School (ARTSS) in the Alcohol Studies Program in the Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri

2011 Summer Internship with The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), in the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Sophomore Psychology Major awarded Junior Fellow Internship at University of Maryland

Congratulations to Karina Russ C’14, a psychology major who was selected for the University of Maryland’s highly competitive 2012 Joint Program in Survey Methodology Junior Fellows Program. The summer program in Washington, D.C., combines class work with an internship at a federal statistical agency.

Sophomore  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major Wins Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

Robert  Scheffler, a biochemistry and molecular biology major and member of the Class of 2014 is one of two Drew students among 282 nationwide to receive 2012-2013 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the premiere scholarship for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.

Junior  Computer Science and Mathematics Major Wins Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition.

Gregory Hunt, a computer science and math major and member of the Class of 2013, is one of two Drew students among 282 nationwide to receive 2012-2013 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the premiere scholarship for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.

Junior Chemistry and Mathematics Major is awarded Honorable Mention in the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition.

Timothy Barnum’13, a chemistry and math major and member of the Class of 2013, received an Honorable Mention in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition for the 2011-12 academic year. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premiere scholarship for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering.

Ann Mularz’08, 2008 Goldwater Scholar

Drew University junior Ann Mularz has been named a 2008 Goldwater Scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation based on the strength of her academic record, faculty recommendations and her plans for future research.  Mularz, a chemistry major,  was selected from a field of over 1,000 student nominees with backgrounds in mathematics, science and engineering.

Valdivia Snags State Dept. Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State recently recognized Marnie Valdivia’s conviction and her competency in Arabic by selecting her as a Critical Language Scholar.  Valdivia, a religious studies major,  was one of 575 undergraduate and graduate students across the country chosen from 5,300 applicants to study a language deemed essential to advance the United States’ interests overseas.

Valdivia Earns AUC Presidential Internship

May 3, 2010: Senior Marnie Valdivia’10 has just been granted a coveted Presidential Internship from The American University in Cairo (AUC). This comes on the heels of her winning a State Department Critical Languages Scholarship earlier in the month.

“These positions are highly sought after and almost always go to Ivy League graduates,” says her advisor, Prof. Chris Taylor. “Marnie is the first Drew student I know of since I’ve been here who has received one of these highly sought after 1-year post-graduate paid internships in Cairo.”

Valdivia, religious studies major, will spend the year working with AUC’s Desert Development Center, which explores options for sustainable social and environmental development in the Egyptian desert.

Kristin Germinario ’10 awarded Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

Kristin is one of only 11 students nationwide to win a Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship in biology. Germinario first became hooked on teaching while trying to engage an apathetic eighth grader, whom she taught in a summer science public school program. By the time the class ended, the student was not only excited about biology, but also one of her top students. Through the Knowles award, Germinario will receive five years of professional and financial support totaling $150,000.

A Prestigious Language Scholarship is Sending Junior Sarah Calderone ’13 to Russia

Calderone, a political science major will spend two months studying in Vladimir as the recipient of a prestigious Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. State Department—the first such Russian-language recipient from Drew, according to professor Carol Ueland, coordinator of Drew’s Russian program.  Ueland reports “Last year there were only 40 such scholarships for the whole country and it’s a program for grad students as well as undergrads, so the competition is fierce.”

Two physics majors awarded Goldwater Scholarships.

April, 1995: Congratulations to physics majors Maurie Brewer ’96 and Russ Castonguay ‘97 for being selected as Goldwater Scholars on the basis of academic merit from a field of more than 1,300 mathematics, science and engineering students who were nominated by faculties of colleges and universities nationwide. Of the 285 awards made this year, 176 are men, 109 women, 37 are in mathematics, 208 in science and 19 in engineering.

Drew’s first Rhodes Scholar also awarded a Goldwater Scholarship

Dena Pedynowski, a biology major and member of the Class of 1999, laughs at herself for sometimes “talking in sound bites.” The habit stems from the globetrotter’s love of pithy phrases and sayings. She coins some, others she picks up during her travels. Once home, she doesn’t allow these verbal souvenirs to gather dust. Rather, Pedynowski draws on them constantly to shape her conversations, her writings, and her life…..

Tom Zielinksi’03 awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Junior Tom Zielinski has been awarded a 2003-04 scholarship by the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Tom is physics and computer science major and in his application chose to write about his summer research at Drew.

