Brendan Hayes '04 is one of 12 2008 George J. Mitchell Scholars named by
the U.S.-Ireland Alliance. Awarded annually, the scholarships allow Americans
to pursue a year of post-graduate study at any university on the island of Ireland.
Hayes has spent the last year and a half living in Swaziland, first as a
Peace Corps volunteer and then with the Swazi National AIDS council,
helping to run an organization that works with AIDS orphans. Through the
Mitchell Scholarship, Hayes will will seek a master's degree in
development studies at University College Dublin.
A Tupper Lake, NY, native, Hayes earned his St. Lawrence degree in history
and biology, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. He
was a member of the football team and participated in a spring break trip with
Habitat for Humanity.
The U.S.-Ireland Alliance is a "proactive, non-partisan, non-profit organization
dedicated to consolidating existing relations between the United States and
Ireland -- North and South -- and building that relationship for the future."
More information: The 2008 Mitchell Scholars Web Site
Posted: November 30, 2006