For the fourth year in a row, Rollins students traveled to Boston to participate in the four-day Harvard National Model United Nations Conference (HNMUN). This year’s group, comprised of 11 students, spanned all four class years and represented a wide range of majors, including international relations, French and economics.
Senior economics major Andrew Padgett (Class of 2011) and Assistant Professor of Economics Tonia Warnecke presented their joint research "Diamonds in the Rubble: The Women of Haiti--The Importance of Gender Equitable Policies & Practices for Haiti’s Recovery"at an international conference in Coimbra, Portugal.
For a remarkable third time in five years, a Rollins international business student team has finished in the Top 10 of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Commodities Trading Challenge Competition. The undergraduate team placed an impressive ninth out of the 113 teams competing from top college and universities from around the globe. In March 2010, the Rollins team achieved a significant two-week return of 47.5 percent (on their investment) during the first round of the challenge.
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The Cornell Scholars program was launched in 2005-06. Cornell Scholars are asked to become campus leaders, achieve academic excellence, and help raise the scholarly expectations and achievement among the student body.
In spring 2012, five Rollins students and one alumna were awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships. Traveling to six countries on three continents, Shayla Alamino ’12, Aislinn Betancourt ’12, Kory Eylmann ’12, Jane Lombardi ’11, Nic Ramos-Flores ’12, and Ian Wallace ’12 will spend time in host countries teaching English as a foreign language and fostering mutual understanding between people of the United States and other countries.
During 2010-11, Hamilton Holt student Kari Smith '12 was chosen as one of 130 students from across the country to receive a 2011 David L. Boren Scholarship for international study. Emma Broming '12 was awarded a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship; Ashley Toth '11 was recognized a Barry M. Goldwater Honorable Mention and Meghan Thomas '11, received a Fulbright award to teach English in South Korea.
In 2009-10 two Rollins students and one alumna were recognized for their outstanding work. Rollins junior Justin Wright was named as a recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship, Andrea Williamson '07, '10MBA was chosen for a Fulbright award and Jonathan Stamm '10, was selected by The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity as an Elie Wiesel Prize In Ethics Essay Contest winner.
Kari Smith '12 was been chosen as one of 130 students from across the country to receive a 2011 David L. Boren Scholarship for international study.
Goldwater Award Recipients
Emma Broming '12 (left) was awarded a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,095 mathematics, science, and engineering students nationwide.
Ashley Toth '11 (right) was awarded a 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar Honorable Mention.
Meghan Thomas '11 was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to teach English as a foreign language in South Korea.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
Jonathan Stamm '10.The Prize in Ethics Essay Contest was established in 1989. Since its inception, thousands of students from colleges and universities across the U.S. have participated. Five prizes for essays in ethics are bestowed annually by The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.
Andrea Williamson ’07BA, '10MBA, was a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Malaysia. She is the 10th Rollins student to receive a Fulbright in recent years.
Robert Hoffman ’09, a philosophy and English double-major was one of two students in the country to receive a $50,000 award designed to promote and support doctoral study in the humanities by talented graduates of small and mid-sized private liberal arts colleges. In fall 2009, he entered a doctoral program in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania.
Fatema Kermalli ’11, an international relations major and Jewish Studies minor, was chosen as one of 130 students from across the U.S. to receive a David L. Boren Scholarship for international study. She spent the 2009-10 academic year studying at the University of Jordan Language Center in Amman.
Chase VanSteenburg ’08, graduate in international business with a Spanish minor, taught in Spain.
Shannon Brown ’10, international relations major, Spanish minor, will serve four-and-a-half years as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State.
Nicholas Horton ’09, physics major, chemistry minor, was selected as one of 321 Goldwater Scholars selected from a field of 1,035 mathematics, science, and engineering students nominated nationwide.
Sally Woods ’05, received a Fulbright Award to Spain teaching English as a foreign language.