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GSAS to Recognize Student Award Winners

Contact: Janet Sassi
(212) 636-7577

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) will recognize the special achievements of more than 25 students at its sixth annual awards ceremony on Friday, May 4, in the Great Hall of Duane Library, on the Rose Hill campus.
The students will be honored for receiving competitive awards during the 2006-2007 academic year, including Fulbright Fellowships to France, China and other nations, and other prestigious scholarships in their respective fields of study. Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University, will present the awards, and Mary Bly, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of graduate studies in the Department of English, will be guest speaker.

The GSAS has also granted more than 50 new funding awards to assist students with expenses related to conference presentations, research, and dissertation expenses; these student recipients will also be recognized.

The first GSAS Awards Ceremony, held in May 2002, recognized 13 students.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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