Ibrahim Elshamy ’09
2010-2011 George J. Mitchell Scholarship
Hometown: Manchester, N.H.
|Ibrahim Elshamy ’09 (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)|
Major: double major in Asian and Middle Eastern studies and Native American studies
Future studies: peace and conflict studies (master’s degree) at the University of Ulster, Ireland
Extracurricular: student director of the Tucker Foundation, leads Al-Nur, the Muslim student organization
Quote: He says that Ireland’s peace process “is an inspiring example to me of a divided society that was able to work together to overcome conflict and violence and create a brighter future.”
Zachary Kaufman ’08
2010 Marshall Scholarship
Hometown: Madison, Wis.
|Zachary Kaufman ’08 (courtesy of Zachary Kaufman)|
Major: Special interdisciplinary major in health and society in Latin America and the Caribbean
Future studies: epidemiology (master’s and PhD) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Extracurricular: helped develop an alternative spring break service trip to the Dominican Republic, played Ultimate Frisbee
Quote: “Medicine alone cannot cure suffering in the developing world,” a lesson he says he learned first-hand on a Tucker Foundation trip to Nicaragua.
David J. Knight ’10
Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color
Hometown: Slidell, La.
|David J. Knight '10 (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)|
Major: history, concentration in political history
Future studies: education (master’s degree) in preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural school for three years
Extracurricular: interned with the Amy Biehl Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa; tutor with America Reads
Quote: “Getting to know young people [through tutoring and internships] and the circumstances that they face, I have gained a deeper understanding of the necessity of a dedicated and dynamic teacher.”
Elizabeth Shribman ’10
2010-2011 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
|Elizabeth Shribman ’10 (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)|
Future studies: music history, at Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Extracurricular: general manager of the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra; participated in the music Foreign Study Program in London
Quote: “Absorbing the history of music and gaining an international perspective in management through direct experience will be extremely valuable as I prepare for a career and a life in the orchestra world.”
Last Updated: 3/10/10