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December 6, 2002

Out of Africa: Rachel Brulé '03 Wins Marshall Scholarship

Photo: Fred LeBlanc

Rachel Brulé '03, wearing a necklace made from the seed of the baobob tree, has won a Marshall Scholarship. Senegalese say the tree's seed brings good luck.

Senegalese say that wearing a necklace made from the seed of the baobab tree will bring its wearer good luck. Sporting one certainly didn't hurt Rachel Brulé '03, who owns just such a piece of jewelry. Rather than dumb luck, however, it is more likely that smarts—as well as pluck, planning, and a passion for making a difference in developing countries—brought about the Mount Holyoke senior's latest academic triumph. Last spring, Brulé received the prestigious Truman Scholarship, an award of $30,000 for graduate school leading to a career in government or public service. Last week, the international relations and African studies double major received word that she had won a Marshall Scholarship, placing her in an elite group of forty college seniors from across the United States who were selected for graduate study at a British university of choice. more>

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