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New Schweitzer Fellows

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is thrilled to announce the selection of the 2012-13 New Hampshire-Vermont Schweitzer Fellows (press release attached)—six of whom are Vermont Law School students. This year, these six students will join approximately 240 other Schweitzer Fellows across the country in conceptualizing and carrying out service projects that address the social determinants of health in underserved communities:

  • Daniel Liebowitz and Ariel Solaski, Vermont Law School

Liebowitz and Solaski will launch a LPFM radio station for Royalton, Vermont and surrounding towns with programming that emphasizes community health and well-being. The radio station will serve as a platform for community members of all ages and interests to collaborate, share knowledge, and engage in discussion.

Community Site:  TBD

  • Stephanie Peters,      Vermont Law School

Peters will work to grow the client and volunteer base and raise community visibility for Rutland Volunteer Garden Service, a program launched by Schweitzer Fellow M. Kate Thomas that that pairs teens and seniors to provide gardening help and promote cross-generation connections.

Community Site: Rutland Volunteer Garden Service

  • Robin Seila,      Vermont Law School
    Seila will implement yoga and meditation programming for senior      citizens and cancer patients.

Community Site: Norris Cotton Cancer Center

  • Karen White,      Vermont Law School

White will partner with Have Justice-Will Travel (founded by Schweitzer Fellow and VLS alumna Wynona Ward) to help provide legal assistance for victims of domestic violence.

Community Site: Have Justice-Will Travel

  • Natalie Wicklund,      Vermont Law School

Wicklund will educate high school students in the Upper Valley area about dating violence, with the goal of reducing such instances.

Community Site: Safeline

Upon completion of their Fellowship year, these students will become Schweitzer Fellows for Life—and join a vibrant network of nearly 2,500 individuals who are skilled in, and committed to, addressing the health needs of underserved people throughout their careers as professionals. 99 percent of Fellows for Life say that ASF is integral to sustaining their commitment to serving those in need. To learn more about the Schweitzer Fellowship’s story, you can watch our new, short video—“Creating Change, Improving Health”: http://bit.ly/xSF5U8

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