Two alumni of Dickey Center programs have received prestigious awards. Colin Walmsley ’15 has received Dartmouth’s 78th Rhodes Scholar and Leehi Yona '16 has received a Stamps Leadership Scholarship. Both students have participated in the Dickey Center's Great Issues Scholars program for first-year students. Walmsley was also a War & Peace Scholar at the Dickey Center. Yona is currently an Arctic Intern at the Dickey Center's Institute of Arctic Studies.
Yona is a biology and environmental Sciences major with a minor in public policy from Montreal, Quebec. The Stamps Leadership Scholarship is helping her develop leadership on Arctic issues, and allows her to participate in conferences on international Arctic policy, scientific research, and civic advocacy. In October she was invited to attend the Arctic Council Leadership Transitions meeting at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an invitation-only meeting to discuss the priorities for a U.S. Chairmanship of the Arcitc Council from 2015-2017.
Walmsley, a double major in anthropology and government, plans to study social anthropology at Oxford, a place he says he’s wanted to visit ever since he read Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass, which is set, in part, at a fictional Oxford college. Walmsley’s anthropology senior thesis, titled “Queer Youth Homelessness in New York City,” is supported with funding from the anthropology department’s Claire Garber Goodman Fund for the Anthropological Study of Human Culture.
For more information, read the Dartmouth Now articles about Colin Walmsley and Leehi Yona.