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Snapshots: Students, Alumnus Win National Scholarships

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Ibrahim Elshamy ’09
2010-2011 George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Hometown:
Manchester, N.H.

I. Elshamy '09Ibrahim 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 '08Zachary 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 Knight '10David 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 '10Elizabeth Shribman ’10 (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)

Major: music
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