Recent PhD Carolyn Hurst was awarded the Ellis R. Kerley Scholarship

Recent PhD Carolyn Hurst was awarded the Ellis R. Kerley Scholarship from the Kerley Foundation in February 2013. “The Ellis R. Kerley Forensic Sciences Foundation was established in 2000 in memory of Ellis R. Kerley Ph.D., Forensic Anthropologist (1924-1998). Ellis R. Kerley, one of the leading anthropologists, was a pioneer force in the creation of Forensic Anthropology. The Foundation, a charitable organization, is dedicated to furthering the development of forensic anthropology by assisting students in the field of anthropology and continuing the research in forensic identification of the skeleton” ( scholarship is awarded based on character, personal and academic merit and commitment. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed. The award was conferred at the Kerley Reception for the Physical Anthropology section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.