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BC Students Recognized by the Department of Health and Human Sciences

Seven Bridgewater College seniors were presented awards from the department of health and human sciences during the annual awards convocation.

Major of the Year awards were presented in five fields of study – Sarah Bothof received the award in athletic training, Rebecca Reifsnider in nutrition and wellness, Tracy Reed in health and exercise science, Beau Cassada in health and physical education and Allysha Lockner in family and consumer sciences.

The Major of the Year awards are based on academic skills, career-related experiences and being a strong, positive role model. Each recipient was presented a plaque and monetary gift.

Bothof is the daughter of Steve and Donna Bothof of Weyers Cave, Va. Reifsnider is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Reifsnider of Keymar, Md. Reed is the daughter of Roger and Connie Reed of Chesapeake, Va. Cassada is the son of Eddie and Lori Cassada of Danville, Va. Lockner is the daughter of Kimberly Rife of New Oxford, Pa., and Emory Lockner of Hanover, Pa.

Reifsnider also received the Excellence in Academics award presented to the student who embraces learning, demonstrates academic excellence and engages in the learning process in the classroom and beyond.

Aseel Y. Saied, a nutrition and wellness major with a minor in business administration from Ramallah, Palestine, was presented the Excellence in Leadership and Service award for demonstrating excellence in leadership, character and service.

Reifsnider and Saied each received a plaque and monetary award.

Bothof also received the Most Valuable Athletic Training Student award. The award is voted on by her peers for the characteristics of leadership, integrity, dedication, dependability and personality. She received a plaque for her award.

Amber Tyree, a junior family and consumer sciences major, received the Rugby H. St.John Endowed Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences. The award, valued at $1,830, is presented to a student seeking a degree in family and consumer sciences with preference given to those seeking certification in secondary education. The award is based on scholarship, leadership and character. Tyree is the daughter of Michael and Julie Tyree of Troutville, Va.

Posted 6/9/14

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