ROA NOK E COLLEGE One Hundred Seventy-Third Year COMMENCEMENT PROGR AM Saturday, the Second of May, Two Thousand and Fifteen Order of Commencement Exercises 10:00 a.m. INDOOR VIEWING OF COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES IS AVAILABLE IN OLIN THEATER AND COLKET STUDENT CENTER. THE INCLEMENT WEATHER LOCATION IS THE SALEM CIVIC CENTER. PRELUDE Roanoke College Wind Ensemble Dr. Joseph L. Blaha, Director PROCESSIONAL: “Pomp and Circumstance” Sir Edward Elgar (The audience will rise when the academic procession enters and remain standing through the singing of “America the Beautiful.”) THE BELL DECLARATION Mr. Andrew Benjamin Miles, Senior Class Senator THE INVOCATION The Rev. Christopher M. Bowen, Timothy L. Pickle, Jr. & Timothy L. Pickle, III, Dean of the Chapel “America the Beautiful” 1. O beautiful for spacious skies For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! 2. O beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed his grace on thee And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea! (Be seated.) WELCOMEMr. Michael C. Maxey, President of the College CONFERRING OF DEGREES VALEDICTORY ADDRESS COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE SIMON CARSON WELLS MEDAL President Maxey with Dr. Richard A. Smith, Vice President and Dean of the College Ann Jordan Shreckhise, Grottoes, Virginia Ms. Nancy Howell Agee President Maxey with Dr. Smith and Mr. Morris M. Cregger, Jr., Chair of the Board of Trustees Dr. Charles E. Early Professor of Psychology Dr. Jan H. Lynch Professor of Psychology Dr. Larry A. Lynch Professor of Business Administration Dr. Jeffrey L. Spielman Professor of Mathematics CONFERRING OF HONORARY DEGREES President Maxey with Mr. Morris M. Cregger, Jr., Chair of the Board of Trustees Doctor of Humane Letters: Ms. Nancy Howell Agee Salem, Virginia Dr. Richard A. Smith, Vice President and Dean of the College Doctor of Fine Arts: Mr. Makoto Fujimura Belle Mead, New Jersey Dr. Richard A. Smith, Vice President and Dean of the College CONFERRING OF DIPLOMAS President Maxey with Dr. Smith and Ms. Leah L. Russell, Associate Dean and Registrar ALMA MATER HYMN (Please stand and join the Choir in the singing of the Alma Mater.) Written by Dr. Frank M. Williams Roanoke College Choir Dr. Jeffrey R. Sandborg, Director Deep in our hearts, a flame is softly burning. Deep in our thoughts, the mem’ries are returning. Bells that are ringing, choirs that are singing, Bring back the joys that we have known. Learning to live, and loving as we’re learning. Seeking to find the truths for which we’re yearning. Years come and go, but we’ll always know That dear old Roanoke served us well. To live once more, here in these hallowed halls. To know once again all the joys that we used to know! Some day the winter of life will pass before us. Then we’ll remember the place that proudly bore us. Then we’ll remember Alma Mater. Then we’ll remember Thee. THE BENEDICTION The Rev. Christopher M. Bowen (The audience will remain standing until the academic procession has departed. All graduates and their guests are invited to attend the Celebration Light Luncheon on the Back Quad. If Commencement is moved to the Salem Civic Center due to inclement weather, the luncheon will be held in the Roanoke College Colket Center. Lunch will be served for two hours following the Commencement exercise.) RECESSIONAL Roanoke College Wind Ensemble CHIEF MARSHAL – Dr. Chris Lee ASSOCIATE CHIEF MARSHAL – Dr. Brooks Crozier MARSHALS – Dr. Shannon Anderson, Dr. Marit Berntson, Dr. Chris Buchholz, Prof. James Buriak, Dr. Adam Childers, Prof. Sharon Gibbs, Dr. James Hargrove, Dr. Elizabeth Holbrook, Dr. Gary Hollis, Dr. Alice Kassens, Dr. Wendy Larson-Harris, Dr. Michael Maina, Dr. Dorothy-Belle Poli, Dr. Steven Powers, Prof. Katherine Shortridge, Dr. Harry Wilson FLAG BEARERS – Mr. Xavier A. Chance ’15; Ms. Evelyn A. Clark ‘15 HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT Doctor of Humane Letters Nancy Howell Agee Nancy Howell Agee is the president and chief executive officer of Carilion Clinic, the Roanokebased regional not-for-profit health care organization that serves 18 counties and six cities in western Virginia and southern West Virginia. In her role, she oversees a multi-specialty physician group of 1,000 physicians, seven hospitals and multiple complementary business lines, along with the Jefferson College of Health Sciences. Carilion has a partnership with Virginia Tech in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute, where Ms. Agee is on the Board of Directors. Ms. Agee is a native of the Roanoke Valley and was born in Roanoke Memorial Hospital, in which her executive office is now situated. She says that when she was five years old, she already knew that she wanted to be a nurse. She began her service at Carilion as a young “candy striper” volunteer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing (with honors) from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Nursing (with honors) from Emory University. She also studied at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Ms. Agee began her nursing career as a staff nurse at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and has served in various management roles. In her former position as Carilion’s executive vice-president and chief operating officer, Ms. Agee was at the forefront of the successful initiative to reorganize Carilion into a patient-centered, physician-led clinic. She sees the future as being one where more health care is delivered outside of the hospital and works to establish the necessary network of physicians to meet patient needs. Those with whom she has served describe Ms. Agee as thoughtful and efficient. She has a soft side, but according to her, she also has a “rock-solid core of values I won’t deviate from.” She considers herself a “servant-leader” and makes regular visits to Carilion departments to see personally how the goals of quality service and patient safety are being met. Ms. Agee serves on the Board of Directors and Board of Governors for Carilion Clinic. She is an American Hospital Association Board of Trustees member and she chairs the Virginia Center for Health Innovation. Her contributions to the quality of life in Virginia extend well beyond Carilion’s walls. She has served or is currently serving on numerous Boards of Directors, including the Foundation for Roanoke Valley, of which she was chairwoman; Mill Mountain Theatre; the Taubman Museum of Art; the Virginia Business Council; Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges; the Virginia Higher Education Council; and HomeTown Bank. Ms. Agee is a member of the Roanoke College Community Advisory Group and has been a Roanoke College Associate member for over 12 years. In addition to serving her community, Ms. Agee is devoted to her family. Her husband, Judge Steven Agee, is a judge for the Fourth Circuit of the U. S. Court of Appeals. Her son, Zach, will graduate from Washington & Lee University School of Law this month. HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT Doctor of Fine Arts Makoto Fujimura Makoto Fujimura is an internationally known artist, writer, speaker and arts advocate. