Best of 2011 Web Stories: Student Profiles
December 29, 2011 By Elizabeth Trollinger and Cindy Long
As 2011 draws to a close, we're taking a look back at the most popular web stories this year, based on analytics taken from the Centre homepage. Here are the top five stories about current Centre students:
1. Phi Kappa Tau chapter recognized as the best in the nation
The Delta chapter of Phi Kappa Tau received the Maxwell Award, presented annually to the best Phi Kappa Tau chapter in the nation. Along with the Maxwell Award, the Delta chapter was also recognized for excellence in academics, administration, chapter-produced newsletters and alumni programming as well as an outstanding alumni advisory board.
2. Science major wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Louesa Akin ’12 of Paducah, Ky., was named a 2011 recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is the most highly regarded award in the math, science and engineering undergraduate community, providing up to $7,500 per year for educational expenses to students who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.
3. Ten new recipients of prestigious Brown Fellows award prepare for Centre
Each year, 10 incoming first-year Centre students are named Brown Fellows. This summer will be an exciting one for the 10 new Centre College Brown Fellows. Already overjoyed at having been named recipients of Kentucky’s most prestigious fellowship, the students are thrilled to have the opportunity to visit Rome, Naples, Florence and Venice during a tour of Italy.
4. The Class of 2015 includes eight from China
The 375 students in the Class of 2015 are already making an impression at Centre, in part by being the largest in the College's history. For these students, born in 1993, Czechoslovakia has never been a country, women have always had combat roles in the military, and there’s never been a world where the Power Rangers and “Jurassic Park” didn’t exist.
5. Andrew Howard ’13 gains international recognition for medical research
Andrew Howard ’13 spent his summer doing important medical research in nephrology and hypertension at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. as part of his Brown Fellowship. Howard's research gave him the opportunity to participate in ISOTT, the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue.
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