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Twenty-three BC Seniors Selected for 2013 Edition of Who's Who

Twenty-three Bridgewater College seniors have been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Selected for the honor are: Evan Boehm of Crownsville, Md.; Morgan N. Brooking of Charlottesville, Va.; Rebecca A. Cash of Greenville, Va.; Bethany Faye Dunlap of Fredericksburg, Va.; Corrie Fittz of Severn, Md.; Joel Francis of Woodbridge, Va. Bethanie Glover of Waynesboro, Va.; Tyler Goss of Mechanicsville, Va.; Anthony Hammer of New Market, Va.; and Natasha Hudok of Huttonsville, W.Va. Also selected are Jessie Houff of Bridgewater, Va.; Janell Joyner of Abingdon, Md.; Stina Kang of Fairfax, Va.; Dylan Kennedy of Hampton, Va.; John L. Krehbiel Jr. of McPherson, Kan.; Joshua A. Law of Staunton, Va.; Kelly Morse of Winchester, Va.; Milena Radovic of Virginia Beach, Va.; Katie Smith of Copper Hill, Va.; Molly Smith of York, Pa.; Ryan Speray of Gloucester, Va.; Shawn P. Vernier of Stuarts Draft, Va.; and Timothy Wisniewski of Fredericksburg, Va.

The students are cited for academic achievement, community service and leadership activities. The 2013 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.

Boehm, a history and political science major, is a member of the Philomathes Society, the College’s scholastic honor society; Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society; and Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society. He is a member of the Student Senate and serves as vice president of Comitatus, a club that promotes the study and safe practice of the western martial arts.

Brooking, a music major, is a member of the Philomathes Society and Alpha Chi. Active in music, she is a four-year member of the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Ensemble. She is student director of the Pep Band and serves as president of the campus chapter of Music Educators National Conference.

Cash, a psychology major with a minor in social work, is a member of the Philomathes Society and serves as treasurer of the campus chapters of Alpha Chi and Psi Chi, a national psychology honor society. She is a student peer minister and serves on the Student Ministry Board and the Student Interfaith Board. As a spiritual life intern under BC Chaplain Robert Miller, Cash has led the BC Chapel planning team and the Student Spiritual Life Council. She is a member of BC Commuters and BC Allies, a student group that promotes tolerance of sexual orientation.

Dunlap, an English major, is a member of the Philomathes Society and Alpha Chi. She is a member of the Student Senate and serves on the Judicial Hearing Board. She is a senior resident adviser in her residence hall.

Fittz, an English major who completed her studies in December, is a four-year member of the Equestrian team and a three-year member of the Equestrian Club. In May 2011, Fittz was a member of the Bridgewater College Equestrian team that placed fifth at the IHSA National Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. In addition, she had a third-place finish in the Walk-Trot individual competition. A member of Habitat for Humanity, Fittz spent her 2011 spring break in Albany, Ga., and the 2012 spring break in Maryville, Tenn., doing construction work.

Francis, a history major, is a member of the Philomathes Society and Phi Alpha Theta. He is a member of the Student Senate and serves as president of the Student Body. He is a member of the Judicial Hearing Board and serves on the College’s Student Life Council. For the past four years, he has been an Orientation leader. As a junior, he served as a student representative on the College’s Strategic Planning Committee and the Food Service Selection Committee. Francis, a leader on the football field, was selected by the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond Touchdown Club as the Defensive Lineman of the Year and as the Roanoke Times College Division Defensive Player of the Year. He was named to the College Division All-State football team and D3Football.com South Region second team. He was named by the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) as the Lou Wacker Defensive Player of the Year and also picked up first-team all-conference honors.

Glover, a music and communication studies double major with a minor in theater, is a member of the Philomathes Society and Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity. She serves on the staff of Veritas, the student-run newspaper. Active in music, Glover is a member of the Chorale, the Concert Choir and the Oratorio Choir. She is a member of the Pep Band and co-director of the Handbell Choir. She performs in the Chamber Music Ensemble. She is a four-year member of the Pinion Players, a student-run theater organization. As a member of Theatre at Bridgewater College, Glover received the Best Supporting Actress award for her work in Royall Tyler’s “The Contrast.” Glover was also nominated for the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Irene Ryan acting award for “The Contrast.”

