Eric Bates '04
B.A., Economics (English Minor); Erie, Pa.
Heritage Scholar; Dean's List; University Judicial Review Board - Student Co-Chair and Hearing Officer; Board of Academic Integrity; Senior Interviewer; Denison Lecture Series - President, Vice President; Denison College Republicans - President, Treasurer; The Phillips Foundation Ronald Reagan Future Leaders Scholarship - First Place; Denison Representative to the Licking County Republicans Patriots Club; Young America's Foundation Club One Hundred - Nationally Most Active Member; Men's Club Rugby - Social Chair; Internship - State Department, Uganda; St. Louis University, Semester Abroad Program - Madrid, Spain
Supporting comments:"Eric deserves our appreciation for his unstinting efforts to broaden and deepen political discourse at Denison. As a member of the Denison Lecture Series committee, he took the lead in diversifying the selection of speakers typically brought to campus and, as president of the College Republicans chapter, he did more than any other individual to provide students of a moderate and conservative bent with opportunities for creative and constructive participation in politics. He has consistently demonstrated clear, careful thought and an equal commitment to both students and the broader Denison community in his Judicial Council work where he has been exemplary. He also has taken the lead in revitalizing Denison's conservative student community and has always maintained a calm and respectful demeanor. He is such a fine example of a student who has taken full advantage of the many opportunities offered by Denison. This provides an essential model for younger students."