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Vienna, New York, and numerous other cities around the world. He is a popular lecturer at conferences, universities and museums. He has painted live on stage at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall and shared his work at Roanoke’s own Olin Hall. Mr. Fujimura was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and earned his bachelor’s degree at Bucknell University, with a double major in Animal Behavior and Art and a minor in Creative Writing. He received his Master of Fine Arts at Tokyo National University, where he was a National Cultural Affairs Scholar. He continued his art education in the Doctoral Level Program at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. As the first non-Japanese citizen to be accepted into the program, he studied the traditional Japanese painting style of Nihonga, which utilizes precious ground minerals as its medium. The Dillon Gallery in New York has described him as one of the technique’s “most powerful and popular artists.” Mr. Fujimura lived for many years in Manhattan, both before and after the attack on the World Trade Center, and the events surrounding September 11, 2001, profoundly influenced his thinking about art and culture. He currently lives and works near Princeton, New Jersey. Mr. Fujimura has been a presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts, a member of a cultural delegation to China with the Presidential Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the recipient of the American Academy of Religion’s “2014 Religion and the Arts” award. This award honors an individual who has made “a significant contribution to the understanding of the relations among the arts and the religions, both for the academy and for a broader public.” Mr. Fujimura is the founder of the International Arts Movement, a non-profit that aims to restore wholeness to our divisive culture by nurturing collaborative efforts among artists, academics, and professionals. He also is the founder of the related Fujimura Institute, which develops projects and events that enable such collaborations. Mr. Fujimura has a passion for “generative thinking” that promotes creativity, generosity, and a vision for the future. In 2014, the College was privileged to host the Fujimura Institute’s “QU4RTETS” program, a series of music, art and lecture events inspired by T.S. Eliot’s masterwork, “Four Quartets.” This included exhibitions of paintings by Mr. Fujimura and collaborating artist Bruce Herman, as well as a Kandinsky Trio concert performance of a QU4RTET composition by Christopher Theofanidis and readings from Eliot’s poems. Mr. Fujimura and his wife, Judith, are the parents to three children. Their daughter, Lydia, is a member of Roanoke’s Class of 2015. Mr. Fujimura’s many writings include “Refractions: a journey of art, faith, and culture” and “Culture Care.” A man of deep faith, Mr. Fujimura is a significant voice in the conversation about art and faith, and he discussed this topic last year during his campus lecture, “Art as a Christian Vocation.” Degrees Conferred in Course Degrees with distinction: cum laude (minimum 3.4 gpa); magna cum laude (minimum 3.7 gpa); summa cum laude (minimum 3.9 gpa) VALEDICTORIAN Ann Jordan Shreckhise, Grottoes, Virginia SALUTATORIAN Alexander Paul Berryman, Moyock, North Carolina BACHELOR OF ARTS Matthew Alan Anderson, cum laude Criminal Justice Nicholas C. Apelquist Communication Studies Oak Hill, Virginia Haley Elizabeth Atkins Communication Studies Roanoke, Virginia Jonathan Edouard Babington-Heina cum laude Economics Falls Church, Virginia Conor James Balbo Anticipated August Graduate Economics Fair Haven, New Jersey Chelsea Nicole Barnett Criminal Justice Roanoke, Virginia Christopher Alan Barnett, cum laude Criminal Justice Richmond, Virginia Michael Randall Barnett Anticipated August Graduate Communication Studies Taylor Gavin Barrett Anticipated August Graduate Criminal Justice Stacy Elizabeth Bechtel, cum laude Psychology Madison Ryan Bennett Anticipated August Graduate History Andrea Jennae Benson Creative Writing Alexander Paul Berryman, Salutatorian summa cum laude Sociology Moyock, North Carolina Anna Victoria Boyer Anticipated August Graduate Sociology Chatham, New Jersey Ashley Elizabeth Boyle Criminal Justice Michael Henretta Brightwell, III Sociology Jaymie French Burd Criminal Justice Stephanie Rose Buturla Anticipated August Graduate Psychology Brianna Duncan Carroll History Buffalo, New York Xavier Antonio Chance Communication Studies Roanoke, Virginia Evelyn A. Clark, cum laude Conrad Francis Classen Anticipated August Graduate Hannah Rachel Cline, magna cum laude Political Science Economics Communication Studies Salem, Virginia Baton Rouge, Louisiana Salem, Virginia Eldersburg, Maryland Oak Ridge, New Jersey Abingdon, Maryland Bethel, Connecticut Salem, Virginia Waldorf, Maryland Fairfield, Connecticut Martinsville, Virginia Wellesley, Massachusetts Charlotte, North Carolina Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF ARTS Laura Adelaide Coleman Biology Jessica A. Compton, summa cum laude Literary Studies Ashlyn Brooke Conrad Spanish Kathryn E. Cooper, cum laude Music William Tyler Corso History, Economics Holly Elizabeth Craft Psychology Lebanon, Virginia Charleston, South Carolina Gastonia, North Carolina Winston-Salem, North Carolina Yorktown Heights, New York Covington, Virginia Kenneth Wayne Craig History Roanoke, Virginia Alexandrea Marie Cundiff Communication Studies Roanoke, Virginia Brett D. Cylinder Criminal Justice Timothy Stephen Cywinski Political Science Sarah Elizabeth Dale Communication Studies Andrew James Daniels Sociology Fairfax, Virginia Kathryn Mae Deacon Psychology Forest, Virginia Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania Catlett, Virginia Boston, Massachusetts Lydia M. Delamatta, magna cum laude International Relations Christina Jordan DeRito Psychology Pembroke, Massachusetts Samantha Nicole Dowling Psychology Troutville, Virginia Emily Riane Dumas Communication Studies Marblehead, Massachusetts Daniel Louis Eacho, cum laude History, Political Science Richmond, Virginia Sara Jane Eagen Anticipated August Graduate Psychology Cameron M. Ecker History Winchester, Virginia Princeton, New Jersey South Hamilton, Massachusetts Emily Megan Edmonds, magna cum laude Theatre Arts Rural Retreat, Virginia Kayla Elizabeth Edmonds Criminal Justice Rural Retreat, Virginia Jessica Marie Ehrhart Political Science Westfield, New Jersey Garret Eldridge History Wayne, Pennsylvania Rebecca Marie Ellis, cum laude Sociology Theodore Lee Ellis, magna cum laude Economics, Spanish Kelsey Marie Engle Spanish Virginia Beach, Virginia Franklin, Tennessee Hagerstown, Maryland Darragh Patricia Evarts Psychology Eric F. Fagan, cum laude History Paul William Fariss, III Political Science, History Roanoke, Virginia Hillary M. Ferguson Anticipated August Graduate Creative Writing Roanoke, Virginia Hayley Caroline Field, magna cum laude Sociology Katonah, New York Wilmington, Delaware Salem, Virginia Ellen Pierson Fields International Relations Taylor Alexandra Fitzpatrick, cum laude