Bahm '11, Handmaker '11 Earn Udall Foundation Honorable Mentions

Story posted April 20, 2010

Krista Bahm '11 and Maina Handmaker '11 have been selected to receive honorable mention by the Udall Foundation, whose undergraduate scholarship program recognizes students who are environmental leaders in their communities and on their college campuses.

This year the Udall Foundation awarded 50 honorable mentions countrywide; each with an award of $350. Recipients are selected based upon their demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment.

View the list of 2010 Honorable Mention Recipients.

Krista Bahm '11

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Krista Bahm '11

Bahm, of Berkeley, Calif., is an economics and environmental studies major. Her interest in environmental consulting was solidified through a senior seminar she took this past year with Environmental Studies Director Phil Camill. Bahm has been an active participant in the Joseph McKeen Center for the Common Good and helped to establish the Center's Weekend Service Trips.

As a sophomore, she led an Alternative Spring Break to Louisiana.

With the assistance of faculty, she combined her interests in service and environmental studies to develop an educational seminar for students that focused on the environmental issues associated with the devastation resulting from hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Maina Handmaker '11

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Maina Handmaker '11

Handmaker is a visual arts and environmental studies major from Louisville, Ky. She has actively pursued an interest in local farming through her course work, independent study projects and a summer fellowship in the summer of 2009.

Handmaker has served as an Eco-Rep in her dorm and also serves on the President's Climate Commitment Advisory Committee.

For the second year in a row, she has been instrumental in organizing Climate Days events. Read Handmaker's profile on the Sustainability Web site.

Udall honorees join a network of current and past recipients dedicated to sustainability.

Meg Boyle '05 received a Udall Undergraduate Scholarship her junior year. "The Udall Foundation/Udall alumni network continues to be a big part of my life," says Boyle, who continues to be involved with the issue of climate change at a national and international level. Boyle attended the Copenhagen Climate talks in November.


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