Stephanie Anderson Named to Marshall Committee
August 31, 2009 — Stephanie Anderson, associate professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Political Science, has been named to the prestigious Marshall Committee to select scholarship recipients from around the United States to pursue graduate study in the United Kingdom.
Her duties include reviewing applications, interviewing semifinalists and providing recommendations during the selection process.
The UK Ambassador to the United States and the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission in London approved her nomination by the UK Consul General of San Francisco. As a graduate of both the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge, Anderson was chosen because of her knowledge of British academia and to represent the Rocky Mountain region on the San Francisco selection committee, which comprises five members and covers eight states.
"As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions," Anderson says. "Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth."
Founded by a 1953 Act of Parliament and named in honor of U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall, the scholarships commemorate the humane ideals of the Marshall Plan and express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.