Three Yale Students Honored for Public Service

Three members of the Class of 1998 who have been active in the Yale and New Haven communities were awarded the Roosevelt L. Thompson Prize during Senior Class Day exercises on Sunday, May 24.

Stanton Wheeler, chair of the Council of Masters Committee on Awards, master of Morse College and the Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences, presented the awards to the students.

Terrence Reginald Solomon of Ezra Stiles College – one of Yale’s 12 residential colleges – has been active in campus politics and minority affairs as well as in his service to the University. One of five undergraduate winners of the Elm-Ivy Award this year for his work with Dwight Hall and in Yale’s Office of New Haven Affairs, he has also been a White House extern, a student aide for the Yale Corporation and a fundraising agent for the senior class. Among other involvements, he served on the Yale President’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Harassment. He is from Americus, Georgia, and majored in political science and sociology.

Jaime Harrison of Pierson College has served as secretary and chair of the Yale Black Political Forum, coordinator of the Black Undergraduate Law Association and treasurer of the Yale Senior Class Council. In addition, he has been a volunteer for New Haven Legal Assistance, an undergraduate recruiter for the Yale Admissions Office and president of the Pierson College Council. Harrison hails from Orangeburg, South Carolina, and majored in political science.

Ericka Fricke of Morse College has served as coordinator of the Yale Women’s Center and was a member of the Student Coalition for Diversity. She was also an active performer with the Yale Children’s Theatre. A native of Reno, Nevada, she majored in Latin American studies.

Copies of the award citations can be faxed by calling Elizabeth Hinman at 203/432-1345..

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