Wittenberg Recognizes Academic Achievement During Annual Honors Convocation
Springfield, Ohio – Wittenberg University celebrated the achievements of students and faculty members at the annual Honors Convocation, Friday, April 15, in Weaver Chapel. The faculty commemorated the occasion in full academic regalia as the university recognized high achievement of students and faculty members in academic and co-curricular activities.
During the ceremony, Stacy Rastauskas, class of 1998, presented the 2011 Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching to J. Rob Baker, professor of political science. The award was established in 1960, and it is the highest recognition Wittenberg bestows on its faculty. It is accompanied by a stipend of $2,000. Candidates must have taught at Wittenberg for more than five years and are nominated by students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Sarah Watson was named Alma Mater, an honor bestowed upon a junior woman on the basis of character and integrity, service to the community, concern for others and high standards of scholarship. Michael Duffy was named Alma Lux, an honor bestowed upon a junior male student who possesses qualities of leadership, scholarship and service.
Meredith Berzins received the Heimtraut Dietrich Award, which was established in 1981 to recognize the student who best emulates the spirit of the late associate dean of students’ devotion to Wittenberg through faith and service. The M. Alice Geiger Award was presented to Amy Cox. The award, named for Wittenberg’s first woman graduate, recognizes a senior woman for outstanding contributions to the campus in the areas of performing or literary arts, athletics, co-curricular leadership, new programming, special academic pursuit or through special representation at any time during her college career.
The John F. Mitchell Award, honoring the senior man who best represents the liberal arts tradition at Wittenberg, was presented to Bryan Fike. The award goes to a top student who is a positive force in academic, cultural and social aspects of the campus.
The Alpha Delta Pi Scholarship Award, created in 1990 by the Springfield Alumnae Association and Chi Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, recognizes two junior women, one Greek and one non-Greek, who best exemplify the characteristics consistent with the ideals and goals of the sorority. This year’s recipients are Melanie Muszelik (non-Greek) and Lauren Henry (Greek).
The Global Awareness Award, instituted in 1992, recognizes seniors who contribute to greater global awareness within the Wittenberg University community. This year’s recipients are Bradley Roberts and Benjamin Fricke.
The Charles J. Ping Student Community Service Award is presented in recognition of outstanding leadership and ability to meet the needs of the community by working in partnership with members of the community. It recognizes the student’s effort to create an organization to lead and to involve others. Ohio Campus Compact, a statewide membership organization that serves to promote community service initiatives at colleges and universities, sponsors this award. This year’s recipient is Danielle Walerius.
Natasha Elliott and Jumar Guy were the recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for positive examples to members of the African American community and to the university.
Dicko Sow received the Broadwell Chinn Award, named for one of the first African American students to enroll at Wittenberg in the 1870s. The award honors the student holding the highest grade point average among African American juniors.
The Alpha Lambda Delta Senior Award was presented to Laura McLaughlin, and the Phi Eta Sigma Senior Award was presented to David To.
Jayne Miely, Danielle Springer and Nicholas Steiner were recognized as Smith Scholars.
Presidential Scholars, named for former presidents of Wittenberg, are the junior students having the top 12 grade point averages of their class. Those students are Melanie Muszelik, Katherine Winters, Danielle Walerius, Kayla Potter, John Meszaros, Rachel Lee, Nathan Peeters, Tyler Hall, Lauren Henry, Samantha Iden, Julia Smith, Savannah Kiser.
Introduced in 2009, The Lillian C. Franklin Diversity Award is granted each year to honor a student and a faculty/staff member who have made outstanding contributions in promoting and furthering our goal of rich diversity in the Wittenberg community. Candidates must uphold the tradition of diversity embodied by the award’s namesake, demonstrate high standards of personal integrity, commitment to the education of the whole person, global vision and leadership. The 2011 student recipient is Taylar Pompey, and the 2011 faculty/staff member recipient is Ryan Gresham, admission counselor for multicultural recruitment.