Shannon Daley’09 Wins Fulbright Scholarship

Shannon, a  2009 graduate’s interest in racial justice blossomed during her four years at Drew, where she researched black immigrant identity and assimilation in the U.S. Daley, 23, who graduated with a degree in sociology, is about to embark on research into race relations in Ecuador as a Fulbright scholar.

Selime Aksit C’12, a biochemistry major is the recipient of 2011 American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

The $4,000 stipend will support her research with Professor Jane Liu.

Julian Wamble C’11

Julian Wamble, a senior political science major, who did more than think about grad school last summer. He lived the life for five mind-bending weeks as a Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholar at Duke University. One of only 20 minority students selected for the program, Wamble took one course in quantitative analysis and another in race and American politics and was selected to present his research at a meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, DC.

Pompton Lakes Resident Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Sonya Vieira ’92 has been named a scholarship winner in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Vieira, a naturalized citizen originally from Trinidad, is a Drew junior majoring in Biology with a 4.03 grade point average.

Drew Graduate from Penns Grove Named Fulbright Scholar

Amy Funderburk of Penns Grove, NJ, a 1988 graduate of the Drew College of Liberal Arts, has received a prestigious Fulbright Teaching Assistantship and Travel Grant.  Funderburk, a German and English double major at Drew, is the second Drew applicant this year to be awarded a Fulbright, and the fourth in three years.

Nicole Kuruszko wins DAAD Grant

Nicole Kuruszko’13 won a DAAD Grant for summer study in Duesseldorf, Germany in 2012. She’s a double major in Political Science and German Studies. DAAD, a German Academic Exchange Service, invites highly qualified undergraduate students to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research, and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities.

Three juniors awarded 2009 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention

Matthew Dunn, Michael Jokubaitis and Katherine LaClair all received Honorable Mention in the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship competition this year. The Goldwater Scholarship is the premiere scholarship for undergraduates majoring in math, science and engineering. Dunn majors in biochemistry, Jokubaitis in physics and LaClair in neuroscience.

Scholarship Winners

Rhodes Scholarship

Dena Pedynowski  C’99

Fulbright Scholar

Sarah Calderone  C’13

Shannon Daley  C’09

John C. Lin  C’02

Kathryn V. Boswell  C’99

Bryan P. Christian  C’96

Mike Sauter  C’89

Amy Funderburk  C’88

Jeffrey Markay  C’88

Clark A. Walz  C’88

Lisa Filla  C’87

James H. Turner  C’75

Cheryl Ussery  C’75

Diana Kirven  C’73

Susan Perkins  C’73

DAAD Grant

Libby Holland  C’16

Elena McKeown C’15

Juliet Marsh C’15

Nicole Kuruszko C’13

Bryan P. Christian  C’96

DAAD Scholarship

Kamaal N. Haque  C’97

Truman Scholar

Ulcca Joshi Hansen C’98

Marshall Scholar

Ulcca Joshi Hansen C’98

Beinecke Scholarship

Shilpa Raval C’91

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Robert Scheffler C’14

Timothy Barnum C’13 (Honorable Mention)

Gregory Hunt C’13

Matthew Dunn C’10 (Honorable Mention)

Katherine LaClair C’10 (Honorable Mention)

Michael L. Jokubaitis  C’10 (Honorable Mention)

Ann Mularz  C’08

Holly Kuzmiak  C’04

Tom Zielinski  C’03

Carmen Drahl  C’02

Carrie Campana  C’02

Dena Pedynowski  C’99

Sara Scanga  C’97

Russ Castonguay  C’96

Jennifer Tuchan  C’96

Maurie Brewer  C’95

Heidi Smith  C’95

Ronald Watson C’95

Amy Perkins  C’94

LeGrande Slaughter III  C’94

Karen Waltz  C’94

Peter Wyckoff  ‘C94

Eric Jones  C’93

Sonya Vieira  C’92

Kathryn Cottingham  C’90

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Victoria Webbe C’09

Roothbert Fellowship

Saif Yasin  C’17

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Ulcca Joshi Hansen C’98

American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Selime Aksi  C’12

American Political Science Association’s Bunche Institute @ Duke University

Jasmine Noel  C’15

National Science Foundation Research Fellowship (NSF)

Timothy Barnum  C’14

Ralph Bunche Summer Institute Scholar at Duke University

Julian Wamble  C’11

U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholar

Eliza Maughs-Pugh  C’14 (Arabic)

Andrew Bishop  C’13 (Chinese)

Marnie Valdivia C’10

EMGIP / Emigre Memorial German Internship Program — German State Parliaments Internship

Bobbie Downs ’07