Creative Writing Chatham, Massachusetts Sudbury, Massachusetts Charis Weldon Flamburis Psychology Larry Reed Forrester Creative Writing Heather Abbey Forsdick Sociology Mariam Anna Foster, magna cum laude Psychology Kaci A. Frick Communication Studies Colorado Springs, Colorado Roanoke, Virginia Manchester, Connecticut Monterey, Virginia Ellicott City, Maryland Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF ARTS Nicholas Alan Fritz, cum laude Literary Studies, Creative Writing Nicholas Galloway History, Philosophy Samantha Ann-Marie Garst, cum laude International Relations Jennifer Anne Genovese Criminal Justice Madison Elizabeth Gensurowsky Communication Studies Meghan Bronwyn Gerrie Biology Adrian Carl Rey Gillem International Relations Sarah Winfrey Gillette, cum laude Sociology Chalalin Anne Giron Literary Studies, Creative Writing Hannah Gaile Godsey International Relations Emily Ann Gould Literary Studies Leslie Prentiss Grimes, summa cum laude Psychology Lindsey F. Grinnell Communication Studies Harrison H. Grymes Anticipated August Graduate Economics Parker Andrew Gunn Communication Studies Ethan Gunter Anticipated August Graduate History Phylicia Nicole Harris Psychology Hopewell, Virginia Ashley Marie Hayzlett Psychology Bassett, Virginia Nicholas Shane Helms Criminal Justice Jhovan A. Hernandez Anticipated August Graduate Spanish, Art Emily Moriah Herron, cum laude Spanish James Matthew Hetherington Communication Studies Megan Alyse Hickey, cum laude History Elizabeth Field Hill Communication Studies Melissa Kate Hobson Psychology Ryan Alexander Hodges History Nichola Whitney Hokunson Sociology Philip Ross Holcomb Psychology Elizabeth Wheaton Holmes Sociology Ligonier, Pennsylvania Nicole Sedona Hopkins Communication Studies Madison, Connecticut Brendan Ruffner Horgan International Relations Robert Campbell Horn, cum laude Economics Virginia Bailey Howard Theatre Arts Christopher M. Hudson History Oxford, Connecticut Wilmington, Delaware Huntersville, North Carolina Bayville, New York Roanoke, Virginia Fergus, Ontario, Canada St. Croix, Virgin Islands Wilmington, Delaware Pacific Grove, California Roanoke, Virginia Haymarket, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Canton, Connecticut Bernardsville, New Jersey Martinsville, Virginia Kernersville, North Carolina Salem, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Salem, Virginia Duxbury, Massachusetts Douglassville, Pennsylvania Charlotte, North Carolina Oakton, Virginia Boones Mill, Virginia Glastonbury, Connecticut Roanoke, Virginia Scituate, Massachusetts Atlanta, Georgia Knoxville, Tennessee Hopkinton, Massachusetts Rhiannon Nicole Huff Sociology Jordan N. Huffman History Salem, Virginia Deisha Lynne Jackson Criminal Justice Salem, Virginia John Clayton Jamieson Anticipated August Graduate Communication Studies Roanoke, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF ARTS Shenique Sherelle Jeremiah Criminal Justice Brent Mitchell Jernigan Anticipated August Graduate Economics Matthew James Jorgensen Literary Studies Ringwood, New Jersey Jeb Lewis Joseph Criminal Justice Mount Solon, Virginia Nikolaos Winthrop Kantanas English Sydney Rose Katz Sociology Brian Thomas Keeley Anticipated August Graduate History Shannen Nicole Kelley, magna cum laude Frederiksted, Virgin Islands Portland, Tennessee Flemington, New Jersey New Castle, New Hampshire Boston, Massachusetts Psychology Norwood, Massachusetts Kristen Diane Kelly Psychology Trumbull, Connecticut James Arthur Kephart Anticipated August Graduate Communication Studies Caitlin Leigh Khosla Psychology Mary Kate Kostlan Communication Studies Morristown, New Jersey New London, Connecticut Douglassville, Pennsylvania Jacob Robert Kotchish Art Mary E. Lambert Criminal Justice Haverhill, Massachusetts Sociology Uxbridge, Massachusetts Katherine Rose Larrivee, cum laude Paisley Candise Le Roy Christian Studies Julia Ruth Lee Anticipated August Graduate Creative Writing Anna Louise Lewis, cum laude History Shaina Carroll Lidd, cum laude Religious Studies, International Relations Roanoke, Virginia Fredericksburg, Virginia Clifton Forge, Virginia Fairfax, Virginia Stafford, Virginia John Jethro Lilley Literary Studies Ethan Zane Linkous History Meggan Marie Lionberger, magna cum laude Communication Studies Roanoke, Virginia Kyle Gregg Loren Political Science Ashland, Virginia Sarah Elise Loving Sociology Roanoke, Virginia Christopher Gill Luck Political Science Amanda Leigh Lundberg Anticipated August Graduate Religious Studies Waverly, Virginia Shawsville, Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia Blacksburg, Virginia Kelsey Anne Maillett, cum laude Criminal Justice Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Margaret Rosemary Maloney Communication Studies Nantucket, Massachusetts Matthew Tyler Mandeville Political Science Buchanan, Virginia Haley Elizabeth Marten Psychology Wilton, Connecticut Hannah Jean Mauk History, Religion Erin Lynne May, cum laude Psychology Annapolis, Maryland James Hanratty McGrath Communication Studies Fairfield, Connecticut Rachel B. McManus, magna cum laude French Gardner Lawrence Menges Anticipated August Graduate Communication Studies Alejandro Cornelius Menjivar Literary Studies Terrace Park, Ohio Wyncote, Pennsylvania East Hampton, New York New York, New York Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF ARTS William Weiland Merritt Communication Studies Anna Caitlin Merz, summa cum laude Literary Studies Chilhowie, Virginia Andrew Benjamin Miles Philosophy Richmond, Virginia Mark A. Miloro History Kylie Elizabeth Moore Literary Studies Austin, Texas Ridgefield, Connecticut Charlotte, North Carolina Selena C. Moore Psychology Clarksville, Tennessee Cedric Barnabus Moss, Jr. Economics Nassau, Bahamas Zachary Edward Mullenax Communication Studies Staunton, Virginia Rosemary K. Mulligan Anticipated August Graduate Spanish Scott Thomas Munley Political Science Trenton, New Jersey Spencer Chase Munro Psychology Gloucester, Virginia Catherine Sullivan Nasca Communication Studies Norton, Massachusetts Buffalo, New York Mathilda Nassar, magna cum laude International Relations Michael David Neuman Anticipated August Graduate History Hoang E. Nguyen Anticipated August Graduate Criminal Justice Vinton, Virginia Ann Marie Noell, magna cum laude Literary Studies Salem, Virginia William O’Brien Music Salem, Virginia Meredith Kate O’Connell, cum laude Sociology Jordan Charles Overstreet Spanish Roanoke, Virginia Kara Ashley Padgett Anticipated August Graduate Psychology Roanoke, Virginia Patrick Lee Pagans Art Sarah Elizabeth Palmer, cum laude Creative Writing Emily Marie Parker, cum laude History Marcus Anthony Parker Psychology Spencer Marfield Parsons Communication Studies Fallynn E. Payne Biology Bethlehem, Palestine Ridgeway, Virginia Barrington, Rhode Island Salem, Virginia Madison, Connecticut Winston-Salem, North Carolina Newton, Massachusetts Columbus, Ohio Salem, Virginia Taninmorela Kimberly Penn-Timity Communication Studies Colin Chapman Picard History Carolyn M. Powell Psychology, Spanish Charlotte, North Carolina Alix X. Reed Political Science Putnam Valley, New York Kelsey Noelle Reedy