Nathan A. Gray is the recipient of the 2012 Fred Fosher Award for Excellence in Writing. This annual award was established in 2005 to acknowledge the inspired work of a student in any discipline who rises to the intellectual challenge of writing clear and purposeful expository prose. The award is made possible by the generous support of Bruce Levine Mellion and Linda Zucker Mellion . It honors the work of Professor Emeritus Fred Fosher, who taught English at Keene State College from 1967 until 1992. A double major in Economics and Political Science, with a minor in Women’s Studies, Gray has distinguished himself as an exceptional student at Keene State College. His senior economics thesis, “Equilibrating Mechanisms: The Intellectual Companionship of Hume and Smith,” has been accepted for presentation at conferences in Keene, New Hampshire, Boston, Massachusetts, Richmond, Virginia and St. Catharines, Ontario. In addition to his success in the classroom, he has served as a campaign intern for the non-profit group, Working Families Win. He was also a member of the policy advisory team charged with researching effective/appropriate alterations to the Keene State College sexual assault policy and reporting the analysis to the college’s revision committee.

During his time at Keene State College, Gray spent five months in England, where he studied international relations and gender history. A member of both the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics Honor Society), he will be graduating this spring summa cum laude. Following graduation, Gray will be applying for graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of Political Science.

Mark Reynolds’ profile of Nate is available to read at KSC Newsline.