The Lou Laux Environmental Sustainability Award recognizes one student and one faculty/staff member for their effort and creativity devoted to cultivating a spirit of environmentalism on campus. The 2011 student recipient is Meredith Zajac, and the 2011 faculty/staff member recipient is John Paulsen, director of plant safety and environment.
The Omicron Delta Kappa Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award was presented to Thomas Kaplan, associate professor of business and Ness Chair in Entrepreneurship.
Associate Professor of Physics Daniel Fleisch was presented a framed citation from the Counsel for Advancement and Support of Education commemorating his 2010 Ohio Professor of the Year Award.
Written By: Phyllis Eberts
Photo By: Erin Pence
Departmental and Program Awards
The Ralston C. Thompson Awards were established in honor of the late Ralston Thompson, professor of art (1941-1970). These awards are granted by the Art Department to students who demonstrate exceptional promise in art.
2011 Recipients: Maxwell C. Fleishman and Clara R. Schwan
The Wittenberg Guild Awards are given annually from a fund established by The Wittenberg Guild. These awards are granted by the Art Department to students who demonstrate exceptional promise in art.
2011 Recipient: Corie A. Cappelucci
The S. Paul & Clara M. Weaver Endowed Scholarship was funded through a generous gift in loving memory of S. Paul Weaver by his wife Clara M. Weaver, Columbus, Ohio, to provide financial assistance to sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are either art majors or education majors with a desire to teach art.
2011 Recipients: Christine M. Avery and Hannah M. Riley
The Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biology is given by the faculty of the department in recognition of seniors who have had outstanding achievement and demonstrate strong potential in biology.
2011 Recipients: Michael R. Giavasis, Heidi M. Wollaeger and Katherine J. Venable
The Emmett Bodenberg Award for Outstanding Achievement in Environmental Biology, named to honor the late professor of biology (1931-1968), is given to the junior or senior students who have excelled in and demonstrated commitment to this field of study.
2011 Recipients: Carl W. Coburn and Josh C. Courlas
Biochemistry/Molecular biology Program
The Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is given in recognition of seniors with exceptional achievement and strong potential in biochemistry and molecular biology.
2011 Recipients: Benjamin T. Hanf and Hope E. Parker
The Tau Pi Phi Award is given to the graduating business major who combines the highest academic achievement with university contribution.
2011 Recipient: Jennifer A. Cahill
The Faculty Award for Excellence recognizes business majors with the greatest potential for career success.
2011 Recipient: Kelly M. Foley
The Denise L. Calvert Award is given to the senior business major who provides significant leadership to both the department and university, while offering a strong example of dedication to scholarship and the needs of others.
2011 Recipient: Julianne K. Lininger
Financial Executives International Award recognizes an outstanding senior finance or accounting student based on academics, leadership and service.
2011 Recipient: Sara R. Mewhort
Lowell E. Stockstill II Investment Award sponsored by the WittInvest Investment Club and renamed this year to honor the founding advisor, recognizes students of high academic achievement who further the American free enterprise system via their knowledge of markets and investments.
2011 Recipient: Ryan M. Uhle
The Dr. Woodrow Wilson Prize for Excellence in Business, made available by the widow and children of Woodrow Wilson, professor emeritus of business administration (1956-1978), was created to give annual financial awards to students who major and excel in management.
2011 Recipients: Michael S. Duffy, Jordan M. Millice, Samantha T. Iden, Hillary L. Monnin and Rachel G. Lee
The Dayton Section of the American Chemical Society Patterson Award is given to the outstanding junior chemistry major.
2011 Recipient: Xiao Shou
The Nelson E. Sartoris Award is given to outstanding senior chemistry majors.
2011 Recipient: David D. To
The James T. Gregory Award is given to the junior or senior chemistry student most likely to succeed in chemical research.
2011 Recipient: Christa M. Snyder
Laurels in Communication are given to a major who demonstrates academic excellence, personal integrity, a commitment to community and the motivation and potential to use his/her advanced knowledge of communication toward socially responsible ends.
2011 Recipient: Meredith E. Berzins
Community Service Champion Award recognizes a student’s commitment to service, the quality of his/her service, and his/her positive impact on the City of Springfield and Clark County. It is not merely the student’s hours of service, but the impact on the quality of life in the Springfield community that is most important.
