MDC Announces New Autry Fellow
We are excited to announce that Augusta native and recent Brown graduate Beth Caldwell has been named the 2012-2013 Autry Fellow.
The Autry Fellowship supports MDC’s mission by developing a cadre of young leaders who gain experience promoting economic development, increasing equity and excellence in education, building inclusive civic cultures, and who are poised and ready to apply their new learning to benefit those left behind. The Fellowship, which provides the opportunity to work as a full-time, paid staff member, begins this month and continues until August 2013.
At Brown, Caldwell worked extensively on housing justice, coordinating an organization of students and the homeless community on legislative advocacy, educational and fund-raising events, and direct service. In her senior honors thesis, “The Financial Frontier: Slave Mortgaging and the Creation of the Deep South,” she explored how credit claims in the antebellum South reflected race relations during that time.
An American history major, Caldwell received several honors, including the Cogut Center for the Humanities Undergraduate Fellowship, the Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award, and the Undergraduate Slavery and Justice Research Award. Caldwell also was awarded the Jin Prize, given to a graduating senior with superior academic performance and a strong commitment to service.
To learn more about the fellowship, visit the Autry Fellows page.
Welcome aboard, Beth!