Three Jewell students named University Innovation Fellows


Three William Jewell College students were among the 258 students from 64 schools around the world who have been named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (

Jacob Dice, Liberty, Mo.; Samantha Fulte, Richmond, Mo.; and Savannah Hawley, Independence, Mo.; have completed training to join the national program designed to empower student leaders to increase campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity and design thinking. The program has trained more than 1,500 students since its creation, including nine other current Jewell students as Fellows.

University Innovation Fellows design innovation spaces, start entrepreneurship organizations, host experiential learning events and work with faculty to develop new courses. The program is designed to empower students to become agents of lasting change at their schools with the broader goal of ensuring that all students gain the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge needed to compete in the economy of the future.

Fellows are sponsored by faculty and administrators at their respective schools and are selected through a rigorous application process. After acceptance into the program, schools fund six weeks of online training and travel to the University Innovation Fellows Silicon Valley Meetup. During the year, they will participate in events and conferences, as well as learn from one another, Stanford mentors and academic and industry leaders.