Psychology Lucy H. Regnell Anticipated August Graduate Sociology Robert Andrew Reinhardt History William Andrew Reitan Economics Chagrin Falls, Ohio John Glenn Rhodes, Jr. Criminal Justice Richmond, Virginia Zoe Fox Richards, cum laude Communication Studies Roanoke, Virginia Midlothian, Virginia Galax, Virginia Alexandria, Virginia Moneta, Virginia Exeter, New Hampshire Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF ARTS Adam Luis Rivera Anticipated August Graduate History, International Relations Nathan Michael Rizzotti History Courtney Jane Robb Art Wytheville, Virginia Taylor Nicole Robertson, magna cum laude History Collinsville, Virginia Alexis Dawn Roop Sociology Megan Hamilton Ross Communication Studies Timothy James Russo Psychology April Elizabeth Rust Sociology Erik Louis Sackandy Criminal Justice Marilyn E. Sarver, cum laude Art History, History Roanoke, Virginia Rhea Marie Schleicher Criminal Justice Stafford, Virginia Sarah Veronica Schwartz Literary Studies Salem, Virginia Raynor McCarty Sebring, cum laude History Danielle J. Sekel, cum laude Allison Danielle Shannon Ann Jordan Shreckhise, Valedictorian summa cum laude Music, Literary Studies Literary Studies, Psychology Biology Kyra N. Sichelstiel International Relations Allison Coale Slaght Communication Studies Nathan Tyler Sliwa Anticipated August Graduate Music, Biology Dale Charles Smith, Jr. Anticipated August Graduate Political Science Rebecca H. Smith Anticipated August Graduate Communication Studies Breanne Elizabeth Spitznogle-Stump History Scarlett Leanne Stover, cum laude Spanish, Literary Studies Chloe Andonia Svolos Communication Studies Codi Victoria Swanson Criminal Justice Augustine Edward Targonsky Philosophy Molly Mae Taylor, magna cum laude Political Science Kayla Patricia Teeney History Marquis D. Terrell Economics Jordan Leigh Thomas Anticipated August Graduate Communication Studies Darean Leigh Thompson Literary Studies Grace Elizabeth Thompson, magna cum laude History Jamie Michelle Thompson Anticipated August Graduate Art Ei Phyu Kyaw Tint, cum laude International Relations Haley Marie Toresdahl, magna cum laude Political Science Barranquitas, Puerto Rico Mukilteo, Washington Floyd, Virginia Hingham, Massachusetts Gladstone, New Jersey Ormond Beach, Florida Ellicott City, Maryland Humes, Virginia Harding, Pennsylvania Salem, Virginia Grottoes, Virginia Knoxville, Tennessee New Vernon, New Jersey Naperville, Illinois Swarthmore, Pennsylvania Tewksbury, New Jersey Waynesburg, Pennsylvania Roanoke, Virginia Lincoln, Massachusetts Vinton, Virginia Lebanon, Connecticut Milford, Connecticut Williamsburg, Virginia Albany, New York Bernardsville, New Jersey Elliston, Virginia Lake Charles, Louisiana Roanoke, Virginia Mandalay, Myanmar West Des Moines, Iowa Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF ARTS Ian G. Trepanier Political Science Alexa Shane Trout Criminal Justice Franklin County, Virginia Allison Kathleen True Psychology Walpole, Massachusetts Nicholas Matthew Varrell Spanish, Criminal Justice Holliston, Massachusetts Jillian Jayne Vasco Communication Studies New Canaan, Connecticut Courtney A. Vaughan, magna cum laude Literary Studies Alison J. Velchik, magna cum laude Psychology John Joseph Vigilis Anticipated August Graduate History Nicholas George Vizzacchero Economics Hannah Leigh Ward, cum laude Literary Studies Hollee Danielle Warlitner History Bethany Ann Washer Anticipated August Graduate Criminal Justice Syracuse, New York Charleroi, Pennsylvania Oakton, Virginia Port Washington, New York Bedminster, New Jersey Fincastle, Virginia Clifton Forge, Virginia Scio, New York Michael David Watts Communication Studies Roanoke, Virginia Cameron Douglas Webb Economics Catawba, Virginia Emma Vaughan Webb, summa cum laude Economics, Political Science Boones Mill, Virginia Hunter Dean Weikel Anticipated August Graduate Political Science Roanoke, Virginia Nicholas Adam Weirup Psychology, Art Blue Ridge, Virginia Hannah Elaine Whitt, cum laude International Relations, Spanish Elsa C. Wieboldt, magna cum laude Sociology Newport, Virginia Deanna Kate Wilson Anticipated August Graduate History Brick, New Jersey Christine Marie Winder Communication Studies Kassandra Brooke Wines History Natural Bridge Station, Virginia Vivian Elaine Wing History Salem, Virginia Sarah Renae Womack Anticipated August Graduate Biology Amelia, Virginia Laura Michelle Wood, cum laude Psychology Matthew D. Woodfin Anticipated August Graduate History Heather L. Woods Art Salem, Virginia Louisa, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Concord, New Hampshire Prince George, Virginia Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Esraa Mousa AboJasser Anticipated August Graduate Biochemistry Audra Irene Aldrich, cum laude Sport Management Allison Mackenzie Allen, cum laude Athletic Training Danetta Allen Biology Katelyn Nicole Angell, summa cum laude Health and Exercise Science Audubon, New Jersey Zuni, Virginia Hampton, Virginia Franklin County, Virginia Tori Alexxis Beard Psychology Lexington, Virginia Markia Lashay Beckwith Psychology Baltimore, Maryland Rachaelle A. Benons Psychology Urbana, Maryland William Gray Bentley Biology Fincastle, Virginia Colin R. Blye Chemistry Gina M. Borrelli Psychology Warwick, Rhode Island Zachary Kent Borst, magna cum laude Environmental Studies Schenectady, New York Jacob Patrick Brabham Health and Physical Education Paul F. Brosnan, III Environmental Studies Logan Rebecca Brown, cum laude Pottstown, Pennsylvania Roanoke, Virginia Williamsburg, Virginia Biology Denton, Maryland Hailey E. Brundige Biochemistry Saratoga Springs, New York Matthew Ronald Bryant Biochemistry Lexington, Virginia Cynthia Marie Buchanan Anticipated August Graduate Environmental Studies Aaron James Burton Health and Exercise Science Roanoke, Virginia Psychology Roanoke, Virginia Rachel Elizabeth Capps, magna cum laude Gaza, Palestine Milford, Pennsylvania William Seth Carroll Sport Management Salem, Virginia Cameron Neal Cassady Physics Vienna, Virginia Tiffany Marie Cassidy Biology Mechanicsville, Virginia Dennis Chichkin Anticipated August Graduate Health and Exercise Science Richboro, Pennsylvania Jaclyn Erin Chrisman Biology Carter Wyche Chumley Environmental Studies Daidra Suzanne Ciroalo Health and Exercise Science Erin Elizabeth Cochran Biology Daniel James Creel Sport Management David Lewis Crush, Jr., cum laude Applied Computer Science Vinton, Virginia Abagail Elizabeth Davis, cum laude Environmental Studies, Biology Bristol, Virginia Timothy Joseph Demshar, cum laude Athletic Training Chardon, Ohio Sara Rose Dorrance, cum laude Psychology Raymond Patrick Dougherty Health and Physical Education Morgantown, Pennsylvania Richmond, Virginia Wilmington, Delaware Shamong, New Jersey West Yarmouth, Massachusetts Baltimore, Maryland Monmouth Beach, New Jersey Janell Symone Elliott Environmental Studies, Political Science Morgan Elizabeth Elston Mathematics Irmo, South Carolina Kristin Ronia Emrich Mathematics Roanoke, Virginia Margaret Grace England, summa cum laude Christopher James Evans Biology Mathematics Evington, Virginia Dublin, Virginia Glen