Honors & Other Things
February 7, 2012,
Volume 58, No. 21
The 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Award recipients were honored on January 19. Standing left to right:
Eric Grimes, Jorell Brooks, Claire Lomax, Brooke Hinton, Seated:
2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Awards
The 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Involvement Award recipients were honored at the recent Interfaith Program. They are:
Monica Allison for “her work as the president of the Cedar Park Neighbors group. Her commitment to non-violence and youth has transformed Cedar Park into a warm and welcoming space.”
Malik Aziz for “his tireless work as a role model for people who were formerly incarcerated. As an ex-offender, Mr. Aziz works to identify alternatives to incarceration and to reduce recidivism.”
Jorell Brooks, a senior in the Wharton School, for “his work to change the lives of youth through mentoring and tutoring at the Ase Saturday Academy.” Mr. Brooks has been working with the students enrolled in the program since his freshman year.
Eric Grimes, a lecturer in Penn’s Graduate School of Education, for “his commitment to social justice and improving the lives and consciousness of black people.”
Brooke Hinton, a senior in the Wharton School, for “her work as a mentor, tutor and a leader at Lea Elementary School’s after-school program.” Ms. Hinton was elected as the Community School Student Partnership’s student director in 2010.
Claire Lomax, a Penn trustee and a member of the Board of Overseers of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice, received the Rodin Education Award for “her commitment to the advancement of educational opportunities through her support of Social Policy & Practice’s Pipeline for Promise program, which enables underserved community college students to attend classes in social work and social policy at Penn.” It also provides students with life skills training, such as fiscal responsibility and time management.
2012 Thouron Awards
The Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowship (CURF) announced the eight Thouron Award winners from the University of Pennsylvania who will study in the United Kingdom.
Besan Abu-Joudeh, C/W’12 (Huntsman), majoring in statistics and international relations; applying to the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, for the MSc in political economy of development.
Ava Childers, C’10, majoring in classical studies and anthropology; applying to the University of Cambridge for an MPhil in archeological heritage and museums.
David Dunning, C’12, majoring in English and mathematics; applying to University of Cambridge for an MPhil in history, philosophy and sociology of science, technology and medicine.
Alison Feder, C’12, majoring in mathematics; applying to the University of Oxford for a DPhil in statistics.
Myles Karp, C’12, majoring in anthropology; applying to University of Oxford for an MSc in cognitive and evolutionary anthropology.
Michael Masciandaro, C’12, majoring in history and English; applying to University of Cambridge for an MPhil in political thought and intellectual history.
Eliana Ritts, C/W’12, (Huntsman), majoring in business and public policy and international studies; applying to the University of Oxford for an MSc/MPhil in visual, material and museum anthropology.
Katie Wynbrandt, C’12, majoring in political science and English; applying to the University of Oxford for an MSc in criminology and criminal justice.