Durward Sandifer Fellows announced

Eureka College announces Durward Sandifer Fellows

Eureka College has announced recipients of its Durward V. Sandifer Fellowships. The students, all who are juniors this fall, are:

  • Brenna Baxter of Eureka, elementary education with teacher certification;
  • Neal Buck of Riverton, mathematics and social science/history with teacher certification;
  • Matthew Dillard of Goodfield, neuroscience major;
  • Sarah Gavin of Brimfield, elementary education with teacher certification;
  • Elizabeth Grober of Peoria, biology major;
  • Kelly Masters of Henry, elementary education with teacher certification.

The students qualified by completing their first four semesters at Eureka College with a minimum 3.5 grade point average, a minimum 80 hours of community service on and off campus, and involvement and leadership on campus, according to Director of Applied Learning Shari Rich. The students will receive a stipend to assist them with a mentorship anywhere in the world with a mentor of their choice, Rich said.

Eureka College initiated the program in 2004 to extend the advantages of mentorships to a wider group of students. The Sandifer Fellowship is named in memory of Durward V. Sandifer, a 1924 graduate of the college who played a major role with the U.S. State Department in the creation of the United Nations. Sandifer is credited with having provided most of the wording for the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights.