Congratulations to Alexandra M. McDougle (B.A., Anthropology, 2015) who has been selected as a 2016-17 Luce Scholar in Cambodia. Alexandra received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Hawai’i, Mānoa in 2015. Selected from a field of approximately 175 nominees nationwide, McDougle is the first Luce Scholar nominated by UH Mānoa and is the first selectee in the program’s history with a physical anthropology background. As a Luce Scholar she will be working in Phnom Penh on various archaeological and historical preservation projects under Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture.
The Luce Scholars Program is a national fellowship program that was established in 1974 by the Henry Luce Foundation of New York City. The program, which identifies promising young leaders for a yearlong experience of working in Asia, is designed to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders of American Society. Seventy-five top universities and colleges in the United States are invited each year to nominate up to three candidates per campus, with a total of 15 to 20 Luce Scholars selected from the pool. For more information on applying to the Luce Scholars program see the UHM Scholarships and Fellowships office website.