2003 President's Medalists
Six graduating Denison University
seniors whose interests range from fiddling, and tutoring to legal
services and crewing were honored today (Friday, April 11) by
University President Dale T. Knobel as this year's "President's
Medalists" during the University's annual spring Academic Awards
Convocation.The President's Medals were established in 1985 as
Denison's highest and most prestigious honor, recognizing students who
have demonstrated not only intellectual achievement, but also have made
some other significant contribution to the community in such areas as
global awareness, athletic fitness, leadership and campus discourse.
This year's six President's Medalists, five of whom were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, one as a junior, were presented by Professor Anita Waters, chair of the faculty. All of the medalists were named to the 2003 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities and three also were named as Distinguished Leadership Award winners earlier this month. The President's Medal winners for 2003 are (with links to their personal profiles and individual photographs):
- Tamara Rae Carty, daughter of Colleen and George Carty of Hamlet Drive North, Saginaw, Mich., a 1999 graduate of Heritage High School, majoring in philosophy;
- Meghan Nestor Coil, daughter of Peggy Coil of Amberacres Drive, Cincinnati, and Robert Coil of Harbury Drive, Cincinnati, a 1999 graduate of Walnut Hills High School majoring in English literature;
- William Gregory Holden, son of Barbara and William Holden of Martha Avenue, Bucyrus; a 1999 graduate of Bucyrus High School majoring in religion;
- Michael John Khoury, son of Michael and Rae Khoury of Greenwood Drive, Rochester Hills, Mich., a 1999 graduate of Brother Rice High School double majoring in mathematics and education;
- Ryan Erik Mills, son of Aija Mills of Buttermilk Avenue, Worthington, a 1999 graduate of Worthington Kilbourne High School majoring in mathematics/economics; and
- Anand Edward Sokhey, son of Melanie and Jack Sokhey of Hickory Ridge Lane, Loveland, a 1999 graduate of Moeller High School (Cincinnati) double majoring in political science and studio art.
Also recognized at the ceremonies were: the students who garnered national awards, students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, students named as Dean's Leadership Award winners, and the 82 students who completed senior honor's research projects. Professor of Philosophy Steven M. Vogel was named the winner of the 2003 Charles A. Brickman Teaching Excellence Award at the convocation. Vogel, who has been at Denison since 1984, also serves as Chair of the Department of Philosophy.
The Denison Singers and Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts William Osborne provided music for the ceremonies.