• Kadidiatou Magassa ’13 with Djibouti flag
    A Journey to Diplomacy

    Southwestern’s 2022 Distinguished Young Alumna Kadidiatou Magassa ’13 leveraged her SU education into Peace Corps volunteering in Senegal before landing the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship from the U.S. Department of State. Now her journey to diplomacy continues in Djibouti, East Africa, as a Foreign Service Officer. And she hopes other SU students will want to contribute positively to the world in similar ways.

  • Amiel Padayhag ’20
    Southwestern Alumna Earns 2023-2024 Fulbright Award

    Amiel Padayhag ’20, a Phi Beta Kappa anthropology and feminist studies graduate, has earned a 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Student Program award, joining the ranks of 20 previous Southwestern University graduates to do so. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the program promotes cross-cultural dialogue by funding graduates from U.S. universities to conduct independent research, enroll in graduate programs, or teach English in more than 140 countries around the world. Padayhag will conduct an independent anthropological research project in the Philippines.

  • Alumna Receives Prestigious Fulbright Grant

    Southwestern graduate will head to Brazil to further Ph.D. research.

  • Sierra Rupp
    Sierra Rupp (Dec. ’23) earns U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship

    Sierra Rupp ’23, SU political science senior, will participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program to study Russian during summer 2023. Sierra is one of approximately 500 competitively selected American students at U.S. colleges and universities who received a CLS award in 2023.

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    Three SU sophomores win Sumners Scholarships

    Gerald Jones ’25, Mara Strohl ’25 and Jinx Wiener ’25 each recently earned $30,000 scholarships from The Sumners Foundation of Irving, Texas. Scholarships are awarded by the Foundation based on academic excellence, civic engagement, and a capacity for leadership.  

  • Sam Anderson ’23
    Sam Anderson ’23 earns Andrews Endowed Fellowship

    Sam Anderson ’23 will be entering one of the nation’s top Doctor of Physical Therapy programs at Washington University in St. Louis this fall with support from the James Roberts Andrews Endowed Fellowship, established to honor James Robert Andrews ’04, in memory of his strength, courage, determination and intellectual curiosity.

  • Emma Astad ’21
    Third Southwestern Graduate Receives 2022–2023 Fulbright Award

    Emma Astad ’21 will teach English in Galicia, Spain.

  • Catherine Hiebel ’22 and Melina Boutris ’22
    Two new grads receive Fulbright awards for 2022–2023

    Catherine Hiebel ’22 and Melina Boutris ’22 will teach English in Spain and Austria, respectively.

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    Juan Mojica ’22 selected as 2022-2024 FAO Schwarz Fellow

    Anthropology major Juan Mojica from Dallas is one of just seven students nationwide who earned this prestigious fellowship to “lead the change.” The fellowship experience will take place at Breakthrough Greater Boston.

  • Jake Hessinger '22
    Jake Hessinger ’22 earns Andrews Endowed Fellowship

    Jake Hessinger ’22 will be entering law school this fall with support from the fellowship, established to honor James Roberts Andrews ’04.