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From the Heart


This fall, Jordyn Arndt '11 will be heading to Fez, Morocco, on a Fulbright scholarship, where she will expand on "International Trade and Women's Work in Morocco: An Analysis of the Causes, Consequences, and Reactions," a research project she conducted while an undergraduate student at St. Catherine. She presented the paper at the Education Without Borders conference in Dubai in March 2011.

Arndt, an honors student who graduated summa cum laude, has been teaching English to secondary-school students on Reunion, a small French-speaking island off the coast of Madagascar.

She will live in Fez for the first five months of her scholarship and then travel to the mountain city of Ifrane for the second half. While there, Arndt will make frequent visits to the Moroccan cities of Rabat and Salé to work with the Solidarity Center, one of her affiliate organizations, and conduct interviews with women workers in the textile and clothing manufacturing industry.

Being a Fulbright scholar has long been a dream of Arndt's, who first applied for the honor when she was a student at St. Kate's. She wasn’t selected the first time, but she rewrote her application and sent it in again this year. Arndt got word that she had been selected for the Fulbright this spring, while she was wrapping up her teaching contract in Reunion.

"I knew that being a Fulbright Scholar would do wonders for my personal and professional development," Arndt says. "Receiving the Fulbright grant enables me to conduct research overseas on a topic of great interest and will help me get into graduate school and begin my career in academia." — Andy Steiner


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Academic All-Stars

The 2011–12 Honors and Awards Ceremony, held in May, is one of St. Kate's biggest year-end celebrations. The event recognizes exceptional students and their academic and co-curricular achievements.

The top all-University student leadership prizes went to:

Latifah Kiribedda '12

Mary E. McCahill Memorial Award

Isabella Muhia '12

Dean of Students Award

Sarah Nelson '12

Helen B. Lemmer Award in Honor of Mother Antonia McHugh

Donna Roost '12

Mary Alice Muellerleile Student Leadership Award

Theresa O'Connor '13

Re-Entry Adult Student Leadership Award

Recipients of the Thomas More Award — for outstanding loyalty and service to the University, integrity and promoting campus community spirit — were Rachel Armstrong '12, Breanna Berg '12, Stephanie Burrows '12, Ashley Butcher '12, Evan Gaydos '12, Teresa Hermodson-Olsen '12, Patricia Kettinger '12, Samantha Lucking '12, Kelsey Luedtke '12, Leah Nankumba '13, Gabrielle Rivard '12, Colleen Royce '12, Alisha Soukup '12, Hannah Beth Starr '12, Sarah Vrudny '12, Shanique Washington '12 and Hanan Zavala '12.