Saint Rose Alumna Madalyn Parnas Receives Marshall Scholarship
Published on December 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm
By ALISON LESTER
The Marshall Scholarship Committee annually chooses up to 40 student applicants from the United States to be the recipients of the Marshall Scholarship, a two-year fellowship that enables them to study in the United Kingdom. According to an e-mail sent out before Thanksgiving break by Saint Rose President R. Mark Sullivan to faculty, staff, and administrators, “Named in honor of former Secretary of State George C. Marshall, this program is designed to foster an enduring relationship between the British and American people, their governments, and their academic institutions.” One of Saint Rose’s own alumna, Madalyn Parnas, is one of about 30 students chosen to receive the 2012 Marshall Scholarship. She is also the first Saint Rose graduate to ever win.
Parnas, a virtuoso violinist from Stephentown, New York studied music theory, music technology, and French at the College. She graduated summa cum laude in 2010 at the age of 19.
“It validates for me once again that we attract extraordinary students to Saint Rose and help them maximize their potential to the fullest extent possible,” said Sullivan in his e-mail congratulating Parnas. “It is also an outstanding tribute to those at Saint Rose who guided her undergraduate experience, especially the faculty in our Music program.”
A current graduate student at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Parnas will be continuing her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she hopes to receive her graduate diploma.