Jacie Jones has been selected as a 2009 Udall Scholar. Jacie is a junior who is pursuing a dual major in Environmental Studies and Diplomacy and International Relations. The prestigious Morris K. Udall Scholarship seeks to identify the next generation of environmental leaders. This year's class of 80 Udall Scholars was selected from among 515 candidates nominated by 233 colleges. Jacie’s letters of recommendation from Dr. Marian Glenn (College of Arts and Sciences, Biology), Deputy Mayor Fred R. Profeta, Jr. (Township of Maplewood), and Dr. Michael Taylor (College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science) all spoke to her accomplishments as a servant leader both on campus and in the local community.
Jacie is the embodiment of those qualities the University seeks to nurture and develop in its students and she is to be congratulated on the remarkable accomplishment of being the second Environmental Studies major selected as a Udall Scholar in the past three years.
Aside from Seton Hall, The College of New Jersey and Princeton University were the only New Jersey colleges to have a scholar in the 2009 competition; other colleges with a winner this year included Stanford, Villanova, and Carnegie-Mellon.