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College of Arts and Sciences students dominate class of 2012-13 Syracuse University Remembrance Scholars

Twenty-one of the 35 students selected are enrolled in The College

May 8, 2012 — Article by: Staff Reports

quilt created in memory of students from Pan Am 103

Quilt created in memory of the students who were killed on Pan Am Flight 103

Twenty-one of the 35 Syracuse University 2012-13 Remembrance Scholars are enrolled in The College of Arts and Sciences. Of those, five are dually enrolled in The College and one of the University’s other schools or colleges.

Remembrance Scholarships were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The students, who were returning from a semester of study in London and Florence, were among 270 people who perished in the bombing.

Remembrance Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a rigorous and competitive process. Applicants write three essays as part of a comprehensive application, and finalists and are interviewed by members of the selection committee, composed of University faculty, staff, and students. The $5,000 scholarships are awarded on the basis of distinguished academic achievement, citizenship, and service to the community.  The 2012-13 Remembrance Scholars will be recognized on Friday, Oct. 26 during the annual Remembrance Scholar Convocation in Hendricks Chapel.

“We are extremely proud of the strong showing by students enrolled in The College of Arts and Sciences in the Remembrance Scholarship selection process,” says Dean George M. Langford.  “These students represent the highest levels of liberal arts scholarship and creativity in The College, and service to the University community and communities beyond our campus borders.”

College of Arts and Sciences students selected as 2012-13 Remembrance Scholars are:

•    Ryan Badman of Jordan, N.Y. (physics and applied mathematics);

•    Ivan Bakin of Buffalo, N.Y. (international relations);

•    Amanda Balch of Sparrow Bush, N.Y. (biology);

•    Jaime Bernstein of Fairfield, Conn. (chemistry and Spanish);

•    Tara Brenner of Freeville, N.Y. (biochemistry and mathematics);

•    David Carpenter of Liverpool, N.Y. (dual biology in Arts and Sciences and music performance in the College of Visual and Performing Arts);

•    Sarah Costello of Haverhill, Mass. (dual psychology in Arts and Sciences and sport management in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics); 

•    Daniel Cowen of Wayland, Mass. (political science and policy studies);

•    Jesse Feitel of East Northport, N.Y. (political science);

•    Kemardo Henry of Baltimore, Md. (biochemistry);

•    Alyssa Ierardo of Chester Springs, Pa. (biochemistry and geography);

•    Gordon Jones of Westerville, Ohio (mathematics);

•    Anna Kahkoska of Colorado Springs, Colo. (biochemistry);

•    Daniel Kepple of Melrose, Mass. (biological and medical physics);

•    Stephanie Kranz of Amherst, N.Y. (mathematics and policy studies);

•    Alaina Mallette of North Syracuse, N.Y. (geography and Spanish);

•    Juliann Merryman of Bear Creek, Pa. (international relations);

•    Perry Russom of Highland Park, Pa. (dual political science in Arts and Sciences and broadcast journalism the Newhouse School);

•    Kishauna Soljour of New Caanan, Conn. (dual African American studies in Arts and Sciences and television, radio and film in the Newhouse School);

•    Natascha Trellinger of Boulder, Colo. (dual mathematics in Arts and Sciences and aerospace engineering in LCS);

•    Sarah Walton of Henniker, N.H. (policy studies and geography); and

•    Bailey White, (dual mathematics in Arts and Sciences and television, radio and film in the Newhouse School).

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