Naphtali Rivkin ’ 15 received a
Fulbright research grant to Latvia for
his project, “Anecdotes of Bravery:
An Oral History of Latvia’s Popular
Kassie Scott ’ 18 attended a Ful-
bright Commission King’s College
London Summer Institute for a
course called “Wonderland: 100
Years of Children’s Literature.”
Katrina Spiezio ’ 17 received a Ben-
jamin A. Gilman International Schol-
arship for study in China during the
past Spring Term.
Richard Dixon Sykes ’ 13 won a
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship to
support his graduate study.
Alex Yacoubian ’ 16 won a William
Jefferson Clinton Scholarship at the
American University in Dubai.
FACULTY AND STAFF
Scott Dittman, registrar, was
elected vice president at large of the
American Association of Collegiate
Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Genelle Gertz, associate professor of English and Writing Program
director, received a fellowship from
the Folger Shakespeare Library to
conduct research and write during
the 2015–2016 academic year.
Helen I’Anson, the John T. Perry Jr.
Professor of Biology, received a grant
from the Commonwealth Health
Research Board, the first that someone from W&L has won from that
organization. It will fund research
by I’Anson and her co-investigator,
Gregg Whitworth, assistant profes-
sor of biology.
Brian Laubscher, sports information director; Chip Whipple,
assistant sports information director;
and Reba Miller, sports information assistant, are the ODAC Sports
Information Office of the Year.
Rachel Adams-Heard ’ 16 won first
place for general news reporting-newspaper (small school division)
in Region 2 of the Society of
Professional Journalists’ 2014 college
journalism competition. And a
project by four others was named
a regional finalist in the Online
In-Depth Reporting category, when
Micah Fleet ’ 15, Janey Fugate
’ 15, Evelyn Rupert ’ 14 and Andy
Soergel ’ 14 won for “Natural Bridge,”
published by W&L’s “Rockbridge
Parker Burrus ’ 18 and Lee Som-merfeldt ’ 18 have been selected
as Kemper Scholars. The Kemper
Scholarship Program prepares students throughout their undergraduate days for leadership and service,
especially in the fields of administration and business.
Avery Field ’ 17, a member of W&L’s
(undergraduate) Mock Trial team,
won All-American Attorney status
for his outstanding performance at
the American Mock Trial Association’s National Championship
Sommer Ireland ’ 15 received a U.S.
Teaching Assistantship in Austria for
the 2015–2016 academic year.
Polina Kyriushko ’ 17, Caroline
Sandy ’ 17, Burke Ugarte ’ 17 and
Alexis Tabb ’ 17 received corporate
summer internships in Germany
from the AmCham U.S.-Germany
With their $10,000 Davis Projects
for Peace grants, Cynthia (Ho Yee)
Lam ’ 15 will establish the Breakthrough Leadership Academy for
youth in the poorest district of Hong
Kong, and Daphine Mugayo ’ 15
will create a computer laboratory in
an area of Uganda with limited access to technology.
Andrea Lepage, associate professor
of art, received a summer stipend
from the National Endowment
for the Humanities to develop the
project “Mapping Histories, Hearing
Voices: A Digital Resource for the
Great Wall of Los Angeles.”
Jemma Levy, assistant professor of
theater, won the 2015 Mednick Fel-
lowship from the Virginia Founda-
tion for Independent Colleges.
Kevin Remington, University
photographer, was voted the best
photographer in the Shenandoah
Valley by the readers of Virginia
Jeffrey Shay, Johnson Professor of
Leadership and Entrepreneurship,
received the Western Academy of
Management’s Joan G. Dahl President’s Award.
Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee won the Community
Impact Award from the national
Campus Kitchens Project, plus a
share of a three-year, $625,000 grant
from AARP to develop innovative,
sustainable solutions to increase food
security for older Americans.
Washington and Lee received a
grant from the Jessie Ball duPont
Fund that will help support a new
initiative to enhance and expand
community engagement and service
learning in Rockbridge County.
The Washington and Lee University Store was among five finalists
for the 2015 Collegiate Retailer of
the Year Award presented by the National Association of College Stores
CASE (Council for Advancement
and Support of Education) has rec-
ognized University Advancement
in several areas:
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