CLASS OF 1990 FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
WELLESLEY, MA - Five members of Wellesley College's Class
of 1990 are recipients of 1990 Mellon Fellowships in the
Humanities. This marks the first time a women's college is
among the leaders in the national competition that awards
men and women of outstanding promise for teaching and
scholarship. It is also the highest number of Mellon Fellows
at any college this year.
One of Wellesley's Mellon Fellows is also the recipient
of a Fulbright Grant. Another senior has been awarded a
Watson Fellowship for foreign research, two have been
selected as French Government Teaching Assistants, and
others have received fellowships from Rotary International
and the National Science Foundation. In addition, one
student has won a special position at the National Palace
Museum in Taipei, Taiwan.
Aviva Ben-Ur, a Jewish Studies major, was awarded both a
Mellon Fellowship and a Fulbright Grant for graduate study
in Israel. Also named Mellon Fellows are Laura Andrews
McDaniel, a Chinese History major; Mary Kathryn McGowan, a
Philosophy major; Melissa Jane Schons, a Classics major; and
Ann Louish Seaton, a Comparative Literature major. The five
women are among 122 winners selected from 2,009 nominated
from colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Julia Carmen Cinniger is the recipient of a Watson
Fellowship to pursue independent study in Argentina and
Mexico. Her project will focus on dance expression in
Elizabeth Nicole Emery and Alison Anna Wisdom have been
selected as French Government Teaching Assistants. Ann
Catherine Celi and Sarah Elizabeth Kochling were awarded
Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowships for foreign study.
Ann Celi will defer medical school one year in order to
study Molecular Biology at the University of Rome, Italy.
Sarah Kochling will study Business and Negotiation Mandarin
at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Jessica Erin Gosnell, a Biology and French Studies double
major, was selected for a National Science Foundation
Incentive for Excellence Award. She will attend medical
Lia Phipps has been selected by Wellesley College for an
appointment as a translator at the National Palace Museum in
Taipei, Taiwan. She is an Art History and Chinese major with
a concentration in Chinese Art and History and previously
taught English in Beijing, China.