Annual Dewald Dinner and Program Honors Mount Union Students

October 03, 2009

The 29th annual Dewald Dinner and Program was held on Wednesday, September 30 to honor the achievements of Mount Union students during the 2008-2009 school year.

Students invited to this event included those named to the Dean’s List for the 2008-2009 academic year. In addition, the top freshman, sophomore and junior class scholars for 2008-2009 were recognized.

The A.P. Rickard and Alice M. and Stanley T. Evans Freshman Prize was awarded to CaseyR to L: President Richard F. Giese, David Keifer, Caitlin Lewis, Casey Bauman, Dr. Patricia Draves Bauman, a political science major of Atwater.  Bauman is a member of Phi Alpha Delta honorary and participated in the First Year Experience program as a freshman.

The Ralph K. and Elizabeth Ramsayer Sophomore Prize honored David Keifer, a chemistry major of Niles.  Keifer is a member of the American Chemical Society and CHOICES.  He also serves as vice president of the Scholastic Achievement Coalition.

The McMaster/Drushal Junior Prize recognized Caitlin Lewis, an early childhood education major of Homeworth.  Lewis is a member of SNEA and Alpha Lambda Delta.  She also served as vice president of Kappa Delta Pi. 

Student speakers for the evening were David Keifer, Jennifer Peteya and Michael Border.  Keifer’s presentation was entitle “Chemical Synthesis: It Really Does Matter!”  Peteya, a senior art and geology major of North Canton, presented “From Coca Cola to Airag: A Journey to Southern Mongolia.”  Border, a senior biochemistry major of Streetsboro spoke about grant writing.

The evening’s academic celebration was made possible through the vision and dedication of the late Dr. Donald and Effie Dewald, who deeply cared about advancing academic achievement and spiritual growth in young people.  The event is held annually to recognize achievement among Mount Union students.

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