Christine Bryan & MacKenzie Donovan Win Fellowships

Students in the Communication and Philosophy Department are pursuing their passions both in and out of the classroom. Their hard work is recognized at the campus and the national level.

Christine Bryan was recently named a Newman Civic Fellow for her work with the city of Keene. Melinda Treadwell, President of Keene State College, said of Bryan:

“Christine Bryan, a junior at Keene State College, is a non-traditional student with a passion for working with under-privileged and marginalized populations. A long-time community volunteer, Christine is using her return to higher education as an opportunity to gain a broader view of social issues, non-profit and government organizations that align with her aspirations for the future. She is currently engaged in research that explores correlation between legislation and delivery of social services to populations including persons experiencing homelessness, immigrants and refugees. She is seeking a grant to support further research on attitudes of legislators and providers toward those needing social services, and the type of programs that result. Her engagement also includes serving as a case worker for short-term assistance programs with the City of Keene where she offers instruction, ongoing support, and increased caseworker access.”

MacKenzie Donovan was recently awarded the Landau Family Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship for her research on transmedia storytelling on John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight. She will spend the summer of 2018 working with Professor Amber Davisson to develop a journal article and conference presentation based on her research.