Bridgewater College Seniors Selected for 2015 Edition of Who's Who

May 01, 2015

Twenty-five Bridgewater College seniors have been selected for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Selected for the honor are: Malorie Andrews, Caroline J. Augsburger, Kate Babcock, Hannah Batdorf, Eden Bowen, Marc Cook, Taylor Cox, Megan Cullip, James E. Custer, Lucas Elliott, Larissa Gallaher, Talaya Heard, Travis Herald and Emily M. Hulse.  Also chosen are: Kendyl Kelly, Christian R. Lynn, Jacqueline A. McCabe, Timothy A. Miller, Aislinn H. Mirsch, Sophia Cinama Mugomoka, Emily Nowak, Andrew Peters, Maggie Reeger, Crystal Stone and Angela Taldone.

The students are cited for academic achievement, community service and leadership activities. The 2015 edition of Who’s Who lists students from more than 2,000 colleges and universities throughout the United States and several foreign countries.

The directory of outstanding students has been published since 1934.

Andrews, a business administration major with a minor in equine studies, is from Freeland, Md. She is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She serves as vice president of Eagle Productions, an organization that provides student activities on campus. She completed a research project titled “Influence the Equine has on Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Programs.” During the summer of 2014, Andrews completed an internship with the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council.

Augsburger, a biology and sociology double major, is from Lancaster, Pa. She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society, and Beta Beta Beta, a national biological honor society. She is a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars, the college’s honors program. She serves as worship leader for CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ). Augsburger is a peer leader for CHOICES/Step-Up, a bystander intervention training program. A standout on the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams, she has received numerous awards and honors, both for her play on the field and academically.

Babcock, a history and political science major, is from Lovettsville, Va. She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society; and serves as president of Omicron Delta Kappa. She is a member of the Student Senate and serves on the college’s Teacher Education Committee. She serves as an Orientation Leader and is a member of the Student Alumni Network.

Batdorf, a Spanish major with an English minor, is from Woodward, Pa. She is a member of the Philomathes Society; Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society; and Omicron Delta Kappa. She serves as vice president of the campus chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society. She is a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars. Batdorf serves as vice president of BC Allies, a gay-straight alliance for students that works to create greater awareness and advocacy for LGBTQ issues. She also serves as vice president of the World Languages Club and is a team captain for Relay for Life, the official fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

Bowen, a business administration major with a minor in equine studies, is from Roanoke, Va. She is a member of the Philomathes Society and a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars. She serves as president of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and was the 2013 publicity chair for Relay for Life.

Cook, a biology major, is from Fredericksburg, Va. He is a member of Beta Beta Beta, the Philomathes Society and Alpha Chi. He is a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars. For the past two years, Cook has served as secretary of the Pre-Med Society. He serves as treasurer of Comitatus, a club that promotes the study and safe practice of Western martial arts. Cook is founder and president of Bushido, a club that promotes the development and advancement of the Eastern martial arts.

Cox, a physics major with minors in mathematics and music, is from Forest, Va. He is a member of the Philomathes Society and Alpha Chi. He is a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars. He serves as president of the Physics Club and is a member of the Brethren Student Movement. He is a member of the Symphonic Band, the Jazz Ensemble and the Pep Band.

Cullip, a biology major with a minor in environmental science, is from Joppa, Md. She is a member of Beta Beta Beta. During the summer of 2012, Cullip completed a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. Her project was the phylogenetics of Phemeranthus, a rocky outcropping plant of the Southern Appalachians. She is a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Club and serves as chair of conversation for Soul Pancake Club, an organization designed to address the “big questions” of life.

Custer, an English major with a minor in theatre, is from Dayton, Va. He is a member of Sigma Tau Delta and Alpha Psi Omega, a national theatre honor society. He serves as president of the Pinion Players, the college’s student-run theatre group, and is a member of the Honor Council. Custer has directed three performances at Bridgewater College, including Sherlock Holmes: The Fall of Baker Street, Across the Pond and God of Carnage, which received outstanding recognition by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in October 2013. He was also nominated for the KCACTF Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Student Director award.

Elliott, an applied physics major with a minor in mathematics, is from King, N.C. He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and serves as a student representative on the college’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He is a peer leader for CHOICES/Step-Up. He serves as a captain on the football team and was named the Farm Bureau Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2014. He is a three-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Academic Team honoree, and was named to the All-ODAC second team. He also was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 first team.

Gallaher, an art major, is from Stephens City, Va. She is a member of the Philomathes Society. She serves on the staff of Ripples, the college’s yearbook. A member of the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Gallaher participated with Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge Spring Break 2014, traveling to Delray Beach, Fla.

