Whether you received an award for four years or one, we are pleased to consider you a Phillips Scholar for life.
2021-2022 Phillips Alumni Scholar Awards
This award was established in 2003 to highlight one or more recipients each year who particularly exemplify the qualities of a Phillips Scholar.
This year’s Alumni Scholars are Kayvona Brown, Mohamed Elsankary, Kimberly Owens, and David Richardson.
Kayvona is a first-year student at the University of Connecticut Storrs. She has volunteered her time as a peer tutor at her high school and for the The Stamford Public Education Foundation. She is majoring in Biological Sciences on a pre-med track with the goal of becoming a pediatrician. To read more about Kayvona, click here.
Mohamed Elsankary has been very involved with helping those who are food insecure in his local community of New Haven, CT. Also, during Covid, he was a support to younger students in his school district through a homework assistance program to keep students motivated and connected with other students. Mohamed currently attends Trinity College. To read more, click here.
Kimberly Owens was very involved with peer leadership and public health issues at John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science and in the City of Boston. Attending the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, she hopes to one day be a lawyer in order to help marginalized communities. To read more, click here.
David Richardson is a first-year student at the University of Vermont. Spending his high school years at Danville High School, he was very involved with the Interact Club and Student Leaders For Voice and Change. He hopes to continue his activism at UVM and is excited about pursuing a major in Political Science. 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!
Michael earned his PhD in Economics at the University of Rochester. He currently teaches at the United States Naval Academy.
College of William & Mary
Chris Contino is based out of Hong Kong, where he works as a Managing Partner at VC Growth Partners.
Bay Path University
Courtney worked for the FBI for over five years before pursuing her graduate degree in Emergency Management. She is now Lead Faculty for the American Women's College's online, undergraduate degree program in Emergency Management.
Huy Tran currently works at Liberty Mutual Insurance in their Catastrophe Research and Development Group, which looks at modeling losses and managing risk from natural catastrophes like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes.