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“Energy, Enthusiasm and Imagination”

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  • Aditi Malik '09

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  • Shawn Jenkins '10

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:

  • - Arielle H. Walter ’11, who won the Mr. and Mrs. Lanious B. Keiper Prize, given to a sophomore whose grades for the first semester show the greatest improvement over the student’s first year;
  • - Gregory R. Brennan ’11 and Kimberly N. Worchester ’11, who shared the Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship Award that honors the academic records and other achievements of students in their second year at college;
  • - Winston C. Bowen ’11, who won the Thomas Gilmore Apple Award, which is presented to a member of the sophomore class who has demonstrated the best ideals of character and leadership within the F&M community.
  • - Shawn Jenkins ’10, one of the founders of Sustainability House, who won the Bicentennial Prize, which is presented to a rising senior in good academic standing who has made exceptional contributions to the College in an extracurricular endeavor;
  • - Marissa F. Badgley ’10 and Madeleine S. Jolles ’10, who shared the Alice Distler Award that recognizes students who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in volunteer service in the community; and
  • - Rebecca Rehr ’09, who won the Muhlenberg Goodwill Award, which goes to a senior who has exhibited growth in the comprehension of social issues, and who is dedicated to the improvement of social conditions in the larger community.

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.