Scholar Honored with Future of Change Award

by Annye Driscoll, PACE Student Intern

Gabriel WeinsteinGrasselli Brown-Cutler Scholar Gabriel Weinstein recently earned a great honor – he was selected as a winner of the India Future of Change Essay Contest. This international contest invites students from around the world to submit journalism, photography, poster designs, visual arts presentations, and business plans with the intent of promoting the future of India and its part in a global culture. Gabe’s piece, entitled The Nuclear Illusion and submitted under the topic “Is nuclear power the answer to ending India’s energy deficit”, has earned him a 15-day all-expenses-paid vacation to select destinations in India. He is also one of twenty finalists competing for a grand prize of either $5,000 or a 4-week internship with the Financial Times. Read more

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Farewell, Class of 2011

The class of 2011 has made a great impression on all of us: travelling around the world, studying a multitude of disciplines, winning awards and earning honors. We would like to say farewell to these five individuals and highlight their successes from the past four years. Read more

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Welcome, Class of 2015

The newest class of Cutler Scholars has been chosen! To learn more about them and their achievements, click here

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Benefactors Provide a Living Legacy

by Abigail (Gilkey) Blanks, Grasselli Brown-Cutler Scholar ‘03

If you have ever met a benefactor of the Manasseh Cutler Scholars program, you know that the word accomplished takes on an entirely new meaning. Jeanette Grasselli Brown has accomplished a tremendous amount that has benefited the world of science and humanity over a span of more than forty years. Her list of accolades includes patents, degrees, and involvement in countless organizations.  

At first, the prospect of living up to Jenny’s legacy was daunting; however, if you have ever met Jenny, you also know that the list of accolades is accompanied by a heart of gold. Jenny and her husband, Glenn, have encouraged me throughout my college career and beyond. Read more

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Scholarship Provides Strong Sense of Community

by Alanna (Beatty) Eikenberry, Konneker-Cutler Scholar, ‘98

Dr. Wilfred Konneker changes lives. Google searches will list the numerous contributions he has made to Ohio University, McClain High School, and nuclear medicine. But, you will not read how his contributions have forever impacted individual lives. Read more

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Working Hard to Help the Earth

by Meghan McGuire Denlinger, Cruse Moss-Cutler Scholar, ‘06

The Cutler program, in addition to my degree in Geography, has helped me to better understand the interrelationships between man and the environment, on micro and macro scales. My intention is that I am helping others to be good stewards of our finite resources so that we are enhancing rather than degrading what resources we leave to our grandchildren. Read more

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Director's Note: Cutler Scholars' Successes

by Dr. Herman “Butch” Hill, Cutler Scholars Director

Dr. Butch Hill I write this on the Monday after Mom’s Weekend, a weekend that I always associate with the first-year honor society Alpha Lambda Delta. I have been the faculty adviser for the Ohio University chapter for more than 20 years, and we learned long ago that Mom’s Weekend is the best weekend to hold our induction ceremony. Moms love the short but dignified ceremony, and most haven’t lost their ability to rouse their collegiate sons and daughters for this 10 a.m. event! There are always Cutler Scholars among the inductees: this year I congratulate Lynzee Tucker, Jackson Lavelle, and Brandon Shiflett. Read more

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