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Five Washburn Fellows named for 2011-12 year

Professor Emerita Marge Pinet, center, recently met with The Washburn Research Fellows named in the fall of 2011, in the Cazenovia College Archives. Kimberly Norton, left, stands aside Elizabeth DeLuca, Robert H. Dufek and Jasmyne Cole. Not pictured: Carissa S. Wheeler, research fellow for the Division of Art and Design.

Professor Emerita Marge Pinet, center, recently met with The Washburn Research Fellows named in the fall of 2011, in the Cazenovia College Archives. Kimberly Norton, left, stands aside Elizabeth DeLuca, Robert H. Dufek and Jasmyne Cole. Not pictured: Carissa S. Wheeler, research fellow for the Division of Art and Design.

— Cazenovia College’s Washburn Junior Research Fellowships and Teaching Fellowship for 2011-2012 have recently been announced by Dr. John Robert Greene, Paul J. Schupf Professor, History and Humanities, and advisor for the fellowship program.

Greene has directed the Washburn Junior Fellowship Program since its inception. Conceived and funded by Professor Emeritus Marge Pinet, and named for her parents, this unique fellowship allows selected students a funded opportunity for research within his or her chosen academic field. Greene announced a significant change in the program this year, thanks to the generosity of Professor Pinet.

“In this, the program’s eleventh year,” Greene said, “there will be four research fellows, one from each academic division.”

This past spring, members of the faculty, staff, and administration nominated students deserving of a fellowship and final choices were made by Greene with the help of several colleagues. Nominated students were required to submit their capstone proposals to be considered for a fellowship.

The fellows will receive stipends to aid their research in any way they choose, and each will be invited to make a presentation to a significant portion of the faculty during the final week of his or her Capstone experience.

“I think it goes without saying that we as an institution are incredibly grateful to Marge for inaugurating this innovative program,” Greene said. “I am also pleased that over the past decade, Washburn Fellows have testified to both the rigor and the usefulness of their experience; many have told me how useful the Fellowship was in their respective Grad School programs, and at last summer’s Alumni Weekend, a reunion of past Washburn Fellows paid tribute to this as well.”

Jasmyne B. Cole, of Marathon, a senior majoring in social science, with minors in history, sociology and international studies, is the Washburn Junior Teaching Fellow for 2011-2012. She is a member of the Social Science Club and has been consistently on the Dean’s List.

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