McDaniel College presents awards to seniors

May 23, 2004

McDaniel College presented academic, activity and leadership awards to members of the Class of 2004 at the annual Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation recently.

Also during the event, students were inducted into the following honor societies and organizations: Phi Beta Kappa, the paramount national honor society; Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities; Omicron Delta Kappa, a national honor society recognizing leadership; and the Trumpeters, a local honor society honoring students dedicated to service.

Carroll County students received the following honors and awards:

Lyndsay Carey Bare of Westminster, a biology major: the H.P. Sturdivant Biology Award, Phi Beta Kappa.

Krystal Lynn Durcholz of Westminster, a student-designed major: the Philip and Azalea Myers Award for Creativity in English, Phi Beta Kappa.

Kristen Nicole Geers of Manchester, a music major: the Class of 1938 Award for Excellence in Music.

Kathleen Ann Miller of Eldersburg, an English major: the Makosky Award for Excellence in English, Phi Beta Kappa.

Olena Yaroslavovna Parenyak of Taneytown, a business administration and economics double major: the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award.

Clara Louise Werner of Mount Airy, a music major: the Class of 1938 Award for Excellence in Music.

Mark David Young of Hampstead, a chemistry major: the Eloise B. and Lowell S. Ensor Memorial Award for Graduate or Professional Study, McDaniel Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa.

Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa were Jennifer Lauren Bruce of Finksburg, a communications major; Edward Allen Gruss and Thadeus Samuel Gruss, both of Hampstead and both biology and chemistry double majors; Megan Kathleen Rhine, a sociology major, and Heather Lauren Weisse, an English major in the Honors Program, both of Sykesville; Kimberly Ann Kelley, a Spanish major, Andrew Jamison O'Carroll a biology major, Diane Lynn Witte, a biology and sociology double major, and Courtney McKim Yates, an English major in the Honors Program, all of Westminster.

Christina Agatha Bandula of Hampstead, a psychology major with a minor in elementary education: Phi Beta Kappa, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges also recognized Jamey Lee Ayers of Hampstead, a dual major in economics and business administration with a minor in accounting; Mark Daniel Denis of Sykesville, a psychology major with a minor in sports coaching; Loura Anne Hurdich, a music major with a minor in deaf studies, and Katie Louise Tomarelli, an economics and business administration double major, both of Westminster.

Andrew O'Carroll and Katie Tomarelli, Omicron Delta Kappa. Christina Collins-Smith of New Windsor, an art major, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Rebecca Linn Hamilton of Manchester, a biology and sociology double major, and Hannah Vaughan Sayre of Westminster, a social work major, were recognized as students in the Honors Program.

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