2011 Recipient: Melanie G. Muszelik
The Excellence in Community Service Award recognizes a faculty or staff member for their dedication to community service in the Springfield/Clark County community. The recipient is selected based on his/her substantial involvement in community projects, services and activities that contribute to the quality of life in the local community.
2011 Recipient: Leanne Wierenga, Associate Professor of Languages
East Asian Studies
The Outstanding East Asian Language Study Award is given to the outstanding upper class East Asian Studies major of the Chinese and Japanese languages.
2011 Recipient: Cecelia R. Lisinski
The Shigeharu Matsumoto Award is given to outstanding seniors in East Asian Studies and recognizes superior academic performance and outstanding community service. The award honors Shigeharu Matsumoto for his leadership in the development of peaceful relations among the United States, Japan and
2011 Recipients: Brittany A. Brockman, Joani L. Schaffner, Cecelia R. Lisinski and Jessica R. Thomas
The Eugene Swanger Scholarship is awarded to a sophomore East Asian Studies major who demonstrates high academic achievement and shows promise as an Asian studies scholar.
2011 Recipient: Erica T. Davis
The Economics Prize for outstanding achievement is given by the department to recognize economics majors who have maintained high standards in course work and research.
2011 Recipients: James E. Colloton, Keith A. Meyers, Bryan J. Fike, Jayne L. Miely, Dang H. Mai and William T. Norman
The Barbara Steel Kane Memorial Award was established in memory of Barbara Steel Kane, a 1978 graduate of Wittenberg. The award is presented to one major and one minor from the Teacher Education Program who demonstrate the capacities of character, commitment and community that are in keeping with the mission of the Education Department and its theme of “Educational Leaders for Constructive Social Change.”
2011 Recipients: Kathryn A. Cammarn (Major) and Rebecca A. Sovik (Minor)
The Virginia Lucas Silver Apple Award is presented to the Education Department junior who displays the qualities exemplified by Professor Emerita of Education Virginia Lucas (1973-1992).
2011 Recipient: Lindsey E. Hanners
The Allen J. Koppenhaver Prize, established in honor of the late Allen J. Koppenhaver, professor of English (1961-1991), is awarded annually to the outstanding senior English major who best represents the breadth and depth of Professor Koppenhaver’s scholarship and interdisciplinary interests.
2011 Recipient: Martha E. Sawicki
The Award for Excellence in Literary Studies is given to senior English majors who best exemplify excellence in literary criticism and scholarship.
2011 Recipient: Laura E. McLaughlin
The Martin E. Johnson Award was established through a fund to honor the late Martin E. Johnson, associate professor of geography, an annual award made to the junior geography major with the highest grade point average.
2011 Recipient: Kyler W. Cowgill
The Dr. William I. and Carol L. Goettman Pre-Medical Student Award is given to an outstanding scholar athlete who has successfully completed a premedical course of study at Wittenberg with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, who has been accepted to and/or is enrolled in medical school, and who, while an undergraduate, has participated in intercollegiate athletics.
2011 Recipient: Jayne L. Miely
The John Stauffer Scholarship is given to a student in the sciences who is planning to enter medical school or graduate school upon graduating from Wittenberg to purse a career in medicine or one of the basic medical sciences.
The award recipient should be planning for either the M.D. or the Ph.D. degree after graduation with plans for medical practice or medical research and education. This award recognizes merit and outstanding scholarship and potential for future contributions in the health sciences.
2011 Recipient: Courtney M. Sumner
The ATO – Paul F. Bloomhardt Award, established in honor of the late Paul F. Bloomhardt, professor of history and biography (1925-1956), is awarded to outstanding junior history majors.
2011 Recipients: Laura A. Kay, John E. Mohr and Amber M. Lopez
The Margaret S. Ermarth Award, established in honor of the late Margaret Sittler Ermarth, professor of history (1953-1974), is awarded to outstanding senior history majors.
2011 Recipient: Adam C. Matthews
The Martha and Robert Hartje Award, established in 1988 to honor Robert Hartje, professor of history (1956-1988) and his wife Martha Hartje, is awarded to an outstanding senior history major skilled in writing historical narrative.
