May 12, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 17
Asst. Prof. Shana Kelley (Chemistry), who recently won a highly competitive Keck Futures Initiative Grant, added to her growing list of honors when she was chosen as a 2005 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. Selection for this award is based on individual research attainment and promise, as well as evidence of excellence in teaching.
Established in 1999, and named for the late Massachusetts congressman, the award honors students who show a deep interest in and commitment to the promotion of social justice and human rights throughout the world while at Boston College.
Foley, a political science major from Woburn, interned last year with the US Department of State Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, working on a number of projects relevant to current American foreign policy, including research on a terrorist group for inclusion on the Foreign Terrorist Organization list and correspondence between Washington office and embassies abroad. She also participated in Arrupe International Solidarity programs in Nicaragua and Jamaica.
A North Andover native, McCleary majored in English with a minor in theology and a concentration in social justice. From January to May of 2004, she lived and worked in El Salvador as part of Casa de la Solidaridad, an international initiative that promotes justice and solidarity through the integration of academics and living with the poor. McCleary also was part of a Witness for Peace tour of Cuba and interned at the Office for Refuges and Immigrants.
Simmons, the 2004-05 Undergraduate Government of Boston College president, majored in political science and philosophy. A native of Skaneateles, NY, her international experience includes working as an Undergraduate Faculty Research Fellow for the Boston College Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life 2003 program on religious diversity for Islamic scholars.
Walsh, an English major from Marion, Conn., has worked as an HIV/AIDS education teacher at a Liberian refugee camp in Ghana and an intern at the Boston College Immigration and Asylum Project. Walsh's other international activities include service in a Somali refugee program, co-chairing a famine benefit for Ethiopia and immersion trips to Belize and Guatemala with the Arrupe Volunteers. •