Honoring Excellence in Sustainability

2015 Baird Sustainability Photos

Class of 2015 Baird Sustainability Fellows

Seniors from all majors and all academic divisions are 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 open to seniors from all majors and academic divisions.

Earning recognition as a Baird Sustainability Fellow is a highly selective process. Seniors apply by October 12, 2015. Applications will be reviewed by the Baird Honors Committee, and brief interviews may be conducted to clarify the application. Those meeting the rigorous standards of the honor will be invited to participate in the program, which includes the half-credit interdisciplinary Baird Honors Colloquium in spring 2016 and serving as a spokesperson and leader for sustainability at Dickinson College. Upon completion of the Colloquium and service requirements, program participants will have earned recognition as Baird Sustainability Fellows. 

Selection of candidates, and award of the Baird Sustainability Fellow honor, will be 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.

This opportunity is open to poets and physicists, artists and anthropologists, philosophers and psychologists, historians and humanists, economists and environmental scientists – anyone who has engaged deeply in scholarship and action aimed at helping to create a sustainable world.

Attend and Information Session

  • Friday, September 18 | 12:00 p.m., Kaufman 179
  • Monday, September 21 | 12:00 p.m., Bosler 214
  • Thursday, September 24 | 4:00 p.m., Althouse 07
  • Wednesday, September 30 | 11:30 a.m., Denny 204

For questions about the program and application process for this award, please contact:
The Center for Sustainability Education (CSE), Kaufman 190
Neil Leary, Director, learyn@dickinson.edu, 717.245.1954
Lindsey Lyons, Assistant Director, lyonsli@dickinson.edu, 717.245.1117