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Graduate Center Students Scoop Up Four Ford Foundation Fellowships

Four Graduate Center doctoral students are among ninety-seven scholars selected nationwide for 2012 Ford Foundation Fellowships in Predoctoral and Dissertation competitions.

Among thirty-seven winners nationwide in the Dissertation competition was GC doctoral candidate in anthropology Daisy Deomampo. Winners in the Predoctoral competition were Carlos Andres Jaramillo, a doctoral student in computer science, and Amanda Mia Marin-Chollom and Tiwirai Douglas Marira, both doctoral students in psychology. Only the University of California–Berkeley had more victors in this category; Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of California–Santa Barbara were tied with the Graduate Center.

The aim of these national competitions, which are administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies, is “to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.”

Congratulations to these four new 2012 Ford Fellows and their mentors.

Submitted on: SEP 18, 2012

Category: Anthropology, Computer Science, Industrial Organizational, Psychology, Social Personality, Student News