Hiram College

Senior life science majors and minors at Hiram College were recently recognized for their studies and honored with membership into the J.J. Turner Society.

The J.J. Turner Society is named after Hiram College alumnus and professor of biology and natural history, James Jesse Turner. Turner graduated from Hiram College in 1902 and returned as a professor from 1906 to 1950. He is remembered as “a superb and caring teacher” who is credited with garnering recognition for Hiram College’s outstanding science programs. The Society was established in the early 1980s to honor seniors graduating in biology, biochemistry, biomedical humanities, and neuroscience, as well as faculty members within the departments and programs.

The keynote speaker for this year’s induction ceremony, Sara Piccolomini ’14, spoke of her research and experience protecting populations of endangered herpetofauna in the southeastern US. Membership in the J.J. Turner Society provides graduating seniors the opportunity to network with alumni and learn of their achievements after graduating from the College.

The following Hiram College seniors were inducted this year:

Tyler Angle of Akron, Ohio
Dajanay Ash of South Euclid, Ohio
Sophie Bell of Cincinnati, Ohio
Hannah Bennett of Hiram, Ohio
Christina Belleza of Peninsula, Ohio
Shakeila Blackmon of Stow, Ohio
Amanda Blyer of Louisville, Ohio
Rachel Boehm of Avon, Ohio
Taylor Bowers of Mogadore, Ohio
James Coppenger of Akron, Ohio
Yeshey Dem of Thimphu, Bhutan
Josselyn Frazier of Newton Falls, Ohio
Aleyna Gee of Broadview Heights, Ohio
Katherine Geric of Mentor, Ohio
Nicholas Jericho of Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Erica Johnson of Salem, Ohio
Muhamad Jusran of Rancho Cucamonga, California
Colton Kinderknecht of Centennial, Colorado
Andrew Lisak of Columbus, Ohio
Savana Lowery of Carrollton, Ohio
Kristin Maslach of Brunswick, Ohio
Sarah (McClellan) Helmick of Warren, Ohio
Natalie Menke of Stow, Ohio
Emmbra Nkansah of New Castle, Delaware
Grace Noce of Chardon, Ohio
Sarah Ponder of Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Joseph Provoznik of New London, Ohio
Andrew Runyon of Powell, Ohio
Nicole Ryman of Aurora, Ohio
Irveen Singh of Aurora, Ohio
Scott Sangston of Willowick, Ohio
Mathew Sisserson of Charlotte, North Carolina
Mark Sobnosky of New Franklin, Ohio
Kerington Vickers of Warren, Ohio
Jamie Willis of Atwater, Ohio
Taylor Yamamoto of Solon, Ohio
Emily Yeckley of Chardon, Ohio