The students honored on Sunday, April 26, during the College’s annual awards program did not seek public notice for what they have done, explained Franklin & Marshall College President John Fry.
“They do what they do for the satisfaction and personal growth that comes from engaging vigorously in the life of the entire community,” Fry said in opening the program, held in the Barshinger Center for Musical Arts.
Whether working one-on-one with a faculty member on a sophisticated research project, taking a leadership role in extracurricular activities, completing an honors project, participating in community service or engaging in any of the many other pursuits that contribute to the betterment of the College or the Lancaster communities, Fry said, “these students seek out worthwhile activities, and engage in them with energy, enthusiasm and imagination.”
During the event, academic departments, institutes and programs gave awards for achievements and contributions as well as academic excellence. Click here to see a full list of the awards given.
Aditi Malik ’09 took home the Stanley Craig Memorial Award, the most prestigious all-College award picked by faculty. The award goes to the student who demonstrates the highest qualities of personality, character and involvement.
“I felt gratified to find out that my hard work and efforts during the last four years have been appreciated by the faculty and administration of the College,” Malik said.
“The class of 2009 is a gifted one, and I have the utmost respect for my peers,” Malik added. “It was a wonderful feeling to be acknowledged as an outstanding member of such an outstanding cohort.”
Other all-College award winners include:
The Bonchek College House and Chi Omega Sorority shared the Benjamin D. Peralta ’89 Award, which recognizes student organizations that have contributed to the College or the Lancaster community.