Two African Americans Named Mitchell Scholars

The Mitchell Scholars program is a national competitive fellowship sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. The Mitchell Scholars program, named to honor former U.S. Senator George Mitchell who helped negotiate an end to the violence and political turmoil in Northern Ireland, provides tuition to an Irish university, plus housing and living expenses and an international travel stipend. Up to 12 scholars are chosen each year. This year, two of the 12 Mitchell Scholars are black.

Ivanley Noisette is a graduate of Villanova University, where he majored in political science and was the editor of The Culture Magazine. He is currently completing a master of public service degree at the William J. Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas. He has spent considerable time and effort in Haitian relief efforts. He will study law at the University of Ulster.

Anise Vance is a senior at Dartmouth College, majoring in geography. He is the son of an Iranian mother and an African-American father. He spent last summer researching residential segregation patterns in Hartford, Connecticut. He will study human geography at Queen’s University in Belfast.