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Goss and Breen Recognized for Excellence in Philosophy and Religion

Bridgewater College seniors Tyler Goss and Stephanie R. Breen were recognized by the department of philosophy and religion for academic excellence at the annual Awards Convocation on May 7.

Goss received the Outstanding Senior Award in Religion for the most extensive record of excellent academic work in biblical, religion and theology courses. He received a certificate and a copy of the United Bible Society’s Greek New Testament (fourth revised edition: a reader’s edition) edited by Barbara Aland, et al. and Hron Ondrej’s The Mirage Shall Become a Pool: A New Testament Theology of Social Justice and Charity.

Goss, a philosophy and religion and mathematics double major, is the son of Jeff and Carol Goss of Mechanicsville, Va. Goss is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society; Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society; and serves as co-president of the campus chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.

He serves as leader for Outspoken, the BC Chapel praise band. He is a member of the Brethren Student Movement and Habitat for Humanity. He is a member of the Deputation Teams, which provide worship services in churches in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Goss graduated on May 18.

Breen was selected as the winner of The Ruth and Steve Watson Philosophy Scholarship Award. The award, presented to a rising junior or senior, rewards and encourages past and future contributions to philosophical inquiry. The scholarship is for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Breen is a senior Spanish and philosophy and religion double major with a minor in cultural studies from Chambersburg, Pa. She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society, and Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society. She is a member of the Flory Fellowship of Scholars, the college’s honors program.

Posted 7/17/13

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