Signature Programs
Bowden Fellowships in the Humanities

Seven juniors named Dan Leslie Bowden Fellows in the Humanities

Seven juniors were named Class of 2025 Dan Leslie Bowden Fellows in the Humanities, a prestigious recognition at Ransom Everglades that brings financial and academic support for summer studies in the humanities. Adrian Jagodzinski '25, Jordan James '25, Kenzie Kaplan '25, Beatriz Lindemann '25, Lucas Lippey '25, Ethan Sullivan '25 and Sindhu Talluri '25 were selected by a committee of RE faculty under the direction of Associate Head of School John A. King Jr. They will explore various topics through summer travel and research.
The students are the eighth class of Bowden fellows, and they will work under the direction of a number of faculty members in the RE Humanities Department. Named in honor of the late Dan Bowden, a legendary English teacher who was at RE for 63 years before his death in 2018, the fellowships are supported by the Dan Leslie Bowden Endowment in the Humanities, which was established in 2016 by a seed donation from former Bowden student Jeffrey Miller '79.

Here's a peek at how the Bowden fellows' projects:

Adrian Jagodzinski '25
Roots Across the Sea: Exploring the Heritage of Fredericksburg's German-Americans
Advisors: Joseph Marin and Jen Nero

Jordan James '25
Beyond The Dust: An Exploration of Fictional Literature's Depiction of the Vietnamese American Experience Advisors: Christina Iglesias and Kathryn Bufkin

Kenzie Kaplan '25
Secluded Identity: Jews in Argentina
Advisors: Jeannine Lehr and John King

Beatriz Lindemann '25
What Makes a Modern American Family: Gestational surrogacy and New Stories of Parenthood
Christina Iglesias and Jenny Carson
Lucas Lippey '25
The Power of Intergroup Dialogue in Building Effective and Empathetic Youth Leadership
Advisors: Joseph Marin and Matthew Helmers

Ethan Sullivan '25
The People of the Trail: Tracing Motivations Through Time on the Appalachian Trail
Advisors: John Ermer and Matthew Helmers
Sindhu Talluri '25
A Universal Experience of Divide: Community Dynamics across Linguistic Groups in Taipei, Taiwan
Advisors: James Monk and John King
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.