On Wednesday April 18th the department held a banquet to honor some of it’s most active and hard working students. The full list of awards and names can be found on the sociology and anthropology department website. Here are a few of the highlights for the more prestigious awards.
The Catherine Wood Parker Memorial Fund
Description: The Catherine Wood Parker Memorial Fund, created through the generosity of Mrs. William Heidenreich to honor her mother, is a reflection of Mrs. Parker’s lifelong interest in travel, history, anthropology, and archaeology. The fellowship will be awarded to a College of Charleston student who is a declared Anthropology major, with preference given to students engaged in fieldwork. Students traveling to participate in an anthropological field school or study abroad course in which they will be engaged in research are encouraged to apply.
RECIPIENT: Zane Tharp
WHAT RECIPIENT WILL BE DOING: Zane will be participating in a study abroad course in India. The class was organized by Anthropology faculty member, Dr. Christine Finnan. The class will explore the Anthropology of Childhoods by traveling through various regions of India.
The Jon Morter Memorial Fund
Description: The Jon Morter Fellowship in Anthropology/Archaeology was created to honor the memory of Jon Morter, a prehistoric archaeologist who taught at the College of Charleston in 1996-1997. The fellowship will be awarded to a College of Charleston student who is a declared Anthropology major, with preference given to students who pursue archaeological field study.
RECIPIENT: Olivia Leigh Adams
WHAT RECIPIENT WILL BE DOING: This award will help to support Olivia this summer when she participates in an archaeological excavation in France with Jean-Christophe Castel. Jean-Christophe is a zoo-archaeologist at the French Museum of Natural History and they will be working at a paleolithic site in southern cave region of France.
DEPARTMENTAL FELLOWSHIPS, continued
The Anthropology Fieldwork Award
Description: The Anthropology Field Work Award is given to a College of Charleston student who is a declared Anthropology major and who will engage in anthropological fieldwork.
RECIPIENT: Lauren Bader
WHAT RECIPIENT WILL BE DOING: Lauren can’t be with us today because she is studying abroad in Germany this semester—I feel pretty bad for her. This semester, Lauren has been with working with Anthropology faculty member, Dr. Moore Quinn, on an independent research project exploring German folklore. The funding Lauren received from this award will help defray the costs of remain in Germany through August to conduct interviews with native Germans to research storytelling done in the household and the connections of those stories to childhood experiences.
RECIPIENT: Dru Tremain
WHAT RECIPIENT WILL BE DOING: Building upon her interests in art, photography and biological anthropology, Dru will be using these funds to support her travel abroad course in Italy in which she’ll explore the Art and Archaeology in Ancient Italy. After graduating from the college, Dru intends to go on to graduate school in physical anthropology and archaeology with ultimate goal of working in forensic reconstruction.