2011 Recipient: Edward T. Strong
Intercollegiate Athletics Program
The North Coast Athletic Conference Student-Athlete Award recognizes a student who has performed with distinction both in the classroom and on the playing field.
2011 Male Recipient: Jeremy A. Block
2011 Female Recipient: Amy C. Cox
The Kurt J. Fickert Award, established in honor of Kurt J. Fickert, professor of languages (1956-1986), is presented to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in a modern language. The recipient must possess those qualities exemplified by Professor Fickert during his more than 30 years of service to the Department of Languages and to the university: an understanding of and commitment to the humanistic values fostered by an education in the liberal arts, a lively interest in intellectual endeavor and achievement, and plans for a career that will enrich the lives of others.
2011 Recipients: Christina R. Pennock (French), Megan C. Flahive and Ruth A. Mihalik (Russian), Shelia P. Herlihy and Erica J. Martin (Spanish)
The Stan Mickel Award is presented to an outstanding senior student of Chinese or Japanese language. While the major area of study is open, the recipient will have completed, or be completing, a minor in Chinese or Japanese and will have an overall GPA of no less than 3.5. In keeping with Professor Mickel’s profound commitment to passing on his love of East Asian cultures and languages, the award winner will also show promise of further engagement with Chinese or Japanese language and culture.
2011 Recipients: Bradley D. Roberts (Chinese) and Joani L. Schaffner (Japanese)
Mathematics and Computer Science Department
The Paul Hessler Award, established in memory of Paul Hessler, a member of the mathematics faculty at Wittenberg (1969-1978), is awarded to a junior or senior major for outstanding achievement in mathematics or computer science.
2011 Recipients: Alexander A. Griffith and Alexandra R. Sitarik
The Norman E. Dodson Award, named in honor of the late Norman Dodson, a member of the mathematics faculty at Wittenberg (1957-1975), is awarded to a graduating senior for excellence in preparation to teach mathematics or computer science.
2011 Recipient: Savannah M. Kiser
The Charles and Elsie Little Mathematics Fund was established by Dr. Richard Little, a 1960 graduate of Wittenberg, in memory of his parents. Part of the fund provides awards to outstanding junior or senior mathematics or computer science majors.
2011 Recipients: Patrick T. Copeland, Lauren M. Henry, Trang T. Ha and William J. Herrmann
The Elmer Blackmer Award, established in memory of Professor Elmer Blackmer (1962-1974), is presented to music students who have shown outstanding achievement in music theory and music skills.
2011 Recipient: Heepke J. Wendroth
The Remsberg/Klive Award, established in honor of Robert G. Remsberg, professor of philosophy (1940-1975), and Visvaldis V. Klive, professor of philosophy (1966-1994). This recognition is given to the outstanding senior philosophy major and includes a book award.
2011 Recipient: Laura E. McLaughlin
The Arthur L. Lutz Award is awarded to a junior physics major who shows promise for a career in secondary physics education.
2011 Recipient: Savannah M. Kiser
Political Science Department
The Joe H. Bindley Scholarship, which honors Professor Bindley (1968-1987), is granted to junior or senior political science majors who exhibit high levels of leadership or scholarship while pursuing courses of study leading toward law school or American politics.
2011 Recipients: Samuel B. Gardner and Amanda L. Shipley
The Jeffrey Y. Mao Alumni Award in Political Science is given to junior political science majors in recognition of outstanding scholarship, service to the university and promise of significant contributions to society.
2011 Recipient: Nathan F. Peeters
The Bethlehem Steel Award has been established to honor outstanding senior students in psychology.
2011 Recipient: Christian M. Barille
The Award for Professional Potential is given to a senior psychology major who has demonstrated the potential for advanced study in psychology.
2011 Recipient: Jennifer A. Cahill
The Virgil E. Rahn Memorial Fund in Psychology has been established to honor an outstanding junior student in psychology.
