Robert E Cook Honors College Student Wins National Lambda Alpha Charles Jenkins Scholarship

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Megan Bond, a senior in the Department of Anthropology and student in the Robert E. Cook Honors College, is this year's recipient of the $5,000 National Lambda Alpha Charles Jenkins Scholarship. Lambda Alpha is the only national honorary society for Anthropology and has 165 chapters nation wide. Each year only one senior from the entire country is selected for this award, which represents a very prestigious honor for Ms. Bond.

Megan Bond, a senior in the Department of Anthropology and student in the Robert E. Cook Honors College, is this year's recipient of the $5,000 National Lambda Alpha Charles Jenkins Scholarship. Lambda Alpha is the only national honorary society for Anthropology and has 165 chapters nation wide. Each year only one senior from the entire country is selected for this award, which represents a very prestigious honor for Ms. Bond.

Her application included letters of recommendation, her statement of professional goals, and an article-length manuscript based on her original research, the latter of which will soon be published in the Lambda Alpha journal. Her research focused on the process of adjustment of students from Bangalore, India who have recently come to IUP to participate in studies here.

Previously Ms. Bond participated in an ethnographic field school in Peru and this yielded several papers that she has presented regionally, and more recently at the International Meetings of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Memphis. During the course of her studies at IUP she has also participated in the study abroad program in Valladolid, Spain, and the Anthropological Study Odyssey to Belize and Guatemala.

Ms. Bond came to IUP from Nazareth, PA and recently graduated from IUP with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Beginning in the fall, Ms. Bond will enroll in the doctoral program in cultural anthropology at Southern Methodist University, where she has received a full scholarship and teaching assistantship.

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