Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
In a ceremony held on May 3 on Sloan Plaza, nine Sloan students were honored with merit scholarships in recognition of their outstanding performance as leaders, motivators, change agents, role models and exemplary citizens.
The five Martin Trust Community Fellowships of $2,000 each were awarded to the following graduate students.
Brian Chu of Newton, MA, cofounder and co-leader of Mass. Tech Trek 2000, was a member of Sloan's a cappella group, the E52s; was active in the Socially Responsible Business Club, and volunteered within the Cambridge School system. Jennifer Goodwin of Newton, MA, a teaching assistant in accounting, played an active role on the Sloan Senate and the Professional Standards Committee. Ed Macri of Boston was recognized for his role as the executive producer of the eBusiness Awards as well as for his active participation in Sloan's club ACT and the LGBT. Wendy Maldonaldo of Somerville was instrumental in strengthening the Socially Responsible Business Club and played an active role as a senator involved in Alumni Relations. She will receive a dual degree with Sloan and Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Rafik Ward of Vancouver, co-president of the Middle East Club, played a key role in the Middle East spring trip of 2000, the Middle East C-function, California Tech Trek 2001 and the Whistler Ski Trip.
The $2,000 Thomas Petersen Award award, created by the Class of 1990 in memory of one of their classmates, went to Fabrizio Campelli of Milan, Italy. He was recognized for his teaching assistantship for microeconomics and for his active roles in several student activities.
Three students received the most prestigious awards within the master's program, each in the amount of $5,000. Melody Rollins of Fairfield, CA, was awarded the Miriam Sherburne Scholarship, which recognizes academic achievement and leadership with an emphasis on contributions to student life. The Henry B. DuPont III Scholarship was presented to Elizabeth Golluscio of Saranac Lake, NY, and the Henry Ford II Scholarship was awarded to Grace Webber of Oxford, England. Both scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, leadership and contributions to the Sloan community.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on June 6, 2001.