2014-15 Remembrance Scholars to be Honored at Convocation Oct. 24

October 22, 2014

The 2014-15 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding students from this year’s senior class, will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.

Marwa Eltagouri, a 2013-14 Remembrance Scholar, speaks during last year’s convocation in Hendricks Chapel. At the convocation, one scholar is chosen to speak on behalf of the collective group of 35 scholars.

Marwa Eltagouri, a 2013-14 Remembrance Scholar, speaks during last year’s convocation in Hendricks Chapel. At the convocation, one scholar is chosen to speak on behalf of the collective group of 35 scholars.

The Remembrance Scholarships, among the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the University, were founded as a tribute to the 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students studying abroad through Syracuse University, who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

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 SU 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 the Fred L. Emerson Foundation.

Applicants for the $5,000 scholarship were asked to highlight their academic achievements and University activities, including community service. They also wrote essays and participated in interviews with members of the selection committee.

“What a privilege and honor it has been to serve as chair of the committee that has selected these 35 outstanding scholars. They are indeed SU’s and the world’s best and brightest,” says Mark Glauser, professor and associate dean in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and chair of the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee. “They all embody the powerful theme of looking back and acting forward to positively impact others.”

Additionally, each year, two students from Lockerbie are selected as Lockerbie Scholars. They spend one year studying at SU on a scholarship before returning to the United Kingdom to complete their university degrees. Both SU and the Lockerbie Trust support this award. This year’s scholars, William Beech and Megan Noble, will be recognized at the convocation.

Michael D. Veley, Rhonda S. Falk Endowed Professor and director and chair of the Department of Sport Management in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, will preside over the convocation. Messages will be delivered by Chancellor Kent Syverud and by Veley, a member of the Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee, on behalf of the committee. A Remembrance Scholar will speak on behalf of the group, and Veley will present the scholars. To see all of this year’s Remembrance and Lockerbie scholars, click here.

The 2014-15 Remembrance Scholars, and their hometowns and majors, are: Maryann Akinboyewa of Bowie, Md., a marketing management major in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and writing and rhetoric major in the College of Arts and Sciences; Jacqueline Barr of Cupertino, Calif., a 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 history major in A&S and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; Brittany Beyer of North Woodmere, N.Y., a history and international relations major in A&S and the Maxwell School, and Katherine Bunch of Cochecton, N.Y., a biology and neuroscience major in A&S.

Other scholars include Rachael Burke of Lower Gwynedd, Pa., a biology, psychology and ethics major in A&S; Katelyn Edel of Lily Dale, N.Y., a neuroscience and linguistic studies major in A&S; Emma Edwards of Barrington, R.I., a policy studies and geography major in A&S and the Maxwell School; Casey Fabris of Ashburn, Va., a magazine journalism major in the Newhouse School; and Matthew Feibert of Syosset, N.Y., a biology major in A&S.

Also, Alexandra-Marie Figueroa Miranda of San Juan, Puerto Rico, an anthropology and international relations major in A&S 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 and dietetics major in the Falk College; John (Jack) Kaczmarczyk IV of Wilton, Conn., an earth science, policy studies and Energy and Its Impacts major in A&S and the Maxwell School; and Tenzin Lama of Old Saybrook, Conn., an environmental engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Other scholars include Jonathan Lee of Moon Township, Pa., an information management and technology major in the School of Information Studies and a policy studies major in A&S and the Maxwell School; Karolina Lubecka of Blairstown, N.J., a civil engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and earth science major in A&S; 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, psychology minor in A&S and exercise science (dance) minor in the School of Education; Rebecca Moore of Canandaigua, N.Y., an aerospace engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science; and Natalie Rebeyev of Flushing, N.Y., a biology and modern Judaic studies major in A&S.

Also, Gabriela Riccardi of Paramus, N.J., a magazine major in the Newhouse School; Jeffrey Rich of Stamford, Conn., a television, radio and film major in the Newhouse School; John Samuel (Sam) Rodgers of State College, Pa., a nutrition major in the Falk College and entrepreneurship minor in the Whitman School; Nikolay Rodionov of Conroe, Texas, a biomedical engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science and MBA student in the Whitman School; Elliott Russell of Ames, Iowa, a biotechnology major in A&S and biomedical engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science; and Anastasia Selby of Olympia, Wash., an English major in A&S.

Other scholars include Chelsea Stephens of Los Angeles, Calif., a biomedical engineering major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science; Bo Stewart of Bolivar, Pa., an economics and political science major in A&S and the Maxwell School and a Spanish language, literature and culture major in A&S; Lauren Strand of Branchburg, N.J., a sport management major in the Falk College and finance major in the Whitman School; Hailey Temple of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., a public relations major in the Newhouse School and information management and technology major in the School of Information Studies; John Tummino of River Edge, N.J., a political science major in A&S and the Maxwell School and broadcast and digital journalism major in the Newhouse School; Kristin Weeks of Akron, N.Y., a biology major in A&S and a sociology and political science major in A&S and the Maxwell School; and Angel Winston of Dorchester, Mass., a pre-law major in A&S and political science and policy studies major in A&S and the Maxwell School.