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SU to honor 2006-07 Remembrance Scholars during Nov. 3 convocation in Hendricks Chapel
SU to honor 2006-07 Remembrance Scholars during Nov. 3 convocation in Hendricks ChapelOctober 19, 2006Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
The 2006-07 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding Syracuse University students from this year’s senior class, will be held Friday, Nov. 3, 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.
“The Remembrance Scholars are among the most talented and involved of SU seniors. We expect great things from them, and we know they expect great things from themselves,” says David M. Rubin, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and chair of the Remembrance Scholars Selection Committee. “They are a group of high achievers, and it is our hope that they will help bring peace and justice to our troubled world.”
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, Adam P. Brooks and Joanna F.E. Graham, will also be recognized at the convocation. Both SU and the Lockerbie Trust support this award.
Rubin will preside over the convocation, and SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor and Mark N. Glauser, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, will deliver messages. A Remembrance Scholar will speak on behalf of the group, and Rubin will present the scholars.
The 2006-07 Remembrance Scholars are Gillian D. Cartwright of Rochester, N.Y., majoring in policy studies and sociology; Michael R. Davieau of Worcester, Mass., civil engineering; Jillian A. Dodge of Centerport, N.Y., physics, psychology and mathematics; Shannon Dubois of Somerset, Mass., biology; Aubrey T. Francisco of Amsterdam, N.Y., biomedical engineering; Danielle Gagnon of East Hampton, Conn., inclusive elementary and special education and sociology; David M. Hines of East Granby, Conn., civil engineering; Douglas S. Jack of Wenham, Mass., architecture; Dzifa N. Job of Trinidad, West Indies, public relations.
Also, Jessica Lynn Kershaw of Wellington, Ohio, broadcast journalism; Amanda Kirby of Potomac, Md., advertising and sociology; Savannah Elizabeth Marion of Delmar, N.Y., international relations; Emily Luft McCaffrey of Evanston, Ill., inclusive elementary and special education and history; Erin M. McLaughlin of Moffat, Scotland, history; Allison McManus of Hamburg, N.Y., film-drama; Malcolm J. Merriweather of Grand Island, N.Y., music education; Carly Michel of Yarmouth, Maine, Spanish and art history; Stephen E. Miller of Rome, N.Y., chemistry.
Also, Joseph William Moore of Ringoes, N.J., film; Katelyn E. Morris of Rochester, N.Y., broadcast journalism, political science and political philosophy; Nichole Nadermann of Leominster, Mass., aerospace engineering; Michael Nordman of Little Rock, Ark., public relations and political science; Benjamin P. Parkhurst of Georgetown, N.Y., biology; Karla Marie Parra of Manzanillo, Mexico, international relations and public relations; Sheila “Emily” Pechacek of Mound, Minn., broadcast journalism and policy studies; Jennifer Leigh Pelton of Lakeville, Conn., political science and Spanish.
Also, Nichelle D. Rothong of Wayne, N.J., public relations; Sarah Anne Ryman of Apalachin, N.Y., international relations and Spanish; Brian R. Stout of Victor, N.Y., advertising; Michael James Tumolo of Virginia Beach, Va., economics and public affairs; Kathryn Vomero of Ludlow, Mass., English and textual studies and Spanish language, literature and culture; April S. Wallden of Williamsville, N.Y.; biomedical engineering; Corinne Victoria Wedlake of Binghamton, N.Y., film; Anna Wong of Brooklyn, N.Y., social work, child and family studies and psychology; Bradley Wood of Georgetown, Mass., chemical engineering.