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~Wellesley Sophomore Named National Wildlife Federation Fellow~

For immediate release:
Oct. 22, 2002

Arlie Corday,

WELLESLEY, Mass. - Ariel K. Diamond of Springfield, Vt., a sophomore at Wellesley College, has been named a 2002-2003 National Wildlife Federation Campus Ecology Fellow. The award includes $600 of funding for environmental projects to Wellesley College.

Diamond, the daughter of Diane Kemble of Springfield and the late Larry Diamond, is founder and president of Wellesley Energy and Environmental Defense (WEED), a campus-based environmental action organization involving students, faculty and staff. In addition to recycling issues, WEED plans to improve energy use, paper use and other earth-friendly issues.

Diamond has served as a senator for her residence hall and as a member of the Senate Political Committee and the Committee for Political and Legislative Action last year. Majoring in environmental policy and economics with a minor in philosophy, she has earned First-Year Distinction for outstanding academics.

A research assistant in Wellesley's Environmental Studies Department, she is a graduate of Springfield (Vt.) High School where she was named to the National Honor Society, among other honors and accomplishments.

Founded in 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in liberal arts and the education of women for more than 125 years. The College's 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students.


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