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Dr. Scott Burnett
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Discipline Coordinator of Anthropology

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Student Profiles

Ford Scholars - Class of 2015Ford Scholars class of 2015
Cecily Bacon (left) - Cincinnati, OH
Dustin Smith (center) - Rocky River, OH
Ellie Finkenaur (right) - Phoenixville, PA

Three anthropology majors in the class of 2015 are among just 20 students college-wide to be selected for the prestigious Ford Apprentice Scholars program. They will participate in a two-year colloquium, including a collaborative research project with a faculty member during the summer of 2014. The College provides funding for both the research project and the presentation of findings at a professional conference during the senior year.

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Cecily Bacon '15 of Cincinnati, Ohio, is an Anthropology and International Studies double major with a minor in Spanish. Cecily is works at the college writing center, and she is a member of both the Eckerd College Homeless Outreach program (ECHO) and Student Voices for Planned Parenthood. She participated in archaeological field research in The Bahamas during winter 2013, and she plans to study abroad in Peru in spring 2014. Her faculty sponsor in the Ford program is Professor Allan Meyers.

Dustin Smith '15 of Rocky River, Ohio, is an Anthropology and International Business double major, with a minor in Spanish. As an Eckerd student, Dustin has studied abroad in Europe and Southeast Asia, and she plans to study abroad in Peru in spring 2014. As Ford Scholar, she intends to undertake a research project on business policy and practice in Latin America. Her faculty sponsor in the Ford program is Professor Morris Shapero.

Ellie Finkenaur '15 of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, is an Anthropology and Spanish double major. She is an active performance artist on campus and she volunteers at a local high school. She studied Spanish language intensively in Spain during the 2013 winter term, and she plans to undertake an ethnographic research project in Mexico or another Latin American country as a Ford Scholar. Her faculty sponsor in the Ford program is Professor Yolanda Molina-Gavilan.

Ford Scholars - Class of 2014Ford Scholars class of 2014
Miranda Watrous (left) - Concord, NH
Karyn Paradis (center) - New Hartford, CT
Lorel Schmitzberger (right) - Lakeland, FL

Three anthropology majors in the class of 2014 are among just 18 students college-wide to be selected for the prestigious Ford Apprentice Scholars program. They will participate in a two-year colloquium designed to develop the skills and habits of professional scholars, and they will undertake a collaborative research project with an anthropology faculty member during the summer of 2013. The College provides funding for both the research project and the presentation of findings at a professional conference during the senior year.

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Miranda Watrous of Concord, New Hampshire, is an Anthropology and French double major with a minor in Human Development. Miranda coordinates the EC Tritones a campus a cappella group, and she serves as the director of student government elections. For these efforts, she was awarded the Bevan Memorial Scholarship at Eckerd in spring 2012. Miranda studied in London during fall 2011, and she plans to pursue a career in international education. Her faculty sponsor in the Ford Scholars program is Professor Allan Meyers.

Karyn Paradis of New Hartford, Connecticut, an Anthropology major with a minor in French. She anticipates studying in France or Morocco during spring 2013. Her future plans include graduate studies in maritime archaeology, and her faculty sponsor is Professor Scott Burnett.

Lorel Schmitzberger, who hails from Lakeland, Florida, is an Anthropology and International Studies double major with a minor in German. She conducted ethnographic research in the Czech Republic during summer 2012, and she plans to study in Germany or Austria during spring 2013. She intends to pursue an international career related to cultural anthropology, and her faculty sponsor is Professor Meyers.

2013-14 Bevan Memorial Scholarship Award
Olivia Cook '15

Olivia Cook '15Olivia Cook '15 has been named one of two recipients of the 2013-14 Bevan Memorial Scholarship Award. Olivia, a double major in Anthropology and International Relations and Global Affairs, was instrumental in the development of the Center for Spiritual Life's innovative Sunday evening gardening program, “Common Ground.” She also has been deeply involved in the Eckerd Campus Vegetable Garden. In January 2013, she represented the College on a national level as a student participant in the Peace Discernment Consultation in Montreat, NC. The Bevan Scholarship is awarded annually to a rising junior who has an excellent academic record as well as a record of campus service as a leader, catalyst for positive change, and source of support to other students. In 2012, anthropology major Miranda Watrous '14 was awarded the Bevan Scholarship.


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