Honoring Excellence in Sustainability
In October 2014, seniors from all majors and all academic divisions were
invited to apply for candidacy as Baird Sustainability Fellows, a
college-wide honors program. The Baird Sustainability Fellows program
recognizes graduating seniors who have advanced sustainability goals on
or beyond the Dickinson campus through excellence in scholarship,
leadership and service. This college-wide honor, named for Spencer
Fullerton Baird, a prominent naturalist of the 19th century and
Dickinson alumnus and professor, is in its third year.
Twelve Class of 2015 applicants met the rigorous standards of the honor, as determined by an interdisciplinary selection committee, and were accepted to participate in the half-credit Baird Honors Colloquium. The Spring 2015 colloquium will be a unique, interdisciplinary course focused on collaborative projects, advancing student research and professional interests, and building skills for a sustainable world.
Selection of candidates, and award of the Baird Sustainability Fellow honor, was decided on the following criteria:
- Attainment of advanced level sustainability competencies and dispositions through academic work, practice and a scholarly, extracurricular, creative or service project.
- Evidence of a substantial scholarly or service project of exceptional quality, significance and impact that is related to sustainability.
- Demonstrated leadership in advancing sustainability goals of a campus or community group or project.
- High scholastic achievement, as evidenced by a 3.4 or higher GPA.
- Character and behavior that exemplify the values of civic responsibility, environmental stewardship, social justice and global perspective.
Dickinson Announces the Class of 2015 Baird Fellows:
- Madison Beehler, Environmental Science
- Danielle Burley, Philosophy
- Caroline Elkin, International Studies and Russian
- Jessica Libowitz, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies, & Anthropology
- Justin McCarty, Environmental Studies
- Chloe Miller, Archeology & Anthropology
- Mariah Murphy, Chemistry
- Jessica Poteet, Environmental Science
- Lexie Raczka, Environmental Science and Art & Art History
- Caryn Sennett, Environmental Studies and Spanish
- Joan Smedinghoff, Environmental Studies
- Tabea Zimmermann, Environmental Science
For questions about the program and application process please contact: