Rhodes’ Nominees Compete for 2018-2019 Luce Scholars Program

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Julie Coen ’18

Rhodes’ Postgraduate Scholarship Committee has selected Julie Coen ’18 and Caroline Clark ’15 to compete for the Luce Scholars Program, a nationally competitive fellowship program supported by the Henry Luce Foundation in New York. Luce Scholars are expected to gain new perspectives and cultural insights about their host countries through immersive living and working experiences in Asia for a year. 

Rhodes is one of only 75 colleges and universities allowed to make nominations. Both current students and alumni can be nominated. A health justice advocate and a working artist, Clark graduated from Rhodes in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and art. She has worked for Partners In Health, consulted for small businesses, and served as an HIV/AIDS social worker.  Recently she completed an artist residency at Virginia Common Wealth University.

Coen is a senior business major from Kingston, TN. She has worked with the food ministry at First Congregational Church as a Rhodes Summer Service Fellow, and she researched inequality and food access in Memphis as a 2016 fellow of the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies. Coen was awarded the 2017 Morelle Legg International Internship and spent the summer working in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 2018-2019 class of Luce Scholars will be notified in February.