The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), a national educational organization headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, recently selected James Tillman, studying Philosophy at Christendom College, as a Marion G. Wells Honors Fellow, one of 50 Honors Fellows selected for the 2008-2009 academic year. Each year, ISI’s prestigious Honors Program selects the nation’s most talented undergraduates to participate in a yearlong program of educational enrichment.
Tillman recently, along with fellow classmate John Jalsevac, won ISI’s annual international essay contest. Tillman placed first, while Jalsevac took third.
In addition, as part of ISI’s Honors Program throughout the next academic year, Tillman will receive continuing direction from his faculty mentors through participation in small seminars and online discussions about both permanent questions and contemporary concerns. The ISI faculty mentors and staff will provide one-on-one professional assistance to the each of the Honors Fellows, including information about internships, job opportunities, graduate and professional programs, and related concerns. Tillman will also attend an ISI Career Development Seminar, designed to help prepare him for future positions of leadership. In addition, he will receive a large collection of free books and journals.
“We are very proud of James and John,” Christendom President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell said. “They are both extremely talented men who are a testament to the power of our Catholic liberal arts education. No doubt, they will be leaders in fulfilling Christendom’s mission—to restore all things in Christ.”
Founded in 1953, ISI works “to educate for liberty”—to identify the best and the brightest college students and to nurture in these future leaders the American ideal of ordered liberty.