2011 Recipient: Danielle M. Walerius
The David Hartman Award, established in honor of the late David Hartman, associate professor of religion (1962-1976), is awarded to an outstanding senior in the Department of Religion based upon the student’s academic performance, ability to relate the study of religion to the liberal arts, and contributions to the department and its program.
2011 Recipients: Natasha C. Elliott and Teresa A. Coda
Russian and central Eurasian studies
The Award for Excellence in Russian and Central Eurasian Studies is given to the outstanding senior Russian and Central Eurasian Studies majors.
2011 Recipients: Megan C. Flahive and Ruth A. Mihalik
School of Community Educat ion
The Award for Excellence in Liberal Studies is given to an SCE Liberal Studies major of at least advanced junior standing who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the liberal studies program.
2011 Recipient: Trisha G. Zawada
The T. Edwin Boling Sociology Scholarship Award, established in honor of the late Ed Boling, professor of sociology (1967-1994), is given to outstanding senior sociology majors.
2011 Recipients: Julie K. Campbell and Karl N. Larew
Women’s Studies Program
The Women’s Studies Writing Award, sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, is presented for outstanding writing in any area of Women’s Studies.
2011 Recipient: Laura E. McLaughlin
State and National Awards
U.S. Fulbright Student Program
2011 Finalist: Jessica R. Thomas
2011 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team
Recipient: Mary K. Pfeifer
CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American Second Team
Recipients: Kelly M. Foley (Women’s Soccer)
Tim D. Uher (Men’s Track)
Men’s Golf – NCAA Elite 88 Award
Recipient: Jordan M. Millice
Ivy Ring is a junior women’s service honorary. Members are chosen on the basis of their contributions to the Wittenberg campus and to the community through the quality of their academic work and their participation in extracurricular activities.
Kali M. Almdale Alyssa M. Michaud
Elyse E. Cooke Kellen R. Morrissey
Susannah M. Engdahl Kimberly S. Replogle
Hillary C. Hassink Sarah K. Skidmore
Elizabeth L. Hastings Amy M. Stamon
Lauren E. Houser Mary E. Swoyer
Meghan E. McLaughlin Ann M. Tomko
Chelsey A. Williams
Pick and Pen
Pick and Pen is a junior honorary emphasizing leadership, service and scholarship.
Kali M. Almdale William F. Krueger
Bess E. Bonerigo Aaron N. Long
Martin B. Brahier Meghan E. McLaughlin
Emma L. Cevasco Benjamin A. Rausch
Jonathan S. Clinger Kimberly S. Replogle
Elyse E. Cooke Sarah K. Skidmore
Celia Cordon Tovar Katlin B. Stivers
Shelby M. Cummings Mary E. Swoyer
Susannah M. Engdahl Kevin D. To
Melissa L. Gartner Hannes Toewe
Alexandra F. Greiwe Heepke J. Wendroth
Hillary C. Hassink Eric Werner
National Honor Societies
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honor society that seeks to recognize and to encourage scholarship among first-year college women. Selection is based entirely on achieving a 3.5 cumulative grade point average for fall semester of the first year.
Rebecca C. Agnor Molly L. King
Eva C. Arnett Erin M. Lloyd
Jordyn M. Baker Laura A. Locher
Erin N. Barsan Kimberly E. Lykens
Anne L. Bathalter Caroline L. Matchett
Haley L. Beckett Kelsey M. Matson
Patricia C. Bergstrom Kathryn D. Mauch
Emily F. Bermes Lorena M. McConnell
Sarah E. Boedicker Margaret E. McKune
Virginia R. Bond Katherine E. McLaughlin
Elizabeth S. Boyer Michele L. Miller
Stephanie A. Brandstetter Jerika A. Mofield
Jessica E. Byers Francine G. Murzynski
Lauren A. Campbell Rebecca L. Oswalt
Claire R. Carron Tori M. Overholt
Katherine A. Causbie Nicole A. Perry
Tiana J. Cherry Jennifer A. Raymond
Annemarie G. Clevidence Mariah A. Reed
Jessica N. Coggins Ashley E. Rodgers
Megan B. Conkle Laura E. Rose
Rachael A. Crane Rachel L. Ross
Eva A. de Hoog Mallory J. Roth
Hannah M. Dech Erin M. Rowell
Kathryn A. DelBello Rachel L. Scarponi
Julia J. Devine Lily A. Schmidt
Alexandra L. Dressman Allison B. Scott
Michele A. Druga Mallory N. Skrobot
Elyssa S. Fenton Ilana N. Spaulding
Sarah E. Funderburg Emily A. Spellmire
Andrea E. Gaietto Francesca M. Stygar
Cady M. Gannon Rachel M. Thomas
Jenna N. Gentner Zoe M. Thompson
Keri L. Good Ann K. Ultsch
Thu H. Ha Inge C. Van Gool
Samantha J. Heaston Natalie C. Wagner
Krystal M. Hinchcliff Kayla L. Ward
Katie J. Hunt Anne E. Wells
Shannon D. Kelleher Elizabeth E. White
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society that seeks to recognize and to encourage scholarship among first-year college men. Selection is based entirely on achieving a 3.5 cumulative grade point average for fall semester of the first year.
