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Smith Fellows Summer 2019

 The Office of Mission and Ministry is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P. Student Fellowships for Study and Service Abroad.

This competitive fellowship for study and service abroad is awarded to rising juniors and seniors and is designed to encourage highly motivated students to deepen their acquaintance with the Catholic and Dominican intellectual tradition and the ethos of Christian service, and to introduce them to the breadth and richness of the Church universal.

The names of the recipients, travel location and breadth of service are:

  • Ryan McIntyre (’21) – Honiara, Solomon Islands to serve with Archbishop Christopher Cardone, O.P., and the Dominican Province of the Assumption (Australia and the south-western Pacific region) teaching students at the nearby secondary school.
  • Shannon Moore (’20) – Tucumán, Argentina to serve with the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Name of Jesus teaching English classes at various grade levels in the community.
  • Trevor Wakefield (’21) – Tucumán, Argentina to serve with the Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Name of Jesus teaching English classes at various grade levels in the community.
  • Hannah Valente (’20) – Sydney, Australia to serve with the Dominican Sisters of Eastern Australia at St. Lucy’s School assisting individuals with special needs.
  • Caroline Rivera (’21) – San José, Costa Rica to serve with the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Vincent Ferrer teaching at their school, the Colegio de Los Ángeles and being in the local community.
  • Katherine Martinez (’20) – San José, Costa Rica to serve with the Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Vincent Ferrer teaching at their school, the Colegio de Los Ángeles and being in the local community.
  • Sean Tobin (’20) – Jerusalem, Israel to study the Bellum Iudaicum by Flavius Josephus at the École Biblique with Fr. Anthony Giambrone, O.P. of the Dominican Province of St. Joseph.
  • Claire Woods (’21) – Sydney, Australia to serve with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia at Trinity Catholic College, getting involved in their ministries, liturgies and classroom communities.
  • Brooke Douglass (’21) and Sean King (’21) were also awarded fellowships, but unfortunately are not able to travel due to complications with their host site that arose shortly after the awards were made.

Please keep all of our Fellowship recipients and their host communities in prayer throughout the next few months.