Heard, a communication studies major with a minor in theatre, is from District Heights, Md. She is a member of Alpha Psi Omega and a four-year member of the Pinion Players. She is the writer and director of a senior honors project, “The Bright Smile,” performed on-campus in April 2014. She is a member of the Communications Club and the Black Student Association and serves as a Peer Liaison. From June 2013 to Jan. 2014, Heard completed an internship in the Disney College Program Fall Advantage.

Herald, a health and exercise science major, is from Clifton Forge, Va. He is a member of the Philomathes Society. He is a member of the Student Senate and serves on the Conduct Hearing Board. He is a member of the World Languages Club. He is a four-year member of the Wrestling Club and a member of the Ski and Snowboard Club.

Hulse is a history and business administration double major with a minor in economics, is from Dayton, Va. She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Alpha Chi and Phi Alpha Theta. She is a member of Eagle Productions. She serves as president of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) and is vice president of the Public History Club.

Kelly, an art major, is from Fincastle, Va. As a junior and senior, Kelly served as vice president of her class. She is a member of the Community Concerns Committee and is chair of the Graduation Pledge Committee. Kelly serves as president of the Ski and Snowboard Club.

Lynn, a psychology and applied physics double major with a minor in philosophy and religion, is from Saint Charles, Ill. He is a member of the Philomathes Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Psi Chi, a national psychology honor society; and serves as treasurer of the campus chapter of Alpha Chi. He is a member of the Student Senate and serves on the college’s Library Committee. Lynn is a member of the Physics Club and performs with the A Cappella Choir. He serves as a captain for the men’s tennis team and was named to the All-Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) second team for the past three years.

McCabe, a biology and French double major, is from Alexandria, Va. She is a member of Beta Beta Beta, the Philomathes Society, Alpha Chi and Omicron Delta Kappa. She is a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars. She serves on the Honor Council and is a producer for BC Spark Radio, the student-run Internet radio. McCabe is a member of the Pinion Players. She serves as vice president of Bushido.

Miller, a computer science and mathematics double major, is from Westminster, Md. He is a member of the Philomathes Society. He serves on the leadership team for CRU. He served three years as a student representative on the college’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. A team captain for the cross country team, Miller also is a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams. A standout on the cross country and track teams, he has received numerous awards and honors, both for his play on the field and academically.

Mirsch, a global studies major with minors in cultural studies and philosophy and religion, is from Cottage Grove, Ore. She is a member of Alpha Psi Omega and the Flory Fellowship of Scholars. She is a member of the college’s Sustainability Committee and the Kline-Bowman Endowment Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Eco-Action Club, a focal group on campus promoting sustainability, and serves as co-leader of the New Community Project, an organization that raises awareness for environmental and social justice concerns around the world. Mirsch is a member of the BC Interfaith Board, the Frisbee Golf Club and the Ultimate Frisbee Club.

Mugomoka, a business administration and global studies double major with a minor in French, is from Leesburg, Va. She is a member of the Philomathes Society. She serves as an International Student Exchange Programs student ambassador and is a member of the World Languages Club. She serves as a Resident Advisor in her residence hall and is a member of the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. She is a member of the Student Alumni Network.

Nowak, a communication studies major with a minor in business administration, is from Sunderland, Md. She serves as vice president of the campus chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, a national communications honor society. She is executive director of Veritas, the student-run newspaper. During the 2015 spring semester, Nowak serves as an intern for the college’s convocations program. She also is completing a research project titled “Independent Radio and Fundraising: The Effects of Announcer Appeal.” Nowak was an intern at WRNR Radio Station in Annapolis, Md., during the summer of 2014.

Peters, a communication studies major with a minor in art, from Leesburg, Va. He is a member of the Philomathes Society and Omicron Delta Kappa. He serves as president of the campus chapter of Alpha Chi and is treasurer of the campus chapter of Lambda Pi Eta. He is a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars. He serves as vice president of the Communications Club and works with BC Spark Radio. He is a member of the Civil War Club and CRU.

Reeger, a global studies major with a minor in cultural studies, is from Shelocta, Pa. She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Alpha Chi and Omicron Delta Kappa. She is a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars. She is a member of the World Languages Club, and participates with Relay for Life. She serves on the Spiritual Life Board. As president of the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Reeger has participated in four Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge Spring Breaks, serving as a student leader for the past two years. She has traveled to Maryville, Tenn., Sumter, S.C., Delray Beach, Fla., and Athens, Ala.

Stone, a mathematics major, is from Linville, Va. She is a member of the Philomathes Society and Alpha Chi. She is a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars. She is a member of the Chorale, the Concert Choir, the Oratorio Choir and the Handbell Choir. She also is a member of the Brethren Student Movement.

Taldone, an English major, is from Effort, Pa. She is a member of the Philomathes Society and serves as president of the campus chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. She serves as creative director for Veritas and is a member of the Ski and Snowboard Club.