Michael J. Adams Benjamin S. Holbrook
Anthony Arula David M. Johnson
Alec M. Biehl Nick G. Kurtz
Christopher A. Bowen Peiqian Li
Taylor R. Burmeister Benjamin A. Longstreth
Matthew R. Burr Jesse J. Mackojc
Evan N. Camerom Eric W. Mann
Joel T. Clark Jonathan L. Mueller
Stuart F. Cotner Matthew D. Powell
Jacob G. Dengg Brandon J. Pytel
Jonathan W. Drewsen James R. Roth
Robert L. Everett Derek T. Steinmetz
Andrew J. Franjesevic Max D. Sullivan
Dylan R. Grote Daniel J. Tuke
Benjamin P. Hagen Brendan J. Uetrecht
Matthew D. Harmer Luke A. Wyssmann
Mortar Board is a national senior honorary recognizing scholarship, leadership and service. Candidates must have a 3.3 grade point average and excel in both curricular and cocurricular leadership and service to the Wittenberg community.
Elyse R. Adams Catherine M. Kuerbitz
Dale J. Angles Hanna K. Larsson
Emily R. Bergman Rachel G. Lee
Alex H. Brandt Adrienne R. Liefeld
Abigail R. Cengel John M. Meszaros
Lauren M. Cengel Gabrielle R. Miller
Allison M. Conklin Melanie G. Muszelik
Lacey J. Davidson Nathan F. Peeters
Michael R. DeCourcy Kayla E. Potter
Darcy M. Dubuc Jonathan M. Pozderac
Michael S. Duffy David J. Rea
Lindsey E. Hanners Jennifer L. Schaafsma
Chloe E. Hart Elizabeth N. Schock
Brian Z. Hedges Kristen M. Shearer
Lauren M. Henry Julia M. Smith
Brian J. Hertzog Courtney M. Sumner
Georgia L. Hester Kelsey M. Swindler
Derrick J. Heydinger Katherine F. Touzinsky
Samantha T. Iden Jenny T. Tran
Abbey C. Jones Danielle M. Walerius
Savannah M. Kiser Maria A. Ziton
Omicron Delta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa is a national senior leadership honor society recognizing leadership in scholarship, athletics, university publications, cultural life and student affairs.
Sophomore Involvement Award
Trevor J. Grandy Kevin D. To
Mikaela R. Ruppert
New Junior Members
Elyse R. Adams Abbey C. Jones
Nicole R. Andre Savannah M. Kiser
Dale J. Angles Catherine M. Kuerbitz
Abigail R. Cengel Rachel G. Lee
Lauren M. Cengel Hillary L. Monnin
Michael R. DeCourcy Melanie G. Muszelik
Michael S. Duffy Nathan F. Peeters
Brian Z. Hedges Kayla E. Potter
Lauren M. Henry Courtney M. Sumner
Georgia L. Hester Maria A. Ziton
Alpha Sigma Lambda
The Wittenberg chapter of this national honor society for adult students is one of more than 200 throughout the nation. The society recognizes superior academic achievement by mature adults who typically pursue their studies while meeting major responsibilities of work and family.
