Five Colleges presented its Lorna M. Peterson Prize for 2017 to Hampshire College fourth-year student Brooke Fitzgerald. Nominated by Hampshire professor Ethan Meyers on behalf of the Five College Statistics Program for her academic efforts, research and active engagement with the program, Fitzgerald celebrated the prize during a lunch with Lorna Peterson and other nominees last fall.
The Peterson Prize supports scholarly and creative work by undergraduate students taking part in a Five College program. Dr. Peterson served as the executive director of the Five Colleges from 1990 to 2009. This prize, established by the Five College board of directors and her colleagues and friends throughout the consortium, honors her commitment to collaboration as a means of advancing understanding and expanding opportunity, especially for students.