DAVIDSON BLACK ALUMNI NETWORK AWARD
Darrell Lamont Scott ‘10
Ebony Monique Harley ‘09
Craig Steven Pickett, Jr. ‘08
The Davidson Black Alumni Network (DBAN) was formed in 1988 to enrich the communication and involvement of black alumni with current students and the college. Much of DBAN’s work is focused on enhancing the quality of life of African-American students at Davidson. Yearly DBAN honors African-American students in good academic standing who have demonstrated distinguished service to the community in the form of the Davidson Black Alumni Network Scholarship Award.
The first recipient, a freshman from Little Rock, Arkansas, is a John Montgomery Belk Scholar. This student is quite active in the Davidson College community serving as a Sophomore Class Senator, and a member of the Black Student Coalition Executive Board, Union Board Concert Committee, and Engage for Change. He is also a newly initiated member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. The first recipient of the Davidson Black Alumni Network Award is Darrell Lamont Scott.
The second recipient, a sophomore from Baltimore, Maryland, is a Bonner Scholar. This student is the Vice President of the Black Student Coalition, Treasurer of Sisters of Essence, and the Chair of United Community Action. She is also a tutor at the Ada Jenkins Center After School Program. The second recipient of the Davidson Black Alumni Network Award is Ebony Monique Harley.
The third and final recipient, a junior from Charlotte, North Carolina, is a Political Science major. This student serves as an Admissions Ambassador and is the newly appointed Peer Mentor Coordinator for the STRIDE Program. He is also an intern in the Career Services Office and the immediate past Vice President of the Black Student Coalition. The third recipient of the Davidson Black Alumni Network Award is Craig Steven Pickett, Jr.
RAWLEY P. TURNER DRAMA AWARD
Ryan J. Creighan ‘07
Kelsey A. Formost ‘09
Hanley H. Smith ‘07
The Rawley P. Turner Drama Award recognizes outstanding female and male performances in the Theatre Department’s productions during the academic year. This year there are three recipients. For the dual roles of Mr. Winemiller in Summer and Smoke and Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, the outstanding male performance award goes to Ryan J. Creighan. The Theatre Department faculty recognizes two outstanding female performances this academic year. For the role of Reno in Anything Goes we recognize Kelsey A. Formost and for the role of Alma in Summer and Smoke we recognize Hanley H. Smith.
JAMES BAKER WOODS III AWARD
Benjamin Wesley Robinson ‘08
The James Baker Woods Award is presented to the top rising senior Military Science cadet who has displayed outstanding qualities of leadership, moral character, academic achievement, and aptitude for military service. This year’s award is presented to Benjamin Wesley Robinson.
DEAN RUSK International Studies PROGRAM AWARD
Hannah Cabourn M. Rogers-Ganter ‘08
Eleonora Concepcion Marranzini ‘09
The Dean Rusk International Studies Program Award is presented each year to the student or students who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to promoting international awareness at Davidson. This year’s recipients truly exemplify this quality. Through tea-time discussions, a new breakfast discussion series, a Bank of America Conference and a steady stream of speakers, they have selflessly shared their time, creativity and leadership. For their outstanding contributions to international awareness and education, we are pleased to present the 2007 Dean Rusk International Studies Program Award to Hannah Cabourn M. Rogers-Ganter and Eleonora Concepcion Marranzini.
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C. SHAW SMITH AWARD
Benjamin P. VanDyke ‘09
The C. Shaw Smith Award is presented annually and recognizes outstanding contributions to the college community through volunteer service with the College Union. This award is named for the first Director of the Union, who served to challenge, love, and provide a little magic to life at Davidson in his career of 31 years. This year’s recipient exhibits an unparalleled dedication to an enthusiasm for the entire scope of the Union’s program. Frequently seen at 3:00 a.m. cleaning up after other committees’ events, he combines his playful attitude with a rigorous work ethic to produce successful programs. Davidson’s Got Talent, Casino Night, and numerous other events throughout the year benefited in no small measure from his tireless efforts. For his constant stream of ideas and improvements, his natural spark, and his commitment to the Union Board as a whole, the 2007 C. Shaw Smith Award goes to Benjamin P. VanDyke.
CHARLES MALONE RICHARDS AWARD
Anthony T. Brown ‘08
The Charles Malone Richards Award was established in memory of a longtime Davidson pastor and professor, and is presented to a rising senior, ordinarily one preparing for the ministry, whose academic record, participation in campus activities, and contribution to community religious life are outstanding. This year’s recipient of the Charles Malone Richards Award is Anthony T. Brown.
AGNES SENTELLE BROWN AWARD
Laura Michelle Beach ‘07
Established by Dr. Mark Edgar Sentelle, professor and dean of students at Davidson College, in memory of his sister, this award is presented to an upperclassman of outstanding character, personality, intellectual ability, and scholarship. This year’s winner of the Agnes Sentelle Brown Award is Laura Michelle Beach.
GEORGE GLADSTONE MEMORIAL AWARD
Whitney Andrea White ‘08
Established in memory of George L. Gladstone, Jr., Class of 1960, this award is presented to a rising senior exhibiting high potential for service to mankind as demonstrated through leadership, service to the community, and academic record. This year’s winner of the George Gladstone Memorial Award is Whitney Andrea White.