Fonda Akers Dustin Krouse
Christine Avery Jordan Leishman
Amber Baisden Amber Lopez
Mary Cheeseman Lisa Medina
Whitney DeGroat David Mihocik
Josiah Elizondo Priscilla Morgan-Gonzalez
Tony Engle Terri Paulsen
Holly Gravitt April Scammahorn
Melinda Howard Amy Walp
Erin Kegley Amber Wilcox
Chi Alpha Sigma
Chi Alpha Sigma is a national college athletic honor society founded in 1996. Members must be of junior or senior class standing, have a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade point average, be of good moral character and have earned a letter in a varsity intercollegiate sport.
Alyssa J. Ashbaugh Catherine M. Kuerbitz
Spencer K. Baker Rachel G. Lee
Clayton S. Black Jessica S. Mead
Alex H. Brandt Jordan M. Millice
Darcey E. Caciano Hillary L. Monnin
Victoria R. Casanta Jenna L. Montali
Kyler W. Cowgill Michael J. Murphy
Emma C. Crosby Raymond D. Noe
Kari A. Domiano Kacia C. Nolan
Darcy M. Dubuc Mary K. Pfeifer
Michael S. Duffy David J. Rea
Kimberly J. Dyer Jennifer L. Shaafsma
Catherine F. Farny Hannah E. Scheckelhoff
Samuel B. Gardner Erika M. Silvey
Nicole E. George Christine E. Simpson
Lindsey E. Hanners Amy M. Stamon
Brian Z. Hedges Samantha M. Swanton
Anna G. Henry Aaron C. Swartz
Brian J. Hertzog Megan E. Tassone
Samantha T. Iden Valerie A. Vogt
Alexandrea N. Keefer Sarah C. Watson
Sarah E. Kropa Jacob M. Weide
Mallory F. Wigton
Gamma Sigma Alpha
Gamma Sigma Alpha is a national honor society founded in 1989 at University of Southern California to promote intellectual interaction between Greek students and the academic community. The society recognizes outstanding academic performance within the Greek community as compared to all university averages. Members must achieve a cumulative grade point average above a 3.5 for the junior and senior year. Gamma Sigma Alpha also provides regional academic awards and scholarships for graduate study to its members.
Kirsten M. Bildsten Rachel G. Lee
Abigail R. Cengel Laura E. McLaughlin
Lauren M. Cengel John M. Meszaros
Hannah R. Clark Gabrielle R. Miller
Rebecca A. Crabtree Jordan M. Millice
Margaret E. Curtis Alex T. Rickels
Lacey J. Davidson Meghan M. Robinson
Michael R. DeCourcy Isabella J. Rose
Christy M. Gorman Hannah E. Scheckelhoff
Lindsey E. Hanners Amanda L. Shipley
Lauren R. Harris Alexandra R. Sitarik
Chloe E. Hart Julia M. Smith
Megan E. Heffelfinger Courtney M. Sumner
Abbey C. Jones Jenny T. Tran
Erik T. Keim Nicole E. Vrettos
Hanna K. Larsson Matthew J. Williams
Senior with a 4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average
Laura E. McLaughlin
Students with 4.0 Grade Point Average for Past Two Semesters
Jennifer A. Cahill Sarah G. Kessl
Kathryn A. Cammarn Sarah E. Kropa
Ian S. Chadd Caitlin N. Kyle
Shannon K. Crackel Lucas A. McKean
Alaina L. Engdahl Laura E. McLaughlin
Samuel B. Gardner John M. Meszaros
Kelsey A. Grine Melanie G. Muszelik
Tyler C. Hall Kayla E. Potter
Anna G. Henry Rebecca L. Price
Lauren M. Henry Nicole L. Rose
Samantha M. Imfeld Amy M. Stamon
Laura A. Kay David D. To
Danielle M. Walerius
Phi Beta Kappa
Founded at the College of William and Mary in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious of the national honor societies. Wittenberg’s chapter, Omicron of Ohio, was established in 1992. Phi Beta Kappa exists to give recognition to students who have achieved high academic distinction at Wittenberg. Phi Beta Kappa stresses the importance of the liberal arts and sciences, and elects to membership only those students who have demonstrated their awareness of the liberal arts tradition by building programs broad in scope yet sufficiently concentrated to ensure comprehensive knowledge in one or more disciplines. Students are normally elected as seniors or, in special cases, as juniors. They must be majoring in one of the liberal arts or sciences, have a high grade point average, have taken a variety of courses across the liberal arts spectrum, and have demonstrated a knowledge of mathematics and a foreign language appropriate to a liberal arts education.
