Meg Fenton ’05 named Rotary Peace Fellow

Posted by Centre News in Alumni, Fellowships and Honors, News 27 Jan 2014
Rotary Peace Center

Meg Fenton ’05 of Louisville has been named one of 100 Rotary Peace Fellows. The program, which began in 2002, sponsors scholars who spend up to two years studying peace building and conflict resolution in one of six Rotary Peace Centers worldwide.Meg Fenton

Fenton will pursue a master’s in post-conflict reconstruction studies. She was an anthropology and French double major at Centre College and a holds a photojournalism degree from Western Kentucky University. She has volunteered with a number of service organizations around Louisville and gained experience on a global level through work in India documenting a water purification project for WaterStep.

“I realized then [in India] that promoting a community’s growth following destructive events will be the focus of my life’s work,” she has written.

As a Rotary Peace Fellow, she will have the opportunity to combat worldwide challenges such as war, famine, poverty, and disease in addition to promoting the Peace Fellow ideals of tolerance, cooperation, and humanitarian service. Through the work of Rotary, she once wrote, “I saw hope.”

by Mariah Pohl ’15

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