Lebanon student named Phillips Student Fellow at Bates

Kathryn Dutille, a Bates College senior from Lebanon, N.H., has been named a 2000 Phillips Student Fellow and will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to spend the summer on a Navajo reservation in Arizona, where she will work at the Tuba City Indian Medical Center, assisting in treatment programs for diabetes, obesity and hyperlipidemia. Dutille, an interdisciplinary studies major at Bates, also will work as a basketball coach in Tuba City summer basketball camps for high school girls.

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; Margot Fine ’03 of Scarsdale, N.Y.; Kristin Hines ’02 of East Granby, Conn.; John Daniel Lichtman ’02 of Woodbridge, Conn.; Christian McTighe ’02 of Delmar, N.Y.; John Minor ’02 of Wilmington, N.C.; and Mindy Newman ’01 of Atlanta, Ga.

Dutille, a dean’s list student at Bates, has served as a junior adviser and participated in a service-learning project at the Little Blessings Day Care center. A member of the Bates women’s varsity basketball team, Dutille was named to the Maine All-Rookie team in 1997-98 and has been named Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week by the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

A 1997 graduate of Lebanon High School, Dutille is the daughter of James and Cynthia Dutille, 231 Meriden Road, Lebanon.

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