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REF NO.: 254

SUBJECT: Third Memorial student wins prestigious Killam Fellowship

DATE: May 13

Anthropology major Catherine Andrews is the third Memorial student to receive the prestigious Killam Fellowship Award, and the second to study at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.  Consistently ranked among the foremost liberal arts colleges in the United States, Smith College is the largest undergraduate women’s college in the U.S. with an enrollment of 2,800 students from every state and across 60 countries.

“The Killam Fellowship is quite a prestigious award,” says Judy Casey, director of Memorial’s Scholarships Office. “There are only about 20 in total awarded each year across Canada and the United States. We are very proud of Catherine for receiving it this year as well as Mikaela Dyke and Christa Vincent who received it last year.”

Ms. Casey says this definitely speaks to the high calibre of students at Memorial, pointing out that Memorial University students are very capable of competing with students from across the country.

Brandishing an exceptional academic record, Ms. Andrews says she is looking forward to applying her knowledge of anthropology while experiencing first-hand the differences between living in Canada and the United States. And, she intends to do all of this while remaining actively involved in extra curricular activities. 

“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Ms. Andrews on her achievements and on being selected as a Killam Fellow,” says Dr. Michael K. Hawes, executive director of the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United

States. He describes Ms. Andrews as an exceptional young woman who will be an excellent representative of Canada while studying at the college. 

Created through a partnership between the Canada-US Fulbright Program and the American Killam-Rodgers Trusts, the Killam Fellowships Program will mark year two in the 2004-2005 academic year. Providing exceptional students from select universities in Canada and the United States the opportunity to attend university in the other country for one semester or one year of their undergraduate career, the program is the first of its kind at this level between Canada and the United States. The program’s goal is to increase mutual understanding between Canada and the United States through direct, personal involvement – one that is shared with The Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States – by engaging the brightest minds and identifying future leaders through academic exchange.

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