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Six students were awarded Tanner Fellowships for 2011, encouraging students "to enlarge their capacities to make a positive and creative mark on the world by enabling them to design and pursue educational experiences not otherwise available to them."

The Tanner Fellowship was first awarded in 1995; to date, 61 have been awarded. It was created by the friends and family of Tanner Cornwell, late son of Grant '79 and Peg Cornwell '79, to honor the memory of Tanner, whose short but extraordinary life touched many people. The Fellowship carries a stipend of $2,500 and projects must be completed by March of the year following the time of the award. Fellows give campus presentations on their projects.

For more information on the Tanner Fellowship and previous projects, visit the Web site.

The Tanner Fellowships awarded in 2011, with a description of the projects, are:
Kate Holby '12
multifield major from Upper Black Eddy, PA

Jermaine Xaba '12
English and history major from London, England

Making a documentary looking at past and current subcultures that exist at St. Lawrence.
Sonya Krakoff '12
English major from Acton, MA

"Third-Culture Kid," a collection of creative non-fiction essays about growing up overseas.
Lauren Liebhaber '12
English major from Clinton, NY

"The Opposition of Family Legacy and Personal Pursuit: A Look at the Effects of Individualism on Family Business".
Thahitun Mariam '12
government major, French minor from Bronx, NY

"Islam in India: Observing Post-Communal Riots' Effect in Indian Muslim Communities".
Raymond Price '13
African studies-anthropology and history major, statistics minor from Shawnee, PA

"Scouting's Segregation: The Role of Coeducation in the World Scout Movement".
Posted May 12, 2011

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