2015-16 Remembrance Scholars Selected

April 23, 2015

Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2015-16 Remembrance Scholars.

A convocation for the 2015-16 Remembrance Scholars will be held Oct. 30 in Hendricks Chapel.

A convocation for the 2015-16 Remembrance Scholars will be held Oct. 30 in Hendricks Chapel.

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.

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.

The scholars will be recognized during a convocation in Hendricks Chapel on Friday, Oct. 30.

Additionally, the 2015-16 Lockerbie Scholars, Joanna Barrie and Ellen Boomer, 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 2015-16 Remembrance Scholars (and their colleges/schools) are:

  • Mehak Ali, College of Arts and Sciences and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Samuel Bailey, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Julie Bengis, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and Whitman School of Management
  • Cheyenne Cheathem, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Whitman School of Management
  • Sarah Dalusma, Whitman School of Management
  • Fanta Dicko, School of Information Studies
  • Jessica Faunce, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kenyon Fitzpatrick, College of Arts and Sciences and Whitman School of Management
  • Katherine Frega, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Leah Garlock, College of Visual and Performing Arts and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Virginia Giannini, College of Arts and Sciences and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Taylor Henry, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Daniel Hopkins, School of Architecture and Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • John Huang, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science and Whitman School of Management
  • Jennifer Hylkema, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Lisa Kranz, College of Visual and Performing Arts and School of Education
  • Haley Kulakowski, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Christina LiPuma, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Cameron MacPherson, College of Arts and Sciences and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Sara McNamara, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Alexis Pena, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Luke Rafferty, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Juan Rangel, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jacqueline Reilly, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Nina Rodgers, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Heather Rounds, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Shannon Salem, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Summer Schneider, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Anthony Schramm, College of Arts and Sciences
  • LaVerne Sessler, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science and Whitman School of Management
  • Molly Smith, Whitman School of Management and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Kanique Swinson, Whitman School of Management
  • Hannah Visnosky, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and College of Arts and Sciences
  • Yuqing (Tessa) Xie, College of Arts and Sciences and School of Information Studies
  • Hugh Yang, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science and Whitman School of Management