Three of the six U-M students nominated by the Provost's Council on Student Honors for the prestigious Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell scholarships are current or recently graduated Sweetland Peer Writing Consultants. They include current consultants Jamie Nadel and Ana Guay, and 2014 graduate Zeinab Khalil.
Nominee bios from the University Record:
James Nadel of Pelham, New York, is an LSA history major with a minor in museum studies. He will receive his Bachelor of Arts in May 2015.
Nadel's academic work focuses on cultural diversity and cultural tolerance. He has studied the legacy of convivencia in contemporary Spain. Nadel is interested in drawing the public into history and, with experience in educational theater, began to do so while working at The Cloisters in New York.
He currently serves as the managing editor of the Michigan Journal of History. He is nominated for the Marshall Scholarship.
Ana Guay of Brooklyn, New York, will receive her Bachelor of Arts in classical languages and literatures from LSA in May 2015.
She works as a peer writing instructor at the Sweetland Center for Writing. This fall she is teaching a course she developed to introduce first-year honors program students to paratexts (marginalia, footnotes, etc.) in both classical and modern material.
Guay is interested in applying modern literary and translation theory to both classical literature and contemporary Paraguayan literature. She is nominated for the Marshall Scholarship.
Zeinab Khalil, from Toledo, Ohio, received her Bachelor of Arts with highest distinction in international relations and Middle Eastern Affairs from LSA in May 2014.
The recipient of a Davis Projects for Peace Award, she has spent the past three months working with Syrian refugee women in Antakya, Turkey. Khalil has also conducted research in Egypt, at the Century Foundation and at the Brookings Institution.
As a U-M student, she was president of the Muslim Students' Association and a columnist for The Michigan Daily. She is nominated for the Rhodes Scholarship.