The Swearer Center for Public Service has announced the 2013 recipients of the Vascellaro Family Social Impact Fellowship: Christy Le from Jamesville, N.Y.; Catherine Liu from Rockville, Md.; and Queen Nefertiti Shabazz from Berkeley, Calif. The Vascellaro Fellowship is awarded to first-year students based on their commitment to public service, their desire to make public service an integral part of their Brown experience, and their interest in deepening their understanding of social concerns. As part of the Fellowship, they participate in the University-Community Academic Advising Program and receive funding to pursue in-depth community work during a school year and summer. The fellowship was established in 2011 by Brown University Vice Chancellor Jerome Vascellaro and Mary Vascellaro to ensure that Brown students can explore their ideals and contribute their talents to urgent social issues regardless of financial circumstance.

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