Three Students Nominated for Prestigious Barlow Trophy
Alma College seniors Ann Armbruster of Ann Arbor, Hadley Boehm of
Perry and Terra Teague of Monroe are the 2008 nominees for the Barlow
Trophy, Alma’s most prestigious award for a graduating senior.
Established in 1949 by Dr. Joel Barlow, a 1929 honors graduate of Alma College, the award will be presented at Alma’s annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 3.
The award recognizes academic achievement for students in the top 10 percent of their class as well as contributions to campus and community. The Barlow winner is determined by a vote of Alma’s Student Congress and faculty.
Armbruster, who is pursuing a degree is music education, has been an orchestra camp counselor at the Michigan American String Teachers Association Junior High String Camp, the orchestra director for the Gratiot-Isabella RESD Strings Program, the assistant orchestra director for the Summer Chamber Ensembles in Ann Arbor, and a private cello teacher. She also is a member of the American String Teachers Association and did her student teaching at St. Johns Public Schools.
also has performed as principal cellist with the Alma Symphony
Orchestra and has played in Detroit, Grand Rapids and Toledo with the
Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Throughout her time at Alma College, she has
performed with the Alma College Choir and other various campus concerts
Armbruster spent two months during the summer of 2006 in Kerala, India, through Alma College’s Posey Global Leadership Program, where she taught daily at the Mathen Mappili Memorial Public School and studied Indian music at the Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kottayam. She currently is studying abroad in Vienna, Austria.
In addition, she works at a computer technician assistant in the Alma College Music Department’s MIDI Computer Lab, where she assists and tutors younger music students in music theory and history.
A graduate of Washtenaw Technical Middle College in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Community College, she is the daughter of Julia Armbruster.
who is pursuing a degree in biology, has served as vice president of
service for the Alma College Omicron Tau chapter of the service
fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. As an officer, she plans service projects,
provides service opportunities for members and keeps track of logged
hours. She has volunteered for numerous events, including Special
Olympics, Community Cafe, Little Sibs Weekend, Walk for Orphans, Crop
Walk, Relay for Life, Kids Night Out, Bowl for Kids Sake, Make-a-Wish
Foundation and Adopt-a-Highway.
As secretary and vice president of the Alma Leadership Alliance, she has organized and planned student activities, assisted with alumni events, recruited student volunteers and enhanced parade participation for homecoming.
Other campus involvement activities include selection as a Center for Responsible Leadership fellow, participation in leadership activities and serving as a resident assistant in Bruske Hall. She is a member of the biology and chemistry clubs, traveled to Louisiana to participate in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, and worked as a biology and chemistry teaching assistant.
Boehm also has conducted and presented student research and has been named to the Phi Beta Kappa National Honorary Society, Chi Mu Epsilon chemistry honor society and the Beta Beta Beta biology honor society.
A graduate of Morrice High School, she is the daughter of Robert and Michell Boehm.
who is pursuing a degree in business administration, has volunteered
for numerous service activities, including hurricane relief in
Louisiana, Special Olympics, Forgotten Children of Eastern Europe,
Relay for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity and
Community Cafe. She also has served as a coach for the Girls on the Run
Mentor Program for young girls in third through fifth grades.
As a market economics project manager, treasurer, vice president and currently president of the Alma College Students in Free Enterprise organization, she has worked to redesign the organizational structure, extended recruitment efforts to underclass students, participated in numerous outreach projects, and developed partnerships with local businesses.
Her peers voted Teague president of the Alma College Class of 2008, and she has been active in numerous activities to promote the College. She has served as a student representative on Board of Trustee committees, filled an internship with the College’s admissions office, and planned and executed the first Senior Traditions Dinner.
In addition, Teague has been an inaugural member of the Center for Responsible Leadership, played on the women’s varsity basketball team, served as a teaching assistant, participated as a delegate in Model United Nations competitions, and presented research at the College’s annual Honors Day.
A graduate of Monroe High School, she is the daughter of David and Teresa Teague.
Posted: Thu, February 28th, 2008 at 2:25PM