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Bridgewater College Presents 2019 Philomathes Society Awards

Friday, May 31, 2019

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Three Bridgewater College students, Courtney M. Hawkins, Briana R. Moore and Joshua W. Stein, received scholarships from the Philomathes Society, the college’s scholastic honor society, at the college awards ceremony.

The scholarships are presented to members of the Philomathes Society who are selected by the executive committee.

Hawkins received the Love of Learning Scholarship. The award reflects the Philomathes Society’s desire to encourage intellectual curiosity, research and creativity by honoring a student who demonstrates a desire to pursue an individual intellectual project.

Hawkins, an art and philosophy and religion double major with a minor in peace studies, is the daughter of Eric Hawkins of Collinsville, Va. She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society, and the college’s Flory Honors Program.

She is a member the Spiritual Life Board and the Interfaith Board. She serves on the executive board for the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity and is a Digital Scholarship Guru. She also serves as a philosophical ethics tutor.

During the 2017 fall semester, Hawkins studied abroad in Meknes, Morocco, and during the 2018 May Term, she studied at Oxford University.

Moore and Stein received Graduate Study Scholarships. The awards reflect the Philomathes Society’s investment in lifelong learning by honoring seniors who plan to enter graduate school immediately following graduation.

Moore, a computer science major with a minor in Spanish, is the daughter of Brian and Karen Moore of Waynesboro, Va. She is a member of the Philomathes Society; Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society; and Alpha Mu Gamma, a national foreign language honor society.

She serves as a Writing Center tutor and is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

She completed an internship at F.R. Drake Co., where she gained hands-on experience in electrical engineering, as well as the business operations of an automation company.

A standout on the women’s varsity basketball team, Moore serves as team captain. She has received numerous awards and honors, including being named one of 10 women finalists for the 2019 Jostens Trophy. The trophy is awarded to the outstanding NCAA Division III men’s and women’s basketball players who excel on the court, in the classroom and in the community.

Stein, a history major with a minor in American Studies, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stein of Louisburg, N.C. He is a member of the Philomathes Society; Phi Alpha Theta, a national history honor society; and Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society.

Stein serves as president of the Student Body and as chair of the Safety and Community Wellness Committee. He also is a member of the college’s Student Life Advisory Committee and the Safety and Security Group.

During the summer of 2018, Stein completed a research project, “Memories of Love and War: John Stenger’s World War,” through The Research Experience @ Bridgewater (TREB).

He volunteers as a docent at the North Carolina Museum of History, and he is a member of the American Battlefield Trust. He also is a member of the Heritage Society of Franklin County, N.C.

Following graduation on May 4, Moore will pursue a master’s degree in digital forensics and cybercrime investigation at the University of Maryland University College. Stein will pursue a master’s degree in history at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he will serve as a graduate teaching assistant.

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.

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