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April 4, 2014

The annual Shea Scholar Tea was held, giving the award recipients a chance to discuss their projects.

Students selected as Shea Scholars participate with faculty mentors on a focused research or creative project, working together for two to three weeks at one of BSU's partner institutions around the world. This award is named for Dr. Ellen M. Shea, class of 1935, later dean of women and BSU’s first dean of students.

Judy DeFilippo, '62, welcomed the students and faculty mentors to the reception and praised the high quality of their scholarship. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to hear from the scholars themselves about their research work. They are all outstanding individuals, as are their faculty mentors,” she said.

One group went to India and a second group is preparing to go to Cambodia later this spring. 

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From left: Laureen Coneeny, a senior biology major from Kingston; Brittany Townley, a junior biology major from Falmouth; Dr. Jennifer Mendell, department of biological sciences; Jackie Shuster, a senior biology major from Kingston; and Katarini Hatzidis, a juniior biology major from Bridgewater.


Dr. Martin Grossman, Department of Management; Darwin Werthessen, a senior Geological Sciences major from Rehoboth; Elliot Russo, a senior anthropology and geography major from Dartmouth; Steven Spicer, a senior business management major from Haverhill; and Dr. Madhu Rao, department of geography. (Story and photos by David K. Wilson, '71, University News)

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