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Scholarship & Award Winners

Undergrads Garner 15 National Scholarships

To read more about these outstanding students, visit the Willamette Stories site at blog.willamette.edu/stories/ or click on students' names in the citations below.

Nathanael Stice

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship

allows student fellows to work closely on research with senior fellows in Washington, D.C. This is the first Carnegie Fellowship in Willamette history:

Nathanael Stice ’06, politics and Russian major, economics minor

Emily Houle Audrey Squires

Datatel Scholarship

honors academic excellence, leadership and service:

Emily Houle ’07, biology major

Audrey Squires ’07, environmental science and Spanish major, economics minor

Benjamin Bryant Nurnigar Sawir

Kemper Scholarship

prepares students for leadership and service, especially in fields of administration and business. These are the second and third Kemper Scholars in Willamette history:

Benjamin Bryant ’09, undeclared

Nurnigar Sawir ’09, business management or international business

Sienna Houtte Eric Swinn

Fulbright Grants

fund study and teaching in more than 150 countries. Ten Willamette students have received a Fulbright Grant in the last seven years:

Sienna Houtte ’06, international studies major

Eric Swinn ’06, Russian and French major

Megan Flora

El Pomar Fellowship

supports Colorado nonprofit organizations involved in health, human services, education, arts and humanities, as well as civic and community initiatives:

Megan Flora ’06, exercise science major

Natalie Muren

NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship,

one of four awarded to WU students in the past two years, provides funds for graduate study:

Natalie Muren ’06, chemistry and Spanish major, Goldwater Scholar

Elizabeth Humphrey

SHEAR/Mellon Undergraduate Fellowship in Early American History

funds study at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. This is Willamette’s first SHEAR/Mellon Fellowship:

Elizabeth Humphrey ’07, history major

Audrey Squires

Tug McGraw Scholarship

recognizes academic achievement and a commitment to community service:

Audrey Squires ’07, environmental science and Spanish major, economics minor

Kirsten Nelsen

Udall Scholarship

seeks future leaders of environmental fields as well as future Native American and Alaska Native leaders. This is the University’s ninth Udall Scholar since 1996:

Kirsten “Kiry” Nelsen ’08, environmental science major

Matt Buehler

William Jefferson Clinton Foundation Scholarship and the National Security Education Program David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship

both allow for study of Arabic and foreign policy in the Middle East.

Matt Buehler ’06, politics and history major

Mike Le Chevallier

Watson Fellowship

funds students to spend the year after graduation traveling the world in a self-directed learning project. This is Willamette’s fifth Watson Fellow since 2001:

Mike Le Chevallier ’06, French and religious studies major, classics minor

2006 Faculty Award Winners

To read more about these outstanding faculty, visit the Willamette home page at www.willamette.edu.

Sammy Basu Yvonne Tamayo

Jerry E. Hudson Award for Excellence in Teaching

honoring distinguished teaching and leadership:

Sammy Basu, Associate Professor of Politics, CLA

Yvonne Tamayo, Professor of Law, WUCL

Peter A. Harmer

Lawrence D. Cress Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship

recognizing the important relationship between research and the undergraduate experience:

Peter A. Harmer, Professor of Exercise Science, CLA

Steven Green

Robert L. Misner Award for Faculty Scholarship

recognizing and encouraging faculty scholarship, one of the highest priorities for the award’s namesake:

Steven Green, Associate Professor of Law, WUCL

Lisbeth Claus Linda Heuser

United Methodist Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service

recognizing the extraordinary impact a professor can have inside the classroom and the dramatic role a faculty member can have in our community:

Lisbeth Claus, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, AGSM

Linda Heuser, Professor of Sociology, CLA

Robert Hess

Richard Iltis Award

presented by Mortar Board to a retiring professor for a lifetime of honorable service to students, staff, Willamette University, the community and profession:

Robert Hess, Professor of Art, CLA

Johnner Barrett

Mortar Board Professor of the Year

honoring excellence, devotion and dedication to the enhancement of students’ lives above and beyond Willamette’s high standards, as voted by all undergraduate students:

Johnner Barrett, Instructor of Mathematics, CLA

Emily Drew

Mortar Board Professor of the Year Honorable Mention

Emily Drew, Assistant Professor of Sociology, CLA

Heidi Grew

Mortar Board Professor of the Year Honorable Mention

Heidi Grew, Assistant Professor of Art, CLA

Wendy Boring

Mortar Board Professor of the Year Honorable Mention

Wendy Boring, Assistant Professor of History, CLA

Joyce Millen

Mortar Board Professor of the Year Honorable Mention

Joyce Millen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, CLA