BB&N Alumnus Eren Orbey '14 Named Rhodes Scholar Recipient

Rhodes Scholar Eren Orbey '14 at BB&N graduation in 2014

Congratulations to BB&N graduate Eren Orbey ’14 for his recent recognition as a 2018 recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship. Known as one of the most prestigious academic awards in the United States, Orbey was one of 32 college students chosen for their “academic excellence, personal energy, ambition for impact, and ability to work with others to achieve their goals, as well as their commitment to becoming a force for good in the world.”

Currently a double major in computer science and English language and literature at Yale, Orbey is also a contributor to The New Yorker magazine. His childhood was shaped by tragedy when as a 3-year-old, his father was murdered in Ankara, Turkey. The experience led to a current book project, one which, according to Yale University, “melds memoir, history, and contemporary reporting to create a portrait of his father and his father’s killer.”

With this honor, Orbey becomes the eighth BB&N graduate to be named a Rhodes Scholar, and the first since 2000. Following his graduation from Yale, Orbey plans to attend Oxford University, where he will pursue master’s degrees in global and imperial history and in world literatures in English.