News from Lancaster County College: December 25, 2021 | Community news
Catriona G. Mitchell, a native of Lititz, received a US $ 1,000 grant from Omicron Delta Kappa to attend graduate school in Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering. Mitchell graduated from Johns Hopkins University in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics and statistics. She also studied Mandarin Chinese and used her language skills in the summer of 2019 while studying abroad in Beijing. Mitchel participated in several on-campus activities including serving as a math tutor, resident advisor, and director of volunteer management on the board of directors of Baltimore First, a student-run direct utility program. Baltimore First taught her the importance of volunteering and helped shape her understanding of social justice. Mitchel was also very active in the JHU circle, and membership in ODK helped spread her ideals of service. Mitchel is currently doing a Master of Data Science at Johns Hopkins.
Jenna M. Walmer, of Mount Joy, received a US $ 1,000 grant from Omicron Delta Kappa to attend graduate school in Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences. Walmer graduated from Bridgewater College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Walmer was a varsity swimmer for Bridgewater and broke three school records during her four years on the team. She was also involved in a local YMCA swimming program as a senior age group trainer. Walmer focused her basic research on the Holocaust and genocide. She spent a month on Bridgewater’s Flory Fellows program at Oxford University studying with one of the world’s leading Holocaust historians. After graduating from Bridgewater, Walmer attended West Chester University, where she received a Masters of Art in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and a Masters of Science in Psychology. Their studies focused on analyzing Holocaust diaries to show how adolescent development acted as a form of resilience for the diary authors. She has also co-wrote a book on diary studies in higher education and has received the Graduate Student Association Award and the Frederick Douglass Institute Award. Walmer is attending Syracuse University to pursue a Ph.D. in social psychology.
Hannah Cargill, from Lancaster, received an Award of Excellence at Western Governors University Teacher school. The prize is awarded to students who achieve above-average performance in their academic performance.
Miriam Lerner, Lancaster, was named a recipient of the Lawrence Yourtee Prize Scholarship at the induction ceremony on August 25, 2021 Hamilton College, Clinton, New York. Lerner, a sophomore student, is a graduate of JP McCaskey High School. Founded by friends and alumni in honor of Professor Yourtee, who taught chemistry in Hamilton from 1948 to 1982, the Lawrence K. Yourtee Prize Scholarship is awarded to the student who made the greatest advances in the freshman year of general chemistry has shown.
Area Dickinson College Students were among those awarded the US Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship to continue their studies for eight weeks in the summer of 2021. Rediet Patterson, a senior from Lancaster, and Xenia Makosky, a sophomore from Carlisle, supported her Arabic studies through the scholarship. Patterson is a two-time CLS recipient and received the award in 2020.
Kayla M. Kent, of Elizabethtown, received the Surgical Technology Outstanding Academic Achievement Award on August 7, 2021, at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, where she graduated with a degree in surgical engineering.
Brooke Shimer, of Millersville, was recently awarded a Love of Learning Award valued at $ 500 from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the country’s oldest and most selective college honor society for all academic disciplines. Shimer, a research assistant at Millersville University, will use the funds from the award to complete a Master of Science degree in clinical psychology. Shimer was introduced to Millersville University in Phi Kappa Phi in 2020.
Brandon Jackson, from Atglen, was one of 11 student winners at Widener University‘s annual Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Symposium, held on September 24, 2021. Jackson was recognized in the Engineering I category for working with faculty mentors, Assistant Professor Babak Eslami and Associate Professor Kamran Fouladi. Jackson is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
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