An update on Christophe, a Davidson Young Scholar Alumnus as of 2015, is shared below.
On May 17, 2015, Christophe received his B.S. with university and college honors, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Senior Leadership and an award for highest academic achievement in Ethics, History and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He has had a wonderful three years at CMU and we are pleased not only with his academic success, but also with his personal growth. He is now a happy and compassionate 18 year old with a great expanse of interests and a real desire to use his skills and talents to create effective change. Our family is delighted that he was able to find friends, become involved with the school in leadership positions and generally feel good about himself and his environment. Christophe worked closely with several faculty members on projects ranging from analysis of surveillance policy to a novel theory of government legitimacy. His senior year was spent at Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College of Public Policy and Management, where among other projects he worked on healthcare policy at the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) case competition. His team won the national award and he was commended on his ability to work so well with various group members. He is thriving with this older cohort, and his best friend is a 28-year-old medical student. His current research is a fiscal analytics/management science project on program usage for the Department of Human Services. He will receive his M.S. in May 2016.
Carnegie Mellon provided a very supportive environment for Christophe and he was able to overcome the age restrictions on entering the dorm by planning evening Role-Playing Game (RPG) and Dungeons & Dragons sessions as well as participating in various campus programs and events.
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