Current Garfield Scholars

Victoria Angelo '17

Victoria is a junior with a major in Biomedical Humanities. She is from Warren, Ohio and graduated from Howland High School. On campus, she is a resident assistant, teaching assistant, Eclectic Scholar, Garfield Presidency Scholar, orientation leader, student senator, student ambassador and works as a research intern in biology over the summer. She has participated in the Dominican Republic and Japan study abroad trips, and plans to attend the Australia abroad in the fall of 2015. After graduating from Hiram, she plans to go to graduate or professional school to pursue a career in the medical field.

Natalie Bendel '17

Natalie is currently a junior majoring in Political Science and Economics. She graduated from Wadsworth Senior High School in 2013. She works as a lifeguard at the Hiram College Alumni Memorial Pool, and as a student worker in the Hiram College Business Office. She serves as the Disciples on-campus treasurer, and as a member of the Funding You Board. In addition to her on-campus activities, she will be interning at the Inter-Religious Task Force on Central America during the fall 2015 semester, focusing her work on advocacy and economic justice. After graduation, she intends to study international trade law.

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 is on the Dean's List. As she enjoys traveling, Heather studied 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.

Hallie Chavez '18

Hallie is a sophomore double majoring in Biochemistry and Neuroscience, with a writing minor. She is from Parma, Ohio. She has made the Dean's List and is a member of the Alpha Society. At Hiram, she is also a Garfield Presidency Scholar, an Eclectic Honors Scholar and works in the Biochemistry lab. She is a lifeguard during the summer.

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 Admission. 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 junior 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 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 Admission throughout the week. In the next academic year John plans to travel to the Dominican Republic and serve as a Teaching Assistant. ​

Emily Kelly '17

Emily Kelly is a junior 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 an undecided specialty.

Julie Lenoir '18

Julie is a sophomore majoring in Nursing with a minor in Biomedical Humanities. Julie is from Mars, Pennsylvania, where she graduated as Secretary of her class at Mars Area High School. Julie is a member of the Honors Eclectic Scholars at Hiram. She also is an active member of HPAC (Health Professions Affinity Community), the NET, Ultimate Frisbee Club and Nerf Club. She plans on traveling abroad before she graduates. After graduation, Julie plans to take her state boards and become a registered nurse. She later plans to attend graduate school to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

Emily Lewis '17

Emily is a junior Political Science major with a minor in Public Leadership. She graduated from McDowell High School in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2013. She is an active member in the community and has worked on multiple political campaigns. On campus she is involved in numerous activities, including Ethics Bowl (President), Dance Team (Treasurer and Program Planner) and Student Ambassadors. Emily is also a Tour Guide and was Hiram's 2014-2015 Student Senate President. After graduation, she plans to attend law school to study Criminal Law and become a politician.

Alex Martin '16

Alex Martin is a senior 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.

Abeera Mehmood '18

Abeera is an international student from Pakistan. She is majoring in Biomedical Humanities and plans on minoring in Environmental Studies and Biochemistry. One of her major interests is policy making on current health issues. She is part of the World Life Organization in Pakistan as well as many other student-run welfare groups. After graduating from Hiram, she plans on going to medical school.

Nathan Metze '18

Nathan is a sophomore Computer Science and Political Science major at Hiram College. He graduated from Canfield High School in Canfield, Ohio. Nathan is currently enrolled as an Eclectic Honors student and plans to remain in the program throughout college. He is also a member of the Alpha Society and is currently on the Dean's List. Nathan is an employee at the Dray Help Desk and is also a member of the Computer Science Club. After graduation, Nathan plans to either attend graduate school or pursue a career using both Computer Science and Political Science.

Isaac Tom Monah '16

Isaac is currently a senior at Hiram College, double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. He is originally from Liberia, in West Africa. In the past, Tom has served as a member on the Noble Road Presbyterian Church session and a Youth Fellow at Interact Cleveland. At Hiram, Tom has worked as a Teacher's Assistant, an Orientation Leader and a Game Room Assistant for Hiram's Terrier Activity Board. Tom is also a graduate of the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy class of 2011 and has interned at the Federal Public Defender's office in Cleveland. Currently, Tom manages his family's commercial cleaning business, Monah and Sons, is a member of Hiram's Funding You Board and Terrier Activity Board. He is also a member of the National Technical Honor Society. After he graduates, Tom plans to attend law school. In his free time, he enjoys helping others, reading, playing soccer, traveling and meeting new people.

