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Currents: Scholars & Leaders

Colby-Sawyer College Recognizes Scholars and Leaders

By Amber Cronin '11

Colby-Sawyer College held its annual Scholars and Leaders Award Ceremony recently to honor students for their academic and leadership achievements on campus during the 2007-2008 school year.

The program was held on April 29 in Wheeler Hall of the Ware Campus Center. The event featured a welcome from President Tom Galligan and awards for students in several academic areas and for leadership.

The purpose of the Capstone Experience Award is to ensure that all seniors demonstrate their accumulated knowledge through action, and effectively communicate that knowledge and actions to others in an interdisciplinary setting. Awards were presented to students in eight different categories. The Business Administration award was presented to Luke Letourneau, Heather Peabody, Malcolm Smith, Michelle Sullivan, and Rachel Taylor.

The Capstone Experience award for excellence in Exercise and Sport Sciences was given to John Bosse, Daniel Gay, Keisuke Hiruta and Andrew Sullivan. The award for Fine and Performing Arts was presented to Courtney Bodine. The Humanities Department award was split into two categories, with the award for excellence in Communication Studies going to two students, Andrew Baker and Angelina Tagliatela, and the award for English presented to Ashley Wilkinson.

Christopher McCLellan earned the Capstone Experience Award for Community and Environmental Studies. The Natural Sciences award went to Aleshia Carlen, and the Nursing award to Kelly Dutra. In Social Sciences and Education section, awards were presented in four categories: the award for Child Development/Early Childhood Education was given to Sarah Hayes; the Child Development Award was given to Caroline Voigt; the History, Society, Culture award for Capstone Experience was given to Mitchel Cable; and Evelina Simanoyte received the Psychology award.

Two Academic Honors awards were announced, including the Guy Floyd Williams Award, which is presented to a graduating senior in a science who has helped to maintain and perpetuate the ideals of the college during the graduate's years at Colby-Sawyer and who, through appropriate conduct, scholarship, and decorum, has exemplified the spirit of the college. This year's recipient was John Bosse. The Alpha Chi Award is given to a graduating student who, in the eyes of the members of Alpha Chi, best exemplifies truth and character.Sarah Heaney was the recipient of this year's Alpha Chi Award.

Each year the Colby-Sawyer chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recognizes the academic achievements of the college's juniors and seniors. To be eligible for membership, students must rank in the top ten percent of their junior or senior class and demonstrate truth and character, the two main values of the society. The society gives students honor cords of blue and green, which are worn by students upon graduation. The recipients of the chords were John Bosse, Sonya Charles, Kyla Cloak, Jennifer Corneau, James Daley, Jessica Dorgai, Angela Eastman, Michelle Falvey, Katelyn Gagnon, Lisa Giordano, Sarah Heaney, Christelle Kamaliza, Marrianne Lamas, Kristen LaRochelle, Jesse Lundberg, Allyson Newell, Taryn Nicoletta, Elisabeth Novak, Evelina Simanonyte and Lawrence Whalen.

Lambada Pi Eta, the Honor Society of the National Communication Association, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in the field of communication. The members of this society must have completed at least 60 credit hours, 12 of which must be in Communication Studies courses, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, a minimum of a 3.25 GPA in Communication Studies courses, and rank in the top 30 percent of their class. Cords worn by these students are red and white. This year's members are Andrew Baker, Brain Campbell, Jennifer Corneau, Jessica Dorgai, Ashley Goulter and Angelina Tagliatela.

The Colby-Sawyer College Honor Society for Nursing dedicates itself to improving the health of people worldwide by increasing the scientific base of nursing practice. Members of this honors society must have a GPA of 3.0, rank in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class, meet the expectation of academic integrity, and obtain two endorsements. Graduating students are given honor chords of purple and white. This year's inductees are Kelly Dutra, Michele Falvey, Jennifer Kiely, Amanda Kowalik, Kristen LaRochelle, Jennifer McAfee, Sarah McRoberts, Lindsay Mulcahy and Susan Smith.

Psi Chi, the National Honors Society for Psychology, serves to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology.” The members of this society rank in the top 35 percent of their graduating class, have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher and a GPA of 3.0 in all psychology classes taken, have completed at least three semesters of college and nine credits in psychology, and be enrolled in a program of study strong in psychological content. Members of Psi Chi wear cords of blue and gold. This year's seniors who were recognized as members of Psi Chi included Adrian Azodi-Kazerooney, Elizabeth Burkenbush, Jessica Dorgai, Kyra Dulmage, Lisa Giordano, Elizabeth Gross, Marianne Lamas, Brittany Marcy, Krystle Martin, Meaghan Pilling, Brian Saad, Evelina Simanoyte and Kimberly Simard.

Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society in business, management and administration, honors the academic excellence and integrity of business administration majors. Members of Sigma Beta Delta must rank in the top 20 percent of the senior class and top 10 percent of the junior class, have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and show a record of academic integrity and honesty. Members of Sigma Beta Delta wear cords of green and gold. The seniors given their Sigma Beta Delta cords were Adrian Azodi-Kazerooney, Trevor Davis, Katelyn Gagnon, Ashley Grant, Christelle Kamaliza and Katherine Managan.

The Wesson Honors Program gives highly motivated students opportunities to take an intensive liberal arts course load designed specifically for them. Upon the completion of the Capstone project and honors courses, seniors who have chosen to take part in the program receive blue and white cords, honors certificates, and have the designation of the Wesson Honors Program added to their diploma and transcripts. This year's seniors who completed the Wesson Honors Program are Sonya Charles, Angela Eastman, Sarah Heany, Christelle Kamaliza, Allyson Newell, Elisabeth Novak and Evelina Simanonyte.

Each year the Key Association Awards are given to the graduating members of the senior class who exemplify the association's best qualities. Award recipients must be responsible, articulate and enthusiastic, have a strong sense of pride in Colby-Sawyer, and be willing to share that pride and enthusiasm for the college with visitors to campus. This year's winners of the awards were Brian Saad and Holly Tumiel.

Students who have completed four years of the Leadership Expedition Program and more than 36 hours of leadership training are recognized with the Leadership Expedition Program certificate. Training sessions for these students focus on enriching students' self-knowledge, creative and critical thinking, communication skills, acting ethically and professionally, and the capacity to understand and apply multiple perspectives. This year's certificate recipients were Allison Blood, John Bryan, Jennifer Chase, Kyla Cloak, Michele Falvey, Lisa Giordano, Sarah Heaney and Kristina Stalnaker.