Hiram College

Hiram College students were honored on May 8, 2013, for their academic achievements throughout the 2012-13 academic year.

President’s Achievement Award

Jessica Lenoir, Bobby Noel
The President’s Achievement Award is given annually to a woman and man in the junior class whose academic records, campus leadership and devotion to the ideals and objectives of Hiram College distinguish their performances as outstanding. Students selected for this award have demonstrated, during their years at Hiram College, marked growth in academic achievement and in personal development. They have displayed sensitivity to the needs of their fellow students, to those in the College community and of society in general, and they have made constructive contributions to the solutions of these problems. In sum, the President’s Achievement Award goes to those whose records best symbolize the educational goals of Hiram College.

Distinguished Student Leadership Award-Dively

Sadat Osuman
Honorable Mentions:

  • Caleb Lemmo,
  • Amy Morton,
  • Bryan Nemire,
  • Megan Orosz,
  • Hannah Petcovic

The Distinguished Student Leadership Award is given annually by Hiram College in recognition of an outstanding senior student whose contributions to campus life have earned peer respect and admiration. The award recipient receives a gift of $1,000. Michael Dively, a former Hiram College Trustee, founder of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, three-term member of the Michigan House of Representatives and former faculty member at Albion College, is the founder of the award.

Hal Reichle Memorial Award

Lensa Jotte, Hannah Brown
The Hal Reichle Memorial Award is presented annually to an individual student who has demonstrated significant acts of kindness, generosity and compassion toward other human beings. The award recipient is chosen on the basis of humanitarian efforts, community involvement and volunteerism. The value of the Hal Reichle Memorial Award is based on investment returns and typically exceeds $5,000.

Nancy Moeller Award

Juanita (Jerri) Bowe
Established in the memory of Nancy Moeller, this award is given to the student who maintained high standards while achieving the goal of a college education and in so doing, earned the respect of faculty members and fellow students.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Martinique Mims, Parker Suddeth
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award is given annually by Hiram College to a student who, through the quality of his or her leadership and overall character, exemplifies a spirit of inclusiveness and an appreciation for multiculturalism and diversity. The value of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award is based on investment returns and typically exceeds $500.

Yuksel Ismail Scholarship in Humanities

Rachel Petrack
Established in 1986 by the Ismail family, colleagues, friends and former students, the Yuksel Ismail Scholarship honors the senior in humanities (humanities shall include classical studies, English, foreign languages, history, philosophy and religious studies) who best exemplifies the love of learning and high standards lived out at Hiram College by Yuksel Ismail, professor of languages and literature, until his death in 1986.

ODK National Leadership

Hin Yan Wong Passang Dorji Nana Taki-Micah
Megan Orosz Simone Gabriella Lensa Jotte
Robert Glowacki Sarah Condon Sarah Thomas
Natasha Elder Tiffany Marchewka Martinique Mims
Thubelihle Hlongwane Sarah Todd James Romanowski
Roseanne Zychowski Robert Noel
Amy Morton Sarah Loyer

Omicron Delta Kappa (O?K) also, known as The Circle or more commonly ODK is a national leadership honor society. It was founded December 3, 1914, at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, by 15 student and faculty leaders. Chapters, known as Circles, are located on over 300 college campuses. The society recognizes outstanding achievement in the following areas: scholarship; athletics; campus community service; social/religious activities; campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts. As the identities of newly selected members are kept secret for a period of time, ODK is fondly considered a quasi-secret society. Membership in the Omicron Delta Kappa Society is regarded as one of the highest collegiate honors that can be awarded to an individual, along with Phi Beta Kappa. In addition to meeting rigorous leadership and service criteria, student membership requires a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Phi Beta Kappa

Anthony Clemente, Robert Danczak, Robert Glowacki, Jessica Gruden, Adam Miller, Bryan Nemire, Hannah Petcovic, Ye Yuting
Phi Beta Kappa membership has long been recognized as the highest distinction an individual can receive for scholarly excellence in undergraduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest undergraduate honors society. The official induction ceremony into Phi Beta Kappa takes place on the morning of commencement.

Alpha Society

Alpha Society is one of Hiram’s highest academic honors. Membership is limited to students who have completed 12 or more hours of graded coursework at Hiram College and whose cumulative grade point average is 3.75 or better.

