Leaders and WinnersGAMBIER, Ohio (March 12, 2012)
The College has selected four students accomplished in the classroom and active in community service as winners of the Franklin Miller Award.
Provost Nayef Samhat and Dean of Students Henry "Hank" Toutain named the winners for the spring semester for unusual or significant contributions to Kenyon's academic environment. The student leaders are:
· Paul Bisagni '12 of Patchogue, New York. Paul has excelled in the study of Greek, Latin, Russian, and Sanskrit. He has been an apprentice teacher for introductory Latin and Russian, a volunteer tutor at the Knox County Alternative Center, and a volunteer teacher's assistant at Wiggin Street Elementary School. Paul has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He is a candidate for a Fulbright Scholarship to Bulgaria.
· Claire Dutton '14 of Dublin, Ohio. She was active in establishing a volunteer network for work at the Knox County Humane Society, was a leader in the Pre-Orientation Service Program, and is an officer in the service group Circle K. Claire also helped create Not For Sale, a student organization that educates others about human trafficking and slavery.
· Jessica Goley '12 of Waterloo, Illinois. Jessica has excelled as a student of history. She started the Pots for the Hungry program in which ceramic potters donate work for a community auction to benefit a local food pantry.
· Timothy Jurney '15 of Apple Valley, Minnesota. Timothy is an exemplary student and role model. He has acted in two plays, playing twelve parts; contributes to HIKA and Persimmons; and sings with the jazz a cappella group Take Five. He volunteers at Wiggin Street Elementary School, is a Kenyon Review associate, and runs cross-country. Timothy has also started a monthly radio show with an ensemble cast and a weekly, themed, study-break tea party.
The Franklin Miller Award is named for Franklin Miller Jr., professor emeritus of physics, community leader, and renowned textbook author. The award was established by Edward T. "Chip" Ordman '64. Students are nominated by faculty. Winners receive a credit of $250 to their College Bookstore account.