The Ithaca College Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society held its annual awards reception on November 8, 2013, in the Klingenstein Lounge of the Campus Center.
Named after distinguished Ithaca College faculty members who are past presidents of Phi Kappa Phi, the awards are made to students achieving the highest level of academic performance combined with exceptional depth and breadth of interest and outstanding community service.
The Shirley Hockett Scholar: BENJAMIN VAN DE WATER, Music Composition/Theory
Benjamin Van De Water is a senior studying music composition and theory in the School of Music at Ithaca College. Ben graduated Hamburg High School in 2010 and is a native of Orchard Park, New York. At Ithaca College, Ben serves as treasurer of the Ithaca College Gamer Symphony Orchestra, a campus student organization, and conducts the College’s all male a cappella group, Ithacapella. Ben also participates in Ithaca College’s Varsity Track and Field team, specializing in Pole Vault.
The John Bernard Scholar: ANDREW BECKER, Biochemistry
Andrew Becker is a senior biochemistry major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College. Andrew graduated from Williamsville North High School in 2010 and is a native of Williamsville, New York. At Ithaca College, Andrew is the Director of Internal Communications for the Senior Class Cabinet, President of the Pre-Medical Society, President of the Diabetes Awareness Club, and a Group Leader for Ithaca College’s Relay for Life, which raises money for the American Cancer Society. Andrew also serves as a Teaching Assistant and Academic Enrichment Services tutor at Ithaca College for chemistry courses.
The John Harcourt Scholar: MACY O'HEARN, Anthropology
Macy O’Hearn is a senior Anthropology major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College. Macy graduated from Lyman Memorial High School in 2010 and is a native of Lebanon, Connecticut. At Ithaca College, Macy is the President of the Anthropology Student Club. She has presented professional papers of original research at NCUR, the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, as well as at the Northeastern Anthropological Association (NEAA), the New York State Archaeological society, and the James J. Whalen Conference of Undergraduate Research at Ithaca College.
The Raquib Zaman Scholar: LEE HENIG, Occupational Therapy
Lee Henig is a senior Occupational Therapy major in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance at Ithaca College. Lee graduated from Susquehanna Township High School in 2010 and is a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. At Ithaca College, Lee is an active volunteer at Longview, a residential senior retirement community in Ithaca. She is a member of the President’s Host Committee, as well as the Peer Network Engagement program. Lee is the founder and President of Chug Ivrit, IC’s Hebrew Club, Treasurer for the Student Alliance for Israel, and the Vice President of the National Residence Hall Honorary.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Pictures from this year’s program are available on the Phi Kappa Phi website.