Syracuse University names 2007-08 Remembrance Scholars
Syracuse University names 2007-08 Remembrance ScholarsMay 02, 2007Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholars Selection Committee has named the students who will be the 2007-08 Remembrance Scholars.
The scholarships, among the most prestigious awarded by the University, were founded as a tribute to — and means of remembrance for — the 270 people who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Thirty-five SU students were aboard the flight, 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 L. 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 Remembrance Scholarship were asked to highlight their University activities, including community service. Each applicant also wrote an essay and was interviewed by members of the selection committee.
“The 2007-08 Remembrance Scholars showed a high degree of awareness of the value of planning events throughout the year to memorialize the victims and educate the student body about the very real presence of terrorism in the world,” says David M. Rubin, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and chair of the Remembrance Scholars Selection Committee. “They are an engaged and energetic group, and we expect great things from them next year.”
The 2007-08 Remembrance Scholars will be recognized during a convocation in Hendricks Chapel in the fall.
The Remembrance Scholars, their hometowns and majors are:
- Sama A. Beg of Syracuse, biology;
- Raquel E. Benito of San Marino, Calif., aerospace engineering;
- Meredith T. Bowen of Easton, Pa., chemistry and magazine journalism;
- Marie A. Buck of Lake Bluff, Ill., drama;
- Ryan C. Chadick of Liverpool, N.Y., public relations and communication and rhetorical studies;
- Katherine E. Chillscyzn of Freehold, N.J., child and family studies;
- Ariba Chowdhury of Jackson Heights, N.Y., bioengineering and biochemistry;
- Michael G. Curtis of Augusta, Me., policy studies and economics;
- Lauren M. D’Angelo of Binghamton, N.Y., geography and policy studies;
- Heather L. Dennehy of West Brookfield, Mass., anthropology, international relations and magazine journalism;
- Jillian L. Drouin of Corunna, Ontario, Canada, health and exercise science;
- Alana Edmunds of Perrysburg, Ohio, information management and technology;
- Gary M. Elieff of Syracuse, mechanical engineering;
- Roslyn E. Esperon of Canfield, Ohio, art history and English and textual studies;
- Joshua H. Frost of Highland Park, Ill., information management and technology; Spanish literatures, languages and cultures; and history;
- Dominique Marie Fufidio of Fort Salonga, N.Y., bioengineering;
- Jade A. Fulce of Houston, Texas, broadcast journalism and international relations;
- Kaitlin W. Gallup of West Springfield, Mass., public relations and policy studies;
- Maggie E. Gordon of Berne, N.Y., newspaper and women’s studies;
- John M. Jedzinak of Woodside, N.Y., architecture;
- Ryan A. Kelly of Bath, Pa., advertising and marketing;
- Mark E. LaFrance of Bridgewater, Mass., public relations and psychology;
- Sarah C. Leahy of Saugerties, N.Y., marketing and advertising;
- AnnMarie Leo of Cicero, N.Y., mathematics and mathematics education;
- Mary E. Lindberg of Oak Hill, Va., bioengineering;
- Thomas D. Lombardi of Stamford, Conn., television, radio and film; and English and textual studies;
- Amy N. Luckenbaugh of Queensbury, N.Y., health and exercise science;
- Robert J. Magliaro of West Chester, Pa., economics, international relations and policy studies;
- Kayleigh R. Minicozzi of Rome, N.Y., newspaper and religion;
- Darryl A. Patteson of Lebanon, Pa., newspaper and mathematics;
- Julianne Pepitone of Lincroft, N.J., magazine and psychology;
- Dana M. Roberts of New Britain, Pa., Spanish and communication sciences and disorders;
- Rebecca L. Rought of Merrimack, N.H., aerospace engineering;
- Jacquelyn A. Santa Lucia of Flemington, N.J., architecture; and
- Linita E. Shannon of Florida, N.Y., television, radio and film; and sociology.