Jeremy R. Baker Dang H. Mai
Lauren N. Bien Laura E. McLaughlin
Brittany A. Brockman John M. Meszaros
Emily D. Buzzard Keith A. Meyers
Cassandra L. Childs Kirsten J. Midgley
Travis J. Croxall Melanie G. Muszelik
Bryan J. Fike William T. Norman
Kelly M. Foley Kayla E. Potter
Tyler C. Hall Hannah E. Scheckelhoff
Jessica A. Hanover Christa M. Snyder
Jessica L. Hayden Nicholas J. Steiner
Lauren M. Henry Katherine J. Venable
Siri M. Hill Danielle M. Walerius
Samantha M. Imfeld Katherine A. Winters
Heidi M. Wollaeger
Named for each of Wittenberg’s former 12 presidents, the Presidential Scholars are the members of the junior class who have maintained the highest academic standing in their class through the preceding five semesters at Wittenberg.
Ezra Keller Scholarship Rees Edgar Tulloss Scholarship
2011-2012 Melanie G. Muszelik 2011-2012 Nathan F. Peeters
2010-2011 Laura E. McLaughlin 2010-2011 Teresa A. Coda
Samuel Sprecher Scholarship Clarence C. Stoughton Scholarship
2011-2012 Katherine A. Winters 2011-2012 Tyler C. Hall
2010-2011 David D. To 2010-2011 Hope E. Parker
John B. Helwig Scholarship John N. Stauffer Scholarship
2011-2012 Danielle M. Walerius 2011-2012 Lauren M. Henry
2010-2011 Kathryn A. Cammarn 2010-2011 Kelley F. Herde
Samuel Alfred Ort Scholarship G . Kenneth Andeen Scholarship
2011-2012 Kayla E. Potter 2011-2012 Samantha T. Iden
2010-2011 Alexander A. Griffith 2010-2011 Kelly M. Foley
John M. Ruthrauff Scholarship William A. Kinnison Scholarship
2011-2012 John M. Meszaros 2011-2012 Julia M. Smith
2010-2011 Jennifer A. Cahill 2010-2011 Haylee N. Barbo
Charles G. Heckert Scholarship Baird Tipson Scholarship
2011-2012 Rachel G. Lee 2011-2012 Savannah M. Kiser
2010-2011 Danielle R. Springer 2010-2011 Keith A. Meyers
Recipients of this full-tuition scholarship must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA each year for scholarship renewal. Smith Scholarships are based on superior academic performance, cocurricular achievements, personal references, writing ability and SAT/ACT scores. Recipients are automatically inducted into the University Honors Program.
2011 Senior Smith Scholars:
Jayne L. Miely
Danielle R. Springer
Nicholas J. Steiner
Seniors Earning University Honors
Brittany L. Baldridge Benjamin T. Hanf
Brittany A. Brockman Kelley F. Herde
Adam C. Burdsall Adam C. Matthews
Jennifer A. Cahill Laura E. McLaughlin
Kathryn A. Cammarn Kirsten J. Midgley
Julie K. Campbell Margaret B. Nevin
Todd C. Carter Hope E. Parker
Teresa A. Coda Vincent E. Pontius
Bryan W. Dorsey Kelly A. Shaw
Natasha C. Elliott Christa M. Snyder
Luke C. Ewald David D. To
Kelly M. Foley Katherine J. Venable
Alexander A. Griffith Heidi M. Wollaeger
Andrew P. Hakala-Finch Rebecca M. Zajac