WESTMINSTER — Four Western Maryland College students and two educators from Carroll County received academic, activity and leadership awards from thecollege during its annual Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation Sunday in Alumni Hall.
Julie Elizabeth Baile, a Class of 1991 English major and the daughter of John E. and Carole R. Baile of Westminster, was awarded the Makosky Award for Excellence in English.
The award is presented to the outstanding senior English major. It was established to honor John D. Makosky, a longtime member of the department and faculty dean. Baile was editor of the Phoenix, WMC's student newspaper, during the fall semester of 1990.
She is a member of Lambda Iota Tau and participated in intramural volleyball. She also was awarded membership in Western Maryland's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society for leaders in the liberal arts.
This fall, she will attend graduate classes at Michigan State University, where she plans to obtain a master's degree in English.
Kathleen Albright Bare, a Class of 1991 English major and the wife of David R. Bare of Westminster, was awarded membership in Omicron Delta Kappa, an honorary society recognizing leadership in academic and professional endeavors.
Bare was charter president of the Non-Traditional Student Union and co-planner of an orientation program for non-traditional students. She also coordinated revisions to the WMC "StudentHandbook." She was awarded membership in the WMC chapter of Phi BetaKappa.
Sharon Elizabeth Miller, a Class of 1991 history major andthe daughter of Leon and Judy Miller of Manchester, received the Hugh Barnette Speir Jr. Prize.
The award was established by the parents of Hugh Barnette Speir Jr., Class of 1945, who was killed in WorldWar II. It is given annually to the student considered to show the greatest promise in European history. Miller is a member of the college's Brass Ensemble. She also was awarded membership in the college'schapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Tracey Lynn Snyder, a Class of 1991 physical education major and the daughter of Mrs. Linda Snyder of Hampstead and the late Allan W. Snyder, received four activity and leadership awards, the most by a single student at WMC in the last decade.
One of the awards she received was the Mary Ward Lewis Prize. Founded in 1920 by the Browning Literary Society in honor of the wife of the college's second president, a gold medal is awarded to a female member of the graduating class who has the best record during her undergraduate course.
Snyder also received the Steve Robert Wilson '75 Memorial Award. The prize was established in 1986 by the alumni fraternity brothers, family and friends of Steve R. Wilson, Class of 1975,a member of the track and field team during his four years at WMC. It is presented each year to the senior male and female with the best record in track and field.
Snyder was also presented with the Faith Millard Medal, awarded annually to an outstanding senior woman athlete who displays skill, leadership and a sense of fair play.
Last,Snyder received the Charles W. Havens Award. Established in 1981 in honor of Charles W. Havens, Class of 1930, by the 1951 undefeated football team, the award is presented to a graduating senior who has participated in intercollegiate athletics and has shown charity, altruism, benevolence, and a humane and compassionate concern for his or herfellows.
A graduate of North Carroll High School, Tracey is a volunteer for organizations that assist disadvantaged people. She has served in various activities for the benefit of TARGET, the non-profit organization that provides homes for the developmentally disabled, aswell as the Special Olympics and the Tournament of Champions.
Tracey is also a four-year letter-winner in both field hockey and track and field. She plans to return to WMC this fall for her student teaching internship in physical education.
In faculty awards, Ethan A. Seidel, professor of economics and business administration, was presented the college's 31st Distinguished Teaching Award.
The annual award is selected by a vote from the undergraduate student body. The Westminster resident won this award for the second time since he joined the WMC faculty in 1969. He first received it in 1981.
Seidel isa member of such professional associations as Omicron Delta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon and the American Economic Association. He serveson the board of directors of Junior Achievement.
Francis "Skip" Fennell, associate professor of education, was named a winner the 1990-1991 Sears Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.
Recently appointed a full professor of education, the Westminster resident is one of nearly 700 faculty members recognized nationally by the Sears Roebuck Foundation for resourcefulness and leadership as private college educators.