Jordan Larsen awarded the
2017 Corliss E. and Esther C. Livesey
Jordan Larsen is a senior history of science, technology and medicine major from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Interested in the history of medicine and medical humanities, Jordan particularly enjoys exploring interactions between literature, spirituality, and science. She has a number of academic accomplishments that speak to her scholarly potential. Jordan spent fall 2014 in Arezzo, Italy, studying Italian Renaissance medical education and care while completing an internship at the Biblioteca Città di Arezzo. The Biblioteca Città is one of the most important collections in Tuscany, holding a number of rare volumes from the Middle Ages. In fall 2015, she received the 2016 Roland Lehr Phi Beta Kappa Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Research. Jordan graduates this spring 2017. In fall, she will be attending medical school at the Oklahoma Health Center in preparation for a career as a physician.
The Corliss E. and Esther C. Livesey Endowed Scholarship was established in memory of the parents of Professor Steven J. Livesey. Neither Corliss Livesey (d. 2011) nor Esther Livesey (d. 2003) was fortunate enough to attend college, but both appreciated the value of higher education and worked to support their two sons as they pursued undergraduate degrees. One of their proudest moments was seeing both receive doctorates in academic fields that they loved. Professor Livesey and wife Professor Nina Livesey endowed the scholarship as a way to extend that same opportunity to other students, assisting them in their own academic pursuits.
View a list of past recipients here.