Nora Dwyer, an FCLC junior from South Berwick, Maine, has been awarded a Truman Scholarship. Truman scholars are awarded up to $30,000 toward graduate study and must be committed to careers in government or the non-profit sector. Nora is a social work major at Fordham.
Two FCLC seniors have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships. Henrique Valim, a Natural Science major from Florida, will spend next year at the Max Planck Institute in Germany; Molly Clemens, an Environmental Science major from upstate New York, will spend the year at the University of Melbourne in Australia. FCLC students have won 28 Fulbright Fellowships in the last 14 years.
Trevor Haskell, a junior Computer Science major from Salt Point, New York, is one of 13 college students nationally awarded a “Google Lime Scholarship.” He will attend the Google Scholars’ Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California this summer and receive a $10,000 scholarship toward his senior year tuition.
Nikolas Oktaba, FCLC 2015, a commuter from Brooklyn and a Classical Languages and Civilization major from Brooklyn, has received a Beinecke Scholarship that provides him with $34,000 toward his graduate education.
The FCLC Arts and Research Showcase was held on April 10th and over 70 students participated, showcasing their original research and creative endeavors. These included research in Natural Science, Psychology, English, Art History, Sociology, Philosophy and many other disciplines. Original creative works included musical compositions, dance, and theatre performances.
The Class of 2017 arrived in August for three rousing days of orientation. After reading the summer book, Alice McDermott’s Charming Billy, they heard McDermott speak during academic orientation and engaged in a lively question and answer session with her. She later joined the Honors Students for lunch while the rest of the class had lunch with their new academic advisors, members of the full time faculty, for a discussion of the book and presentation.
FCLC music majors and minors are eligible to earn one academic credit as a performer in a jazz ensemble. The ensembles practice at Jazz at Lincoln Center, one block from campus, and can take advantage of much that is offered there. There is an additional fee of $350 for participation each semester.
FCLC’s student newspaper, The Observer, was awarded first place in six categories and second place in one at the Society of Professional Journalists Region I Mark of Excellence Awards for 2012-2013. One of the students, Weiyu Li went on to be a national finalist in Feature Photography category.
Taylor Schilling, FCLC’06 is starring in Orange Is the New Black that airs on Netflix.
The FCLC Mock Trial team capped off a very successful 2012-1013 season that saw them go to the national finals in Washington, D.C.
John Johnson, FCLC '02, as a producer of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike which won the Tony Award for best play on June 9, took home a Tony himself. For details
The New York City Urban Fellowship is awarded each year to only 25 recent college graduates interested in urban public policy. One of those 25 this year is Emma Pfohman, FCLC '13 who was selected after a highly competitive interview process. She will work from September to May of next year with the leadership of a major NYC governmental office and learn first hand how the City works.
Emilie Amar-Zifkin, FCLC '13, is the winner of the Graduate Fellowship Award of Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for Religious Studies and Theology. The award will help fund Emilie's graduate work in Religious Studies at the University of Chicago.
Closing out the spring semester, over forty juniors and seniors of the college presented the original research they had engaged in this year, sharing it with the faculty and their fellow students. Projects ranged in disciplines from dance, theology, and film to science, math and anthropology.
FCLC senior Bernard Moore and two Rose Hill students, Matt Ecker and Steven Rice, received summer research grants from FCLC and FCRH to travel to Namibia in southern Africa and make a documentary on that country.