Student Achievement Celebrated at Landmark College
Awards announced for academics, leadership, and athletics
Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2014 Academic Awards, Student Leadership Awards, and Sports Awards.
On a cool April afternoon, students, faculty, and staff gathered to honor the academic distinction of 16 hard-working students at Landmark College. The Academic Awards Ceremony was held in the Strauch Family Student Center Café Court on April 29, 2014. Opening remarks by Dr. Adrienne Major, academic dean, emphasized what diverse disciplines have in common—they all guide and inspire inquiry. Major quoted Hannah Jarvis, a lead character from Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia: “It’s the wanting to know that makes us matter.”
Wanting to know—or curiosity—was the trait mentioned most frequently among faculty who presented awards to students. High grades set these students apart, but greater attention was paid to the character traits that distinguished them. The students were described as inquisitive, passionate, dignified, determined, resilient, and willing to take risks—all of which led to their success.
2014 Academic Department Awards
Social Science/Education: Michaela Hearst
Natural Science: Steven Schmid
Mathematics: Brian Clarke
Computer Science: Sean Halnon
Humanities: Steven Vitt (pictured)
First Year: Clayton Davidson
Fine & Performing Arts: Ezra Kopf
English Achievement: Gillian Robinson
English Excellence: Gerald Flattmann
Communications: Nicolas Shallcross
Business Studies: Carolyn Parlin-Bartsch
2014 Awards in Honor of Landmark College Founders
Wilson Program/Jeroo Eduljee Award: David Gardner and Patrick McKenna
Pat Jaquith Award: Katherine Wright
Diane Wood Award: Zachary Labbadia
Rob Gunther-Mohr Award: Jackson Martin
More photos from the Academic Awards ceremony can be found below.
Student Leadership Awards
Twenty-four students were honored with a Student Leadership Award in a ceremony on April 30 in the packed dining hall. Students are nominated by peers, faculty, and staff for acts that go beyond the immediate responsibilities of going to class, doing homework, and living in a residence hall. Each year students are recognized for big deeds—like organizing an event—and equally important but less flashy contributions such as making newly-arrived peers feel welcome in campus life. Amidst smiles and applause, recipients of the Student Leadership Award were thanked for making a difference on campus in 2013-14.
2014 Student Leadership Award Recipients
The Sports Award Banquet on Friday, May 9, was an enjoyable end to a great year in sports at Landmark College. Congratulations to the award winners listed below--and hats off to all our 2013-14 athletes.
More photos from Sports Award Banquet can be found on the Landmark College Athletics Facebook page. Be sure to "like" the page while you're there if you'd like to see more Sharks news and photos in your news feed.
2014 Sports Award Recipients
Female Athlete of the Year: Meghan Cassidy
Male Athlete of the Year: Patrick McKenna
(Patrick and Meghan are pictured at right.)
George Noble Award: Katie Dole
MVP: Patrick Leber & Kevin Goerne
Most Improved Player: Brandon Davis
Coaches Award: Tom Hoberg
MVP: Meghan Cassidy
Most Improved Player: Ellisa Davis
Coaches Award: Anna Sohl
MVP: Forest Ferguson
Most Improved Player: Thomas Silva
Coaches Award: Marques Marion
MVP: Katie Dole & Meghan Cassidy
Most Improved Player: Rebecca Carlson
Coaches Award: Maya Johnson
MVP: Joe Kreta
Most Improved: Jonathan Williams
Coaches Awards: Will Meinen
Landmark College was the first institution of higher learning to pioneer college-level studies for students with dyslexia. Now offering two and four-year degree options, a graduate level certificate in universal design with technology integration, and summer programs for students who learn differently, Landmark College is a global leader in integrated teaching methods for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD. Students, faculty, and professionals from all over the world are drawn to Landmark College for its innovative educational model—designed through research and practice to help all students who learn differently become confident, self-empowered, and independently successful learners.