May 23, 2002
Vol. 21 No. 16

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    Student service recognized, Student Marshals selected

    By Carrie Golus
    News Office

    Each spring, the University and the College honor a select number of student leaders for their contributions to the campus community. Student Leadership Awards are given for contributions to any part of campus life, Service Awards are conferred on students who demonstrate outstanding social responsibility, and Student Marshals are selected based on their academic record and commitment to extra-curricular activities.

    The Howell Murray Alumni Association Award, one of the College’s highest honors, recognizes graduating seniors who have made outstanding contributions to the University through a range of co-curricular activities. This year’s recipients are Mobolaji Akintunde, Stephen Barbara, Neha Desai, Diana Doty, Rosendo Garza, Ellyn Goldberg, Marissa Graciosa, Andrea Haney, Ian Marlier, Katie Miller, Lenore Palladino, Anne Pizzi, Owen Read and Sarah Zablotny. Each recipient received a $500 award and a medal at the 46th Annual College Honors Awards Assembly held last night.

    The Herbert J. Morris Memorial Prize, which recognizes a degree candidate (College fourth-year or graduate/professional degree candidate) who has made significant contributions in a single co-curricular endeavor, was given to fourth-year Benjamin Aderson. Aderson received a $200 award and was honored at the College Honors Awards Assembly.

    The Jane Morton and Henry C. Murphy Award recognizes non-graduating student leaders: undergraduate or graduate students who have made exceptional and unique contributions to the University community. This year’s winners, Jesse Ehrenfeld, Shikha Jain and Frances Lim, each received a $400 award and were honored at the College Honors Awards Assembly.

    Maroon Key Society honorees are second- and third-year students who serve as advisers to the Dean of the College. Members are especially active in co-curricular activities, are good communicators and have a strong academic record. This year’s elected members are Amy Althoff, Stephanie Anderson, Justine Barone, Greg Beam, Sujata Bhat, Carla Blauvelt, Katina Boosalis, Anna Brenner, Jennifer Bussell, John Connolly, Ira Dounn, Crystal Duke, Juliana Garcia-Uribe, Laura Hepokoski, Shikha Jain, Loni Jenkins, Margo Johnston, Megan Kunz, Kyle Lakin, Elizabeth Levy, Han Jak (Will) Lin, Yixin Lin, Yuh Wen Ling, Pooja Mundrati, Paulina Perez, Nathan Rehn, Maggie Samuels-Kallow, David Saunders, Leann Sechrest and Emily Williams.

    The President’s Volunteer Service Award honors University students who have demonstrated a superior commitment to service in the greater community during the past academic year. This year’s winners, Johanna Gabela and Christopher Rhee, were each awarded $500 and honored at the University Community Service Center’s Volunteer Recognition Reception and the College Honors Awards Assembly.

    The Perry S. Herst Prize is awarded to graduating seniors in the College who have successfully combined study with social responsibility. Neha Desai and Brendan White were awarded the $1,500 prize and recognized at the University Community Service Center’s Volunteer Recognition Reception and the College Honors Awards Assembly.

    Student Marshals are third-year students who have excelled academically and demonstrated outstanding commitment to significant extra-curricular activities on campus and in the community. They assist with the University Convocation ceremonies, and on occasion they represent the student body at other special University events. President Randel has appointed the following students to serve as Student Marshals for the 2002-2003 academic year: John Bauman, Matthew Baumgart, Elizabeth Bellis, David Billmire, Rachel Calvin, Monika Chock, Ellen Currano, Katherine Edmonds, Bryson Engelen, Naomi Feldman, Salil Garg, Mary Gehrz, Scott Grabarski, Christine Graham, Kathleen Gruher, Monica Guica, Margaret Hagan, Jessica Hanser, Emily Hilligoss, Dimitri Islam, Karen Kasza, Laura Koepke, Kyle Lakin, Yuh Wen Ling, Jonathan Liroff, Gabriel Mcelwain, Raluca Mihaila, David Noah, Piotr Obara, Peter Uchenna Onyisi, Willa Paskin, Obie Porteous, Rachel Purkett, Sameer Sabharwal, Tristan Smith, Avital Strauss-Benjamin, Michael Tyree, Jessica Wade-Murphy, Allison Walsh, and Mark Winebrenner.