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2018 Philosophy and Religion Awards Presented at BC

June 11, 2018

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Bridgewater College students Isabel K. López, Cristian Sanchez and Zachary Wall were recognized by the department of philosophy and religion for academic excellence at the college awards ceremony.

López received the Philosophy Award for the most extensive record of excellent academic work in philosophy courses. López, a senior philosophy and religion major with a minor in peace studies, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miguel López of Timonium, Md.

She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society, and Psi Chi, an international psychology honor society. She is a four-year member of the field hockey team, serving as a team captain during the 2017 fall season. She graduated on May 5, and plans on traveling abroad for a year.

Wall was selected as the winner of the Religion Award for the most extensive record of excellent academic work in biblical religion and theology courses. Wall, a senior psychology major with minors in neuroscience and philosophy and religion, is the son of Kenneth and Kathy Wall of Lititz, Pa.

He is a member of Psi Chi, and has completed research with Dr. Randall Young, associate professor of psychology, titled “Perceptions of (Fictional) Character: Perceptions of an All Too Human Avatar,” which was presented at the Virginia Association for the Psychological Sciences in 2016. He serves as a laboratory assistant for biopsychology classes and is a tutor for psychology and philosophy.

Sanchez was presented The Ruth and Steve Watson Philosophy Scholarship Award. The award, presented to a rising junior or senior, rewards past and future contributions to philosophical inquiry. The scholarship is for the 2018-19 academic year. Sanchez, a junior mathematics major with a minor in philosophy and religion and a concentration in interfaith studies, is from Jacksonville, Fla.

Sanchez is a member of the Interfaith Club and the Bridgewater College Interfaith Board. As a member of the Pinion Players, the student-run theatre organization, he wrote a play, “Cheerio,” which was recently produced at the college. He also wrote a paper, “Off Limits,” which was featured in the Philomathean, the college’s journal of student creativity and scholarship.

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