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January 28, 2005

Celebration of Student Achievement

The Celebration of Student Achievement will take place Monday, February 7, in Blanchard's Great Room at 4 pm. The event is designed to recognize leadership by students and recent graduates, as demonstrated through academic excellence, community service, and outstanding accomplishment.

Honorees

Phi Beta Kappa
The following students have been elected into membership of Phi Beta Kappa by the Theta Chapter of Massachusetts, based on at least five semesters of study at Mount Holyoke College. At the celebration, Carolyn P. Collette, Professor of English Language and Literature on the Alumnae Foundation; James Hartley, associate professor of economics; and Stan P. Rachootin, professor of biological sciences and president of the Theta chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, will welcome the students as members of Phi Beta Kappa.

Darcy E. Broughton
Almut M. Ellwanger
Rizwana Islam
Sarah K. Kaczor
Anna Kwon
Sandra E. North
Desislava I. Petkova
Rebecca J. Richardson
Yashaswi Shrestha
Marta E. Soden
Taoran Sun

Recognition of Student Leaders
Julia A. Jean, acting director, Speaking, Arguing, and Writing Program and visiting assistant professor of anthropology; Sr. Anita Magovern, chaplain to the College; Liz Braun, associate dean of the College/ dean of students; and Elisabeth G. Hogan, associate dean of students will make presentations. These are students whose leadership and service have enriched the life of the College and the wider community.

Lindsay L. Dunaj '05
Heather M. Fraser '06
Laura O. Khor '05
Maria A. Lim '05
Audry T. Longo '05
Skye L. Peebles '05

The Weissman Center Leadership Award for Excellence
This award "recognizes the commitment to the ideals and goals of the Weissman Center as demonstrated through passionate and critical engagement in one or more of its programs."

Ashley N. Brown '05

The Maurice L. Rabbino Award
This award was established in 1978 by Irma L. Rabbino '53 to honor her father by recognizing a student "who has made an especially significant contribution to the life of Mount Holyoke College."

Johanna G. Roth '05

The Helen Warren Smith Award
Established in 1979 by Helen Warren Smith '08, this award honors a student "whose interest, involvement, and service to the Mount Holyoke College community have been outstanding."

Jamie C. Monzo '05

The Frances H. Williams Award
In the spring of 1981, the family of Frances H. Williams '19 established an award in her honor to be presented annually to a minority member of our student body "who best exemplifies the ideals to which her own life has been dedicated -- the capacity to create a dream and the passion to pursue it; the ability to soar with that goal whether it be academic excellence, social justice, or service to others."

Jamie C. Monzo '05

The Mount Holyoke College Community Service Award
This award, made possible by the College Bookstore, honors students who demonstrate a high level of personal commitment to the community beyond the campus.

Katherine S. Tungate '05
Rebecca M. Vick '05
Jessica M. Williams '05

The Karen Snyder Sullivan Memorial Travel Award
This award provides assistance for a student who has not previously traveled abroad to plan a trip that satisfies her curiosity and heightens her awareness of other cultures. The award was established in 1986 in memory of Karen Snyder Sullivan '68 by her husband Craig.

Amy B. Gracey FP '07
Elizabeth D. Ioli FP '06

Mary Lyon Award
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College
"The Mary Lyon Award is given to a young alumna who has been out of College 15 years or less, who demonstrates promise or sustained achievement in her life, profession, or community consistent with the humane values that Mary Lyon exemplified in her life and inspired in others."

Blossom Damania '92
Jennifer Rochlis '94

2004 Alumnae Quarterly Essay Contest Award
Presented by Rochelle Calhoun '83, Executive Director, Alumnae Association
The Alumnae Quarterly essay contest is open to MHC alumnae, students, faculty, and staff. Entrants in last year's contest were asked to write about a pivotal educational experience, and Mollye Maxner won first prize with her poignant piece about how a decision her father made as a soldier in Vietnam had moving consequences decades later. Maxner's essay, "Tiny Actions," will be published in the spring issue of the Alumnae Quarterly.

Mollye A. Maxner FP '05

Sarah Williston Prize Winners

Kathryn G. Rose, first
Colleen M. Swanson, second
Gemma R. Laser, third
Rose S. Levine, third
Anne E. Brinkmann, fourth

Sarah Williston Scholars

Kathryn G. Rose
Colleen M. Swanson
Gemma R. Laser
Rose S. Levine
Anne E. Brinkmann
Sivakami M. Ashley
Elyse N. Newman
Marjorie R. Hakala
Kaitlyn A. Wild
Ji H. Kim
Margaret L. Mc Dermott
Diva S. Dhar
Emily H. Morgan
Marlena R.Hubley
Kaoru S. Kikawada
Alyson R. Bull
Christine M. De Backer
Simar S. Singh
Leia J. Spialter
Sarah R. Wefald
Viviane Callier
Maria I. Pencheva
Alexis M. Rado
Dana A. Justice
Katherine P. Braucher
Danielle M. Ryan
Alicja U. Bledzka
Rachel E. Monyak
Miranda A. Smith
Adrianna M. Saada
Preema R. Pais
Erin E. Mc Carthy
Elizabeth M. Mullin
Amber R. Krauchunas
Jennifer D. Clarkson
Refilwe K. Mokoena
Sarah R. Giragosian
Victoria V. Blom
Jessie A. Doernberger
Emily C. Giglierano
Brittany E. Bannish
Claire Y. Wu
Mary E. Tressider
Melissa F. Gray
Michaela G. Millunzi
Molly E. Aplet
Stephanie A. Ries
Erin M Fitzgerald
Krystel M Viehmann
Loren R. Robertson
Lauren D. Mayne
Sarah E. Ross
Piya S. Sircar
Stephanie J. Pollanen
Brittany L. Balocca
Maureen E. Deming
Wafa M Amayreh
Emily I. Landon
Samhita S. Arni
Kristen B. Dolloff
Christina R. Villarruel
Jennifer L. Shaw
Lindsey N Lyons
Amanda L. Taylor
Mai-Tal S. Kennedy
Vanessa R. Castle
Jennifer L. Mc Adoo
Amber M. Kershaw
Ashleigh F. Haruda
Katherine A. Herbst
Emily C. Rosenberry
Natercia R. Rodrigues
Laura M. Blaguszewski
Bonnie E. Abbey-Warn
Kathryn E. Marquis
Karen A. Gurman
Faith C. Giordano
Jessa M. Goldstein
Sarah S. Piontkowski
Melissa A. Yasinow
Elina D. Selenska
Sarah D. Hurlburt

 

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