Alpha Society Graduating Seniors

Zeerak Ahmed Roxanna Coldiron Michele Kapp Elise Randall
Michelle Allamon Brendan Curtin Sharon LaPore Joseph Randolph
Jessica Armstrong Robert Danczak Hannah Lint Chelsa Roach
Angelique Bauerle-Frutkin Wendy Dicks Robert Maganja Victoria Sferra
Kathleen Behra Leah Efferson Robert Meeker Rachelle Simmers
Matthew Biederman Abegel Freedman Adam Miller Jonathan Sitosky
Rick Bliss Robert Glowacki Bryan Nemire Heidi Stevens
Loan Bui Ryan Greenhill Megan Orosz Julie Thompson
Caitlyn Caldwell Jessica Gruden Katherine Pawlicki Hin Yan Wong
Anthony Clemente Meghan Huntley Hannah Petcovic Yuting Ye
Julia Kantorik Rachel Petrack

Alpha Society Underclassmen

Samantha Abraham Chanin Forsyth Laura Long Ellen Rochford
Aaron Acus-Souders Tiffany Foster Cristian Loyola Kathleen Rockford
Amy Almashy Rachael Fowler Monica Lucas Robert Roth
Laila Almassri Tomoyuki Fujimoto Rachel Major Jeralyn Saleet
Manuel Angel Caroline Georskey Tiffany Marchewka Jacob Savel
Pye Aung Devlin Geroski Matthew Margo Hannah Schaefer
Mackenzie Barry Jessica Gezymalla Ashley Marsh Owen Schoeniger
Lisa Bartlette Emily Gilmore Brooke Mayle Sydney Shawgo
Samip Basnet Rachel Gluvna Paige McLain Randall Shearer
Jenelle Bayus Peggy Gocala Sheryl McNelly Hannah Shrader
Joyce Beeman Shelley Gordon Megan McNulty Majdal Sobeh
Rachel Bernstein Shannon Govern Carol Milani Abigail Staysa
Patricia Bohls Jonathan Hall Christopher Miller Ryogo Suzuki
Maura Brett-Eiger Laetitia Hight Ariel Minardi Mary Swallow
Logan Brewer Douglas Holler Emily Mortimer Tyler Thomas
Renee Brumbaugh Stalene Hunter Kimberly Mullins Megan Thompson
Rachel Buckley Scott Jorasz Richard Musil Ethan Tope
Jessica Buttitta Caitlin Joseph Autumn Nagel Brenda Van
Alisa Cario Stephany Judd Sharon Nawalaniec Courtney Wade
Niccole Catlett Kayla Kennedy Jenna Nelson Miracle Walunis
Emma Cylor Sara Kennedy Henry Pearson Chimi Wangchuk
Jason Close John Kesegich Nicola Pendretti Shelby Warrens
Leigh Collier Carly Kidner David Platt Alexandra Wells
Sarah Condon Kyle Kiefer Hannah Platt Simon Werle
Richard Davis Chrstine Kindel Matthew Pozderac Chad White
Ashley Dillon Rachael Klinger Timothy Prall John Wickersham
Kate Dlugosz Kailee Knight Nicole Pueyo Svoboda Miranda Wright
Brittany Dunne Danielle Kohut Donald Reedy Shane Young
Omar Elzoghby Rachelle Kovacic Austen ReKolt Michael Zielinski
Kathleen Enoch Ryan Kuhar Dawn Richards
Leiane Fedor Danielle Latine Ann Riddle
Zachary Fiest Jessica Lenoir Adea Riley


Academic Department Awards

These awards were presented, or will be presented, at individual departmental celebrations and ceremonies. They are listed here so all may partake in the celebration and recognition of excellence.

Art Department Awards

Alex and Tamara Brady Pendleton Best in Show Award: Dawn Richards

Paul A. Rochford Award for Excellence: Elle Rochford

Ellen Jagow Award for Painting: Abbey Corbett

Abigail Flint Award for Photography: Niesha Zeigler

Award for Outstanding Work by Freshman or Sophomore: Owen Schoeniger

Juror’s Mention: Marissa Diliberto, Seth House

Art History Book Award: To Be Announced

Biology Department Awards

James H. Barrow Scholarship in Biology: Brian Zilla
Established by the friends and students of James H. Barrow, professor of biology at Hiram College from 1957 until 1987 and founder of the James H. Barrow Biology Field Station. Awarded annually to a deserving student majoring in field biology.

