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Bowdoin Holds Honors Day Ceremonies

Story posted May 11, 2000

On Wednesday, May 10, Bowdoin College held its traditional Honors Day presentation of awards to students and faculty who have distinguished themselves both in and out of the classroom.

Marco J. Quina ’01 of Waltham, Mass., was presented with the Edwin, Frederick and Walter Beinecke Memorial Scholarship. The Beinecke Scholarship provides $32,000 in support of a student’s graduate education. Quina has a double major in computer science and government.

Four graduating seniors earned prestigious Fulbright Awards to teach and study abroad next year: Jessie T. Cmaylo of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and John E. Senior of Cincinatti, Ohio, won full awards; Johanna Babb of Camden, Maine, and Lisl K. Hacker of Hollis, N.H., won teaching awards. Cmaylo will be traveling to Sri Lanka. Senior, Babb and Hacker will be going to Germany.

Rising senior Douglas L. Vail of Marlborough, Conn., won a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Vail, a biochemistry and computer science major, is one of 309 scholars chosen nationwide from 1,176 nominees.

Seventeen seniors were recognized for their election to Phi Beta Kappa, a national honorary fraternity open to the top scholars of the graduating class.

They are: Alexander R. Boisvert of Latham, N.Y.; Allison C. Cairo of Brunswick, Maine; Thomas A. Casarella of Ashford, Conn.; Eric M. Forbell of Northport, N.Y.; Earl Gillespie of Wayland, Mass.; Michael B. Lampert of Duxbury, Mass.; Claudia E. La Rocco of Gouldsboro, Maine; Anand Mahadevan of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; Katherine I. Miller of Flemington, N.J.; Jennifer L.Rosenblatt of Irvington, N.Y.; Kimberly J. Schneider of Longmeadow, Mass.; Gretchen S. Selcke of Minnetonka, Minn.; Victoria K. Shen of Wayland, Mass.; Christopher O. Sims of Auburn, Calif.; Liisa D. Van Vliet of La Roquette, France; James R. Walters of Kensington, Md; and Lauren J. Webb of Pullman, Wash.

Additional seniors are expected to be elected to Phi Beta Kappa before commencement.

Nancy E. Jennings, assistant professor of education, was presented with the Sydney B. Karofsky Award for Junior Faculty. The award is given annually to "an outstanding Bowdoin teacher who best demonstrates the ability to impart knowledge, inspire enthusiasm, and stimulate intellectual curiosity."

Extracurricular awards were given to several seniors who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and character during their time at Bowdoin.

Wilbur Smith of Brunswick won the Curtis E. Chase Memorial Award, given to a "senior man active in sports and eager to learn." The winner is traditionally one who has been marked as a "man of promise."

Christoper O. Sims of Auburn, Calif., won the Andrew Allison Haldane Cup, given to a senior who has outstanding qualities of leadership and character.

Victoria K. Shen of Wayland, Mass., was awarded the Lucien Howe Prize. This prize is given by the faculty to a senior who has shown the highest qualities of leadership and character.

Finn M. H. O’Brien of Washington, D.C., was awarded both the Excellence in Student Leadership Award, given by the Student Executive Committee, and the President’s Award. The latter was inaugurated in 1997 by President Robert H. Edwards to recognize exceptional personal achievements and uncommon contributions to the college.

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