SU to honor 35 accomplished seniors as 2003-04 Remembrance Scholars
SU to honor 35 accomplished seniors as 2003-04 Remembrance ScholarsNovember 10, 2003Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The 2003-04 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding Syracuse University scholars from this year’s senior class, will be held Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The convocation honors the scholars and the victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. This year is the 15th anniversary of the tragedy.
The Remembrance 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 who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing while 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.
Applicants for the $5,000 Remembrance Scholarships were asked to highlight their academic achievements and University activities, including community service. They also wrote essays and participated in interviews with members of the selection committee.
“The world into which these outstanding Remembrance Scholars will graduate has become ever more dangerous and challenging,” says David Rubin, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and chair of the selection committee. “Their commitment to public service, civic engagement, volunteerism and the peaceful settlement of problems is crucial as we confront the world in which the United States now must operate. They will have no shortage of opportunities to put their educations and experiences to good use.”
Each year, two students from Lockerbie are selected as Lockerbie Scholars. They spend one year studying at SU before returning to the United Kingdom to complete their university degrees. The 2003-04 Lockerbie Scholars, Jamie Graham and Erin McLaughlin, will be recognized at the convocation.
Graham J. Herbert, rector of Lockerbie Academy, will be presented with a Chancellor’s Medal for Exceptional Achievement during the convocation. Herbert will be honored for his many efforts to maintain a strong bond between the communities of Syracuse and Lockerbie.
A Remembrance Scholar will speak, and the Scholars will be presented by Rubin.
The Remembrance Scholars (listed with their majors) are Scott Austin of Baldwinsville, N.Y. (English and textual studies/secondary English education); Dalton M.S. Beaver of Williamsville, N.Y. (history/art history/social studies education); Emalie B. Berezov of Nashville, Tenn. (communication and rhetorical studies); Kathleen E. Brennan of Inverness, Ill. (international relations/Spanish/magazine); Sarah E. Buynovsky of Wyomissing Hills, Pa. (broadcast journalism); Heather M. Cable of Springfield, Va. (policy studies/public relations); Alexandre Chapeaux of Lyon, France (chemical engineering); Ian Thomas Cochran of Missoula, Mont. (policy studies); Allyson T. Collins of Windsor, N.Y. (biology/magazine); Susan Ruth Crandall of State College, Pa. (policy studies/economics); Jill Marie Ennis of Syracuse, N.Y. (communication and rhetorical studies/English and textual studies); Robert J. Fiato of Rensselaer, N.Y. (political science/public relations); Brendon S. Fleming of Rochester, N.Y. (political science/newspaper); Heather DeMille Foreman of Fairport, N.Y. (biology/women’s studies); Joanna F. Furmanska of Syracuse, N.Y. (biology/linguistics); Phillip J. Georgakopoulos of Manlius, N.Y. (civil engineering); April Nadine Gurley of Brooklyn, N.Y. (social work/African American studies/policy studies); Gaynor D. Hall of Chicago, Ill. (African American studies/broadcast journalism); Danielle K. Jensen of Amherst, N.H. (biochemistry); Colin Keating of Clay, N.Y. (music education); Christine M. King of Batavia, N.Y. (political science/sociology/history); SarahKate Kirk of Gainesville, Ga. (political science/policy studies); Erin K. Maghran of Hamburg, N.Y. (political science/policy studies/public relations); Janel Eve Ovrut of Foxboro, Mass. (nutrition); Alaina S. Potrikus of North Syracuse, N.Y. (newspaper); Assad H. Rajani of East Meadow, N.Y. (English and textual studies/religion/political science/history); Kimberly Ann Salley of Spring, Texas (marketing/advertising); Melissa Mae B. Santos of Cebu City, Philippines (environmental design/interiors); Tunisia A.S. Sharpe of Stone Mountain, Ga. (television-radio-film); Andrew J. Shin of Potomac, Md. (political science/policy studies); Ingrid Erica Skoog of Chelmsford, Mass. (computer science/mathematics); Andrew J. Whitehead of Fayetteville, N.Y. (history/international relations); Sarah Reta Young of McGraw, N.Y. (social work); Artur Zak of Brooklyn, N.Y. (computer engineering/ mathematics); and Matthew Zarit of State College, Pa. (policy studies/political science).