Students from across the disciplines capped off a record-setting 2019-20 academic year by receiving some of the most prestigious — and competitive — scholarships, fellowships and internships at the national and international levels.
“We are immensely proud of these students and all that these awards represent,” said Andrew P. Hogue, PhD, associate dean in the Office of Engaged Learning, which partners with students, in collaboration with faculty and staff throughout the University, to help them maximize their scholarship beyond the classroom.
“Winning prestigious fellowships and awards is always a reflection of a student’s hard work and dedication, as well as the immense support they have received from faculty mentors who have guided them to this point. As is a hallmark of the Baylor experience, that mentorship likely will continue as these students launch toward new and exciting opportunities to lead and serve around the globe,” Hogue said. “This record-setting year is thrilling, but it is also just the beginning. Baylor has demonstrated the foresight to devote resources to the entire engaged learning enterprise that have us on a path to be second to none in how we equip our undergraduates to maximize their education and impact the world for good.”
Maren Brady, senior communication sciences and disorders major, Sandy Hook, Connecticut, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA), Malaysia.
Kyle Desrosiers, senior University Scholar, Arlington, Texas, Fulbright Study/Research Award for an MA in Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Micheal Munson, senior University Scholar, San Jose, California, Fulbright Study/Research Award to the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (also a 2019 Goldwater Scholarship recipient).
Rahul Dadwani, BA ’17, Fulbright Study/Research Award to the University of York, United Kingdom, through the University of Chicago, where he is a graduate student.
Carter Anne Jones, senior international studies/Russian major, Tyler, Texas, Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to Indonesia to study Bahasa Indonesian (also a 2018 David L. Boren Scholarship recipient).
Daniel Burch, senior political science major, St. Louis, Critical Language Scholarship to Tajikistan to study Farsi and Tajik (also a 2019 CLS recipient).
Anne Walker, junior economics and international studies major, Walnut Creek, California, Boren Scholarship to attend virtual domestic league program through the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute before studying Indonesian (spring semester) at the Indonesian Flagship Language Initiative.
Annie Huntington, senior University Scholar, Alpharetta, Georgia, Freeman-Asia Scholarship to provide language study in Thailand with opportunity to continue sustainability research at the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute.
Cat Haseman, BA ’19, Pickering Graduate Fellowship to pursue a master’s degree in Arab studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (also a 2019 Fulbright ETA to the West Bank, Israel).
Stephanie M. Lefthand, master’s candidate in social work in Baylor’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Internship. A Taos Pueblo and a descendant of Spanish settlers in southern Colorado, Lefthand is Baylor’s first Udall Intern.
Andrew J. Munoz, senior biology major, Seattle, Goldwater Scholarship, supporting his undergraduate research on cancer-related fatigue.
Emily Schultz, junior biology major, Plano, Texas, Goldwater Scholarship, supporting her undergraduate research on emerging viral diseases.
Lawson Sadler, senior University Scholar, San Antonio, Marshall Scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in migration and global development at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, with research focus on comparative U.S.-U.K. immigration policy.
Gabbi Mucerino, senior political science major, Lakewood, Colorado, Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship to pursue a master’s degree in law and diplomacy at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, Massachusetts.
Zane Zovak, BA ’18, Waco, 2021 Class of Schwarzman Scholars to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University, Beijing.