Student & Alumni Awards

End of Year Dinner






Recently the African Studies Department celebrated the seniors who graduated with the New African Studies Minor, the Brodigan Awardees, and those who wrote their theses on the African continent. Check out some of the pictures below.

Max Perel-Slater (’11) and Maji Safi win award






Max Perel-Slater (’11) and his Maji Safi Group’s project (Tanzania) have won the Advancing Leaders Fellowship. Max was a recipient of our Brodigan Award which helped him start this project. Congratulations! Meet the Winners: World Learning Advancing Leaders Fellowships Awarded to Five Alumni.

Africa-related Honors Theses, 2010 – 2011






Here are the theses that were submitted to WesScholar this year that have Africa-related themes.  [Students and faculty, please let me know if I missed one!] How to Recognise Different Types of Assistance From Quite a Long Way Away: The European Union, China, and African Development, Miranda Susan Becker The Artist, the Martyred, and the…

More Dell Innovation Awards for Wesleyan’s students






In 2010, Shining Hope for Communities, an NGO created by Wesleyan students to help women and girls in the Kibera slums of Kenya, won the Dell Innovation Awards.  They may have started a trend.  While none of the Dell finalists this year are from Wesleyan, three of the semifinalists were. One of them focused on…