Kudos: Shontay Delalue Named TIAA Institute Fellow

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Dartmouth faculty, students, and staff are recognized for their achievements.

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Shontay Delalue, senior vice president and senior diversity officer, has been named a TIAA Institute Fellow.

Fellows conduct research, speak at institute events, and serve as judges for institute awards to further the institute’s mission to improve financial security and organizational effectiveness for clients in the academic, nonprofit, and public sectors.


The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding announced that Adrian Chimboza ’25 has been selected by the Davis Projects for Peace for his work empowering youth in Zimbabe. In addition, Antônio Jorge Medeiros Batista Silva ’25 and Luka Faccini Zanon ’25 also were selected for the Davis Projects for Peace for their work supporting Indigenous language learning for Krenak youth in Brazil.

Each year, up to two Dartmouth students are selected by the Davis Projects for Peace to join 100 or more student leaders nationwide for the program, which aims to encourage young adults to develop innovative, community-centered, and scalable responses to the world’s most pressing issues. Each awardee receives a grant in the amount of $10,000 to implement a project anywhere in the world, typically over summer break.


Four student research papers from Professor N. Bruce Duthu’s Federal Indian Law course were published by the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review, a journal that features work by undergraduate students around the world. Papers by Shera Bhala ’22, Gabrielle Levy ’22, and Jenny Chaeeun Song ’23 were published in the fall 2022 (PDF) issue, and Arpit Rao ’25 had his paper published in the summer 2022 (PDF) issue.


Rick Bender, the senior associate athletics director for varsity athletics, is receiving a 2023 Special Award from the College Sports Communicators for his more than 25 years of work in sports communications/media relations at the Division I level.

Bender came to Dartmouth more than 15 years ago and previously worked at Davidson College, his alma mater, where he had been an all-conference shortstop and later served as an assistant coach and in media relations.

Bender also played four summers of pro baseball in the independent Frontier and Texas-Louisiana leagues.


Last month, Jonathan Winter, an associate professor of geography, and Madeline Wolfe ’25, visited the AP environmental science class at Lebanon (N.H.) High School, where they assisted students in a lab activity on climate change and agriculture.

Prior to the visit, Winter, Wolfe, a Lebanon High School alumna, and Jonathan Chipman, director of the Citrin Family GIS/Applied Spatial Analysis Laboratory, created a web map that allows students to explore the impacts of climate change on Midwest corn production. Working with Lebanon High science teacher Ashley Veenema, the team co-developed a worksheet for students that draws on the web content. 


Dartmouth Student Government President David Millman ’23 was recognized as a voting champion on the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge’s Student Voting Honor Roll for his efforts to increase college student voting at Dartmouth by encouraging nonpartisan democratic engagement. Millman joins a group of 175 students nationwide recognized for their voter registration, education, and turnout efforts ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, which saw one of the highest youth turnout rates for a midterm in the past 40 years. ALL IN, an initiative of the non-profit Civic Nation, works to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation on more than 965 campuses nationwide.


Muhammad Abubakar Khan, a biochemistry and cell biology PhD candidate, was presented with the Guarini Diversity Award award at the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies 2023 graduate poster session on April 4. Khan is a leader in Guarini’s International Graduate Mentor Program, an organization that works with incoming international students to help them transition to life in the United States.

Honorable mention for diversity work was given to Beatriz Mercado, molecular and systems biology, and José Delgado, biochemistry and cellular biology.

Poster winners included Jessica Tolbert, chemistry; Savannah Decker, engineering; Mingi Jeong, computer science, and Parker Seegmiller, computer science.


Pamela Voekel, associate professor of history and Latin American, Latino and Caribbean studies, has won the Best Book Award from the Nineteenth Century Section of the Latin American Studies Association from her monograph, For God and Liberty: Catholicism and Revolution in the Atlantic World. The award is given by the association for “a significant contribution to academic knowledge on a 19th-century topic, published during 2022.” The jury members commented that Voekel’s book “opens a debate among various historiographies by going beyond the methodological approaches centered on the nation-state, a dynamic that gives the book a brilliant capacity to innovatively link different spaces and lines of research.”


Campus Compact of New Hampshire, a statewide consortium of college and university presidents and private-sector partners who are united in their commitment to the civic purposes of higher education, has recognized Dartmouth with three 2023 leadership awards.

Maanasi Shyno ’23, received a Presidents’ Leadership Award for her work supporting first-generation and low-income high school scholars in the Upper Valley as student director of the Center for Social Impact’s Strengthening Educational Access with Dartmouth program.

Christie Harner, a senior lecturer in English and faculty director of the Stamps Scholars Program in partnership with the Center for Social Impact received the Presidents’ Good Steward Award for leading social impact practicums that allow students to apply their knowledge in partnership with local schools, museums, libraries, and other social sector agencies to shine a light on the intersection between English literature and broader issues such as educational access, rural poverty, and animal welfare.

Jordan Ela, a teacher and school counselor at Dothan Brook Elementary School in Hartford, Vt., in partnership with the Center for Social Impact received a Presidents’ Community Partner Award for their work on the center’s Youth Education and Mentoring Programs. Ela supports contacts between mentors and mentees, participates in interviews to offer feedback that informs student matches, and facilitates contact between Dothan Brook students and Dartmouth.

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