Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wells Fellowship goes to an ELPS student for second consecutive year

The University Graduate School would like to congratulate the 2010-11 Wells Graduate Fellowship recipient Oren Pizmony-Levy.  

For the second straight year, a student from the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) department in the IU School of Education has won the prestigious Wells Graduate Fellowship. Oren Pizmony-Levy has received the fellowship for 2010-2011. Pizmony-Levy is a double major in Education Policy Studies and Sociology.

The award carries the name of Herman B. Wells, IU president for 25 years and then Univeristy Chancellor until his death in 2000. In his estate, Wells provided for an annual graduate fellowship. The fellowship will be awarded each year to students who demonstrate the qualities for which Chancellor Wells was renowned: leadership abilities, academic excellence, character, social consciousness, and generosity of spirit.

This is the second straight year an ELPS graduate student has claimed the award. Payal Shah, a comparative education PhD candidate in policy studies, was the recipient for the 2009-2010 school year.