Dwight H. and Trudy Berg Scholarship: Anthony Clemente
Established and endowed by Dwight H. Berg, professor emeritus in biology, and his wife Trudy. To be awarded to a deserving junior or senior biology major who has emphasis in botany and who is planning to attend graduate school in botany.

Eastman Kodak Company Awards: Abigail Cline, Matthew DiMuzio, Loretta Ford, Lauren Jasko
Established by the Eastman Kodak Company to honor employees who are graduates of Hiram College. Awarded on the basis of merit to students majoring in biology.

Grace Pickford Scholarship: Jessica Gezymalla
Established by family, friends, and students of Grace Pickford, noted biologist. Awarded to a junior or senior female biology student, who in addition to her accomplishment in the field, plans to continue her education in biology.

Kelton Scott McMurray Memorial Scholarship: Bryan Nemire
Established by the parents, brothers and friends of Kelton Scott McMurray ’75, D.V.M., the scholarship is awarded to one upper class student majoring in biology, on the basis of character, scholastic ability and qualities of leadership.

Paul Smey Award in Biology: Gurneet Raina
Awarded to an outstanding biology major with an interest in medicine, the Paul Smey Award in biology was established by family and friends in memory of Paul Smey ’69, a distinguished pediatric urologist.

Thomas E. Lingafelter Memorial Award: Lynette Neldon
Established and endowed by Constance Rullestad Lingafelter ’59, and friends, in memory of her husband, Thomas E. Lingafelter ’60, a devoted alumnus. Awarded to the student who makes the most significant contribution to the work at the field station.

Biomedical Humanities Department Awards

Outstanding Achievement in Medical Humanities:  Hannah Petcovic

Outstanding Achievement in Medical Humanities as a Minor:  Katherine Pawlicki

Carol Donley Scholarship Award: Allison Fox

Outstanding Achievement in Biomedical Research:  Jessica Gruden

Chemistry Department Awards

Outstanding First Year Student and CRC Taylor/ Francis Publishing Award: Danielle Kohut

Outstanding Sophomore Student: Tiffany Marchewka

Outstanding Junior Student: Brendon James

Outstanding Senior Student: Adam Miller

Outstanding Senior Biochemistry Student: Jessica Gruden

Outstanding General Chemistry Student: Matthew Orosz

Outstanding Organic Student: Ethan Tope

Outstanding Inorganic Student: William Novak

Outstanding Analytical Student: Manuel Angel

Outstanding PChem Student: Randall Shearer

Outstanding Biochemistry Student: Alisa Cario

Outstanding Departmental Service: Daniel Fakhoury, Robert Glowacki

Lubrizol Scholarship: Michelle Bezek

Akron Chemical Society Outstanding Junior Chemistry Major:  Brendon James

Akron Chemical Society Outstanding Chemistry Major:  Daniel Fakhoury

Division of Analytical Chemistry American Chemical Society: Manuel Angel

Center for Engaged Ethics Award

Tom and Betty Niccolls First Year Ethics Essay Contest: Emily Gilmore (1st), Mackenzie Barry (2nd), Logan Brewer (3rd)
The contest is generously supported by Betty Niccolls in memory of the late Tom Niccolls, professor emeritus of religion and Hiram College chaplain. Submissions were enlisted from any first-year student on ethical issues surrounding civility.

Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship Awards

Fall ideablitz! Idea Competition: To Be Announced

Spring ideabuild! Idea Competition: To Be Announced

EEC’s IdeaLabs Regional Competition: To Be Announced

Communication Department Awards

Lambda Pi Eta Inductees: Leland Cancilla, Roxanna Coldiron, Kelly Dunegan, Daniel Kalal, Martinique Mims, Majdal Sobeh
Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society. It represents what Aristotle described in The Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.

Computer Science Department Awards

Irina Lomonosov Award: To Be Announced
Presented to an outstanding senior computer science major.

Angela Guercio Award: To Be Announced
Presented to a senior computer science major who has shown outstanding dedication to computer science and service to the department.

