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BC Students Recognized for Excellence in History

June 21, 2017

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Sarah Batdorf received the Dr. David K. McQuilkin Endowed Scholarship presented by the department of history and political science at the college awards ceremony.

Batdorf received a $1,750 scholarship for the 2017-18 academic year. The award recognizes a rising senior in the department who has demonstrated a high level of intellectual, scholarly and academic proficiency in history, political science and/or global studies.

Batdorf, a junior global studies major, is the daughter of Mark Batdorf and Heidi Arruda of State College, Pa. She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society; Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society; Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political science honor society; and Alpha Mu Gamma, a national collegiate foreign language honor society.

Batdorf serves as a Peer Advocate, providing support and a confidential link with the counseling center to students in need. She is a member of SOAR Mentors, who work with orientation programs and assist with the transition of new students to Bridgewater College. She also is a member of the Muslim Student Association and serves as an International Studies Abroad Ambassador.

Charlotte McIntyre and Abigail Stephens received the Daniel W. Bly–Lamar B. Neal History and Political Science awards. Named for former Bridgewater College professors Daniel W. Bly, assistant professor of history emeritus, and Lamar B. Neal, associate professor of political science and history emeritus, the awards recognize outstanding performance by graduating seniors.

McIntyre, a senior history major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy McIntyre of Street, Md. She is a member of the Philomathes Society; Alpha Chi; Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society; and Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.

She serves as president of the Public History Club and is a student assistant in the Alexander Mack Memorial Library’s Special Collections and the Reuel B. Pritchett Museum.

Stephens, a senior political science major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Stephens of Sterling, Va. Stephens is a member of Alpha Chi and serves as a political science tutor. She volunteers as a teacher with Skyline Literacy, an organization which teaches English to immigrants.

McIntyre and Stephens graduated on May 20. In the fall, Stephens will attend the College of William and Mary’s Marshall–Wythe School of Law.

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