Committee names 35 students as 2001-02 Remembrance Scholars
The Remembrance Scholars Selection Committee has named the 35 students who will be the 2001-02 Remembrance Scholars.
The scholarships, among the most prestigious awarded by the University, are funded through an endowment supported by gifts from alumni, friends, parents and corporations as a way of honoring the 35 SU students killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1988, over Lockerbie, Scotland. The students were returning to the United States after a semester of study abroad.
Applicants for the $5,000 Remembrance Scholarship were asked to highlight their University activities, including community service. They also wrote an essay and were interviewed by members of the selection committee.
“We were, of course, looking for students with strong academic backgrounds. But more important, we were looking for students who had made a commitment to their communities, who were aware of the background of the Pan Am 103 bombing, and who were committed to working for peace and justice in their communities, however large or small,” says David Rubin, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and chair of the Remembrance Scholars Committee. “We believe we have found 35 such exemplary students.”
The 2001-02 Remembrance Scholars will be recognized in the fall at a convocation at Hendricks Chapel.
The Remembrance Scholars (and their majors) are: Scott Adams (film); Emily Amitin (history and biology); Jessica Bosanko (economics and newspaper journalism); Arlene Brens (political science and magazine journalism); Sarah Cady (international relations and French); Michael Caldwell (television, radio and film); Cassandra Coville (policy studies and public relations); Meghan Dermody (biochemistry); Paul Dien (international relations and public relations); Denise Doser (nursing); Sharon Ehm (policy studies and public relations); Lisa Ernst (biology and French).
Other recipients include Jocelyn Goodwin (communication sciences and disorders); Virginia Griffin (inclusive elementary and special education); Louise Hendrickson (information management and technology and political science); Seth Hiler (illustration); Bronwyn Holst (television-radio-film); Amanda Jordan (policy studies and public relations); Michael Kent (political science, policy studies, and magazine journalism); Rachael Kirchhoff (bioengineering); Leon Lapp (history and magazine journalism); Bryan Lesgaspi (economics and international relations); Irina Livshits (English and textual studies and economics); and Rachel Lulay (public relations).
Also, Meredith Mascia (social work and photography); Janna Matlack (economics and policy studies); Lisa Mueller (policy studies); Nick Serrano (political science and newspaper journalism); Jonathan Smallridge (history, and social studies education); Joscelyn Smith (policy studies and political science); Kristen Syfert (mathematics and history); Faith Tartaglia (chemical engineering); Michelle Weller (electrical engineering); Heather Yenawine (African American studies); Michelle Zimmerman (policy studies and public relations.