President's Cup Awarded to Top Students
ALMA, Mich. - Twenty-one Alma College students were awarded the President's Cup during Honors Convocation on April 3 by Dr. Saundra J. Tracy, Alma's president. The students - 14 freshmen, four sophomores and three juniors - earned the honor by achieving the highest academic standing in their respective classes at Alma.
The tradition of the President's Cup was started in 1968 by Alma's ninth President, Robert D. Swanson. Students earning the honor receive a certificate acknowledging their achievement and have their name inscribed on the appropriate class (freshman, sophomore or junior) President's Cup trophy. The trophies are kept on permanent display in the Reid-Knox Administration Building on campus, where, said Dr. Tracy, "they are a constant reminder of their achievements."
Alma College, a four-year, liberal arts and sciences college in the middle of Michigan's lower peninsula, is known for its strong academic programs emphasizing a global perspective. Students actively engage in learning through original research projects, often addressing community issues. Founded in 1886 by the Presbyterian Church, Alma is regarded as one of the top liberal arts college in the country.
Students are listed below alphabetically by their hometown:
Freshman Cory Schall of Brighton, a 2007 graduate of Brighton High School, is the son of Thomas and Heidi Schall of Brighton.
Junior Abigail Zukausky of Cadillac, who graduated from home school in 2004, is the daughter of Keith and Millie Zukausky of Cadillac.
Freshman Eleanor King of Cheboygan, a 2007 graduate of Cheboygan High School, is the daughter of Sam and Christine King of Cheboygan.
Freshman Kathryn Rice of Clarkston, a 2007 graduate of Lake Orion High School, is the daughter of Brian and Susanne Rice of Clarkston.
Freshman Robert Danbert of Ellsworth, a 2007 graduate of Ellsworth High School, is the son of Eileen Danbert of Ellsworth.
Freshman Aaron Ransom of Emmett Township, a 2007 graduate of Capac High School, is the son of Daniel and Mary Ransom of Emmett Township.
Freshman Ryan Spitler of Grand Rapids, a 2007 graduate of Northview High School, is the son of Grant and Suzanne Spitler of Grand Rapids.
Sophomore Rebecca Spitzley of Ithaca, a 2006 graduate of Ithaca High School, is the daughter of Bill and Sharon Spitzley of Ithaca.
Sophomore Adam Meinzinger of Lachine, a 2006 graduate of Hillman High School, is the son of Mark and Kay Meinzinger of Lachine.
Freshman Dorothy Van Fossan of Lake Orion, a 2007 graduate of Lake Orion High School, is the daughter of Martin and Maria Van Fossan of Lake Orion.
Freshman Jeffrey Beck of Marquette, a 2007 graduate of Marquette High School, is the son of Allan and Patricia Beck of Marquette.
Freshman Andrew Adan of Midland, a 2007 graduate of H. H. Dow High School, is the son of Adelberto and Nancy Adan of Midland.
Freshman Marcy Gilstad of Midland, a 2007 graduate of Midland High School, is the daughter of Terry Gilstad of Midland.
Junior Adam Sypniewski of Petoskey, who graduated from home school in 2005, is the son of Dr. Joseph and Mrs. Karen Sypniewski of Petoskey.
Sophomore Jaimie Bolda of Port Austin, a 2006 graduate of Ubly High School, is the daughter of Bill and Patricia Bolda of Port Austin.
Sophomore Charles Cook of Port Huron, a 2006 graduate of Port Huron High School, is the son of Charles and Norma Cook of Port Huron.
Freshman Sarah Gross of Portland, a 2007 graduate of St. Patrick Catholic High School, is the daughter of Elizabeth Gross of Portland.
Freshman Christiana Hugo of Rochester Hills, a 2007 graduate of Rochester High School, is the daughter of William and Ruth Hugo of Rochester Hills.
Junior Rebecca Bruning of Rogers City, a 2005 graduate of Rogers City High School, is the daughter of Michael Bruning of Rogers City and Suellen Mertz of Rogers City.
Freshman James Young of Saginaw, a 2007 graduate of Saginaw Arts & Science Academy, is the son of Corla Young of Saginaw.
Freshman Cassandra Snyder of St. Louis, a 2007 graduate of Alma High School, is the daughter of Angelina Wynn of St. Louis.
Posted: Thu, April 10th, 2008 at 9:31AM