2003-04 Remembrance Scholars selected; 35 to be honored at Fall convocation
The Remembrance Scholar selection committee has named the students who will be Syracuse University’s 2003-04 Remembrance Scholars.
The scholarships, among the most prestigious awarded by the University, were founded as a tribute to and a means of remembrance for the 35 SU students killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The students were returning to the United States from a semester of study abroad.
The scholarships are funded through an endowment supported by gifts from alumni, friends, parents and corporations. Significant support for the Remembrance Scholarships has been provided by C. Jean Thompson ’66 and Richard Thompson G’67 in memory of Jean Taylor Phelan Terry ’43 and John F. Phelan, Jean Thompson’s parents, and by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.
Remembrance Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a rigorous and competitive process. Applicants for the $5,000 award are asked to highlight their University activities, including community service. They also write an essay and are interviewed by members of the selection committee.
“This was perhaps the most highly qualified group of applicants I can remember in more than a decade of judging,” says David M. Rubin, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and chair of the Remembrance Scholars Committee. “The selection process was very, very competitive. At least 100 of these applicants have outstanding records of service, high GPAs, deep knowledge of the Pan Am 103 bombing and a strong will to make the world a better place. All of them would have made exemplary Remembrance Scholars. We should all feel good about the quality of students this institution is now producing.”
The 2003-04 Remembrance Scholars will be recognized in Fall 2003 at a convocation at Hendricks Chapel.
The Remembrance Scholars (and their majors) are Scott Austin (English and textual studies and secondary English education); Dalton Beaver (history, art history and social studies education); Emalie Berezov (speech communication); Kathleen Brennan (magazine journalism, international relations and Spanish language, literature and culture); Sarah Buynovsky (broadcast journalism); Heather Cable (policy studies and public relations); Alexandre Chapeaux (chemical engineering); Ian Cochran (policy studies); Allyson Collins (magazine journalism and biology); Susan Crandall (policy studies and economics); Jill Ennis (speech communication and English and textual studies); Robert Fiato (political science and public relations); Brendon Fleming (political science and newspaper journalism); Heather Foreman (biology); Joanna Furmanska (biology and linguistic studies); Phillip Georgakopoulos (civil engineering); April Gurley (social work and policy studies); Gaynor Hall (African American studies and broadcast journalism); Danielle Jensen (biochemistry); Colin Keating (music education); Christine King (political science, sociology and history); Sarahkate Kirk (political science and policy studies); Erin Maghran (political science, policy studies and public relations); Janel Ovrut (dietetics); Alaina Potrikus (newspaper journalism); Assad Rajani (English and textual studies, political science, history and religion); Kimberly Salley (advertising and marketing management); Melissa Santos (environmental design-interiors); Tunisia Sharpe (television-radio-film); Andrew Shin (political science, policy studies and political philosophy); Ingrid Skoog (computer science and mathematics); Andrew Whitehead (history and international relations); Sarah Young (social work); Artur Zak (computer engineering and mathematics); Matthew Zarit (policy studies and political science).