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Six win '78 Community Service Fellowships

Six Princeton students have been awarded Class of 1978 Community Service Fellowships to support their work in a variety of service projects this summer.

The winners receive awards ranging from $2,000 to $3,000. The fellowships were awarded by the Class of 1978 Foundation, which was created by members of the class shortly after their graduation in an effort to support community service.

The winners are:

  • Anastasia Frank, a senior, who will work as volunteer child advocate for CASA in Hoboken, N.J., a nonprofit organization that serves neglected and abused children in Hudson County. Frank is majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
  • Rachel Goldstein, a junior, who will serve as an intern for Prison Tails, a program that pairs dogs from animal shelters with inmates from a medium-security prison in Westville, Ind. She also will volunteer in the prison's "Thinking for a Change" program, which applies cognitive-behavioral psychology to change inmates' behavior. Goldstein is a history of science major.
  • Andrew Lapetina, a junior civil engineering major, who will lead a group of eight students from Princeton's chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA to build and install an irrigation system in Kumudo, a small village in Ethiopia.
  • Wing Chun Eric Hui, a freshman, who will be a member of the Princeton Engineers Without Borders group working in Kumudo.
  • Scott Lee, a graduate student in the Woodrow Wilson School, who will travel to rural Kenya to volunteer with Ugunja Community Resource Center, an indigenous nongovernmental organization dedicated to social development in a community of 4,000. Lee will develop a plan for the community health center and train the local staff in policy advocacy and financial and nonprofit management.
  • Nicholas Macfarlane, a sophomore majoring in psychology, who will work in eastern Indonesia on a community-driven marine sustainability project. McFarlane will help implement and monitor a fisher registration plan and conduct marine biodiversity surveys.

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