Baylor University Student Awarded Prestigious ISI Honors Fellowship

Aug. 15, 2006

Contact: Caitlin Anderson with the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, (800) 526-7022 x 168

WILMINGTON, DE - Joy McCullough, a senior at Baylor University from Los Alamos, N.M., was recently selected by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a national educational organization headquartered in Wilmington, Del., as one of its 50 Honors Fellows for 2006. Each year, ISI's prestigious Honors Program selects the nation's most talented undergraduates to participate in a yearlong program of educational enrichment.

McCullough, a University Scholar at Baylor focusing on chemistry and environmental science, recently attended "Individual and Community in the Settling of America," a weeklong, all expenses-paid ISI summer conference in Big Sky, Mont.

ISI Honors Fellows at the conference explored the values and ideas that animate the Western tradition in general, and America's founding in particular. While examining civilization's intellectual roots, students had the opportunity to engage in debate and discussion led by outstanding faculty mentors from numerous colleges and universities, who teach in the humanities and social sciences.

In addition, as part of ISI's Honors Program, throughout the next academic year, McCullough will receive continuing direction from her faculty mentors through participation in small seminars and online discussions about both permanent questions and contemporary concerns. The ISI faculty mentors and staff will provide one-on-one professional assistance to the each of the Honors Fellows, including information about internships, job opportunities, graduate and professional programs, and related concerns. McCullough also will attend an ISI Career Development Seminar, designed to help prepare her for future positions of leadership. In addition, she will receive a large collection of free books and journals.

Founded in 1953, ISI works "to educate for liberty" - to identify the best and the brightest college students and to nurture in these future leaders the American ideal of ordered liberty. For more information about ISI's Honors Program, visit Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

For more information about ISI, or to arrange an interview with Joy McCullough, contact Caitlin Anderson at (800) 526-7022 or media@isi.org.

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