Goss, a philosophy and religion and mathematics double major, is a member of the Philomathes Society, Alpha Chi, and serves as co-president of the campus chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. A musician, Goss is a member of the Symphonic Band, the Jazz Ensemble and the Pep Band. He serves as leader for Outspoken, the BC Chapel praise band. He serves on the College’s Sustainability Committee and is an Orientation leader. He is a member of the Brethren Student Movement and Habitat for Humanity. Goss is a member of the Deputation Teams, which provide worship services in churches in the Mid-Atlantic region. He serves as communications coordinator for the campus chapter of New Community Project, an organization that promotes peace through justice, care for creation and experimental learning.

Hammer, a Spanish major with a minor in communication studies, is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, a national communications honor society, and Omicron Delta Kappa. He is a member of the Student Virginia Education Association. He is a member of the Student Senate and serves on the Judicial Hearing Board. He serves on the College’s Information Technology Committee. Hammer is president of Eagle Productions, an organization that provides activities on campus. He is a member of the Student Ambassador Association.

Hudok, a business administration major with a minor in art, is a member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) and Habitat for Humanity. She is a member of the Symphonic Band and a four-year participant in the intramural program. As a freshman and sophomore, Hudok served as student life editor and co-editor respectively of Ripples, the College yearbook. She also was a member of Believers Strongly United, Campus Crusade for Christ and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Houff, an art major with a minor in theater, is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa. She is a member of the Brethren Student Movement and, for the past two years, has served as president of the Pinion Players. Houff was nominated for the 2012 KCACTF Irene Ryan acting award for her role in “The Contrast.” She received the 2012 Best Supporting Actress award from Bridgewater College. She directed “The Zoo Story” by Edward Albee and co-directed “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by Rachel Sheinkin and William Finn. She also led improvisation workshops at John Wayland Elementary School, Wilbur S. Pence Middle School and Spotswood High School.

Joyner, a computer science major with a minor in mathematics, serves on the College’s Student Life Council and on the Information Technology Committee. Joyner is secretary of the campus chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. She is a senior resident adviser in her residence hall. She serves as technology news reporter for BC Spark Radio. She is a member of BC Allies and serves as marshal for Comitatus. In November 2012, Joyner coordinated the “Big Rake Against Hunger” for the second year, where more than 25 BC students raked leaves in the local community in return for donations to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.

Kang, a Spanish major with a minor in social work, is a member of the BC String Quartet and a four-year participant in intramural sports. She has served two years as president of the Spanish Club. For the past three years, Kang has served as president of Amigos Unidos, a cultural outreach program between Bridgewater College students and Latino students at Wilbur S. Pence Middle School. Kang spent 10 weeks during the summer of 2012 in a Summer Christian Experience Scholarship Program at Camp Swatara in Bethel, Pa. The program, created by Bridgewater College, enables students to gain experience and training in various forms of Christian ministry while providing useful service to church-related camps.

Kennedy, an international studies major with a minor in peace studies, is a member of the Philomathes Society. For the past three years, Kennedy has served on the Student Senate. He is a member of the College’s Spiritual Life Committee and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is a student peer minister and serves on the Student Ministry Board. For the first three years of his college career, Kennedy was a member of the football team. As a member of the football team, he was named to the ODAC All-Academic Team. He is a four-year participant in intramural sports.

Krehbiel, a sociology and international studies double major, is a member of the Philomathes Society and Alpha Chi. He serves on the College’s Sustainability Committee and is a member of BC Allies. Krehbiel is a member of the Pinion Players and serves on the staff of Veritas. He is a member of the Brethren Student Movement and serves as communications secretary for the campus chapter of the New Community Project. A member of Habitat for Humanity, Krehbiel spent his 2011 spring break in Albany, Ga., and the 2012 spring break in Maryville, Tenn., doing construction work.

