USA Today Selects Denison Student for National Honor
Date of Event: April 29, 2009
Posted: April 29, 2009
A Denison University senior, Caitlin Schroering, from Corvalis, Ore., was named to the USA Today’s 2009 All-USA College Academic Team. Schroering was one of 20 students named to USA Today’s third team, based on outstanding intellectual achievement and leadership.
Caitlin Schroering ’09
Judges considered grades, leadership, activities and, most importantly, how students extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Members of the All-USA College Academic Team and their schools are published in USA Today, as well as on the usatoday.com Web site.
Schroering, an environmental studies major and political science minor, is a member of the first-year honorary, Phi Society, Mortar Board and the Denison chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honorary. She is a consistent Dean’s List student, a Heritage Scholar, and was a Denison Young Scholar for a summer research project, “International Law, Spirituality and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights.” She is also doing a senior honors research project entitled “Indigenous Rights, Environmental Rights and Human Rights in the Global Economy: Three Case Studies in Brazil and the United States.” She is an America Reads tutor and active member of the Student Global AIDS Campaign and Denison Progressive Alliance. Schroering studied off campus with the School for International Training at the Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology in Brazil.
After graduation, Schroering plans to work as a community organizer for social justice and environmental issues before attending law school.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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