Craigwell Receives David Zucconi '55 Fellowship And Joslin Award

May 7, 2004

Providence, RI - Senior center Miranda Craigwell (Dorchester, MA) has been awarded the 2004 David Zucconi '55 Fellowship for her excellence in and out of the classroom as well as the Joslin Award for student leadership and involvement.

A committee of Brown Faculty members and Deans selected Craigwell for the fellowship award, which provides one graduating senior at Brown the opportunity to pursue and accomplish a year-long independent study abroad. The Joslin Award, given by the Office of Student Life, recognizes graduating students who have made significant contributions to the University through leadership and service.

Among the criteria for selection for the fellowship, in addition to each candidate writing a 1200-word personal essay, is a record of sustained excellence in the students course of study, evidence of participation in extracurricular activities, leadership ability, a desire for continuous involvement with Brown following graduation and a commitment to mentoring students after the example of Dave Zucconi.

The award is named in honor of the late Zucconi, who was often referred to as "Mr. Brown." Zucconi worked untiringly and with great enthusiam in the offices of Admission, Alumni Relations and Development during his 44 years at Brown.

A three-year captain on the women's basketball team, Craigwell has been involved in a number of programs on and off the Brown campus. She recently traveled to Turkey to give a lecture on Turkish Embassy letters after receiving an Odyssey Fellowship. For the past three years she has been a Presidential Hostess as well as a member of the Student Athlete Advistory Board (SAAB). This past year she was elected Co-Chair of Community Service for SAAB.

Craigwell is also a member of the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship Program, which she was accepted to in 2002. She has served as the chief copy editor of the African Sun, Brown's bi-monthly campus newspaper. She was also a Brown Rhodes Scholarship Candidate in the fall of 2003.

A four-year letterwinner at the center position for the Bears, Craigwell was a two-time recipient of the team's Most Improved Player Award and a three-time winner of the Harriet Shridan Leadership Award, which recognizes the team member who has the greatest impact on overall team unity.

Craigwell will utilize the Zucconi Fellowship to study English literature at Kings College in England and conduct independent research on prominent women letter-writers next year.