Law, a business administration major, is a member of the Philomathes Society and Omicron Delta Kappa. He serves as president of Alpha Phi Omega. He is a member of the Student Senate and serves as vice president of the Student Body. Law serves on the Judicial Hearing Board and the College’s Student Life Council and Quality Control Team. He is an Orientation leader and is president of BC Commuters. During the fall 2012 semester, he completed an internship with Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.

Morse, a biology major, is a member of the Philomathes Society and serves as president of the campus chapter of Beta Beta Beta, a national biological honor society. She is a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars, the College’s honors program. Morse serves as vice president of the Pre-Med Society and has tutored other students for the past four years. As a senior, she created a service-learning component for Dr. Catherine Elick’s children’s literature course.

Radovic, a history and political science major with minors in international studies and business administration, is a member of the Philomathes Society and Phi Alpha Theta. She serves as secretary of the Student Senate and is a member of the College’s Committee on Curricular Development. She is an Orientation leader and is a member of the Student Ambassador Association.

Katie Smith, an English major who is pursuing teacher certification, is a member of the Philomathes Society; Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society; and serves as secretary of the campus chapter of Alpha Chi. Smith is a member of the Student Virginia Education Association. She serves as chair of the Honor Council and works in the Writing Center. She is a member of the Brethren Student Movement and the Pinion Players. In October 2012, Smith presented a paper, “A Father by Default: The Surrogate Father Roles of Joe Ransom and Merlin LeBlanc,” at Shepherd University in Martinsburg, W.Va. as part of a conference sponsored by Shepherd’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.

Molly Smith, a family and consumer sciences major, is a member of the Philomathes Society and serves as an investigator for the Honor Council. She is a resident adviser in her residence hall and serves as an academic coach. Smith received a $700 National Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (NATFACS) scholarship for the 2011-12 academic year. The scholarship is given to students who plan on becoming certified teachers. During Smith’s first three years at BC, she was a member of the cross country team and was a member of the indoor and outdoor track teams as a freshman and sophomore. For the past two years, she earned All-ODAC first team honors and All-South/Southeast Region honors in cross country. She was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Capital One Academic All-District 5 Division III Track and Field/Cross Country Academic Team and to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Academic All-State Team. In February 2012, Smith was named to the Division III Women’s Cross Country All-Academic squad by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.  

Speray, a history and political science major with a minor in crime and justice, is a member of the Philomathes Society, Alpha Chi and Phi Alpha Theta. He is a member of the National College Athlete Honor Society. Speray is a member of the Student Senate and serves as vice president of the Pre-Law Society. He is a member of the Outdoorsmen Club and serves on the College’s Committee on Curricular Development and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. He is a tutor and academic coach in history, political science and Spanish. He is a four-year participant in the intramural program. For the past two years, Speray has been a member of the Bridgewater’s team that debated ethical issues at the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl. Speray is a member of the cross country and the indoor and outdoor track teams. He earned All-ODAC first team in track and second team in cross country. He was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Capital One Academic All-District 5 Division III Track and Field/Cross Country Academic Team and to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Academic All-State Team. He was selected to the 2011-12 ODAC All-Academic Team.

Vernier, a computer science major with a minor in computer information systems, is a member of the Philomathes Society and a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars. In 2012, he received the department’s award for Excellence in Computer Science. Vernier is vice president of the campus chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery. He serves as secretary of Comitatus. He completed a summer internship with Ellucian in Fairfax, Va.

Wisniewski, an English major, is a member of the Philomathes Society, Alpha Chi and Sigma Tau Delta. He serves as a tutor in the College’s Writing Center. In October 2012, Wisniewski presented a paper, “fair case of the cain’t-help-its’: Angst of Stagnation in Southern Literature,” at Shepherd University in Martinsburg, W.Va. as part of a conference sponsored by Shepherd’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. Wisniewski is a four-year member of the men’s cross country team and the indoor and outdoor track teams. He was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Capital One Academic All-District 5 Division III Track and Field/Cross Country Academic Team in May 2012. He was selected to the 2011-12 ODAC All-Academic Team. He also is a four-year participant in the College’s intramural program.

Posted 5/2/13

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