On Thursday, April 10th, Lebanon Valley College enjoyed a day-long celebration of student learning. The day’s events were a culmination of INQUIRY 2014, and included the distribution of academic awards and scholarships.
The department’s first award was given to Alyssa Nissley. Alyssa was the recipient of the G.A. Richie Memorial Ministerial Scholarship Award. This award is given annually to a major in the Department of Religion and Philosophy on the basis of academic achievement and financial need, in memory of Dr. G.A. Richie, former professor of Bible and Greek at Lebanon Valley College.
The second award was given to Daniel Kimmel. Daniel was given the The Martha U. Peiffer and Dr. Harold S. Peiffer ’42 Award in Religion as the Outstanding Senior in Religion.
The third award was given to Marquis Bey. Marquis was given the Donald E Byrne, Jr. Award for Undergraduate Research. This award is named in honor of Professor Don Byrne for his decades of exemplary teaching, which combined inspiration interdisciplinarity, and rigor with the highest of expectations. To be given to the Religion or Philosophy student who has distinguished him/herself the most through undergraduate research.
The fourth award was given to Ashley Ferrari. Ashley was given th Award of Excellence in Philosophy as the most outstanding Philosophy major at LVC.
The final award was given to Anna Quinn. Anna was the recipient of the David E. Long/ Abram M. Long Memorial Ministerial Scholarship Award. This award was established in 1965 by the Reverend Abram M. Long, Class of 1917, in memory of his father, the Reverend David E. Long, Class of 1900. The award is based on merit, and is given annually by the Department of Religion and Philosophy to a student preparing for the ministry and/or a life of service.