Economics Management and Accounting Department Awards

Allyn A. Young Memorial Prize in Economics: Tomoyuki Fujimoto
Established and endowed in memory of Allyn A. Young, class of 1894, past president of the American Economic Association, professor at Harvard and at the London School of Economics, remarkable teacher, and one of the great economists of the 20th century. Awarded to the students studying economics who show the most promise in handling analytical or quantitative techniques in economic analysis.

Institute of Management Accountants Outstanding Accounting Student Award: Michelle Allamon, Michelle Click, Rachelle Simmers, Jonathon Sitosky
Sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants, awarded to an outstanding accounting student who demonstrates leadership abilities and is active in campus initiatives.

Institute of Internal Auditors Outstanding Accounting Student Award: To Be Announced
Sponsored by the Institute of Internal Auditors, awarded to an outstanding accounting student who demonstrates strong analytical, critical thinking and communication abilities.

Robert Paul Ferguson Memorial Prize in Management: Ryan Greenhill
Awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in management, in memory of Dr. Robert Paul Ferguson, a 1928 graduate of Hiram College who served the College as a trustee from 1966 to 1977.

English Department Awards

Howard Seymour Bissell Scholarship Fund: To Be Announced
Established and endowed by family and friends in honor of Howard Seymour Bissell, member of the Board of Trustees. A scholarship to be awarded each year to an outstanding Hiram student of English in recognition of excellence, based on merit, talent, achievement and promise.

Carl R. Brown Memorial Scholarship: To Be Announced
Established by the late Alice Brown ’13 and friends, in memory of her husband, Carl R. Brown ’09, a loyal and devoted member of the Board of Trustees. Awarded on the basis of good character, scholastic ability and literary achievement, with preference given to a student majoring in English who gives evidence of a distinguished career in this field.

Grace J. Chamberlain Prize in Creative Writing: To Be Announced
Established in 2007 by Joyce, Robert, and Dylan Chamberlain, the parents and brother of Grace J. Chamberlain, who died tragically in an automobile accident in 2006, this prize is awarded annually by the English department to a sophomore who shows great promise in creative writing. In the event there is no eligible sophomore, the prize may be awarded to a student of any class who shows promise in creative writing. This prize is funded annually by a Cleveland Foundation Donor Advised Fund.

English Department Book Award: To Be Announced
Awarded to a student who contributes to the intellectual life of the English department in creative and often unrecognized ways.

Hiram College Writing Center Award: To Be Announced
This award goes to the seniors who have made the greatest contributions to the Writing Center and the writing program at Hiram College. Both exceptional service to the institution and an extraordinary personal commitment to the study of writing are required.

John S. Kenyon Memorial Award in English: To Be Announced
Awarded to honor the graduating senior student in English who best exemplifies the creative and scholarly spirit associated with John Samuel Kenyon, class of 1898, professor of English, 1916-1944, and emeritus professor of English, 1944-1959.

Richard C. Underwood Endowed Memorial Fund: To Be Announced
Awarded each year to the student who, in the judgment of the English department, is a promising candidate for a career in journalism.

Modern Languages Department Awards

Lee and Irma Cannon Memorial Award: To Be Announced
Established and endowed by Mrs. Charity Cannon Willard, friends and faculty of the English and foreign language departments, in memory of Lee and Irma Cannon, longtime and devoted members of the faculty. Awarded to an outstanding junior, alternating each year between a student from the English department and the foreign language department, nominated by faculty members of these respective departments.

History Department Awards

Phi Alpha Theta: Melissa DeWater, Carrie Dyer, Rebecca Dyer, Sheila Henry, Starlene Hunter
Phi Alpha Theta is the National History Honor Society “whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.” Inductees are invited to join based on their academic achievements in history.

Russell L. Caldwell Memorial Research Award:  Sheila Henry
Established and endowed by former Wooster High School speech students of Russell L. Caldwell, Class of 1929.  Awarded to either a history or communication major at the beginning of the senior year for research in the major field under the direction of a Hiram faculty member.  The award shall alternate yearly between the two departments.  The recipient will be chosen on the basis of character, creativity, and scholastic achievement.

