Down East 2013 ©
Emily Howe, a Bates College senior from Carlisle, Mass., delivers the presentation, "Unite for Sight," and Theodore Sutherland, a senior from Accra, Ghana, offers "Beyond the Culture of War." Both students are recipients of Phillips Student Fellowships, Bates grants that supported their research abroad.
Phillips Student Fellowships provide cross-cultural experiences focused on research, service or the arts. The fellowships are much sought after at Bates and are awarded through a competitive process.
Howe will detail her volunteer service in Ghana with the organization Unite for Sight, which brings ophthalmological care to communities with the goal of eliminating preventable blindness. A pre-med student, Howe helped provide free eye screenings and observed surgeries.