Recent Graduate Earns Rotary Award

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July 5, 2018

Danae Browne, ’18, has been awarded a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship. 

The Taunton native graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in art history. The $30,000 scholarship will fund her travel to the United Kingdom, where she will spend the next academic year as part of Lancaster University’s religious studies master’s program. Her focus will be intercultural and religious conflict, tolerance and conflict resolution.

“I am happy that I will be able to work with their organization by taking part of the work that they do all over the world,” Ms. Browne said. “I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to interact with and learn from the Rotary community.”

Rotary Global Grant Scholarships are intended for future leaders committed to promoting peace, improving lives and building international relationships. 

After completing the master’s program, Ms. Browne’s goal is to pursue a PhD and to “help change perspectives about religious differences in the world.”

While at BSU she conducted honors research under the mentorship of Dr. Sean McPherson, and received an Adrian Tinsley Program Summer Grant in 2017, mentored by Dr. Minae Savas

As an undergrad she also traveled to China on a study tour led by Dr. Wing-kai To, and volunteered with Maxwell Library’s Archives and Special Collections under the guidance of Orson Kinsley, head of archives and special collections. (Story by Heather Harris Michonski, University News; Photo by Drew Cambra, '19)

Danae Browne
Danae Browne