Two Kenyon Graduates Win Mellon Fellowships

Two Kenyon alumnae, Amanda Gilvin '00 and Karen Shanton '02, have been named recipients of the 2004 Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies. The fellowships, supporting first-year doctoral studies, are competitive awards funded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Gilvin, who was an English major at the College, is declining the fellowship so that she can pursue a master's degree at Cornell University. A resident of Portland, Oregon, she will conduct fieldwork in Ghana this summer through a grant she received from the Portland Bead Society. Although she declined the award, Gilvin has been named an honorary recipient.

Shanton, a political science and philosophy major at Kenyon, works at Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Nebraska, as an Americorps construction supervisor. She will use her fellowship to study philosophy at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Shanton plans to become a philosophy professor.