WMC honors two students for perfect GPAs

May 22, 1994

Linda Stofberg Cunfer and Sue Head, both of Carroll County, received the Argonaut Award at Western Maryland College for achieving perfect grades at commencement ceremonies yesterday in the Gill Physical Education Learning Center.

Ms. Cunfer and Ms. Head earned 4.0 grade point averages during their academic careers.

Dr. Herb Smith, professor of political science, described Ms. Cunfer as an "inquisitive student who possesses high energy and drive in her commitment to thoroughly research any subject."

Ms. Cunfer, a resident of New Windsor, majored in political science, graduated summa cum laude, served an internship in Annapolis working for the Senate Finance Committee and Sen. Thomas P. O'Reilly, and journeyed to Cuba and Puerto Rico this year as part of a January Term study tour.

She was recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership society, and became a charter member of Omicron Psi, a new national leadership society for nontraditional students (undergraduate students 24 and older). At Western Maryland she was the recipient of a Trustee scholarship.

She is a member of the Republican Party in Carroll County and recently was appointed campaign manager for Bob Frank, a candidate for the House of Delegates representing Baltimore County.

A graduate of Pikesville High, Ms. Cunfer transferred from Carroll Community College to Western Maryland in 1992. She is married Gerald Cunfer, and is the mother of six and grandmother of eight.

Ms. Head, a Westminster resident, received an alumni scholarship to enter Western Maryland in 1991 after a semester of study at Carroll Community College. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in physical education and received the Faith Millard Medal as this year's outstanding senior female athlete, awarded at the Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation on May 1.

She also was recognized as the college's outstanding physical education major by the National Association For Sports and Physical Education.

Dr. Richard Clower, head of the physical education department and Ms. Head's adviser, said, "Sue is a highly committed and conscientious student."

Ms. Head was captain of the women's basketball team for two years and is in fifth place on the team's all-time scoring list, fourth in assists, fifth in steals and seventh in rebounds.

She was selected for the GTE Academic All-America College Division women's basketball first team. She was the school's 12th Academic All-American since the program started more than 40 years ago.

She is a student representative on the college's Athletic Council and a two-time Middle Atlantic Conference Academic Honor Roll member.

She is the daughter of James and Carol Head of Westminster and has an older sister, Sharon, who graduated from the college in 1988.

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