Herb Ruffin, African American Studies Department Chair and associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for the WURD-FM (Philadelphia) story about the “100th anniversary of the Tulsa massacre.” Ruffin, who is an expert on Black settlements in…
Syracuse University names 2006-07 Remembrance Scholars
Syracuse University names 2006-07 Remembrance ScholarsMay 03, 2006Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholars selection committee has named the students who will be the 2006-07 Remembrance Scholars.
The scholarships, among the most prestigious scholarships 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.
“We have great hope that these 35 students will take their abundant talent, energy, and idealism out into a world that sorely needs their best efforts,” says David Rubin, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and chair of the Remembrance Scholar selection committee. “This generation will be coping with some very serious problems, many of which are intertwined with the Pan Am bombing. Any contributions these scholars can make to greater understanding across cultures will be crucial for world peace and stability.”
The 2006-07 Remembrance Scholars will be recognized at a convocation in Hendricks Chapel in the fall.
The Remembrance Scholars, their hometowns and majors are:
- Gillian Cartwright of Rochester, N.Y., sociology and policy studies;
- Michael Davieau of Worcester, Mass., civil engineering;
- Jillian Dodge of Centerport, N.Y., physics and psychology;
- Shannon Dubois of Somerset, Mass., biology;
- Aubrey Francisco of Amsterdam, N.Y., bioengineering and political science;
- Danielle Gagnon of East Hampton, Conn., elementary and special education;
- David Hines of East Granby, Conn., civil engineering;
- Douglas Jack of Wenham, Mass., architecture;
- Dzifa Job of Via Arima, Trinidad and Tobago, public relations, business management and peace studies;
- Jessica Kershaw of Wellington, Ohio, broadcast journalism and marketing;
- Amanda Kirby of Potomac, Md., sociology and advertising;
- Savannah Marion of Delmar, N.Y., international relations;
- Emily McCaffrey of Evanston, Ill., inclusive elementary education and history;
- Erin McLaughlin of Moffat, Scotland, history;
- Allison McManus of Hamburg, N.Y., film/drama;
- Malcolm Merriweather of Grand Island, N.Y., music education;
- Carly Michel of Yarmouth, Me., Spanish and art history;
- Stephen Miller of Rome, N.Y., chemistry;
- Joseph Moore of Ringoes, N.J., film/drama;
- Katelyn Morris of Rochester, N.Y., political science, broadcast journalism and political philosophy;
- Nichole Nadermann of Cambridge, Mass., aerospace engineering;
- Michael Nordman of Little Rock, Ark., public relations and political science;
- Benjamin Parkhurst of Manlius, N.Y., biology;
- Karla Parra of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., international relations and public relations;
- Sheila Pechacek of Mound, Minn., broadcast journalism and policy studies;
- Jennifer Pelton of Lakeville, Conn., political science and Spanish;
- Nichelle Rothong of Wayne, N.J., public relations;
- Sarah Ryman of Apalachin, N.Y., international relations and Spanish;
- Brian Stout of Victor, N.Y., advertising;
- Michael Tumolo of Virginia Beach, Va., economics and public affairs;
- Kathryn Vomero of Ludlow, Mass., English and textual studies and Spanish;
- April Wallden of Williamsville, N.Y., biomedical engineering;
- Corinne Wedlake of Binghamton, N.Y., film/drama;
- Anna Wong of Brooklyn, N.Y., social work, psychology, child and family studies; and
- Bradley Wood of Georgetown, Mass., chemical engineering.