Recent Graduates Become First Westminster Fellows
Hannah Minchow-Proffitt from St. Louis, MO and Paola Protti-Nunez from Heredia, Costa Rica, have been selected as the first Westminster Fellows in the history of the College.
Both young women are members of the graduating Class of 2012.
Minchow-Proffitt is a Fellow for the Office of Community Engagement & Service-Learning of the Emerson Center for Leadership & Service. She was Westminster’s first Newman Civic Fellow in 2011, a national honor that recognizes college juniors with an outstanding commitment to public service and civic engagement.
She has volunteered with many community organizations, coordinated a number of campus initiatives and for two years was an integral part of CIVICUS, a living-learning community dedicated to raising awareness about global social justice issues.
Currently she is with a team from Westminster College in Rwanda helping with the health clinic that was built from a Westminster initiative in community and county partnership with the City of Fulton and Callaway County. The team will also spend two weeks in Tanzania exploring future projects on behalf of Humanity for Children with the Masai people of northern Tanzania.
Protti-Nunez is a Fellow with the Emerson Center’s Multicultural Student Development Program, an initiative with which she interned after completing her tenure as President of the Student Government Association. She is also assisting in the Biology Department.
She has been a resident advisor on campus and represented students on the Westminster Board of Trustees. She served as the Lectures and Diversity Chair for the Campus Activities Board from January 2009 until December 2010.
Protti-Nunez is a graduate of the United World College of Costa Rica.