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Posted 01/10/03, by James Donnelly
Fiona Herring, a 2002 Dartmouth graduate, was named the recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship for Bermuda this week. She is Dartmouth's third 2003 Rhodes winner.
"I'm really happy," she said. "It certainly was a dream come true."
The Rhodes Scholarships, created 100 years ago this year, provide students from eighteen countries with the opportunity to study for two or three years at the University of Oxford. Only one scholarship is awarded from Bermuda. Applicants are chosen on the basis of high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership and physical vigor.
At Oxford, Herring will join Heidi Williams '03 and Amar Dhand '01, whose Rhodes awards were announced in December. Another Dartmouth '01, Collin O'Mara, will study at Oxford on a 2003 Marshall scholarship. Already there will be Megan Steven '02, a Rhodes winner from last year. Herring and Steven were both members of Alpha Xi Delta sorority.
Currently Herring is studying for a Master of Science in the Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems at the London School of Economics and Political Science in England. At Dartmouth she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science.
At Oxford, Herring will take a slightly different tack, studying for a Master of Philosophy in Social Anthropology.
"The chance to study anthropology at Oxford would be extremely stimulating and fulfilling," she said.
- James Donnelly
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