Honors Day Recognizes Community of Scholars
Terra Teague Earns 2008 Barlow Trophy
Alma College senior Terra Teague of Monroe is the 2008 winner of the Barlow Trophy, Alma’s most prestigious award for a graduating senior.
Presented at Alma’s annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 3, the Barlow Trophy recognizes academic achievement for a graduating senior in the top 10 percent of the class as well as contributions to campus and community.
Established in 1949 by Dr. Joel Barlow, a 1929 honors graduate at Alma College, the award is determined by a vote of Alma’s Student Congress and faculty members.
College President Saundra Tracy (far left) presents the Barlow Trophy
to Terra Teague, who is accompanied by her mother and father, Teresa
and David Teague.
Teague earned a 4.0 grade point average in her business
administration major. She 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.
She has served as a representative to the Board of Trustees and Student Congress and is the senior class president. She also was an inaugural member of the Center for Responsible Leadership, played on the women’s varsity basketball team, served as a teaching assistant, and participated as a delegate in Model United Nations competitions.
A graduate of Monroe High School, she is the daughter of David and Teresa Teague.
Ann Armbruster of Ann Arbor, daughter of Julie Armbruster, and Hadley Boehm of Perry, daughter of Robert and Michell Hadley, were the other Barlow nominees.
Katie Boyer Named Outstanding Senior Leader
Katie Boyer of Cadillac received the 2008 Outstanding Senior Leadership Award. The Outstanding Senior Leader is elected from the leadership award winners by a vote of the senior class. The other finalists were Hadley Boehm of Perry, Kate Bruder of Dearborn Heights, Alex Wagner of East Tawas and Amy Wegener of Traverse City.
The Alma Leadership Alliance, a student organization committed to bridging the transition between student and alumni status, sponsors the Senior Leadership Awards. Nominated by campus organizations and selected by a committee of students, faculty and administrators, seniors receive Senior Leadership Awards for involvement in various areas of campus life leadership.
Boyer, a business administration major, is a graduate of Cadillac High School. She is the daughter of Jeff and Mitzie Boyer.
Outstanding Seniors Named
Ann Armbruster of Ann Arbor, Jennifer LaMay of Yale, Salina Maxwell of Fenwick, Angela Szatkowski of North Muskegon and Terra Teague of Monroe received Outstanding Senior Awards given annually to the graduating seniors with the highest grade point averages.
Outstanding Faculty Recognized
Alma College seniors recognized Murray Borrello, Ron Lemmon and Bishop Thomas Makarios with Outstanding Faculty Awards at the annual Honors Convocation on Thursday, April 3. In addition, Mark Oemke was named Outstanding Junior Faculty.
The Outstanding Faculty Awards are chosen by a vote of the senior class members. The Outstanding Junior Faculty Award is chosen by the president with the advice of the faculty personnel committee and the provost.
Borrello, geology instructor, was the recipient for the natural sciences division. Lemmon, assistant professor of business administration, was the recipient for the social sciences division. Bishop Makarios, professor of religious studies, was the recipient for the humanities division. Oemke is an assistant professor of biology.
Posted: Fri, April 4th, 2008 at 12:37AM