Seniors Earn Academic, Leadership Awards
Several Alma College seniors have received honors for academic and campus leadership achievement. In addition, seniors announced the 2013 recipients of the Outstanding Faculty Awards.
The awards were presented at the senior dinner April 19 in the Hogan Center.
Outstanding Senior Leader Award
Caitlin Closs of Parker, Col., received the 2013 Outstanding Senior Leadership Award. Students are nominated for the award by campus organizations, and a committee selects finalists. The winner is chosen by a vote of the senior class.
The Center for Responsible Leadership sponsors the award. Closs, a graduate of Chaparral High School, is the daughter of Thomas and Janice Closs.
Outstanding Commitment to Service Award
Alaina Dague of Lake received the Outstanding Commitment to Service Award. Each year a senior is recognized for demonstrating an active commitment to volunteerism, service learning and community service.
A member of the service-learning team for four years at Alma, Dague also was a College Positive Volunteer and certified trainer, a member of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity and president of the student organization Literacy Beyond Borders. She also developed the Reading Buddies Program as a part of the after school program in Alma. A graduate of Chippewa Hills High School, she is the daughter of Linda Companoni.
Professor Derick Hulme with members of the Model UN team.
Outstanding Senior Awards
Rachel Burckhardt of Waterford, Chelsea Duff of Marlette, Randi Inniger of Middleton, Sarah Proudfoot of Tawas City and Jennafer Young of Dundas, Minn., received Outstanding Senior Awards, given annually to the graduating seniors with the highest grade point averages.
The Senior Dinner in the Hogan Center, Art Smith Arena.
Faculty Receive Recognition at Honors Day
Alma College seniors recognized Dana Aspinall, Maurie Luetkemeier and Mark Seals with Outstanding Faculty Awards.
The Outstanding Faculty Awards are chosen by a vote of the senior class, with one recognized in each of the college’s academic divisions.
Dana Aspinall, associate professor of English, was the faculty recipient for the humanities division.
Maurie Luetkemeier, professor of integrative physiology and health science, was the recipient for the natural sciences division.
Mark Seals, professor of education, was the recipient for the social sciences division.
Posted: Tue, April 23rd, 2013 at 9:25AM