Two KU seniors to compete for James C. Gaither Junior Fellowships
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has nominated two outstanding undergraduates for the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program offered through the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
CEIP offers about 15 one-year fellowships to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year to work as research assistants for Carnegie’s senior scholars.
KU’s 2024 nominees:
- Paris Gordon, a senior in Slavic languages & literatures.
- Evelyne (Eve) Renard, a senior in sociology and with a minor in global & international studies.
Gordon has been acknowledged for academic excellence in Ukrainian and Russian language and has been awarded the KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement Scholarship, Jarosewycz Family Scholarship for Ukrainian Language and Joseph L. Conrad Undergraduate Research Scholarship. Gordon is also involved in Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society and studied abroad in Latvia, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Since September 2023, she has served as a research fellow with the Foreign Military Studies Office of the U.S. Army.
Eve Renard, from Littleton, Colorado, is the daughter of Jennifer and Todd Renard and a graduate of Rock Canyon High School. She has earned certificates in entrepreneurship, global awareness and intelligence & national security. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society of Sociology, National Security Club and Sigma Kappa sorority, and she was named an Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence (ICCAE) Scholar in 2023. Previously, Renard served on the Ellsworth Programming Board and Colorado Student Recruitment Panel, participated in Jayhawks Without Borders and in the ICCAE 2023 Summer Seminar, and she was a Business Career Services Entrepreneurship Ambassador.
Finalists will be notified in February, and fellows will be announced March 31.