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September 13, 2005
Contact: Alison Watkins, Graduate School, (785) 864-4963.

KU Graduate School awards 11 Chancellor's and Honors fellowships

LAWRENCE--The University of Kansas Graduate School has announced that 11 master's and doctoral students have won 2005-2006 Chancellor Fellowships and Honors Fellowships. The state-funded fellowships this year provide $22,000 to six Chancellor fellows and $14,000 to five Honors fellows, in addition to payment of tuition and fees.

Chancellor Robert Hemenway established the Chancellor's Fellowships in 2002. The Honors Fellowships have been awarded for more than 20 years. Both were established to support and enable outstanding graduate students to complete their degree programs in a timely manner. Graduate students are selected for the fellowships based on superior academic achievement and teaching and research skills.

Ten fellowship recipients granted permission to release their names. They are listed below by name, hometown, graduate program and, if available, parents and previous schools attended.

From Pittsburg and Anchorage, Alaska
Shane McCall, Pittsburg, doctoral student in sociology, son of Mary Jean McCall, Anchorage, Alaska. He is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, and has a bachelor's degree in environmental studies and sociology and master's degree in sociology, all from KU; Chancellor's Fellowship.

From Abilene
Kirsten Drickey, doctoral student in Spanish, daughter of Don and Jeanne Drickey. She is Norton High School graduate and has a bachelor's degree in Latin American studies and master's degree in Spanish from KU; Honors Fellowship.

From Lawrence
Kenneth Lehman, doctoral student in psychology, bachelor's degree from University of Oklahoma; Chancellor's Fellowship.

Michael Martin, doctoral student in history; KU bachelor's degree in environmental studies and master's degree in environmental policy and natural resources management from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.; Clay Center Community High School graduate; Chancellor's Fellowship.

Dominie Madonna Writt, doctoral student in psychology, daughter of John E. and Donna S. Writt. She is a Lawrence High School graduate and has a bachelor's degree in biology and master's degree in psychology from KU; Honors Fellowship.

From Lenexa
Rebecca Joines, doctoral student in psychology, daughter of Jerry and Kaye Joines. She is a Shawnee Mission Northwest High School graduate and has a bachelor's degree from Loyola University of Chicago; Chancellor's Fellowship.

From Mission
Nancy McKenna, master's degree student in audiology, bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, Colo.; Chancellor's Fellowship.
From Overland Park and Goddard

Susan Stephenson Ternes, Overland Park, doctoral student in audiology, daughter of David and Patricia Stephenson, Goddard. She is a Goddard Senior High School graduate and has a bachelor's degree in psychology and speech-language-hearing from KU; Honors Fellowship.

From Goddard and Overland Park
Susan Stephenson Ternes. See JOHNSON COUNTY.

From Anchorage

From Streator
Chaya Riannon Spears, doctoral student in anthropology, daughter of Gary Spears and Josephine Spears-Guido. She was home schooled and has an associate's degree from Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, Ill., and bachelor's and master's degrees from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; Honors Fellowship.

From New York
Christopher Robinson, doctoral student in theatre and film; bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., and master's degree from Columbia University, New York; Chancellor's Fellowship.


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