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Students Honored for Academic Achievements

September 24, 2010

L-R: Wagner,Ch'ng and Stachnik
The 30th annual Dewald Honors Dinner and Program, held on Tuesday, September 21, honored the academic achievements of Mount Union students during the 2009-2010 school year.
 
Students invited to this event included those named to the Dean’s List for the 2009-2010 academic year. In addition, the top freshman, sophomore and junior class scholars for 2009-2010 were recognized.
 
The A.P. Rickard and Alice M. and Stanley T. Evans Freshman Prize was awarded to Stephanie Stachnik, a psychology major from Avon, OH.  Stachnik is a member of the Calliope and spends time working with children at a daycare. 
 
The Ralph K. and Elizabeth Ramsayer Sophomore Prize honored Carolyn Ch’ng, a double major in economics and financial mathematics of Penang, Malaysia.  Ch’ng has been involved in residence life as a community educator.
 
The McMaster/Drushal Junior Prize was presented to Emily Wagner, a senior chemistry major from Minerva, OH.  Wagner has been involved in Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society and Hugs for Haiti as well as other service organizations on and off campus. 
 
Student speakers for the evening included Teale Harold, Nicole Plant and Michael Border. 
 
Harold, a double major in international studies and political science of North Canton, OH delivered a presentation entitled, “Hoi, Nederland!  Study Abroad Observations from the Land of Gouda.”  Plant, a senior business administration major of Upper Arlington, OH presented “Diverse Opportunities with a Business Vision.”  Border, a senior biochemistry major of Strongsville, OH delivered a presentation entitled, “Unimaginable Experiences: A Product of an Exceptional Education.”
 
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 achievements among Mount Union students.
 
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