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
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.