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Students Honored at Academic Awards Ceremony

Posted: May 6, 2014

Wilson College honored students at its annual Academic Awards ceremony held Friday, May 2, in the Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE:
May 6, 2014
CONTACT: Cathy Mentzer, Manager of Media Relations
Phone: 717-262-2604
Email: cathy.mentzer@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – Wilson College honored students at its annual Academic Awards ceremony held Friday, May 2, in the Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology.

The following students received awards:

James Applegate Award, which is awarded to a student with an interest in drama and theater, went to three students: Gillian Barth of Chambersburg; Eliza Park of Carlisle; and Johanna Romain of Elizabethtown, Pa.

Lucy Bremmer Global Citizenship Award, awarded to a student who participates in the service learning component of Wilson’s global citizenship initiative, was given to Krista Dewald of Fairfax, Va. Dewald also received the Mary-Eleanor Maule Travel Grant for travel in support of study in Spanish.

Alice Martin Brumbaugh Award in Sociology, which is given to a female student who has entered the college at a non-traditional age and shows a special interest and/or outstanding promise in the field of sociology, was awarded to Jessika Dockery of Chambersburg.

CRC Press General Chemistry Achievement Award was given to Abby Burkhart of Williamsport, Md.

Marel Harlow Cheng Memorial Prize, awarded to a student who has done well in international studies or has made some noticeable contributions to international understanding, went to Neena Gurung of Kathmandu, Nepal.

Regina Shaputnic Cuomo Mathematics Award, given to a student who is majoring and shows outstanding ability in mathematics, was awarded to Amanda Clark of Chambersburg. Clark also won the Virginia Dodd Cooper Prize, which is awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in French and in all of her academic work.

Estep-Lawson Memorial Prize, awarded to a student in lower-level French who demonstrates excellence and shows future promise in French studies, went to Lauren Hampton of Lancaster, Pa.

Margaret Criswell Disert Honors Scholarship, given to the student whose proposal for senior advanced study and research is most worthy of support, went to Kotchaphorn Mangkalaphiban of Chiangmai, Thailand.

Mildred Franklin Prize, given to a senior for excellence in classical languages, was awarded to Hannah Bishop of Chambersburg.

Margaret Strode Haines Award - which recognizes a student with outstanding qualities of scholarship, interest in the humanities and strength of body, mind and spirit - was given to Caitlyn Minelli of Beverly, Mass.

Joanne Harrison Hopkins Literary Achievement Award, given for the finest piece of imaginative literature in fiction, poetry or drama produced during the academic year, went to two students for prose: Caitlyn Minelli and Jennifer Doyle Dodds of Hagerstown, Md.

Davison Greenawalt Grove Award for a student participating in research in physical and life sciences was given to Cortney Roper of Greencastle, Pa.

Dorle Haas Memorial Prize, awarded to a senior for outstanding service within the greater Chambersburg area, went to Morgan Shadle of Chambersburg. Shadle also won the Edward and Sarah Anderson Psychology Prize, which goes to a senior for outstanding scholarship in psychology.

Gloria Randle Scott-Frances Richards Hesselbein Prize, which is awarded to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service during their four years at Wilson, went to Amanda Skelton of Harrisburg, Pa.

Josef Michael Kellinger Foreign Language Award, given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in foreign language studies, was awarded to Grettel Ocampo-Conejo of Harrisburg, Pa.

Catherine Herr Langdon Award, given to a senior who has demonstrated academic excellence and has gien encouragement and guidance to fellow students during the year, went to Caileigh Oliver of Martinsburg W.Va.

Alta Lindsay McElwain Prize, awarded to the best student in Latin or Greek in the freshman class, went to Renee Bouch of Laceyville, Pa.

Robert Shannon McElwain Prize, awarded to the best student in mathematics, went to Anna Harutyunyan of Yerevan, Armenia.

Helen Adams Nutting History Prize, awarded to a member of the junior or senior class who has demonstrated outstanding ability in the field of history, went to Ashlee Yealey of Hanover, Pa.

Organic Chemistry Award, given to the student in organic chemistry who earned the highest grades for the year, went to Lindsey Sutton of Greencastle, Pa.

Outstanding Peer Teacher Award, given to honor exemplary service as a First-Year Seminar peer teacher for the year, went to Marissa Kosko-Blyler of Hollidaysburg, Pa.

Nicky Hoffman Reich Award, given to the student whose work with animals shows commitment to humane treatment, was awarded to Victoria Alterio of Toms River, N.J.

Helga Rist Prize, given to a dedicated American foreign language student who has shown integrity, promise and potential, went to two students: Netha Kane of Chambersburg and Katelyn Wingerd of Orrtanna, Pa.

John D. Rose Award in Environmental Studies, given to an outstanding junior majoring in environmental studies or biology to fund a summer research project or internship, went to three students: Maria Thomke of Quakertown, Pa.; Kisha Pradhan of Lalitpur, Nepal; and Jessica Meck of Huntingdon, Pa.

William and Ivy Saylor Prize, established through the Academy of American Poets to support young poets at colleges nationwide, was awarded to Patrick Fox of Chambersburg.

Grace Tyson Schlichter Award in Communications, which is given to a senior who has shown general academic excellence and outstanding promise for a career in a field of communications, was given to Marissa Feldberg of Greencastle, Pa.

Mary Beers Sheppard Prize, awarded to the member of the senior class who has shown the keenest understanding and appreciation of literature, was given to Mallory Sunderland of Robesonia, Pa.

William P. Van Looy Business Prize, awarded to the junior or senior business and economics major who has demonstrated excellence in business studies and in service to the well-being of both the Wilson College and larger community, went to three students: Katherine Snyder of Sykesville, Md.; Robert Washinko Jr. of Chambersburg; and Anush Petrosyan of Yerevan, Armenia.

E. Grace White Prize, awarded to a senior whose major field is biology or biochemistry and who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and plans a career involving the biological sciences, went to Jyotsna Dhakal of Bhaktapur, Nepal.

E. Grace White Summer Scholarship, which is given to an outstanding junior in biology for use at approved laboratories, went to Martina Mellot of Mercersburg, Pa., and Allison Shastay of Bedford, Pa.

Wilson College Education Award is awarded to one elementary education major and a student preparing for teacher certification in a secondary school level who have shown outstanding achievement in both their academic studies and in their professional preparation. Heidi Myers of Greencastle, Pa., won the elementary award and Alecha Cauffman-Sanbower of Waynesboro, Pa., received the secondary award.

Wilson Equestrienne Award, given to a graduating senior who has excelled in academics and equitation, went to two students: Carly Nelson of Mount Bethel, Pa., and Alexandra Veach-Walther of Philadelphia, Pa.

Carolyn Zeleny Prize, which goes to a sociology student in the junior or senior class on the basis of academic excellence and/or community service, went to Lilia George of South Pasadena, Calif.

Wilson College Scholar Athletes, those who have maintained a grade-point average of 3.4 or higher and participated in at least one Wilson varsity athletic team, are: Brittney Poff of Red Lion, Pa.; Nicole Melanson of Hyannis, Mass.; Megan Schneck of Bethel, Pa.; Janelle Wills of Dysart, Pa.; and Katelyn Wingerd of Orrtanna, Pa.

For more information, contact Wilson College Manager of Media Relations Cathy Mentzer at 717-262-2604 or cathy.mentzer@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 25 majors and master’s degrees in education, the humanities and accountancy. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.

Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college has a fall 2013 enrollment of 662, which includes students from 20 states and 14 countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

Last Updated: May 13, 2014