Several Holy Cross students won prestigious grants and fellowships
this past spring, including three recent graduates who were
awarded Fulbright Fellowships.
Evan K. McCarthy 02 (Aurora, Ohio), and Aidyn
L. Mancenido 02 (Danbury, Conn.), received Fulbright
Research Fellowships to study political science in Estonia
(McCarthy), and anthropology in Spain (Mancenido). Katherine
E. Rork 02 (Londonderry, N.H.), will be in Korea
next year supported by a Fulbright Teaching Fellowship.
Teaching assistantships in France were awarded to Patricia
D. Warin 02 (Arlington, Va.), Kelly E. Holmes 02 (Chicago,
Ill.), Andrea M. Dooley 02 (New York, N.Y.),
and Angela M. Archambault 02 (Whitinsville,
Mass.). Michael P. Cassaro 02 (Garden City,
N.Y.), and Alexandra D. Williams 02 (Valley
Stream, N.Y.) will teach in Austria.
Two students received nationally competitive fellowships
from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation. William J. Currano 02 (Clarksville,
Md.) will travel to Germany, Sweden, Norway and Finland to
investigate melodic metal rock music. Brett W. Maguire 02 (Amherst,
N.H.) will travel to France, England and Canada to study
the tradition of the blind organist. Laura del Pilar Peynado
Castro 02 (Clinton, Mass.) was named an alternate.
Their accomplishments are exceptional given that only 60
awards are given annually, and only five alternates are named.
Jonathan E. Favreau 03 (North Reading, Mass.)
was awarded a Truman Scholarship for graduate study in public
policy. Andrew B. DesRault 03 (North Massapequa,
N.Y.) was a finalist for the award.
Julia D. Madden 02 (Blue Bell, Pa.) will study
musicology at Cornell University with support from a Mellon