Alumni Council Fellowships

Each year, the Alumni Council awards fellowships to continuing professional degree students (first year and/or concurrent degree) who demonstrate exemplary leadership, career and professional development preparation, and character. On behalf of the Alumni Council, The Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR) awards fellowships in the amount of $6,000 to each fellowship recipient. 

The Alumni Council Fellows help to connect Nicholas School students and alumni in meaningful ways – most notably with the Alumni-Student Mentorship Program.

Current Alumni Council Fellows

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Name: Lisa Remlinger
Graduation Year: 2018 
Concentration: DEL-MEM

"As a DEL-MEM student, being an Alumni Council Fellow has allowed me to better connect with on-campus students and the greater Duke community. I was able to feel a part of something outside the required coursework for my program. I feel lucky that my year as a Fellow has also been a part of something that will hopefully last long after we graduate -- the creation of the NSOE's mentor program."  

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Name: Eric J. Smith
Graduation Year: May 2018
Concentration: Master of Forestry & MBA

"Being a fellow has provided me the opportunity to give back to the Nicholas School community.  I’ve been able to help students and alumni make meaningful connections in a structured engagement, helping students to think through their career opportunities while bringing alumni closer to the school."

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Name: Sydney Fishman
Graduation Year: 2018
Concentration: Coastal Environmental Management

"The Alumni Council Fellowship has been a terrific opportunity to strengthen and expand the sense of community at the Nicholas School. By bringing students and alumni together and giving alumni an opportunity to share their experiences with future environmental leaders, the 2017-2018 Fellows have created a program that will benefit students and alumni for years to come."


Qualifications and Selection Process >>


Former Alumni Council Fellows >>