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Graduate College Announces Recipients of 2014 Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowships

The Graduate College is pleased to announce that two WMU doctoral students have been named recip­ients of Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowships for the 2014–15 academic year.  The Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowships are funded generously from an endowment made possible by the late poet, artist, and naturalist, Gwen Frostic, a WMU alumna, Class of 1929.  Awards are given to assist recipients with the completion of the doctoral dissertation in all disciplines.

The 2014–15 Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowships recipients are as follows:

Jerusa V. Carvajal – Department of Spanish: Ms. Carvajal will receive the Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation El incario y su colonizacion en el teatro del Siglo de Oro. Her dissertation advisor is Dr. Natalio Ohanna. Ms. Carvajal’s work goes beyond the tradition of literary analysis. She hasan interdisciplinary focus that covers transatlantic studies, Early Modern history, history of idears, cultural studies, migrations, and colonialism.

Binu Baby Narakathu – Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering:  Mr. Narakathu will receive the Gwen Frostic Doctoral Fellowship for his dissertation Integration of Conventional Lithography and Printing Methods as a Key Enabling Technology for Printed and  Flexible  Electronics. His dissertation advisor is Dr. Massood Zandi Atashbar. His research has resulted in seven high-quality peer-reviewed journal publications, 40 conference publications, five intellectual property disclosures and one patent application. Mr. Narakathu was also awarded the All-University Graduate Research and Creative Scholar award for 2012-13 by WMU