Current Garfield Scholars

Renee Bellis '15

Renee is a senior majoring in Political Science with a Math minor and an Economics minor. She graduated from Immaculate Academy near Buffalo, New York. Renee is involved in the Hiram Theatre Department as an actor and back stage. She is the treasurer of the American Sign Language club on campus, and she has been on the Ireland study abroad trip. After graduation, she plans to look for jobs dealing with logistics and travel often

Evan Bender '15

Evan Bender is a senior at Hiram where he is studying political science. He also has minors in public leadership and entrepreneurship. Evan is from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, where he graduated as Vice President of his class at Chartiers-Houston High School. He was also a captain on both the varsity football and baseball teams. At Hiram, Evan is a member of the community council, which is a group of students that handles judicial hearings involving their peers. Evan is interested in attending law school after Hiram, and specializing in corporate law or national security law.

Patricia Bohls '15

Patricia Bohls is a senior studying Neuroscience. She plans on minoring in Biology and Environmental Studies. She has made the Dean's list and is a member of the Alpha Society. Aside from participating in the Garfield Scholar program, she is a Teaching Assistant, a member of the cross country team, a member of the Stone Soup Cooperative, and President of Students Organized for Sustainability. After Hiram she hopes to receive a Ph.D. in animal behavior and wishes to conduct animal behavioral studies on wild populations.
• Read Patricia's paper, What should U.S. Foreign Policy be towards Cuba.

Heather Brant '17

Heather Brant is a sophomore double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. In addition to being a Garfield Scholar, she is a Residential Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Peer Mentor, and tutor at Hiram. She is also a participant in the Ethics Bowl and on the Dean's List. As she enjoys traveling, Heather will be studying in India during the 2014 Fall 3-week and plans on studying abroad again. Additionally, she volunteers often in her free time and coaches a youth soccer team every summer. After graduating, she plans to become a Peace Corps volunteer or attend law school, but her main goal is to help everyone she can.

Emily Duhn '16

Emily Duhn is a junior with a major in Early Childhood Education and a potential minor in Political Science. She is from Independence, Ohio. On campus, she is a Garfield Presidency Scholar, Resident Assistant, Tour Guide, and student worker in Admissions. She is also treasurer of the Outdoor Club and is involved with Education Club and Choir. After graduation, she plans on attending graduate school for her Master's in Special Education.

John Enasko '17

John Enasko is a sophomore with a double major in Biomedical Humanities and Spanish. Born in Warren, Ohio, John graduated from Howland High School in 2013. John plans to utilize his degrees in his journey after graduation into the medical field. Along with his studies, he is involved various activities on campus involving the Honors Eclectic Scholars, Student Senate, Chemistry Club, and Student Ambassadors. He is also one of the founding members the newly established Biomimicry Club at Hiram, as well as a member of the Alpha Society. He also works in the Office of Admissions throughout the week. In the next academic year John plans to travel to the Dominican Republic as well as be a Teaching Assistant. ​

Jonathan Hall '15

Jon is a senior working on a degree in business management. He was born in Lima, Ohio and has lived and attended schools in various communities in central, northwest, and northeast Ohio. He graduated from Barberton High School and was part of numerous sports teams and other extracurricular activities. At Hiram he is a Garfield Student Scholar, part of the Alpha Society, a Peer Career Advisor, and a member of the golf team.

Molly Jukes '15

Molly Jukes is a senior sociology major minoring in history. She graduated from Mentor High School in 2011. She has made the Dean's list multiple times. Other than participating in the Garfield Scholars program, she is a member of the Circle K International service club, Intercultural Forum and the Stone Soup Cooperative. 

Emily Kelly '17

Emily Kelly is a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Humanities. She graduated from North Royalton High School in 2013. She is a member of the Alpha Society, and has made the Dean's List. Emily is both an Eclectic Scholar and a Garfield Scholar. She is also a member of the Hiram College Swim Team, the Stone Soup Cooperative, and the Delta Chi Lambdas. Following her time at Hiram College, Emily plans to attend medical school in hopes of becoming a physician of a thus undecided specialty.

Su Hnin Latt '15

Su Hnin Latt is a senior majoring in Physics. She is originally from Yangon, Myanmar. She is a peer tutor, a Physics Lab teaching assistant and a student researcher. She interned as a student research assistant on a Polymer Research project funded by National Science Foundation at Hiram College Physics Department. She attended American Physical Society conferences and presented her research work. She has also attended Garfield Institute Seminars before she has become a Garfield scholar. Her interests include Politics and Global Issues. She is an active member of Intercultural Forum, a former member of Women's Choir and African Ensemble. In her future, she wants to become an engineer, international businesswoman, and a founder of a non-government organization which will provide free education.

Marcus Lawniczak '15

Marcus Lawniczak is a senior majoring in political science with an interest in public policy. He enjoys art, sports, and music. Marcus plans on pursing a career in law or academics, while always being involved in public leadership.

Alex Martin '16

Alex Martin is a Junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy. Alex is a student manager at the Hiram College Media Center. His hobbies include music, traveling, and skiing. After his time at Hiram, Alex hopes to become a Peace Corps volunteer, and eventually work in foreign relations.

Megan McNulty '15

Megan McNulty is a senior studying management with a minor in communication. On campus, Megan is the General Manager of the Terrier Bakery, works at the Welcome Center and is actively involved in her sorority Delta Chi Lambda as treasurer. She plans on expanding her horizons through a study abroad trip to Australia in 2014. After graduating, she hopes to be a manager to clients in the entertainment industry.

