June 08, 2015
Communications and Marketing
A Saint Anselm student and a recent alumnus have been selected to receive the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society Fitzgerald Fellowships. Recent class of 2015 graduate Shane Matthews was chosen for the Delta Epsilon Sigma Annual Fellowship, while rising senior Beth Ann Westgate was chosen to receive the Delta Epsilon Sigma Annual Scholarship.
Matthews and Westgate are members of Saint Anselm College's TAU Chapter of the national honor society. Members must achieve at least a 3.1 cumulative grade point average and are selected by TAU chapter faculty and administrators based on academic standing, leadership, and service to the college and community.
Matthews, an accounting major, is attending Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., in the fall to earn his master of science in accounting; he has also accepted a position with Bigelow & Company, certified public accountants, P.C.
Westgate, a nursing major and philosophy and theology minor, will put the scholarship towards her senior year at Saint Anselm. Interested in earning a doctorate in nursing practice, she hopes to attend graduate school after completing her BSN at Saint Anselm next spring.
Matthews and Westgate applied for the fellowship and scholarship through the Dean's Office. They were then nominated by Saint Anselm College's TAU chapter, and finally chosen by the National Office. Matthews was one of ten graduating seniors nationally to receive the fellowship and Westgate was one of six juniors nationally to receive the scholarship.
"They were competing against the best Catholic colleges and universities all over the country," says associate dean Christine Gustafson. "It's really exciting that both of them received awards."