Gauri Bhure '04
B.A. International Studies and English Literature; Mumbai, India
Dean's List; Nan Nowik Memorial Award for Outstanding Essay; Nan Nowik Memorial Award for Feminist Activism; Young Scholar Award for Research; Mortar Board; Admissions Office - Office Intern, Student Representative, Tour Guide; Provost Award; Resident Assistant; Creative Movement Program - Dance Instructor; DCGA - Rules Committee, Community Senator for DISA; Women's Emphasis - Co-Chair, Take Back The Night" - Program Coordinator, Speaker, Funding/Planning and Publicity Committees; Rape Survivor Advocate; Hospice; JUDY - Poetry/Prose Editor, Editorial and Review Board Member; Denison Religious Understanding - Organizer; Denison International Students Association - Community Senator; Campus Environment Team
Supporting comments: "Gauri has keen intellect, coupled with a genuine sense of compassion for others. She has gone out of her way to build personal bridges between American and international students and is an articulate spokesperson for International Studies. She is an important leader, showing other international students how simultaneously to maintain their identities while entering fully into the Denison community. Gauri also is an important presence in Denison Religious Understanding, and has contributed greatly to its growth during the current academic year into an important intellectual and spiritual place on campus where students can explore issues of religious diversity and pluralism in a non-sectarian, non-dogmatic, and supportive atmosphere. Most notable are the less tangible characteristics she brings to her leadership, especially her dedication to living her ethics in the work she does. A hallmark of Gauri's activities on campus is that she is driven by her values. For Gauri, it's about making a difference in people's lives. I see courage and humanity in her student work on campus."