Dean of the College Mauri Ditzler Names Honorees at Annual Awards Chapel

by Karen Handley

May 10, 2004

Mauri Ditzler, Dean of the College, has announced the following awards given at a recent Student Honors, Awards, and Prizes Chapel held at the College.

The awards and their recipients are:

• Phi Beta Kappa Prize: Michael Bricker
The Phi Beta Kappa Prize was established to encourage original work of high creative and scholarly merit, as distinct from proficiency in normal course work. It is a cash prize given by the Wabash chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to that undergraduate who is judged to have produced the most original and meritorious piece of work, whether artistic and analytical.

• Community Service Award for Outstanding Work: John Meyer and Jacob Pactor
The Community Service Award is given to the student who has embodied the spirit of selfless community service to Wabash College, Crawfordsville, and Montgomery County.

• Indianapolis Alumni Student Athlete Award: Nicholas Dawson
The Indianapolis Alumni Student-Athlete Award is given to a senior who has made a significant contribution to athletes at Wabash and who has achieved a respectable grade point average.

• Pete Vaughan Outstanding Athlete Award: Blair Hammer
The Pete Vaughan Award commemorates the 30 years of distinguished service Robert E. "Pete" Vaughan, a 1924 Wabash graduate, dedicated to Wabash as coach and athletic director.

• Malcolm X Institute Merit Award: Jerry Bowie, Keivin Kilgore, Micah Reese
The Malcolm X Institute Merit Award is given annually to those seniors who, in the judgment of the director, have made significant contributions to the Malcolm X Institute during their tenure at Wabash College.

• Paul T. Hurt Award for All-Around Freshman Achievement: James Chatt
The Hurt Award is made by the dean of students from nominations submitted by all living units on campus to a deserving freshman student in recognition of all-around achievement in his first year at Wabash.

• Angus-Scientech Education Award: Jerome Murray
The Angus Scientech Award made by the DJ Angus-Scientech Education Foundation goes to a student in recognition of excellence in science, mathematics, or social sciences who has shown exceptional improvement in academic performance over the last year.

• Fred N. Daugherty Award: Caleb Selby
The Daugherty Award is given to a student from Montgomery County who has shown significant intellectual and social growth and achievement as a result of the Wabash experience. 

• Robert O. Petty Prize: Andrew Dits
The Petty Prize in nature writing is an annual competition instituted by Dr. W. Franklin Harris (Wabash '64) to honor the late Robert O. Petty, professor of biology at Wabash.  It is given to the student whose essay or poem which, in the view of the judges, best preserves the cogent clarity of Petty’s quest.

• Dean Stephens Award: Andrew Cartwright
The Dean Stephens Award is given to a member of the junior class who best reflects the broad intellectual and personal interests, the high moral courage, and the humane concerns of Dean Stephens, a member of the Wabash coaching staff who was killed in an airplane crash in 1958.

• Stephens-Hall Senior Scholarship: Dustin DeNeal
The Stephens-Hall Senior Scholarship Award was established in memory of Waldo Stephens and Andrew David Hall, and is presented to a senior of demonstrated worth who plans to continue his education.

• Lewis Salter Memorial Award: Justin Grimmer
The Salter award is given to a member of the junior class who best exemplifies the characteristics of scholarship, character, leadership, and service Dr. Lewis Salter embodied as a Wabash faculty member and as Wabash's twelfth president.

• Senior Award of Merit: Benjamin Tooley
The Senior Award of Merit is awarded by the Student Senate in conjunction with the National Association of Wabash Men to the senior who, though out his years at Wabash College, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in scholarship, service, and extracurricular activities.

• McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award: Douglas Calisch

• McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Research Scholar: Dennis Krause

The Student Honors, Awards, and Prizes Chapel is held every year at Wabash to honor students with awards and prizes for their outstanding work they have demonstrated throughout their college years.


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