East Granby Student named Phillips Student Fellow

Kristin Hines, a Bates College junior from East Granby, Conn., has been named a 2000 Phillips Student Fellow and will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to study and apply anthropological methodologies in an ethnographic study of two villages in Ecuador this summer.

Through a program sponsored by Florida Atlantic University, Hines, an environmental studies major, will study the ways in which residents of Salango and Rio Chico conceptualize, organize and use local ecological systems. Her goal is to understand how indigenous environmental knowledge informs subsistence practices in coastal Ecuador.

Phillips Student Fellows each receive grants of up to $10,000 for summer projects in service-learning, career exploration, research or some combination of the three in international and other culturally distinct settings. The Phillips Student Fellowships, along with the Phillips Faculty Fellowships and Phillips Professorships at Bates, are part of the Phillips Endowment Program, an ambitious initiative of awards, honors and opportunities for faculty and students funded by a $9-million endowment bequest to the college from former Bates President Charles F. Phillips, and his wife, Evelyn Minard Phillips, in 1999.

The Phillips bequest is believed to be the largest gift ever from a U.S. college president and spouse to his or her institution. The Phillipses, longtime Auburn residents, officially served Bates from 1944 through 1966; Charles F. died in March 1999 just months after the death of Evelyn M., his wife of 65 years.

Also named 2000 Phillips Student Fellows are Sze Wei Ang ’01 of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Kathryn Dutille ’01 of Lebanon, N.H.; Margot Fine ’03 of Scarsdale, N.Y.; John Daniel Lichtman ’02 of Woodbridge, Conn.; Christian McTighe ’02 of Delmar, N.Y.; Jesse Minor ’02 of Wilmington, N.C.; and Mindy Newman ’01 of Atlanta, Ga.

A Dana Scholar at Bates, Hines has been involved with the college Outing Club and a volunteer at Lewiston’s Trinity Soup Kitchen. A 1998 graduate of East Granby High School, Hines is the daughter of Charles P. Hines of Salisbury, Conn., and Karen W. Hines of Oradell, N.J.

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