Young Alumni News: Three Skookum Award Honorees Receive Further Accolades at Baccalaureate Ceremony
Posted June 17, 2008
Three Alumni Association Skookum Award winners received further accolades recently: Jonathan D. O'Hara ’08 of Derby, VT, received the Hampden Bank Award following from the School of Business, Ryan C. Turner ’08 of Yorkville, IL, received the Marston Engineering Award, and James E. Tierney ’08 received the Honor Graduate in Economics Award.
Tierney, a Grand Skookum Award honoree, is pictured with Assistant Professor of Economics Michael Enz (left) and School of Arts and Sciences Dean Saeed Ghahramani at the Baccalaureate Ceremony at Rivers Memorial Hall on May 16.
A native of Champlain, NY, Tierney graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Tierney served as President of the Student Senate, and was selected for inclusion in the 2007-2008 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and College. He plans to continue his studies in the fall, pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics.
O'Hara graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies, and served as editor of the College's newspaper, The Westerner.
A native of Yorkville, IL, Turner was presented with the Marston Award, given annually by the entire Engineering faculty to the student judged to have the most mature understanding of the principles of professional engineering practice. It is named after George Marston, Dean Emeritus of the Western New England College School of Engineering. His senior project, which centered on the studying the biocompatibility of materials used in implants, was published and will appear on Compendex, a comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research. In addition, Turner was chosen to be one of 16 students worldwide for the Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program at the National Institute of Health, where he worked on using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to study stroke. He also spent a summer at Albany Medical College studying treatments for brain cancer.
Turner graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. He was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Beta Tau, Mortar Board, and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies and recognized in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
Other alumni honored
2007 Alumni Association Golf Tournament recipient Stephanie L. Bibbo ’08 of Franklin, MA, received the Outstanding Student in Sport Management Award during Baccalaureate ceremonies at Western New England College. Also, Dane H. Martin ’08 of Norwood, MA, our College’s intrepid alumni China blogger, received four awards.
Bibbo, a member of the College’s Honors Program, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma, Mortar Board, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies, and has been recognized in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. An NCAA Champs Life Skills Mentor, First Year Seminar Assistant, and Peer Tutor, Bibbo completed an internship with the New England Sports Network.
Martin was named the winner of the Wall Street Journal Achievement Award, the Alpha Lamba Delta Maria Leonard Book Award, the Outstanding Full-time Student in Management Award, and the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence.
The Wall Street Journal Achievement Award is presented to a student selected by the School of Business faculty for academic achievement and entrepreneurial spirit. The Marie Leonard Book Award is presented to the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society member who upheld a high standard of excellence while in college. The Management Award recognizes the top student in the major, while the Dean's Award is presented to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average in the School of Business over four years.
Martin graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. A member of the Beta Gamma Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies, Martin has been recognized in Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Martin served as President of the Campus Activities Board, Homecoming Chair, and as a volunteer in Springfield public schools.
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