5/04/2021 Staff Writer

Nine Students Earn All-College Awards

Franklin & Marshall’s All-College Awards were presented to one graduating senior and eight underclassmen during the Recognition of Honors and Awards Ceremony in the Alumni Sports & Fitness Center April 30.

More than 100 awards went to 188 student recipients who were seated in the gymnasium for the ceremony that was broadcast live for family and friends. 

In her remarks from the dais, President Barbara Altmann said to the students, “You discovered, you learned, and you accomplished so very much. … You tackled the fear and trials of a worldwide pandemic with adaptability and endurance; you pivoted to online learning and the fast pace of a modular system. You did it all with the customary F&M can-do attitude.” 

  • The tradition of honoring student achievements at the end of the academic year. The tradition of honoring student achievements at the end of the academic year. Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • F&M's Provost Cameron Wesson, President Barbara Altmann and Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Margaret Hazlett presented the student awards. F&M's Provost Cameron Wesson, President Barbara Altmann and Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs Margaret Hazlett presented the student awards. Image Credit: Deb Grove
  • College Awards Ceremony April 30, 2021. College Awards Ceremony April 30, 2021. Image Credit: Deb Grove

As a prelude to the awards presentation, an orchestral arrangement, “Waves of Tomorrow,” composed and conducted by senior Xie Yifeng, was performed by 10 students of the F&M Award Ceremony Orchestra Pod.   

Recipients of All-College Awards were: 

Mr. & Mrs. Lanious B. Keiper Prize – Iain Moore ’23

The Thomas Gilmore Apple Award – Omar Khan ’22

The Bicentennial Prize – Adney Silva ’22                                                                                                     

The Stanley Craig Memorial Award – Makaila Ranges ’22

The Alice Distler Award – Hermela Assefa ’22, Eniyah Brown-Moore ’22 and Nick DiBello ’22

The Muhlenberg Goodwill Award – Rachel St. Louis ’21                                                                   

The Major Dick Winters ’41 Award – Rachel St. Louis ’21

The Benjamin Peralta Award* – Black Student Union, International Student Advisory Board

The High School Teacher Award – Gabriel Painton, social studies teacher at J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster. He was nominated by Michael Abrew’21.

 *Presented to a recognized student organization that contributed significantly to F&M or the Lancaster community.

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