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Bridget Martin, English Major, Named Holmes Scholar for 2010-2011

May 07, 2010

Barbara LeBlanc
(603) 486-8760

Bridget Martin '11Father Jonathan DeFelice, O.S.B., president of Saint Anselm College, announced that Bridget Martin '11, an English major from Mansfield, Mass., has been selected as the Fr. Bernard Holmes, O.S.B., scholar for the 2010-2011 academic year.

This award, which is granted annually, provides Martin with a full tuition scholarship for her senior year. Through her major and campus involvement, Martin exemplifies the values required of a Holmes award winner. Recipients must demonstrate concern for and assistance to others, potential for leadership, and a love of learning. They must also participate in the life of the college.

Martin, who is also earning certificates in fine arts and Spanish, helps teach English to immigrants and refugees in the English for New Americans program. She writes for the college newspaper, The Crier, and will be the news editor next year. Last semester she helped fellow students with papers as a writing assistant in the Academic Resource Center (ARC). As a club soccer participant she has been the community service coordinator and will lead the club next year as vice president. She has completed two Boston Marathons and went to Washington, D.C. on Spring Break Alternative. This summer she will spend six weeks in Granada, Spain, studying Islamic culture and art history.

"I am so honored to be nominated for this scholarship with peers I admire. I'm really grateful and I hope to have Fr. Holmes as a role model for the rest of my life," said Martin.

The Holmes Award was established through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Davison, in memory of Fr. Bernard Holmes, O.S.B., former president of the college.