Robert Partridge '15

Robert Partridge is a senior majoring in Political Science and Management. His leadership experiences include being the team captain and quarterback of Notre Dame College (2011) and high school alma mater Massillon Washington (2009-2010). Robert is currently the quarterback for the Hiram football team. His interest and hobbies include Music, traveling and writing. He hopes to attend law school and work in Public administration.

Ann Riddle '16

Ann Elizabeth Riddle is a junior majoring in political science with a double minor in communication and public leadership. She was born in Mayfield, Ohio and was home-schooled throughout high school, receiving her GED in November 2011. She has made the Dean's list and is a member of the Alpha Society. After graduation she plans to attend graduate school and work in political campaigns.
• Read Ann's paper, Globalizations and Democracy: Salvation or Destruction?

Charles Bishop Sanders '17

Hi everyone. My name is Charles Sanders but I go by my middle name, Bishop. I am a sophomore here at Hiram College and I am majoring in Political Science and History. I hope to use these two degrees together in the political field with the hopes of becoming a politician. Just a few things about me; I enjoy doing karate. I have been in the martial arts for 13 years now and have earned my third degree black belt. I am also an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and am actively involved in my community through the Farmer's Market, the community gardens, or the coalition of business that meet every month to plan activities to be held in the town. On top of all that I am the first freshman to be accepted into the Garfield Institute and I am looking forward to an amazing four years here at Hiram!

Hannah Shrader '15

Hannah Shrader is a senior with a major in Nursing and a minor in Biomedical Humanities. She graduated from Western Reserve High School in Berlin Center, Ohio. This is her second year in the Garfield Center for Public Leadership. Hannah attended the National Student Nurse Association Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been a tutor for Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Human Genetics, and Pharmacology. Hannah is a student representative for the Nursing Department Committee. She has been accepted in the Alpha society for 3 years. She was inducted into the National Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau International. In the summer of 2014, Hannah will be in the Philippines for a nursing internship abroad. Her goals are to graduate with honors, give back to her community, and continue her education. After graduation she plans to pass her state boards and practice as a registered nurse.

Robin Singleton '15

Robin Singleton is a senior majoring in biology and history. She is a Resident Assistant and plays the flute in marching band. She also works for the Writing Center as a writing assistant and tutor. For more than a decade she has been an active part of her local 4-H Club, volunteering in a variety of groups — from Lego robotics to alpacas. After Hiram, she would like to go to graduate school and research the more biological aspects of archaeology. Until then though, she is working on taking classes in as wide a variety of subjects as she can.
• Read Robin's paper, The Hunt for Panamanian Literature.

Majdal Sobeh '15

Majdal Sobeh is a senior double majoring in communication and management. She is a Palestinian who graduated high school from Morocco. Majdal is a student manager at the Welcome Center desk, the vice president of the communication honor society Lambda Pi Eta, and the secretary of the Intercultural Forum. Her interests include writing and music. After graduating from Hiram, Majdal is still unsure of what career to pursue. However, she is considering become a journalist.
• Read Majdal's paper, Political Ideology and Globalization: A Look at Panama.

Abigail Staysa '15

Abby Staysa is a senior majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. She plans on pursuing graduate studies in Political Science after Hiram. She is a member of the Alpha Society and has made the Dean's List. Aside from participating in the Garfield Institute, Abby is a Residential Assistant in Centennial Hall, a member of the Women's Cross Country team, and sits as the Student Chair on the committee for Hiram's Annual Run for Grace and Andy. After graduation, Abby hopes to pursue graduate studies in Political Philosophy.
• Read Abby's paper, Cuba-U.S. Policy.

Nikki Pueyo Svoboda '15

Nicole Pueyo Svoboda was born in Mexico and currently lives in Laguna Beach, California. Currently, she is a senior with a major in Nursing and minors in Biomedical Humanities and Spanish. At this time she is the Vice President of Finance for Student Senate and is a very active participant in Hiram's community. Aside from being a Garfield Scholar, Nicole is engaged in Habitat for Humanity and Intercultural Forum, among many more. She has been accepted in the Sigma Theta Tau International. Her dreams include traveling the world while helping people. Coming from a different country, Nicole wants to bring a different view to the Garfield Scholar Program.

Mary Swallow '16

Mary Swallow is a junior majoring in Integrated Language Arts. She graduated from Deer Lakes High School outside of Pittsburgh, PA. She has made the Dean's List and is a member of the Alpha Society. Mary loves to travel and studied abroad in England and Scotland. She is the current president of the Greek social club, Delta Chi Lambda and works as a tutor in the Writing Center.

Jacob Vaughan '16

Jacob Vaughan is a junior majoring in Integrated Language Arts with a minor in Mathematics. He graduated from Windham High School in Windham, Ohio. Jacob is an EMT for Community EMS in Garrettsville, Ohio. Jacob is head organizer for the Friends of Melana 5K and 1 Mile Run for the Garrettsville Summerfest. Jacob has been involved in the Education Club at Hiram. After graduation, Jacob hopes to become a Peace Corps volunteer to teach Math and English overseas.

Chimi Wangchuk '16

Chimi Wangchuk is an international student from Bhutan. He is a junior pursuing majors in Mathematics and Political Science. He is one of the members of Alpha Society. He works as a steward intern in the James H. Barrow Field Station every summer. After having completed his studies at Hiram College, He wants to go back and teach.

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