May 16-22, 2003
Vol. 33, Issue 11
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IN THIS ISSUE
Helping women worldwide
Bond, Morse, Terry win 2003 Sullivan Awards
Advocate for diversity leads by example
Finals factoids
Music major creates programs for local schools

Tragedy spurs Muslim student’s effort to bring understanding

Finding history among the trees
Community through architecture
Moving toward a more inclusive environment
Jobe leads with faith, activism
Exploring vast worlds with Harrison Awards
Harvey blends work, study with passion for civic participation
Designing women sow success
Merging technology, music and art
From one-room school to athletic field
Persistence pays for Ukrainian student
Swimmer sets her eyes on Olympic event
Firefighting ideal job for Jefferson Scholar
Pruett’s ready to deploy, but not to leave her kids
Cancer survivor helps others
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Graduation Issue

Student pursues dream through hands-on learning at home, abroad
Graduate Kate Neuhausen bathes a newborn she delivered as a midwife’s apprentice last year in Ecuador.
Photo by Gladys Clemente
Graduate Kate Neuhausen bathes a newborn she delivered as a midwife’s apprentice last year in Ecuador.

By Anne Bromley

While a third-year student, Kate Neuhausen helped a midwife in Ecuador bring babies into the world.

Neuhausen was surprised when Gladys Clemente, to whom she was apprenticed, said she could “catch” the babies. And she was amazed that several women in the South American village where she stayed for a month subsequently embraced her as kin, godmother to their children.

After she returned to U.Va. for her final year, Neuhausen worked with the local Spanish-speaking immigrant community as a health educator, part of the Rural Health Outreach Program, a community organization in Nelson County. She also helped create and teach peer-training programs in basic health care, domestic violence and HIV education. At U.Va., she organized a women’s health festival on Grounds in February, as well as the Women’s Center’s speaker series this year on the broader topic of women in the international arena.

Now Neuhausen, an Echols Scholar, will receive a bachelor of arts degree in her self-designed major, international women’s health. And she’s gained something more from five semesters of having various roles at the Women’s Center: “the confidence to become whom I dreamed of becoming.” Full story.


Bond, Morse, Terry win 2003 Sullivan Awards
Michelle Morse (left) and Andrew Bond are the student recipients of the Sullivan Award, given for excellence of character and service to others.
Photo by Andrew Shurtleff
Michelle Morse (left) and Andrew Bond are the student recipients of the Sullivan Award, given for excellence of character and service to others.

Bond, Morse, Terry win 2003 Sullivan Awards

By Charlotte Crystal

Mentoring is the theme that runs through the lives of this year’s three Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award winners: fourth-year students Michelle Morse and Andrew Bond, and Sylvia Terry, associate dean of U.Va.’s Office of African-American Affairs. They will be honored at Valediction Exercises on May 17.

An Echols and Holland scholar, Morse, 21, came to U.Va. from Philadelphia. A French major, she completed the requirements for medical school while making the dean’s list every semester. She was recently inducted into the Raven Society and Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society.

She has taken advantage of internship and externship opportunities in medicine, including a research project funded by the National Institutes of Health at the Duke University Medical Center, and in Nice, France, studying French and completing an internship in pediatric surgery. Full story.

 

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News Publications Editor
Dan Heuchert

News Graphics Editor
Rebecca Arrington

Senior Editor
Anne Bromley

Interim Assistant Vice President for University Relations, Director, News Services
Carol Wood

Contributors
Robert Brickhouse
Charlotte Crystal
Jane Ford
Lee Graves
Katherine Thompson Jackson
Matt Kelly
Fariss Samarrai

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Karen Asher




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