The 2017 Jeffrey L. Reider and Charles F. Otis Endowed Scholarship award recipient is Mitchell Wellman.
Mitchell is a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences with a B.A. in Political & Social Thought and Spanish linguistics. As a digital producer and writer for USA TODAY College, heis interested in the intersection of media, public policy, and law with a future goal of attending law school. Mitchell served as the Chair of the University Judiciary Committee and was involved in LGBTQ student life on Grounds by serving as a two-term vice president for the Queer Student Union and as an intern in the LGBTQ Center. During his fourth year, he was a Lawn resident and led a successful movement to install a gender neutral restroom on the Lawn in addition to applying to and receiving a substantial grant to fund Q* Anthology of Queer Culture —the University’s first LGBTQ literary magazine. Mitchell is a 2017 recipient of the U.S. Fulbright student award and will teach English to high school students in Madrid, Spain for the 2017-18 academic year.