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TOMMY PETERS AWARD
Kyle Jeffrey Kinsell ‘07
The Tommy Peters Award commemorates a true American hero. Fifty-five years have passed since Tommy’s one bright varsity season in which he lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track. Few athletic careers began with more promise; none have ended in greater sacrifice. Tommy Peters was called to serve in World War II and did so heroically, giving his life to save the lives of the men under his command.
Kyle Kinsell certainly possesses the ideal attributes a student-athlete should have — a dedicated work ethic and a commitment to excellence both on and off the field. He is only the second Davidson athlete and the first football player at Davidson to be named to the Academic All-America first team twice. He overcame injuries early in his career and a position change before becoming a force on the defensive line. Kinsell quickly entrenched himself on the starting front line during his junior season and became one of the Pioneer Football League’s premier defenders, leading all linemen in tackles while ranking among the top five among all players in sacks per game. The accolades rolled in after the season, from All-PFL South First Team to I-AA Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention, as well as Academic All-PFL First Team and his first Academic All-America award.
As a senior, Kinsell was one of 42 players named to the Lott Trophy Watch List, given to the defensive impact player of the year. He was the lone non-Division I-A player on the list. Following a strong senior season, Kinsell earned Academic All-America honors once again, and was one of eight finalists for a postgraduate scholarship from the FCS Athletics Directors Association. A biology major with a GPA of 3.85, Kinsell completed his requirements to graduate at the end of December. His service efforts on campus helped create a softball tournament to benefit the Lou Gehrig Foundation and Kyle was instrumental in raising over $2,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation with the first annual Bench Press for Breast Cancer. Please join me in congratulating the 2007 Tommy Peters Award winner – Kyle Jeffrey Kinsell.
REBECCA STIMSON AWARD
Shantia Aimee Washington ‘07
The Rebecca Stimson Award commemorates a true pioneer. When she arrived on campus in the fall of 1973, there were no athletic teams for women and Stimson had to recruit teammates and coaches in order to earn letters in tennis, field hockey and basketball. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate who later earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry, she literally helped create athletic teams for women at Davidson while building a foundation for future female student-athletes.
Tia Washington put together a fantastic career for the Davidson women’s basketball squad to the benefit of the college community in general. The catalyst of a Wildcat team that set the bar ever higher, Washington was one of the captains that led the Wildcats to their first postseason berth this year in the Women’s NIT. The point guard was among the Southern Conference leaders in several statistical categories — first in assist-to-turnover ratio, fifth in assists, ninth in steals, second in free throw percentage and third in field goal percentage, the latter a category usually reserved for the post players.
Washington finished her career fourth all-time in the Davidson record books with 200 steals, and tied for second with 317 assists, plus she holds two of the top 10 single-season marks for assists and steals. Her performance on the court this year was rewarded with a selection to the All-Southern Conference Second Team. A sociology major with a 3.52 GPA, Washington was named the Southern Conference TIAA-CREF Student Athlete of the Week three times in her career, plus earned a spot on the Academic All-Conference team the past two years.
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Dean Rusk Program Named Grant Awards, 2006-07
Davidson Watson Alumni Scholarships
Grace Mitchell ’09 - Spain, France, Italy, Greece. Summer 2007. Examination of food and eating habits across Europe
Josh Carson ’09 - Italy. Summer 2007. Study with the Accademia dell’ Arte and perform in the international festival of Arezzo
Anna Drake ’08 - Spain. Summer 2007. Exploration of Sephardic Jewish Culture and the interreligious dynamics within Spain
Hirose Scholarships for Far East Studies
Blake Poole ’08 - China. Summer 2007. Internship with Suntrek Industries
Anders Wells ’08 - Nicaragua. Summer 2007. Volunteering at a school within the Managua municipal dump
The Jack Perry Scholarships
Justin Lee ’09 - Tanzania. Summer 2007. International education internship on HIV education and medical observation
The Mary Lynn Richardson Fund
Timmy Foundation trip to Quito, Ecuador. Winter Break 2006-07 Grant Recipients: Megal Atias ’08, Ida Bastiaens ’07, Jamie Butler ’07, Michaela Corr ’07, Ryan Hubbard ’08, Stephen Kalin ’09, Utsha Khatri ’09, Brad Satterwhite ’10, Krista Timeus ’10, Jack Varon ’07, Carolyn Wakeman ’09
McNab Fund for Middle East Studies
Amelia Richmond ’09 - Morocco. Summer 2007. Intensive language program and independent study of Moroccan Art
Kelli Carroll ’09 - Kenya. Summer 2007. Volunteer at an orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS in Kisumu
The Ratliff Endowment in Economics
Stewart Pierce-Gardner ’08 - Jordan. Summer 2007. Independent research on the economic and political experience of the middle class
Virginia and Dean Rusk Scholarship
Justin Eusebio ‘09 - Summer 2007. Davidson in Zambia
Warner Hall Travel Study
Grant Katherine Hester ’08 - Ghana. Summer 2007. Women in Progress program in Cape Coast
Maria Jose Mejia ‘08 - Summer 2007. Davidson in Zambia
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