Allen, Virginia Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Shannon Lee Fields Biology Candice Cowan Fisher Health and Physical Education Baltimore, Maryland Biology Pasadena, Maryland Lydia Mary Fujimura Psychology New York, New York Meghan Ann Gadell, cum laude Sport Management Seth Daniel Fortmann, cum laude Daniel Todd Garber, cum laude Health and Exercise Science Richard Spencer Gill Athletic Training Jessica A. Gladfelter, magna cum laude Biology Alexa Germany Anticipated August Graduate Psychology Lake Mary, Florida Vienna, Virginia Winchester, Virginia West Hempstead, New York Staunton, Virginia Columbus, Ohio Jason James Gollan Environmental Studies Haley K. Goodes, magna cum laude Psychology Salem, Virginia Shaneal Greaves Psychology Delray Beach, Florida Austin Chase Gregory Sport Management Roanoke, Virginia Tyler James Grossheim Anticipated August Graduate Psychology Bedford, Virginia William Hubert Groth Mathematics Roanoke, Virginia Austin William Grubb Environmental Science John R. Guidry Computer Science Salem, Virginia Victoria Jordan Haga Biology Gladys, Virginia Devon S. Harrell, cum laude Sport Management Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey Floyd, Virginia Nahant, Massachusetts Henry E. Hartge Health and Exercise Science Caitlin Marie Hartland Biochemistry Kelly E. Higbie, cum laude Sport Management Cameron James Holshouser, cum laude Health and Exercise Science Salem, Virginia Mariel Elise Hunt Health and Exercise Science Rumson, New Jersey Lauren Emily Hurley, summa cum laude Health and Exercise Science Newville, Pennsylvania Hannah Marie Inman Health and Exercise Science Forest, Virginia Marie Theresia Isoe, cum laude Psychology, Art Easton, Maryland Hopatcong, New Jersey Midlothian, Virginia Kobe, Japan Aaron Nathaniel Jackson Mathematics Roanoke, Virginia Ashley Brooke Johns Psychology Roanoke, Virginia Matthew Caleb Johnson Applied Computer Science Roanoke, Virginia Lillian Fahey Judge, cum laude Health and Exercise Science Rachael C. Karns-Gall Biology, Theatre Arts Chelsea Hope Keller Environmental Studies Roanoke, Virginia Eric Thomas Kessler Environmental Studies, Biology Roanoke, Virginia John Alexander Khandan-Barani Physics Radford, Virginia Brian N. Kluge, cum laude Biology Roanoke, Virginia Adam Michael Koski, cum laude Environmental Studies Kristen N. Lambert, magna cum laude Athletic Training Melissa A. Lehrer, cum laude Biology Davidsonville, Maryland Prince George, Virginia Carlisle, Massachusetts Staunton, Virginia Jefferson, New Jersey Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Jennings Taliaferro Logan Mathematics Travis Hunter Lumpkin Biology Kayla Ruth Lynch, cum laude Mathematics Kayla Renee Mabe, cum laude Health and Exercise Science Roanoke, Virginia Conner James McBane Environmental Studies Botetourt, Virginia William Patrick McClanahan, III magna cum laude Psychology, Criminal Justice Ellen Barbara McCumber Environmental Studies Megan B. McFillen Health and Exercise Science Tatum Leigh McKee Sport Management Cody Austin Meadows, summa cum laude King William, Virginia Salem, Virginia Pulaski, Virginia Cleveland, Ohio Berryville, Virginia Charlotte, North Carolina Biochemistry Goodview, Virginia Jessica Carolina Mejia Biology Centreville, Virginia Allison A. Michaels Anticipated August Graduate Chemistry Westerville, Ohio Roanoke, Virginia Casey Lynn Moore Athletic Training Tyler A. Mortis Anticipated August Graduate Environmental Studies Caroline Isabelle Mueller, cum laude Health and Exercise Science Brooke Elaine Mungall Athletic Training Raleigh, North Carolina Andrew Scott Nesbit, cum laude Psychology Baton Rouge, Louisiana Jake Daniel Norris, magna cum laude Biology West Monroe, Louisiana Ashley M. Nyitray, magna cum laude Biology Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania Cameron Henry Ormiston Roanoke, Virginia Sport Management Maynard, Massachusetts Salem, Virginia Wakefield, Rhode Island Matthew Emerson Othus Biology Samantha Leigh Parsons, magna cum laude Mathematics Boones Mill, Virginia Michelle Lueders Pasier, cum laude Biochemistry Blacksburg, Virginia Amanda Louise Paul Anticipated August Graduate Biology Gavin Clayton Pellitteri Environmental Studies Meghann R. Picard Biology Midlothian, Virginia Jordan Michael Pouzar Biology Richmond, Virginia Lake Oswego, Oregon Coventry, Rhode Island Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania Davalyn Christine Pugh Biology California, Maryland Tyler P. Quigley Biology Sicklerville, New Jersey Julian D. Ramirez Anticipated August Graduate Mathematics Alejandro Niland Ramos Environmental Studies, Biology Gabrielle L. Rivest, magna cum laude Biology, Psychology Oxford, Pennsylvania Kalee Elizabeth Robinson Anticipated August Graduate Biology Waynesboro, Virginia Brendan Glenn Romaine Environmental Studies Chesapeake, Virginia Brian M. Ruane Anticipated August Graduate Biochemistry, Physics Middletown, New Jersey Fluvanna, Virginia Gaithersburg, Maryland Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Timothy Michael Ryan Mathematics Tereasha M. Santos Biology Whitsett, North Carolina Carolyn A. Sarbacher, cum laude Biology Dunkirk, Maryland Leigha Ann Schimmoeller, cum laude Psychology Emily K. Shoup Biology Rebecca Anne Siar, cum laude Forest, Virginia Sparta, New Jersey Biochemistry Roanoke, Virginia Jessica Lynn Simmons Anticipated August Graduate Environmental Studies Roanoke, Virginia Charles Henry Simonds Sport Management Joshua B. Sison Anticipated August Graduate Biology Mackenzie Faith Slater, cum laude Psychology Sierra Nicole Spain Biology Whitney Anne Spence Health and Exercise Science Nicholas Paul Staufenberger Sport Management Katelynn Ann Stauffer Health and Exercise Science Trevor Andrew Stevens Sport Management Rachel Elizabeth Stewart Environmental Studies Edinburg, Virginia Lauren Elizabeth Strong, magna cum laude Biology Roanoke, Virginia Mackenzie Warrick Sullivan, summa cum laude Abingdon, Maryland Biochemistry, Music Fairfield, Connecticut Roanoke, Virginia Winston-Salem, North Carolina Vinton, Virginia Lively, Virginia Leonardtown, Maryland Salem, Virginia Lynchburg, Virginia Ferrum, Virginia Jenna Leigh Tavares Sport Management Meagan Elizabeth Terry Anticipated August Graduate Biology Lauren Marie Thomason Psychology Sara Dianne Thompson, cum laude Biology Jarrett Cooper Tyree, cum laude Biochemistry Roanoke, Virginia Macey Alaine Tyree, cum laude Health and Exercise Science Botetourt, Virginia Christopher J. Valentine, cum laude Physics Sarah Elizabeth Valero, cum laude Health and Exercise Science Erick Alexander Van Buren Biology Norton, Massachusetts Roanoke, Virginia Vinton, Virginia Christiansburg, Virginia Salem, Virginia Staten Island, New York Covington, Virginia Shanae Monique Vaughn Psychology Roanoke, Virginia Amy Rose Waddell Health and Exercise Science Roanoke, Virginia Alexander Blake Weant Anticipated August Graduate Biochemistry Salisbury, North Carolina Chelsea Faye Webb Mathematics Gretna, Virginia Thomas A. Wells Chemistry Keri Lynn Whitlow Health and Exercise Science Joshua David Wojtysiak, cum laude Environmental Studies Lewis M. Young Athletic Training Reem Zeidan Mathematics, Physics Plymouth, Massachusetts