Committee names 35 students as 2004-05 Remembrance Scholars
Committee names 35 students as 2004-05 Remembrance ScholarsMay 04, 2004Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The Remembrance Scholars Selection Committee has named 35 students as 2004-05 Remembrance Scholars.
The Remembrance Scholarships, among the most prestigious awarded by Syracuse University, are a tribute to the 35 SU students and all others killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
The $5,000 scholarships are funded 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 were asked to highlight their academic achievements and University activities, including community service. They also wrote essays and participated in interviews with the committee.
“The selection of this year’s group of Remembrance Scholars underscores the commitment the SU community made 15 years ago to understanding and acting on the lessons of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am 103,” says David M. Rubin, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and chair of the scholarship selection committee. “We hope that these 35 outstanding students will direct their energies at changing public policy so that we can more effectively confront the challenges posed by stateless persons who see the West as the enemy. It is a task that will, unfortunately, be with us all for many years to come.”
The 2004-05 Remembrance Scholars will be recognized in during a convocation in the fall at Hendricks Chapel. The Remembrance Scholars and their majors are:
Oluwatosin Akande, policy studies and political science; Jaime Benson, psychology and sociology; Lavasia Bullard, policy studies; Jessica Cohen, political science and broadcast journalism; Jessica Cordova, history and secondary education; Sara Daucsavage, Italian and magazine; Jacob Eastham, graphic design; Melissa Frei, physics; Kelly Gallagher, sociology; Alana Greenfogel, political science and broadcast journalism; Rebecca Hasskamp, marketing management and advertising; Katherine Hogan, architecture; Kimberly Jaindl, psychology and public relations; Lara Jeremko, accounting; Catherine Lapp, communication and rhetorical studies; Jennifer Long, political science and international relations; and Casey Lynn, graphic design.
Also, Michelle Marsh, broadcast journalism; Jewel McGowan, political science and policy studies; Clarion Mendes, linguistic studies and psychology; Emily Moeller, music industry; Linda Ober, magazine; Andrew Parsons, Spanish and international relations; Richard Pepe, aerospace engineering; Elie Rabinowitz, psychology and Spanish; Brian Rebuck, architecture; Michelle Safo; broadcast journalism; Emily Santilli, architecture; Melissa Shakun, art education; Kimberly Simpson, child and family studies and policy studies; Lindsay Skorupa, English and anthropology; Jocelyn Smith, international relations and public relations; Megan Vincent, history and photo illustration; Kenneth White, film and video; and Lillian Wilson, art history and magazine.