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Justin and Darrianne Christian ITAP Annual Fund Scholar Award

The Justin and Darrianne Christian ITAP Annual Fund Scholar Award recognizes an ITAP student who has made a significant contribution to the campus and local community, has maximized the experience for her or his professional and personal growth, and contributed to the development of other students in the program through her or his dedication to the on-campus ITAP internship.

The Justin and Darrianne Christian ITAP Annual Fund Scholar has taken the internship position to a new level of service to others, resulting in benefits to members of the campus and the local community. By taking ownership of the position, this intern has demonstrated superior leadership qualities and a solid work ethic. Expanding upon the opportunity to learn and grow within the internship, this ITAP scholar not only has fully embraced and enhanced the internship, but also has provided peer mentoring through which other ITAP interns develop and excel. In particular, the scholar has created a foundation and scaffolding upon which other interns can build as well as a legacy for future classes of ITAP interns.

2012 Recipient Gregory ScrewsGreg Screws

Gregory Screws ’13, who has interned for two years at the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Center along with a summer for CTEP, was the recipient of the award as recognized at DePauw’s Academic Awards Convocation in April 2012. Greg, an Environmental Geoscience major from Cincinnati, Ohio, has been able to combine his academic interests with hands-on technology experience in ITAP. He has played an instrumental role in coordinating GIS Day, assisting with and teaching in the ITAP Geographic Information Systems rotation, and providing technical support for community members. Currently working on a water quality project analyzing how agricultural runoff impacts stream quality, Greg hopes to work with an environmental corporation or the EPA, perhaps in the field of hydrology.

Past Recipient

Katia Satterfield '11, a psychology major from Bloomington, IN, became the Scholar in Spring 2011. Katia worked as a Summer 2008 ITAP Sustainability Intern after her first year at DePauw. Katia went on to serve as Tech Center Intern, Community Technology Enhancement Program (CTEP) Donations Coordinator, and later Student Director of CTEP, where she took a strong leadership role improving operations and organization. After graduation, Katia was a summer student intern at the Developmental Electrophysiology Lab at the Yale Child Study Center. She spent 2011-2012 serving an AmeriCorps term with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington in Tacoma, WA, tutoring science and math in a low-income high school.