2014-15 Remembrance Scholars Selected

April 23, 2014

Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2014-15 Remembrance Scholars.

The scholarships were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The students, who were returning from a semester of study in London and Florence, were among 270 people who perished in the bombing. Last December marked the 25th anniversary of the tragedy.

The scholarships are funded through an endowment supported by gifts from alumni, friends, parents and corporations. Significant support for the Remembrance Scholarships has been provided by C. Jean Thompson ’66 and Syracuse University Board of Trustees Chairman Richard L. Thompson G’67 in memory of Jean Taylor Phelan Terry ’43 and John F. Phelan, Jean Thompson’s parents, and by the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.

Selection Process

Remembrance Scholars are chosen in their junior year through a rigorous, competitive process. Applicants write three essays as part of a comprehensive application, and finalists are interviewed by members of the selection committee, composed of University faculty, staff and students. The $5,000 scholarships are awarded on the basis of distinguished academic achievement, citizenship and service to the community.

“What a privilege and honor it has been to serve as chair of the committee that has selected these 35 outstanding scholars,” says Mark Glauser, professor and associate dean in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and chair of the Remembrance Scholars Selection Committee. “They are indeed SU’s and the world’s best and brightest. I am confident they will collectively utilize their demonstrated leadership skills and seemingly infinite talents to enhance the culture of remembrance on our great campus while simultaneously increasing its visibility at SU, in the region and worldwide.”

The scholars will be recognized during a convocation in Hendricks Chapel on Friday, Oct. 24.

Additionally, the 2014-15 Lockerbie Scholars, Will Beech and Megan Noble, were recently selected. Each year, two students from Lockerbie come to Syracuse for a year of study through the Syracuse-Lockerbie Scholarships, jointly funded by Syracuse and the Lockerbie Trust.

The 2014-15 Remembrance Scholars (and their hometowns, majors and colleges/schools) are:

  • Maryann Akinboyewa of Bowie, Md., a marketing management and writing and rhetoric major in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
  • Jacqueline Barr of Cupertino, Calif., an information management and technology major in the School of Information Studies and public relations major in the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications.
  • Fergus Barrie of Lockerbie, Scotland, a sport management major in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
  • Tonya Bauer of Bismarck, N.D., a broadcast and digital journalism major in the Newhouse School and a history major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
  • Brittany Beyer of North Woodmere, N.Y., a history and international relations major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School.
  • Katherine Bunch of Cochecton, N.Y., a biology and neuroscience major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Rachael Burke of Lower Gywnedd, Pa., a biology and ethics and psychology integrated learning major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Katelyn Edel of Lily Dale, N.Y., a linguistic studies and neuroscience major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Emma Edwards of Barrington, R.I., a geography and policy studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School.
  • Casey Fabris of Ashburn, Va., a magazine journalism major in the Newhouse School.
  • Matthew Feibert of Syosset, N.Y., a biology major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Alexandra Figueroa Miranda of San Juan, P.R., an anthropology and international relations major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School.
  • Isabel Firpo of Oak Park, Ill., an industrial and interaction design major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
  • Miho Hatanaka of Cresskill, N.J., a nutrition major in the Falk College.
  • John Kaczmarczyk of Wilton, Conn., an Earth sciences, energy and its impacts integrated learning and policy studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School.
  • Tenzin Lama of Old Saybrook, Conn., an environmental engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Jonathan Lee of Moon Township, Pa., an information management and technology and policy studies major in the School of Information Studies.
  • Karolina Lubecka of Blairstown, N.J., a civil engineering and Earth sciences major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Victoria Miles of Millbury, Mass., an advertising major in the Newhouse School.
  • Sara Mileski of Oneonta, N.Y., a child and family studies major in the Falk College.
  • Rebecca Moore of Canandaigua, N.Y., an aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Natalie Rebeyev of Flushing, N.Y., a biology and modern Judaic studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Gabriela Riccardi of Paramus, N.J., a magazine journalism major in the Newhouse School.
  • Jeffrey Rich of Stamford, Conn., a television, radio and film major in the Newhouse School.
  • John “Sam” Rodgers of State College, Pa., a nutrition major in the Falk College.
  • Nikolay Rodionov of Conroe, Texas, a bioengineering and business administration major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Whitman School.
  • Elliott Russell of Ames, Iowa, a bioengineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and biotechnology major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Anastasia Selby of Olympia, Wash., an English and textual studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Chelsea Stephens of Los Angeles, Calif., a bioengineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Bo Stewart of Bolivar, Pa., an economics, policy studies, political science and Spanish language, literature and culture major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School.
  • Lauren Strand of Branchburg, N.J., a sport management and marketing management major in the Falk College and the Whitman School.
  • Hailey-Margaret Temple of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., an information management and technology major in the School of Information Studies and a public relations major in the Newhouse School.
  • John Tummino of River Edge, N.J., a broadcast and digital journalism in the Newhouse School and a political science major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School.
  • Kristin Weeks of East Amherst, N.Y., a biology, political science and sociology major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School.
  • Angel Winston of Dorchester, Mass., a political science and policy studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School.