2005 President's Medalists
University President Dale T. Knobel recognized five graduating Denison University seniors as this year's "President's Medalists" during the University's annual spring Academic Awards Convocation. The five students, whose interests range from competitive swimming and poker to dance and international affairs, were honored today (Friday, April 15) during the convocation which also recognizes faculty members for their outstanding contributions to the academic life of the University. They were joined on stage in Swasey Chapel by some 40 honorees from previous years who were invited to return to campus.
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.
The President's Medal winners for 2005 are:
- Jill Christine Boo, daughter of Charles and Cindy Boo of Juniper Ridge, Ramsey, Minn., and a 2001 graduate of Anoka Senior High School, who is a German and education double major;
- Anusha Jogi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bharatkumar Jogi of Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe, and a 2001 graduate of Arundel School, Harare, who is a dance and mathematics double major;
- Lars Mikael Bo Jornow, son of Bo and Eva Jornow of Lansmansvagen, Sollentuna, Sweden, and a 2001 graduate of IT-Gymnasiet Kista-Rissne, who is an economics and political science double major;
- Lisa Elaine Rusen, daughter of William and Patricia Rusen of Trunko Road, Fairlawn, and a graduate of Copley Senior High School, who is a history and education double major; and
- Susanne Winkler, daughter of Anett Winkler of Tauscherstrasse, Dresden, Germany, and Thomas Winkler of Theodor-Friedrich, Dresden, Germany, and a graduate of Sportgymnasium, who is an economics major.
This year's five President's Medalists, four of whom were also named to Phi Beta Kappa, were presented by Professor Todd H. Feil, chair of the faculty. Four of the medalists also were named as Dean's Distinguished Leadership Award winners earlier this month and four were named to this year's edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Also recognized at the ceremonies were: all students who garnered national awards, students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, students named as Dean's Distinguished Leadership Award winners, and the 56 students who completed research projects.
The Denison Chamber Singers and Timothy Fields, organist, provided special music for the ceremonies.