Dorothy Garrett Martin Merit Award in History: Starlene Hunter
Established and endowed by Frederick W. Martin ’64 and James K. Martin ’65 in honor of their mother. Awarded annually to a junior woman majoring in history as chosen by the history department faculty.

Thomas Mark Pytel Memorial Award:  Rebecca Dyer
Established and endowed by friends and his wife, Gail Meyer Pytel, 1966, in memory of Thomas Mark Pytel, 1966. Awarded to an outstanding junior, alternating each year between a student from the Political Science Department and the History Department.  The recipient is nominated by the faculty members of these respective departments. 

Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature Awards

ECHO Student Literary Regional Competition: To Be Announced

Fall Ralph and Marion G. Kroehle Contest for Creative Nonfiction: To Be Announced

Vachel Lindsay Poetry Prize: Maggie Henry (1st place), Caitlyn Caldwell (2nd place), Amy Morton (3rd place), Zach Fiore (honorable mention), Matt Margo (honorable mention)

Barbara Thompson Contest for Short Fiction: Nick Sawatsky (1st place), Brendan Curtin (2nd place), Cara Tompot (3rd place), Chelsea Beabout (honorable mention), Kailee Knight (honorable mention)

The Geoffrey H. Stamm Prize in Formal Poetry: Maggie Henry

Mathematics Department Awards

Erma Bouts Scholarship: Zachary Mertens
Established and endowed by family and friends of Erma Bouts, a longtime dedicated member of the Hiram College staff, to recognize a deserving mathematics major.

Hiney Mathematics Award: Pasang Dorji
This award was established and endowed by Kenneth M. Hiney, Sr., of the Hiney Printing Company of Akron, Ohio. Kenneth was a friend of the College who wished to acknowledge a deserving student in mathematics.

Herbert L. Jones Memorial Award in Mathematics: Tshewang Phuntsho
This award was established and endowed by the late Herbert L. Jones, Class of 1894, a distinguished and dedicated former member of the State of Ohio Legislature. It is awarded annually to a deserving student majoring in mathematics.

Music Department Awards

Gertrude Frohring Award: To Be Announced

Olive Vine Wilson Smoyer Award: To Be Announced

Alice Crane Williams Award: To Be Announced

Mary A. Crawford Award: To Be Announced

Clarence R. & Alice Seymour Bissell Award: To Be Announced

Marcia Kenyon Bissell Award: To Be Announced

Alice Seymour Bissell/Hiram Women’s Council Award: To Be Announced

Andrew Hopkins Music Award: To Be Announced

John M. Watson Senior Prize in Music: To Be Announced

Nursing Department Awards

Academic Excellence in Nursing Award: To Be Announced at Pinning Convocation
Given to a graduating senior who has achieved the highest overall and nursing GPA.

Service & Leadership in Nursing Award: To Be Announced at the Pinning Convocation
Given to a graduating senior who has made outstanding leadership and service contributions during his or her time at Hiram College.

Summit/Portage District Ohio Nurses Association Award: To Be Announced at the Pinning Convocation
Given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated organizational leadership and service.

Delta Xi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society: Carson Applewhite, Leslie Bard, Venessa Holcomb, Molly Jackson, Hannah Luysterborg, Samantha Mackey, Annie Matz
Membership is by invitation only and is based on high academic performance, scholarship and leadership.

Mein Kind Brunhilde Award: To Be Announced
Established by Hiram Anning Smith and his wife Doris Ann and friends of Hiram College, the Mein Kind Brunhilde is a scholarship awarded to qualified young men and women who choose to serve humankind through the nursing profession. The rising senior student must possess good character and demonstrate ethical behavior and leadership.

Philosophy Department Awards

Eugene H. Peters Prize in Philosophy: Devlin Geroski
The Eugene H. Peters Prize in Philosophy was established in 1983 to honor the memory of Professor Eugene H. Peters, who taught philosophy at Hiram College from 1962 until his untimely death in May of 1983. The prize rewards students who have done exceptional work in the field of philosophy.

Political Science Department Awards

Departmental Honors: To Be Announced

Psychology Department Awards

Psi Chi Awards, National Honor Society in Psychology: Le’Asia Allen, Leah Bonath, Tiffany Foster, Celeste Macklin, Anthony Marchi, Chelsea McGowan, Lacey Zerner
Psi Chi gives national recognition for academic excellence and offers opportunities for networking, scholarships and leadership development in the field.

