Outreach

Fellowship Program

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 09:35:00 CDT  — by: Charlotte Henderson, C'13, Sustainability Post-Baccalaureate Fellow

We’re always looking for ways to get the student body more involved in The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. Not only does this involvement help Sewanee as an institution, but also helps further students’ experience, knowledge, and own individual success. As part of the Strategic Plan, we are pleased to announce that a new fellowship program will be implemented this academic year for juniors and seniors as part of increasing domain education.

We’re always looking for ways to get the student body more involved in The Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability. Not only does this involvement help Sewanee as an institution, but also helps further students’ experience, knowledge, and own individual success. As part of the Strategic Plan, we are pleased to announce that a new fellowship program will be implemented this academic year for juniors and seniors as part of increasing domain education. As part of this program, the fellows stand as the champions of environmental awareness and action at Sewanee and are required to engage in various projects and responsibilities. These responsibilities include but are not limited to, leading admissions tours of the Domain (campus and surrounding land area compiling ~13,000 acres), serving on the Domain Stewardship Committee and Sustainability Steering Committee, organizing and leading service projects, implementing goals outlined in the Sustainability Master Plan (for those interested in sustainability), and coordinating speakers, seminars, and other events.

In addition, post-grads can participate in the program as post-baccalaureate fellows with an emphasis on mentoring. This year, Sewanee is sure to benefit from having Clesi Bennett, Vincent Leray, and Charlotte Henderson representing the program.

Fellows will not only have the immense honor of being chosen through this highly selective program, but also benefit from the distinction the fellowships offers to students. Fellows have the opportunity to engage in unique research, make connections to the whole Sewanee community, and hopefully help positively influence Sewanee’s mindset on sustainability. Fellows can focus on many different subjects and topics of environmental stewardship. For example, over the summer Hali Steinmann (’14) and Nathan Bourne (’11) worked on biodiversity-oriented projects through the Sewanee Herbarium.

In the near future, information will be sent out on how to apply to the fellowship program. Over the year, you’ll be sure to see various updates about the Fellows program, including work authored by the fellows themselves. Look out for blog and newspaper articles, and video shorts promoting the various work done by the fellows and other sustainability groups here at Sewanee.

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