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Eight Bowdoin Students Receive Public Interest Fellowships

Story posted April 27, 2001

Eight Bowdoin College students have been awarded Public Interest Summer Fellowships from the College. The fellowships are awarded each year to Bowdoin students who are committed to social justice, and enable them to do summer internships with non-profit organizations that serve underserved populations.

The following students are the fellowship recipients:

Monica Almendarez ’02 of Casa Grande, Ariz. She will work at the Braun Sacred Heart Center, Inc., in Tempe, facilitating discussion and raising awareness about the Golden Gate barrio through community oral history circles. The results of her work will be compiled and published.

Hilary Bernstein ’03 of New York City. She will work at the Jewish Child Care Association in New York, doing research for a project focusing on quality improvement for child welfare programs.

Yana Domuschieva ’04 of Sofia, Bulgaria. She will implement an English-language teaching program for orphans at the SOS Children’s Villages in Sofia.

Nettie-Kate Jordan ’04 of Machias, Maine. She will assist the people of Washington County through work with the Machias Area Food Pantry and the Wild Blueberry Festival.

Leiana Kinnicutt ’03 of Kailua, Hawaii. She will work at Volunteer Legal Services in Honolulu, assisting with projects involving the protection of women and children through social work and legal representation.

H. Colin LeCroy ’04 of Birmingham, Ala. He will work at the Regional Planning Commission of Birmingham, assisting with a plan to provide low-income workers with adequate housing near their jobs.

Rosalind May ’03 of Lakewood, Colo. She will organize hands-on work experiences for disadvantaged youth and train low-income children at the Denver Urban Farm and other community gardens.

Ricardo Simmonds ’04 of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He will work at Solidaridad En Marcha in La Molina, Peru, doing fieldwork and study to facilitate a project to improve the environmental situation of several shantytowns.

Bowdoin College’s Public Interest Summer Fellowship was established in 1996 with funds generously contributed by an anonymous donor. Each fellow receives $3,000.

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