Gloucester, Virginia Bristow, Virginia Salisbury, North Carolina Jalala, Lebanon Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Mark B. Adams Adriana Emily Alissi Amber Marie Austin Kasiani Beja Roxanne Renee Boone Anticipated August Graduate Arin Sidney Brenner Roanoke, Virginia Marblehead, Massachusetts Botetourt, Virginia Ocean City, Maryland Ferrum, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Austin Charles Brown Salem, Virginia Mateo Cadavid Cali, Colombia William King Carter, Jr. Grant Steven Cogar Robert Leo Cullinan, III Baltimore, Maryland Clifton Forge, Virginia Wilton, Connecticut Lauren Elizabeth Curtin, magna cum laude Hudson, Ohio Eryka Renae Darrow Burke, Virginia Ryan T. Davis, cum laude Cassondra Jillian Degen, magna cum laude Salem, Virginia Wilton, New Hampshire Benjamin Alexander DiGenova Anticipated August Graduate Roanoke, Virginia Marc Pascal Dinkel Anticipated August Graduate Basel, Switzerland Toni Lynnette Duvall Anticipated August Graduate Alexandria, Virginia Kevin Lee Foster Roanoke, Virginia Kiani Linn Fridley Daleville, Virginia Samira Rene’ Fudge Anticipated August Graduate Roanoke, Virginia Ashley Lauren Funk Roanoke, Virginia Devon Michael Good Anticipated August Graduate Ardyn Leigh Granger Maplewood, New Jersey Midlothian, Virginia Laura Gabriela Guerra São Paulo, Brazil Chad Austin Hill Roanoke, Virginia Amar Guru Kalburgi Oak Hill, Virginia Kentyn E. Kaplan McLean, Virginia Patrick William King Joshua Landon Kingery Brent S. Leuzzi, cum laude David Gilman Long, Jr. Sarah Katherine Long, cum laude Lin Ma Kristen Elizabeth Maguire Anticipated August Graduate Megan Anne Matthews Fairfield, Connecticut Troutville, Virginia Lebanon, New Jersey Westport, Connecticut Midlothian, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Norwalk, Connecticut Colonia, New Jersey Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Brandon Edward Mayer, magna cum laude Roanoke, Virginia James Blake McCabe Anticipated August Graduate Darien, Connecticut Gavin McMahon McCutcheon Anticipated August Graduate Easton, Pennsylvania Ashby Scott McGarry Elizabeth G. McKeown Sewickley, Pennsylvania Chatham, New Jersey Daniel Sullivan Meindl Wayland, Massachusetts Casey Ryan Miller Oley Valley, Pennsylvania Jerrika S. Moore Roanoke, Virginia Emily I. Morris Ashburn, Virginia Laurel Bentley Morrison Wesley White Pancoast Anticipated August Graduate Jenny Vanessa Pena Shawn M. Perkins, magna cum laude Michael John Porter Anticipated August Graduate Esther A. Prempeh Elizabeth Marie Puryear, cum laude Trevor Joel Quesenberry Tamika Dawn Rickman Nicholas Joseph Roch Corey Thomas Schimoler Anticipated August Graduate Chandler H. Scott Halee Noel Simmons Charles Taylor Stoneking, cum laude Jackson Thomas Stuckey Midlothian, Virginia West Chester, Pennsylvania Roanoke, Virginia Covington, Virginia Charlotte, North Carolina Bristow, Virginia Midlothian, Virginia Galax, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Toms River, New Jersey Peapack-Gladstone, New Jersey Center Cross, Virginia Buchanan, Virginia Roanoke, Virginia Summit, New Jersey Rhett Clarkson Sturgill Chilhowie, Virginia William Douglas Thomas Buchanan, Virginia Kristin Lynn Troianello Princeton Junction, New Jersey Hannah E. Wallace, summa cum laude Lexington, Virginia Maggie Cathleen Williams Lexington, Virginia Scott Andrew Williamson Buchanan, Virginia Chloe Willis Wytheville, Virginia Everett Thomas Wilson Chelsea R. Witt Dobbs Ferry, New York Salem, Virginia Elected to Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Elected to Alpha Chi National Honor Society Elected to Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society Honors Program Graduate August 2014 Graduate December 2014 Graduate PHI BETA KAPPA NU OF VIRGINIA CHAPTER Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious academic honor society. The Society’s mission is fostering and recognizing excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Faculty and staff key holders select students for this distinct honor based on the Society’s stipulations for membership, which include students’ intellectual and cultural interests and scholarly achievements at the College. Jonathan Edouard Babington-Heina Emily Morian Herron Raynor McCarty Sebring Logan Rebecca Brown Shannen Nicole Kelley Danielle J. Sekel Rachel Elizabeth Capps Katherine Rose Larrivee Ann Jordan Shreckhise Evelyn A. Clark Julia Ruth Lee Rebecca Anne Siar Hannah Rachel Cline Shaina Carroll Lidd Mackenzie Warrick Sullivan Jessica A. Compton Amanda Leigh Lundberg Ei Phyu Kyaw Tint Lydia M. Delamatta Rachel B. McManus Haley Marie Toresdahl Theodore Lee Ellis Cody Austin Meadow Jarrett Cooper Tyree Margaret Grace England Anna Caitlin Merz Courtney A. Vaughan Haley Caroline Field Rosemary K. Mulligan Alison J. Velchik Seth Daniel Fortmann Mathilda Nassar Hannah Leigh Ward Mariam Anna Foster Ashley M. Nyitray Emma Vaughan Webb Nicholas Alan Fritz Michelle Lueders Pasier Hannah Elaine Whitt Daniel Todd Garber Gabrielle L. Rivest Elsa C. Wieboldt Jessica A. Gladfelter Taylor Nicole Robertson Haley K. Goodes Marilyn E. Sarver HONORS IN MAJORS To qualify, students must graduate with a minimum grade point average of 3.4 in their major. They must also complete an honors project in their major, featuring a program of independent study which culminates in a paper, artistic creation, or performance. Alexander Paul Berryman, BA Honors in Sociology Seth Daniel Fortmann, BS Honors in Biology Samantha Leigh Parsons, BS Honors in Mathematics Logan Rebecca Brown, BS Honors in Biology Mariam Anna Foster, BA Honors in Psychology Michelle Lueders Pasier, BS Honors in Biochemistry Hannah Rachel Cline, BA Honors in Communication Studies Daniel Todd Garber, BS Honors in Biology Elizabeth Marie Puryear, BBA Honors in Business Administration Ashlyn Brooke Conrad, BA Honors in Spanish Jessica A. Gladfelter, BS Honors in Psychology Gabrielle L. Rivest, BS Honors in Biology Andrew James Daniels, BA Honors in Sociology Katherine Rose Larrivee, BA Honors in Sociology Taylor Nicole Robertson, BA Honors in History Abagail Elizabeth Davis, BS Honors in Environmental Studies Paisley Candise Le Roy, BA Honors in Christian Studies April Elizabeth Rust, BA Honors in Sociology Lydia M. Delamatta, BA Honors in International Relations Shaina Carroll Lidd, BA Honors in Religious Studies Ann Jordan Shreckhise, BA Honors in Biology Sara Rose Dorrance, BS Honors in Psychology Rachel B. McManus, BA Honors in French Lauren Elizabeth Strong, BS Honors in Biology Theodore Lee Ellis, BA Honors in Economics and Spanish Cody Austin Meadows, BS Honors in Biochemistry Mackenzie Warrick Sullivan, BS Honors in Biochemistry Margaret Grace England, BS Honors in Biology Anna Caitlin Merz, BA Honors in Literary Studies Courtney A. Vaughan, BA Honors in Literary Studies Eric F. Fagan, BA Honors in History Mathilda Nassar, BA Honors in International Relations Hannah Leigh Ward, BA Honors in Literary Studies Hayley Caroline Field, BA Honors in Sociology Jake Daniel Norris, BS Honors in Biology RECOGNITION FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE PROGRAM 2014–2015 April 1, 2015 ALL COLLEGE AWARDS Alpha Lambda