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Twelve seniors given Syracuse University’s highest undergraduate student honor, are named University Scholar
Twelve seniors given Syracuse University’s highest undergraduate student honor, are named University ScholarApril 28, 2001Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Twelve graduating seniors from Syracuse University will be recognized at Commencement as 2001 University Scholars. The designation is the highest undergraduate honor bestowed by SU. The Syracuse Scholars Selection Committee–a subcommittee of the University Senate Academic Affairs Committee–considers both the academic and extracurricular activities of the nominees. The University Scholars received special medallions to be worn at Commencement during an April 26 reception at the Chancellor’s Residence hosted by Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw and Mary Ann Shaw, associate of the Chancellor. Following are the 2001 University Scholars: ? Shruti H. Amin, a political science and nonviolent conflict and change major in The College of Arts and Sciences, is a college marshal. He facilitated a training session on negotiation and worked on the development of a negotiation curriculum in The Maxwell School’s Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts (PARC). He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Golden Key National Honor Society, Phi Sigma Alpha and Phi Eta Sigma. He was the recipient of the 2000-01 James F. Reynolds Award from the political science department. ? Mark W. Frantz, a dual major in information management and technology in the School of Information Studies and history in The College of Arts and Sciences, is the Webmaster for the Community and Information Technology Institute (CITI) in the School of Information Studies. He has been a teaching assistant and has done Web consulting with the Government Performance Project in The Maxwell School’s Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute. ? Ashley B. Humm, a nursing major in the College of Nursing, is a college marshal. She is a member of the University 100, the Sigma Theta Tau National Nursing Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key. She served as secretary of the College of Nursing Council and secretary of the college’s ALHANA organization, and was a research assistant for associate professor Denise Cote-Arsenault. ? Nichole B. Kennamer, a triple major in policy studies, religion and French in The College of Arts and Sciences, participated in the Honors-Onondaga Saturday Morning Project, the Hendricks Chapel Quiltmakers and the Hendricks Chapel Handbell Ringers. She is a Remembrance Scholar and a member of the University 100.
? Kimberly Kohatsu, a triple major in advertising in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and political science and French in The College of Arts and Sciences, is a Newhouse Scholar and a Chancellor’s Scholar. She is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa, and won two Syracuse Ad Club Citations of Excellence. She was the head drum major of the SU Marching Band, a member of the Sour Sitrus Society and the Wind Ensemble, corresponding secretary of Tau Beta Sigma, and an elementary school tutor for the SU Literacy Corps. ? Serene Heather Longsworth, a bioengineering major in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), has been active in the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Tau Beta Pi and CSTEP, and she served as an academic excellence workshop coordinator in ECS. She is a Remembrance Scholar, a Gates Millennium Scholar and a CSTEP/ARISE Scholar. ? John Thomas Pusateri Jr., a printmaking major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, received the Ruth Meter Undergraduate Research Award, the Jonathan Chayat Memorial Award, a Chancellor’s Award for Public Service and the Syracuse University Printmaking Award. He designed and facilitated a six-week monotype printmaking workshop at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility and hosted two printmaking workshops for the children of the Onondaga Nation. ? Rebecca H. Schnall, a dual major in art history in The College of Arts and Sciences and magazine journalism in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is a University Scholar and member of Golden Key. She received the Heather Fleishman Scholarship and the Marty Glickman Scholarship. She was a writer for The Daily Orange and assistant features editor for the Student Voice, and is a contributing writer for a forthcoming book on Lockerbie, Scotland. ? Rebecca D. Skrivanek, a policy studies major in The College of Arts and Sciences, has been active in Habitat for Humanity, serving as president of the SU chapter during her senior year. She coordinated “Make a Difference Day” activities in 1999 and 2000, and took part in the Wilson Park Project. She has also been involved with the SU Literacy Corps and the University Choir, and has assisted at the International Living Center. ? Tammie L. Warmus, a dual major in international relations and economics in The College of Arts and Sciences, is a Remembrance Scholar and was named International Relations Scholar of the Year in 1999-2000. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key and the Honors Program. She was involved in Campus Crusade for Christ and served as a student peer advisor and a CIS English conversation group leader. ? Meredith I. Yates, a dual major in biology and medieval and Renaissance studies in The College of Arts and Sciences, is a college marshal. She is a Remembrance Scholar, a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, and was a recipient of the George Wiley Award for Excellence in Organic Chemistry. She has been a resident advisor, a member of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), the University Space Advisory Committee and the Community Advisory Board. She is also a member of Phi Sigma Pi and the Honors Council, and was a volunteer for The College of Arts and Sciences Visitors Center.
? Grace E. Yu, a dual major in political science and history in The College of Arts and Sciences, is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key. She received the James F. Reynolds Award for political science undergraduate research in 1999 and 2000. She served as a special assistant to The White House for intergovernmental affairs and an IGA representative for China trade and World Trade Organization issues. She was a research assistant to Grant Reeher, associate professor in The Maxwell School and The College of Arts and Sciences, as well as a member of the University Senate’s Academic Affairs Committee and a member of the Student Government Association.