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W.K. Rose Fellowship Awarded to Nathaniel Allister ’10

Nathaniel was a Film Major at Vassar, with a correlate in English: Creative Writing. After graduation, he discovered that his passion was for theater, whereupon he founded the Fox and Beggar Theater, garnering acclaim for presenting work that combined drama, music, puppetry, circus, and dance. What impressed our fellowship committee was the breadth of his imagination, the extent of his ingenuity, and the depth of his commitment to bringing theater to underserved communities.

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NSF FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Awards

National Science Foundation has announced the 2020 awards and honorable mentions. FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards have been offered to four Vassar alumnae/i, and eight have received honorable mention; one HM goes to a graduating senior. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

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100 Projects for Peace Awarded to Aden Fischer-Brown '21, Nola Kim Mayer '22 and Kate Walters '21

Aden, Nola and Kate will continue working on their project makerBoards which was conceived last summer in response to the isolation caused by the pandemic. makerBoards are mobile plexiglass windows that invite community members of all ages and backgrounds to co-create while mitigating exposure. Nola is responsible for most of our graphic design, construction drawings, and signage for our process and final products. Aden oversees our social media marketing and coordinates the logistics of our partnerships. Kate has a strong background in woodworking and has thus taken the lead on construction of the makerBoards.

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W.K. Rose Fellowship Awarded to Rachel Panitch ’06

Rachel Panitch is a composer who is deeply interested in the way audiences engage with music. Her background as a performer, teacher and improviser has led to a level of experimentation, which enables audience members to find deeper meaning and connections between her music and experiences in their own lives. The W.K. Rose fellowship to provide a worthy young artist with a chance to be free after college to pursue his/her work as an artist is made possible by a bequest from the estate of W.K. Rose, a distinguished scholar and teacher who was a member of the Vassar English Department.

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NSF FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Awards

National Science Foundation has announced the 2018 awards and honorable mentions. FastLane Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards have been offered to two Vassar alumnae/i, and one has received honorable mention. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

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