Cora Walsh '06
B.S. Biology; Buffalo, Minn.
Dean's List; Honors Society Member; Senior Honors Research; Margaret Watkins Biology Scholarship; Harry S. Truman Scholar; Daniel Shepardson Religious Life Leadership Award; Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honorary); Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Health Honorary) - President; Phi Society (Freshman Honorary); Carr Academic Scholarship; Robert C. Byrd Scholarship; Biology Department - Fellow; Departments of Biochemistry, Zoology - Lab Teacher Assistant; Office of Admissions - Tour Guide; Student Global AIDS Campaign - Founder, Committee Chair; Summer Scholar; Global Service Corps, Arusha, Tanzania - International Health Intern Volunteer; Hospice - Committee Chair, Volunteer; Homelessness and Hunger Awareness - Planning Committee; Denison Religious Understanding - Retreat Planning Committee; Chamber Choir; Ladies' Night Out (A Cappella Ladies Chorus); Campus Free-Thought Alliance; Singers' Theater Workshop
Supporting comments: "If you want something done, and done right, cheerfully, effectively, without complaint, go to Cora. That is the mantra in the Honors Program, in the Admissions Office (as a tour guide), in DCA (as Chair of the Hospice Committee), and as a founder of the Denison Chapter of the Student Global AIDS Campaign. Through her sponsorship of the 'Light up a Life' campaign, Cora helped raise more than $1,000 for a non-profit HIV/AIDS hospice in Tanzania, where she spent a summer as an international health intern with the Global Service Corps. Under her leadership of Hospice Committee, student volunteers grew from three to over 28 today. For all of this - her exceptional scholarship, keen record of public service, and her unusual aspirations to go on in the grueling, yet absolutely essential, work of public health in the Third World, in spring, 2005, Cora was selected as Denison's second Harry S. Truman Scholar. 'A world shaker' is how the Truman literature describes the ideal Truman Scholar. That description fits Cora to a "T". As we look to her blazing commitment to AIDS education - for the poor, for women, for East Africans - there is no doubt that the welfare of many lives here and abroad will benefit from Cora's work."