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Albert Schweitzer Fellowships

SOUTH ROYALTON, VT –– The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship announced today that six Vermont Law School students are among the 27 graduate students selected for the 2011-12 class of New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows.

Over the next year, these students will join about 240 Schweitzer Fellows nationwide in carrying out service projects to meet the health needs of underserved individuals and communities. The VLS students are:

  • ·        Theo Fetter ‘12 and William Tucker ‘12 will work with landlords in South Royalton to improve energy efficiency and bring a “community greening” model to other towns.
  • ·        Sarah Mooney ‘13 will work to improve land use management for the Vermont Department of Corrections in Windsor.
  • ·        Ida Nininger ‘13 will aim to empower adults with special needs by helping them create a greeting card initiative.
  • ·        Vikram Patel ‘13 will create a food pantry that emphasizes nutrition and healthy eating education.
  • ·        Kate Thomas ‘13 will mobilize youth volunteers to improve senior citizens’ health and quality of life.

Upon completion of their initial year, these students will become Schweitzer Fellows for Life and join a network of more than 2,000 individuals who throughout their careers will address the health needs of underserved people.

Since 1996, VLS Schweitzer Fellows have each contributed at least 200 hours of service annually to community projects they create. The 2010-11 VLS Fellows are Kelly Connolly ‘12, Renee Gregory ‘11, Maximilian Merrill ‘12, Allison Silverman ‘12 and Michelle Tarnelli ‘12.

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