The anthropology faculty and staff at Luther College are pleased to announce Marshall Stay as the 2016-17 recipient of the R. Clark Mallam Memorial Scholarship in Anthropology.
The scholarship was established in the spring of 2002 by Joe B. Thompson to assist anthropology majors who have a strong academic record and a commitment to the anthropological perspective.
The endowed scholarship fund is named in honor of Professor R. Clark Mallam, who founded the anthropology program and served the college with distinction from 1969 until his untimely death in 1986. Mallam was a talented and charismatic teacher who inspired students to develop a holistic view of the world and better understand their place within it. Recipients of this scholarship also receive a copy of Mallam's book Indian Creek Memories : A Sense of Place.
Marshall is a double major in Anthropology and Classics. This past summer (2016) he worked with Colin Betts on a project using remote sensing to investigate prehistoric earthworks in northeast Iowa and he will present a poster on the results at the Midwest Archaeology Conference in October. Stay plans to attend graduate school, either in the U.S. or abroad, and study underwater archaeology.
Watch the Luther College story about the summer 2016 research project with Colin Betts and Marshall Stay