Fordham’s Office of International and Study Abroad Programs held a photo contest this semester and the results were stunning. Placing in the top three were:
• Michael Noel, a junior at the College of Business Administration, got the top spot for his photo, “Mind the Gaper.” Noel studied at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand last fall and captured the winning photo while climbing through the Aoraki mountain range.
• Fordham College at Lincoln Center junior Alexandra Palomino snapped “Due Biciclette” while taking a “glimpse down a street on a quiet afternoon in Ravenna, Italy.” Palomino studied abroad in Florence, Italy, this past fall.
• Fordham College at Rose Hill junior Stephanie Caruso won third place for “Catch of the Day.” Caruso studied in Cape Coast, Ghana, and the photo of fisherman bringing in Red Snapper was taken in the waters surrounding Ganvie Village in Benin.
Joseph Rienti, assistant director and international programs coordinator for International and Study Abroad Programs, said the contest was open to all study abroad alumni from the fall 2007 through fall 2008 semesters. The three winners were selected out of a total of 36 entries at two study abroad fairs held in early April. Students, faculty, and staff voted at the fairs. Sodexo Food Services and the University bookstore donated prizes for the winners.