Western Maryland honors its best and brightest students

May 10, 1992|By Staff report

WESTMINSTER -- Twelve Western Maryland College seniors from Carroll received academic and leadership awards, scholarships, and induction into honor societies during the college's annual Honors and Investiture Convocation last Sunday Baker Memorial Chapel on the WMC campus.

* Linda L. Blizzard, Class of '92, wife of Jerry Blizzard of New Windsor, received the Michael and Polly Beaver Award for Excellence in Education.

Blizzard also received the Hugh Barnette Speir Jr. Prize for excellence in European history. She is planning a teaching career.

* Joseph C. Embrey, '92, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Embrey of Westminster, was presented with the Steve Robert Wilson '75 Memorial Award for his outstanding record in track and field.

A history major, Embrey participated in track and cross country during each of his four years at WMC.

* Erika Berenguer Gil, '91, of Westminster, daughter of Gracia Gil of Colonia Anzures, Mexico, received the Malcolm L. Meltzer Psychology Award.

Gil has been accepted into the Ph.D. program in psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

* Stephanie A. Hosier, '92, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hosier of Mount Airy, was inducted into the college's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national honor society for leaders in the liberal arts.

Majoring in English, Hosier will return to WMC next semester as a graduate student in education. She hopes to stay in Maryland and teach English at the secondary level.

* Mary E. Judy, '92, a studio art major from Mount Airy, received the Phi Delta Gamma Award to encourage graduate study.

* Sherri L. Martin, '92, a Spanish major and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Martin of Sykesville, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa after the ceremony.

* Eric C. Newman, '92, son of Stephanie Newman of Westminster, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. A chemistry major, Newman will return to Western Maryland next fall to complete his student teaching. He plans to teach chemistry at the secondary-school level.

* Kelly D. Schoen, '92, daughter of Gordon Schoen of Westminster, received the Esther Smith Award for creativity in the arts and contributing to the human welfare of the college.

* Leona A. Sevick, '92, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Sevick of Taneytown, received the Makosky Award for Excellence in English and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

An English major, Sevick recently returned from a senior year abroad at the University of Buckingham, England. She plans to attend graduate school, and hopes to teach English at the college level.

* William S. Tinney, '92, a history major and son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tinney III of Westminster, received the Alumni Citizenship Award.

Tinney served as president of the College Activities Programming Board during his senior year, was active in collegiate athletics and, as a corporal in the Marine Corps, served in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.

* Laura A. Tull, '92, a business administration/economics and theater arts major and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Tull Sr. of Westminster, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

* Steven D. Zumbrun, '92, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zumbrun of Hampstead, received the Esther Smith Award. He is an English and theater arts major.

Also, the college's Board of Trustees named recipients of its Trustee Alumni awards:

* Eleanor K. Davis, M.A. '62, is executive director of Fernbank Inc. in Atlanta, where she is leading a $40 million fund-raising project to build the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

* Joseph L. Shilling, '60, is superintendent of public schools for Queen Anne's County and former state superintendent of schools.

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