Delta Award – Cody A. Meadows Annie Terrill Bushnell Prize – Evelyn A. Clark The Reverend Doctor John E. Bushnell Prize – Xavier A. Chance ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA SENIOR CERTIFICATES GRADUATES WITH A MINIMUM 3.5 GRADE-POINT AVERAGE – Allison M. Allen; Katelyn Nicole Angell; Jonathan Edouard Babington-Heina; Alexander P. Berryman; Logan R. Brown; Lauren E. Curtin; Abagail E. Davis; Cassondra Jillian Degen; Daniel L. Eacho; Theodore L. Ellis; M. Grace England; Samantha A. Garst; Jessica A. Gladfelter; Devon S. Harrell; Lauren E. Hurley; Shannen N. Kelley; Katherine R. Larrivee; Cody A. Meadows; Anna C. Merz; Michelle L. Pasier; Raynor McCarty Sebring; Danielle J. Sekel; Rebecca A. Siar; Mackenzie W. Sullivan; Haley Marie Toresdahl; Jarrett C. Tyree; Hannah E. Wallace; Emma V. Webb; Elsa C. Wieboldt DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS BIOLOGY Senior Scholar in Biology – M. Grace England Gary Wesley Leonard Memorial Award in Biology – Ann J. Shreckhise Dr. George G. Peery Achievement Award – M. Grace England; Sierra N. Spain BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ECONOMICS Senior Scholar in Business Administration – Hannah E. Wallace Senior Scholar in Economics – Emma V. Webb Outstanding Student in Accounting – Elizabeth M. Puryear Outstanding Student in Business Administration – Brandon E. Mayer Outstanding Student in Business Information Systems – Shawn M. Perkins Outstanding Student in Economics – Theodore L. Ellis Outstanding Student in Finance – Shawn M. Perkins Outstanding Student in Global Business – Samantha A. Garst Outstanding Student in Human Resource Management – Haley K. Goodes Outstanding Student in Marketing – Brent S. Leuzzi Alpha Kappa Psi Key and Certificate – Hannah E. Wallace The Dr. William A. Sandridge Leadership Award – Ashby S. McGarry CHEMISTRY Senior Scholar in Biochemistry – Cody A. Meadows Senior Scholar in Chemistry – Colin R. Blye American Institute of Chemists Student Award – Thomas A. Wells James Lewis Howe Award – Michelle L. Pasier John D. Schumacher Endowed Chemistry Award – Mackenzie W. Sullivan EDUCATION Michael J. Sandridge Award for Excellence – Anna C. Merz ENGLISH Senior Scholar in Communication Studies – Meggan M. Lionberger Senior Scholar in Creative Writing – Julia R. Lee Senior Scholar in Literary Studies – Jessica A. Compton English Department Teaching Award – Anna C. Merz The Anna Morgan Award for Excellence in Communication Studies – Hannah R. Cline Charles C. Wise Poetry Award – Chalalin A. Giron (2nd) Outstanding Students in Peace and Justice Studies – Mathilda Nassar; Shaina C. Lidd ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Senior Scholar in Environmental Studies – Abagail E. Davis FINE ARTS Senior Scholar in Fine Arts (Art) – Jamie M. Thompson Senior Scholar in Fine Arts (Art History) – Marilyn E. Sarver Senior Scholar in Fine Arts (Music) – Danielle J. Sekel Senior Scholar in Fine Arts (Theatre) – Emily M. Edmonds Fine Arts Prize – Art – Nicholas A. Weirup; Music – Kathryn E. Cooper; Theatre Arts – Emily M. Edmonds Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo Prize in Art History – Marilyn E. Sarver Alpha Psi Omega Award – Emily M. Edmonds Sam Robert Good Award – V. Bailey Howard HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE Senior Scholar in Athletic Training – Kristen N. Lambert Senior Scholar in Health and Human Performance – Lauren E. Hurley Senior Scholar in Sport Management – Audra L. Aldrich Health and Human Performance Departmental Award – Timothy J. Demshar HISTORY Senior Scholar in History – Taylor N. Robertson Outstanding Student in Africana Studies – Katherine R. Larrivee Harry J. Breithaupt Award – Eric F. Fagan The Brian Keith Award– Ryan A. Hodges; Kassandra B. Wines The Susan P. Millinger Award – Emily M. Parker Conrad Moldenhauer Memorial Scholarship – Megan A. Hickey The R. Dan Richardson Award – Anna L. Lewis; Rachel B. McManus The Roy H. Ritter Southern History Prize – Raynor M. Sebring MATHEMATICS, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND PHYSICS Senior Scholar in Mathematics – Samantha L. Parsons Senior Scholar in Physics – Christopher J. Valentine Julia McBriety Chalfant Memorial Award – Aaron N. Jackson Frank Munley Physics Award – Brian M. Ruane Herta T. Freitag Mathematics Award – Kristin R. Emrich Outstanding Student in Statistics – Samantha L. Parsons MODERN LANGUAGES Senior Scholar in Modern Languages (French) – Rachel B. McManus Senior Scholar in Modern Languages (Spanish) – Theodore L. Ellis Outstanding Student in French – Hannah R. Cline Outstanding Student in German – Conrad F. Classen Outstanding Student in Russian – Hannah E. Whitt Outstanding Student in Spanish – Jordan C. Overstreet Outstanding Student in Latin American Concentration – Theodore L. Ellis Patricia M. Gathercole Literature Award – Rosemary K. Mulligan Patricia Dragon Jordahl Award for Service in Modern Languages – Raynor M. Sebring Evans W. Lindsey Memorial Prize – Hannah E. Whitt; Lydia M. Delamatta PSYCHOLOGY Senior Scholar in Psychology – Jessica A. Gladfelter Outstanding Student in Human Development Concentration – Laura M. Wood Outstanding Student in Neuroscience Concentration – Sara R. Dorrance Karl W. Beck Memorial Prize – Jessica A. Gladfelter; Sara R. Dorrance Curt R. Camac Student Research Award – Jessica A. Gladfelter Psi Chi Achievement Award – Jessica A. Gladfelter PUBLIC AFFAIRS Senior Scholar in Criminal Justice – William P. McClanahan, III Senior Scholar in International Relations – Mathilda Nassar Senior Scholar in Political Science – Emma V. Webb C. William Hill, Jr., Criminal Justice Award – Kelsey A. Maillett International Relations Award – Lydia M. Delamatta The Will Selzer Political Science Award – Haley M. Toresdahl RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY Senior Scholar in Religious Studies – Amanda L. Lundberg Senior Scholar in Christian Studies – Paisley C. Le Roy John T. Bowman Memorial Award – Amanda L. Lundberg SOCIOLOGY Senior Scholar in Sociology – Alexander P. Berryman C. Randolph Benson Sociology Award – Andrew J. Daniels Alpha Kappa Delta Award – Hayley C. Field; Elsa C. Wieboldt Community Service Award – Katherine R. Larrivee Gregory L. Weiss Paper Prize – Alexander P. Berryman Outstanding Student in Anthropology Concentration – Elsa C. Wieboldt Outstanding Students in the Crime, Deviance, and Social Control Concentration – Christopher A. Barnett; Erik L. Sackandy Outstanding Student in Health Care Delivery Concentration – M. Grace England Outstanding Student in Information Analysis Concentration – Zoë F. Richards OTHER AWARDS 2014–2015 FINTEL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS – Matthew Alan Anderson; Zachary Kent Borst; Brianna Duncan Carroll; Cassondra Jillian Degen; Adrian Carl Rey Gillem; Virginia Bailey Howard; Travis Hunter Lumpkin; Kelsey Anne Maillett; Rebecca Anne Siar; Mackenzie Faith Slater; Molly Mae Taylor; Courtney A. Vaughan; Hannah E. Wallace; Sarah Renae Womack 2014–2015 SUMMER SCHOLARS – Alexander Paul Berryman; Sara Rose Dorrance; Eric F. Fagan; Hayley Caroline Field; Seth Daniel Fortmann; Samantha Ann-Marie Garst; Jessica A. Gladfelter; Andrew