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Three BC Students Receive Philomathes Society Awards

Three Bridgewater College students received scholarships from the Philomathes Society, the college’s scholastic honor society, at the annual Awards Convocation on May 7 at Bridgewater College.

Kelly Morse received the Graduate School Scholarship and Rebecca Reifsnider and Jackie Tremblay received Textbook Scholarships.

The $300 Graduate School Scholarship is awarded based on academic standing and an essay on why the recipient is attending graduate school.

Morse, a biology major, is the daughter of Scott and Nancy Morse of Winchester, Va. At Bridgewater, Morse is president of the campus chapter of Beta Beta Beta and vice president of the Pre-Med Society. She serves as a teaching assistant for the biology department and is a tutor for biology, chemistry and mathematics.

Morse graduated on May 18 and is pursuing a doctor of optometry degree from Salus University (formerly Philadelphia College of Optometry).

The $300 Textbook Scholarships are presented to juniors and are selected by the executive committee based on grade point average and the student’s overall academic excellence.

Reifsnider, a nutrition and wellness and health and exercise science double major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Reifsnider of Keymar, Md. At Bridgewater, Reifsnider is a member of Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society, and Chi Alpha Sigma, the national college athlete honors society. She is a member of the varsity women’s basketball team.

Tremblay, a business administration and mathematics double major, is the daughter of Toni Lubich and John Tremblay, both of Chesapeake Beach, Md.

All three scholarship winners are member of the Philomathes Society.

The Philomathes Society encourages scholarly effort and honors students, faculty members and alumni who have achieved unusual distinction in the pursuit of knowledge. Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher.

Posted 6/14/13

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