A Wonderful Cluster of Strange People Honored at Senior Convocation

A Wonderful Cluster of Strange People Honored at Senior Convocation

Seniors celebrated four years of hard work and idiosyncrasies during the 2013 Convocation ceremony on Thursday, May 9, in addition to receiving departmental awards and sharing their post-graduation plans.

Andrew Moran, associate professor of English, delivered the convocation address and Deandra Lieberman, who was elected valedictorian by her class, reminisced about the "punster seminarians, chant-singing rugby players and caffeine addicts" that make up the Class of 2013.

"You are a wonderful cluster of strange people, and it has been an honor to spend four years with you," Lieberman concluded.

Departmental Awards & Honors

Business
Business Leadership Faculty Award for Outstanding Senior: Marin Chambers
Robert Lynch Entrepreneurial Promise Award: Claire Holman

Chemistry
Robert A. Welch Undergraduate Chemistry Research Award: Kaylee Gund, Justin Samorajski
American Chemical Society Dallas/Fort Worth Section Student Scholarship Award: Peter O'Brien

Economics
Departmental Award for Outstanding Economics Major: Claire Eastaway, James Kerin

Education
The Teller Award: Ana Rodriguez, Lucy Hellerman
The Hazel McDermott Outstanding Student Teacher Award: Ellie Tasler
Special Citation: Student Leadership Award: Kate McFall

English
The Frances Marie Manning Award: Anna Kaladish
The Katherine Maren Sorensen Award: Deandra Lieberman

History
Fr. Louis J. Lekai Award: Amanda Marshall

Mathematics
Outstanding Senior Math Major Award: Ellie Tasler

Modern Languages
Modern Languages Awards: Daniel Orazio (Italian)
Michaela Sobrak-Seaton (German)

Philosophy
Father Thomas Cain Aquinas Medal: Camille Pecha

Philosophy & Letters
Cumiskey Award: Kevin Simmons

Physics
Monostori Scholar Award: Leslie Sidwell

Politics
The Willmoore Kendall Award in Political Philosophy: Louis Hannegan, Steven McDowell

Psychology
Adrian Van Kaam Award: Anthony Nguyen

Theology
Outstanding Theology Student Awards: Paige Hryzsko, Brad Berhorst

Graduating seniors will receive their degrees on Sunday, May 19, during the 2013 Commencement Ceremony for the Constantin College of Liberal Arts, the College of Business undergraduate program, the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts and the School of Ministry.

 

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