Psychology and Philosophy Department Awards

The Thomas Wayne Grant Prize: Rachel Petrack

Psychology and Sociology Department Awards

Jay Michael Schechter Scholarship: Tiffany Foster, LaRe’Shea Hunter, Carly Kidner, Shova Ale Magar, Joshua Turner
Established and endowed by the brother and sister of accomplished teacher and scholar Jay Michael Schechter ’75. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of both quality of scholarship and personal character as identified by the psychology and sociology departments.

Weekend College Awards

Galen J. Roush Scholarship: To Be Announced
The Galen J. Roush Foundation has provided the Weekend College with funds for an endowed scholarship. Galen Roush was a graduate of Hiram College and co-founder of Roadway Express. Each year a scholarship is awarded to one or more students enrolled in the Weekend College.

Enos-West Scholarship: To Be Announced
The Enos-West Scholarship was established in 2006. Pamela and Steven West, 1967 graduates of the College, have generously provided funds for an endowed scholarship for non-traditional students. Each year a scholarship is awarded to one or more students enrolled in the Weekend College.

Ruth E. Skocic Scholarship: To Be Announced
The Ruth E. Skocic Scholarship was established in 2011. Ruth Skocic was asocial sciences major who, after graduating from the Weekend College in2006, founded My LifePlan Holdings, Inc. This renewable scholarship will be awarded each year to a Weekend College student who is either a social sciences or business management major, with an entrepreneurship minor. Ruth will be presenting this award this year.

Athletic Department Awards

Athletic are announced at the Student Athlete Appreciation event. The athletic department presents several named awards each year to individual student-athletes in recognition of their athletic accomplishments.

North Coast Athletic Conference Woman of the Year Award (Hiram NOMINEE to the NCAC): Ariel Pund

Awarded annually to THE outstanding GRADUATING female student-athlete IN THE NCAC.  The award recognizes a student-athlete who has distinguished herself throughout her collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.

North Coast Athletic Conference Man of the Year Award (Hiram NOMINEE to the NCAC:  Bryan Nemire

Awarded annually to THE outstanding GRADUATING male student-athlete IN THE NCAC.  The award recognizes a student-athlete who has distinguished himself throughout his collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.

North Coast Athletic Conference – Myrtis E. Herndon Award: Jessica Gruden

The North Coast Athletic Conference recognizes one female student-athlete from each member institution who has excelled in the classroom and in the athletic arena. Hiram’s award is named in honor of Myrtis Herndon, long-time professor, coach and supporter of Hiram College Athletics.

North Coast Athletic Conference – William H. Hollinger Award: Ryan Greenhill
The North Coast Athletic Conference recognizes one male student-athlete from each member institution who has excelled in the classroom and in the athletic arena. Hiram’s award is named in honor of Bill Hollinger, a beloved member of the Hiram community for decades as a scholar, faculty member, coach, athletic director and colleague.

Donald M. Campbell Memorial Award: Ryan Minick
Awarded each year to the College’s outstanding male student-athlete. It was established in 1961, as suggested by the then editor of the school newspaper, as an award to honor the outstanding male athlete of the year. Named after the newspaper, it was originally called the Terrier Award. In 1970, it was changed to the Donald M. Campbell, Jr. Award to honor one of our former athletes who lost his life in a house fire while attempting to save his parents’ lives.

Helen M. Petrosky Award: Jessica Bolanz
Established by the Department of Physical Education in honor of a former faculty member and chair for 29 years, “Miss Pete.” Awarded each year to the College’s outstanding female student-athlete.

Charles A. Henry Award: Andy Harding
Established and endowed by family and friends in memory of Charles A. Henry ’20. The award is to commemorate the memory of a man who was associated with the College for 60 years as a student, an All-Ohio football player, admission director, coach, alumni secretary and originator of Alumni Annual Giving. He was “Mr. Hiram.” Awarded each year to the College’s outstanding male or female in the junior class.

Herbert C. Matthews Memorial Award: Mike LaLonde
Awarded to a student-athlete for extraordinary athletic achievement. It is reserved for individuals who have overcome significant obstacles to excel in intercollegiate competition during their career at Hiram College.