Whether you received an award for four years or one, we are pleased to consider you a Phillips Scholar for life.
2017-2018 Phillips Alumni Scholar Awards
This award was established in 2003 to highlight one or more recipients each year in particular who exemplify the qualities of a Phillips Scholar.
This year’s Alumni Scholars are Elizabeth Suarez and Matthew Zienkiewicz.
Elizabeth Suarez is a first-year student at Emmanuel College. She has volunteered her time in her local community of Lawrence visiting the elderly, helping at a local thrift shop and serving food at soup kitchens. This led her to a recent job in nutritional services at Lawrence General Hospital. To read more, click here.
Matthew Zienkiewicz attends George Mason University (’21). In his hometown of Smithfield, Rhode Island, he he has been dedicated to his community through the Smithfield Police Explorers Program. To read more, click here.
Keeping in Touch
New graduate degree, job, spouse, partner or child? Interesting service project or adventure? Please share it with us through the Phillips Scholar Update Form.
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Here is what some of the Phillips Scholar Alumni are up to now. Please let us know what you are doing, too!
Seamus worked for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the State Department, and the Commerce Department before co-founding the OpenGov Foundation, an organization dedicated to making it easier for people to access and use as much government information as possible.
Laura currently works at investment firm called Greenwood Investment, Inc. in Boston, where she helps to co-manage Greenwood's portfolio of investments and also manages all operational aspects of the office.
Michael earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Rochester. He currently teaches at the United States Naval Academy.
Luis Alvarez graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Master in Divinity and works as a firefighter and Chaplain in the 101st Engineer Battalion.