Two Yale Students Honored for Public Service with the Thompson Prize

Two members of the Yale College Class of 2000 who have been active in the Yale, New Haven and international communities were awarded the Roosevelt L. Thompson Prize during Senior Class Day ceremonies.

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 Andrew Edward Krause and Julianna Schantz-Dunn.

The Thompson Prize is awarded to members of the senior class for commitment to and capacity for public service. The recipients are recognized for outstanding dedication to public service - service to “the team, the college, the community,” as Thompson expressed it himself. Like Thompson, the students should exemplify great human warmth, commitment to fairness, compassion for all people, and the promise of moral leadership in the public sphere.

Andrew Edward Krause exemplified a commitment to and capacity for public service and a compassion for all humanity as demonstrated both in Jonathan Edwards College and in communities outside Yale. As head Freshman Counselor of his College, he demonstrated commitment, sensitivity and leadership. Over summers past, he worked in Project Renewal, Inc., in New York, and in the Cathedral Shelter of Chicago, where he designed and implemented an adult education program.

Julianna Schantz-Dunn, captain of the Yale Varsity Women’s Ice Hockey team for two years, received the Wendy Blanning Award for Most Improved Player in 1997 and the Bingham Leadership Award in 1999. She worked at the Student Employment Office and the Community Outreach Committee of the Athletic Department. She participated in Estudiantes Unidos, a program for assisting elementary school children with a bilingual curriculum, and worked with Habitat for Humanity creating livable housing for local residents. For the last two summers, she worked in Peru, initially with the Peruvian-American Medical Society, helping doctors in the field with translation as well as basic laboratory and clinical interventions, and, in the last year, collecting data for a complex project related to identifying and eliminating cystisercosis.

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