Bailey Norton '17

Bailey is a Nursing major with a minor in Biomedical Humanities. She aspires to become a traveling nurse and one day participate in international health programs. On campus, she is a defender on the Women's Soccer team, the Advisory Board Representative for the Eclectic Scholars Program, the Women's Soccer representative for SAAC, a member of the Hiram Student Nurses Association and a two-year member of the Garfield Presidency Scholars. She made the Dean's List multiple times and is a member of the Alpha Society. She has been an Anatomy & Physiology tutor for the past two years and is currently working on becoming a Certified Community Health Worker. She traveled to India in the fall of 2014 and plans to travel abroad again before graduating. Outside of Hiram, Bailey is a counselor, rock climbing instructor and part of the waterfall staff at a YMCA camp called Camp Fitch.

Gloria Ogundare '17

Gloria Ogundare is an international student from Nigeria. She is a Political Science major and an Asian Studies Minor. Gloria hopes to pursue a master's degree in international business and a Ph.D. in gender studies in the future. She plans on going back to Nigeria and hopes to work with the ministry of foreign affairs and to one day become the Nigerian ambassador to South Korea.

Ann Riddle '16

Ann Elizabeth Riddle is a senior 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

Charles Sanders is a junior at Hiram College majoring in Political Science and History. He hopes to use the two degrees together in the political field with hopes of becoming a politician. He enjoys doing karate and has been in the martial arts for 13 years, earning a third degree black belt. He is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America and is actively involved in his community through the local farmer's market, the community gardens and the coalition of business that meets every month to plan activities for the town. He was the first freshman to be accepted into the Garfield Center and is looking forward to an amazing four years at Hiram!

Cole Soldo '17

Cole is a junior majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Political Science. His goal is to combine the two in order to make a positive difference regarding the global environmental health of the planet. He is a Garfield Presidency scholar and an Eclectic Honors Scholar. He holds offices in several clubs, including the Sustainability Club where he is president. In his spare time, he loves music and has played the trombone since sixth grade. He also enjoys piano and guitar. He loves to travel and has photographed places such as the Galapagos Islands, Iceland, Scotland and many National Parks in the U.S. He is from Cincinnati and an avid fan of the Reds and Bengals.

Jeremy Staley '16

Jeremy Staley is a senior in Integrated Language Arts. He graduated from Archbishop Moeller High School near Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a resident advisor in East Hall, secretary of the Ski and Snowboarding club and works at the Hiram College Media Center. Last year Jeremy won Hiram College's IdeaBuild competition with his idea, called "Jinko Test Prep." After graduation Jeremy plans to serve in the Peace Corps or begin his career teaching high school literature.

Ryogo Suzuki '17

Ryogo is a senior from Osaka, Japan, who is majoring in Physics with an International Studies and intended Political Science double major. Ryogo took a year-long break after graduating from Kitano High School to be a volunteer for the NGO Peace Boat, where he visited 19 different countries and aided in humanitarian efforts. He also worked as a disaster volunteer in the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. At Hiram College he is a peer tutor, a physics lab teaching assistant and student researcher working with Professor Mark Taylor on a polymer research project funded by the National Science Foundation. Additionally, Ryogo is researching with Professor Merose on Japanese colonization of Korea. He is a member of the Alpha Society and Omicron Delta Kappa. Currently, Ryogo is president of the Intercultural Forum at Hiram College. In the future, Ryogo would like to work as an engineer, policy maker and for an international organization such as the U.N. on human development projects.

Mary Swallow '16

Mary Swallow is a senior 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 senior 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 One 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 senior 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 completing his studies at Hiram College, he wants to go back and teach.

Isabella Williams '17

Isabella is a junior with a double major in Biomedical Humanities and Spanish and an International Studies minor. She is from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. In addition to being a Garfield Scholar, Isabella is a Resident Assistant, Admission Navigator, Orientation Leader and a general student worker in the Admission Office. She is also a member of Hiram's Eclectic Honor Scholars, Alpha Society and is on the Dean's List. Isabella has traveled twice with Hiram, once to the Dominican Republic and once to the Florida Keys.


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