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Associate Professor of Anthropology
Discipline Coordinator of Anthropology
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
local: (727) 864-8932
toll-free: (800) 456-9009
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.
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.