The Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement celebrated the success of students, graduating seniors, and recent alumni who were granted prestigious national and international fellowships, scholarships, and research fellowships at the University’s annual Academic Awards Convocation, held this year on Friday, April 21, in Swasey Chapel.

Denisonians achieving awards:

  • Michael Ball ’23, major in political science | Boren Scholarship for year-long Arabic study in Amman, Jordan. Boren scholarships fund study abroad by U.S. undergraduates in world regions critical to U.S. interests
  • Joan Do-Truong ’23 majors in educational studies and women’s and gender studies | Davis Projects for Peace
  • Katherine Decker ’22, majors in psychology and German | US Teaching Assistantship Austria
  • Jeremy Hollis ‘16, majors in biology and theatre | National Science Foundation - Graduate Research Fellowships Program

These Denisonians were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad, and in some cases they study in more than one country. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies and interns abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints. This year Denison students were granted 13 Gilman awards – a record for the University.

  • Kathleen Amiet ’23, major in cinema and international studies | Denmark, Sweden, Italy, France
  • Eva Coleman ’24, major in biology and environmental science | Sweden, Ireland
  • Joan Do-Truong ’23 majors in educational studies and women’s and gender studies | Netherlands, Morocco
  • Nina Downing ’24, major in English | Japan
  • Cordero Estremera ’23, major in English | England
  • Song Huang ‘22, majors in political science and East Asian Studies | Iceland through a virtual program, Denmark
  • Alicia Lynch ’23, major in biology | Copenhagen through a virtual internship
  • Aniaha Ortiz ’23, major in English and East Asian Studies | South Korea
  • Daren Ritter ’24, major in economics and Spanish | Spain
  • Raina Runk ’24, major in psychology | France
  • Sarah Wuellner ’24, major in theatre and educational studies | United Kingdom
  • Jordan Yeck ’23, major in women’s and gender studies | Netherlands, Morocco
  • Sophia Zheng ’24, major in economics and global commerce | New Zealand

These Denisonians were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA). ETAs provide assistance to local English teachers, helping teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S.

  • Hannah Gilson ’22, majors in economics and political science | Bulgaria
  • Cynthia Guerrero ’22, major in anthropology and sociology | Peru
  • Sarah Schubert ‘21, majors in Spanish and international studies | Mexico
  • Michael Ball ’23, major in political science | Uzbekistan

These Denisonians are Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship alternates. In the event a Fulbright scholar cannot fulfill their award, Fulbright alternates will serve in their place.

  • Eli Flores ’22, major in psychology | Mexico
  • Anne Marie McCombs ’22, major in biochemistry | Czech Republic

This student received a Fulbright Research Award to conduct research in Poland. Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education.

  • Rachel Jankowski ’22, major in geosciences | Poland

These Denisonians are Fulbright Research Alternates. In the event a Fulbright Research scholar cannot fulfill their award, Fulbright alternates will serve in their place.

  • Blake Glatley ’22, major in psychology | Netherlands
  • Isabella Lundy ’22, major in philosophy, politics, and economics | Netherlands
May 19, 2022