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2014 Awards for Excellence in Philosophy and Religion Presented

Bridgewater College seniors Stephanie R. Breen and Jesse Winter were recognized by the department of philosophy and religion for academic excellence at the annual awards convocation.

Breen received the Outstanding Senior Award in Philosophy for the most extensive record of excellent academic work in philosophy courses. She received a certificate and a copy of The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change by Randall Collins and The Oxford Companion to Philosophy edited by Ted Honderich.

Breen, a Spanish and philosophy and religion double major with a minor in cultural studies, is the daughter of Paul Lancaster of Smithsburg, Md., and Sherry Lancaster of Chambersburg, Pa.

Breen 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.

She serves as a team captain on the women’s cross country team and the indoor and outdoor track and field teams.

Winter 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 Material Spirit: Religion and Literature Intranscendent, edited by Gregory C. Stallings, Manuel Asensi and Carl Good, and The Oxford Companion to Philosophy edited by Ted Honderich.
Winter, an English and Philosophy and Religion double major, is the son of Roy Winter of New Windsor, Md., and Karen Winter of Taneytown, Md.

He is a member of the Philomathes Society; Sigma Tau Delta, a national English honor society; and serves as vice president of the campus chapter of Alpha Chi. He was selected for the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

As a member of the campus chapter of New Community Project (NCP), an organization that promotes peace through justice, care for creation and experiential learning, Winter serves as Bike@!BC coordinator. He is a member of the Brethren Student Movement and serves on the BC Interfaith Board.

Andrew Bollinger 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 2014-2015 academic year.

Bollinger, a junior philosophy and religion major with a minor in peace studies, is the son of Glenn and Debbie Bollinger of Bridgewater, Va.

He is a member of the Brethren Student Movement and the Interdistrict Youth Cabinet, jointly sponsored by the Church of the Brethren and Bridgewater College. He is a member of NCP and serves as an Orientation leader. During the 2014-15 academic year, Bollinger will serve on the BC Interfaith Board.

Posted 6/16/14

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