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April 9, 1996 11:23 am

Rachel Henault awarded Watson Fellowship

Bates College senior Rachel Henault, of Naugatuck, Ct., is one of 60 students nationwide recently selected to receive a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. The $16,000 award will support a year of travel and research in Peru, Ecuador and Mexico during which Henault plans to study tropical forest plant products as a sustainable source of income. A devoted conservationist, Henault is interested in exploring how conservation strategies affect the individuals most dependent on the rain forest.