Syracuse University to honor the 2005-06 Remembrance Scholars during Nov. 4 convocation in Hendricks Chapel
Syracuse University to honor the 2005-06 Remembrance Scholars during Nov. 4 convocation in Hendricks ChapelOctober 25, 2005Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The 2005-06 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding Syracuse University students from this year’s senior class, will be held Friday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.
The Remembrance Scholarships, among the most prestigious awarded by the University, were founded as a tribute to the 270 people, including 35 SU students, who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
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 SU Trustee Richard L. Thompson G’67 in memory of Jean Taylor Phelan Terry ’43 and John F. Phelan, Jean Thompson’s parents; and the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.
Applicants for the $5,000 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.
“We hope that Remembrance Scholars will carry with them their passion to make this a better world. Each year this burden becomes both more urgent and more terrifying,” says David M. Rubin, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and chair of the Remembrance Scholars Selection Committee. “Based on their high academic achievement and their accomplishments, both on campus and in the Syracuse community, they have demonstrated the ability to make the world around them just a little bit better. Soon they will have a wider stage for their actions. We hope they will not shrink from this task.”
Additionally, each year, two students from Lockerbie are selected as Lockerbie Scholars. They spend one year studying at SU on scholarship before returning to the United Kingdom to complete their university degrees. This year’s Lockerbie Scholars, Allan T. Berry and Angus G.L. Moodie, will also be recognized at the convocation. This award is supported by both SU and the Lockerbie Trust.
Rubin will preside over the convocation and messages will be delivered by Chancellor Nancy Cantor and Patricia A. Burak, director of the Slutzker Center for International Services. A Remembrance Scholar will speak on behalf of the group, and the scholars will be presented by Rubin.
The Remembrance Scholars are Laura Elizabeth Brientnall of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., majoring in policy studies and communication and rhetorical studies; Michelle Brunner of Philadelphia, Pa., public relations and policy studies; Milissa U. Carter of Utica, N.Y., psychology; Elsbeth A. Clay of Lancaster, Pa., linguistics, German and advertising; Brien Roy Flewelling of Unity, Maine, aerospace engineering; Melissa A. Fukushima of Oshkosh, Wis., health and exercise science; Ryan Gerecht of Springfield, Mo., biochemistry; Elizabeth R. Gwin of Delanson, N.Y., anthropology; and Amanda Sky Harris of Summerville, S.C., music education.
Also, Timothy R. Horak of Munroe Falls, Ohio, television-radio-film; Susan Marilyn Horn of Utica, N.Y., inclusive elementary and special education; Christopher Joanis of Brooklyn, N.Y., policy studies and television-radio-film; Kevin Anthony Kopko of Perkiomenville, Pa., biomedical engineering; Christiane T. LaBonte of Chicopee, Mass., policy studies and economics;
Alyssa C. Limberakis of Ambler, Pa., public relations and political science; Travis G. Mason of Upper Marlboro, Md., political science, policy studies and political philosophy; and Sheila E. Menz of Webster, N.Y., political science and newspaper.
Also, Rachel Louise Moran of Rochester, N.Y., history and women’s studies; Rosemary Mosquea of Corona, N.Y., political science and policy studies; Amanda R. Musolino of Moorhead, Minn., inclusive elementary and special education and English and textual studies; Rebeca Oliver of Syracuse, N.Y., international relations and psychology; Carlos L. Perez of Syracuse, N.Y., aerospace engineering; Paul Rescigno of Milford, Del., drama; Robert Rescigno of Milford, Del., drama; Joseph W. Rinaldi of Easton, Pa., music education; Jason Michael Rizzo of West Seneca, N.Y., biochemistry; and Mark W. Rogers of Newark, N.Y., industrial and interaction design.
Also, Olivia L. Sims of Coatesville, Pa., biology; John E. Smucker III of Bird-in-Hand, Pa., television-radio-film and finance; Jean M. Stevens of Grafton, Mass., magazine, women’s studies and political science; Rachel Terwilliger of Horseheads, N.Y., nutrition; Alicia T. Williams-Pedersen of East Amherst, N.Y., political science and broadcast journalism; Kathryn Yohe of West Chester, Pa., drama; Elizabeth Stanford Young of St. Paul, Minn., political science and French; and Fonting Yu of Silver Spring, Md., environmental design.