Benjamin Miles; Caroline Isabelle Mueller; Jake Daniel Norris; Michelle Lueders Pasier; Samantha Leigh Parsons; Taylor Nicole Robertson; Danielle J. Sekel; Mackenzie Warrick Sullivan; Emma Vaughan Webb UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTS PROGRAM – Michelle L. Pasier; Ann J. Shreckhise; Elsa C. Wieboldt SENIOR CLASS 2015 GIFT PROGRAM Listed below are members of the Class of 2015 who have given to the Senior Class Gift Program. To see full tributes as well as additional donors to this program, please visit www.roanoke.edu/seniorgift. Anonymous (1) Mark B. Adams Audra I. Aldrich Danetta Allen Nicholas C. Apelquist Haley E. Atkins In honor of … M y family for their endless love and support Christopher A. Barnett Madison R. Bennett Ashley E. Boyle Paul F. Brosnan, III Brianna D. Carroll In honor of … T ammy Carroll William S. Carroll William K. Carter, Jr. Evelyn A. Clark William T. Corso Robert L. Cullinan, III David L. Crush, Jr. Timothy S. Cywinski Lydia M. Delamatta In honor of … D r. Mihalache-O’Keef and Mrs. Judy Pinckney Theodore L. Ellis In honor of … T he wonderful faculties of the Spanish and Economics departments Morgan E. Elston Ellen P. Fields Candice C. Fisher Kevin L. Foster Mariam A. Foster Meghan A. Gadell Samantha A. Garst Adrian C. Gillem In honor of … T o my loving mother, Ivy Dorsey, and caring father, Creed Gillem Chalalin A. Giron Jessica A. Gladfelter Hannah G. Godsey In honor of … M y entire family for their continuous support Haley K. Goodes Caitlin M. Hartland Kelly E. Higbie Lauren E. Hurley Shannen N. Kelley Julia R. Lee Shaina C. Lidd John J. Lilley Kyle G. Loren Conner J. McBane Tatum L. McKee Cody A. Meadows Jessica C. Mejia Kylie E. Moore In honor of … Alan and Blair Moore In memory of … Joel Chambless Emily I. Morris In honor of … Mike, Patty, Joe Morris Laurel B. Morrison Scott T. Munley Ashley M. Nyitray Meredith K. O’Connell In honor of … Larry and Beth O’Connell for their continuous support Meghann R. Picard Carolyn M. Powell Davalyn C. Pugh Julian D. Ramirez William A. Reitan Nicholas J. Roch In memory of … Christine Bye Alexis D. Roop In honor of … My family for their love and support Danielle J. Sekel Leigha A. Schimmoeller Rhea M. Schleicher Allison D. Shannon Ann J. Shreckhise Kyra N. Sichelstiel In honor of … The Scholl and Sichelstiel Families Nathan T. Sliwa In honor of … Alice and Robert Sliwa Rebecca H. Smith Rhett C. Sturgill In honor of … Kim Sturgill Mackenzie W. Sullivan Chloe A. Svolos Grace E. Thompson Kristin L. Troianello Alexa S. Trout Allison K. True Jarrett C. Tyree Macey A. Tyree Hannah L. Ward Michael D. Watts In honor of … Kim Holt In memory of … Paula Watts Emma V. Webb Elsa C. Wieboldt In memory of … A. Bruce Davenport Roanoke College ’51 Lewis M. Young In honor of … Diane and Michael Young Reem Zeidan ACADEMIC REGALIA Ceremonial robes worn in the academic procession during Commencement exercises convey the breadth and intricate structure of the academic world. Colors of diverse institutions and academic fields stand in high relief against the basic black of the caps and gowns. By its color(s), the lining of the hood represents the college or university that is conferring the degree. Note the royal blue and gold of Roanoke College. Gowns themselves are different shapes for bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees. The typical American cap is flat with a tassel draped over its front edge. Some colleges and universities in the United States and abroad use caps that are softly peaked or round and stiff. In addition to traditional regalia, you will see some students at Roanoke’s Commencement ceremony wearing honor cords and graduation stoles. Honor cords consist of colorful twisted cords with tassels on the ends. The cords signify academic achievement or membership in a recognized academic honor group or society. For graduates earning Latin honors, you will see specific solid-color honor cords: gold for summa cum laude, silver for magna cum laude, and white for cum laude. Graduation stoles are decorative vestments worn by members of a college organization. The stoles recognize membership or participation. The cord and stole color and design are specific to a recognized academic honor or group. Hoods also differ in shape for each of the traditional degrees. The edge of the hood and the chevrons and piping of the gown mark the field of study, according to the following scheme: Agriculture – Maize Arts, Letters, Humanities – White Commerce, Business – Drab and Sapphire Blue Economics – Copper Education – Light Blue Engineering – Orange Fine Arts, Architecture – Brown Journalism – Crimson Law – Purple Library Science – Lemon Medicine – Green Music – Pink Oratory – Silver Gray Philosophy – Dark Blue Physical Education – Sage Green Public Administration – Peacock Blue Science – Golden Yellow Social Work – Citron Theology – Scarlet The Roanoke College Mace The Roanoke mace was presented to the College in 1996 by the four daughters of Hartselle DeBurney Kinsey ’21. The mace is dedicated to Mr. Kinsey, who was devoted to Roanoke College as a student, teacher, advocate and trustee. Maces date back to the Middle Ages, when they were used as weapons. Today, they are primarily symbols of academic authority used at formal convocations and commencement ceremonies. Roanoke College’s mace was designed by Susannah Wagner, a British-trained goldsmith and jeweler in Ashland, Virginia. Also involved in its making were a jeweler, engraver, stonecutter, glassblower and wood crafter. The mace features a sterling silver headpiece, which is adorned with garnets and engraved symbols representing subjects cherished by Mr. Kinsey, an American walnut baluster (or wooden stem) and a medallion engraved with a replica of the College seal on one side and the symbol of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on the reverse. A maroon hand-blown glass globe honoring the College colors rests inside the sterling silver cage of the headpiece. The cage features architectural elements from Miller Hall and rests on a base that includes a fleur-de-lis pattern found in wrought ironwork around campus. The Roanoke College Seal The seal of the College was redesigned by Guy A. Ritter, Jr., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion Emeritus. It was approved by the Board of Trustees in April of 1964. It features a shield in national blue emblazoned with a mandarin yellow cross, representing Roanoke College’s relationship with the Lutheran Church. The cross symbolizes the Christian values inherent in our culture, and above it is the lamp of knowledge. The white dogwood flower on the shield symbolizes the Commonwealth of Virginia. The motto, “PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERAT,” means “Let him who earns the palm wear it.” The palm is symbolic of the palm leaf that was given in honor of excellence in ancient Greece. The official hashtag for the Roanoke College Class of 2015 is #maroons2015. Salem, Virginia ©2015 Roanoke College. All rights reserved. Roanoke College, Classic for Tomorrow, and associated logos are trademarks of Roanoke College.
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