Casey Summer Fellows
2013 Casey Summer Fellowship Recipient: Sarah Sesterhenn
With the assistance of the Casey Summer Fellowship, Sarah Sesterhenn was able to obtain materials to support her Honors Thesis research. For her thesis, Sesterhenn is exploring gender roles in Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid," as well as modern film adaptations such as Disney's The Little Mermaid, Splash, and Aquamarine. Sesterhenn continues to conduct research as she prepares her thesis. (Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Fitzgerald-Hoyt).
2012 Casey Summer Fellowship Recipient: Romey Romano
With the assistance of the Casey Summer Fellowship, Romey Romano traveled to northern Vermont and was able to retrieve records of his family. He also contacted Peter Farino in Italy, whom he met while studying in Siena last fall. Farino was able to provide Italian documents that tied in with the ones Romey found in Vermont, including his grandparents' birth records, when and on what ship they departed from Italy, and when the arrived in the United States. While in Italy last fall, he was also able to interview family members in the village where his grandfather was born and discover why his grandfather had left Italy at such a late date. Romey continues to research and find more information. (Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chingyen Mayer)
2011 Casey Summer Fellowship Recipient: Rachel McCabe