Maxwell students named as University Scholars, highest undergrad honor

C_Harrison and J_PageCaitlin Harrison and Jacqueline Page, both international relations majors at the Maxwell School, were among the twelve seniors named as the 2018 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows.

University Scholars will represent the entire graduating class at the May 13 Commencement ceremony. On Wednesday, May 9, the scholars will be honored at a reception at the Chancellor’s house hosted by Chancellor Kent Syverud and Dr. Ruth Chen, at which they will receive special medallions to be worn at Commencement. The scholars will also be honored at the One University awards ceremony on Friday, April 20, at Hendricks Chapel.

The Syracuse University Scholars Selection Committee, a University-wide faculty committee, selected the 2018 scholars using criteria that included coursework and academic achievement, independent research and creative work, evidence of intellectual growth and/or innovation in their disciplinary field, a personal statement and faculty letters of recommendation.

The 2018 Syracuse University Scholars are:

  • Michael Aiduk, College of Arts and Sciences, Renée Crown University Honors Program;
  • Jordan Barrett, College of Arts and Sciences, Renée Crown University Honors Program;
  • Fanta Drame, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics;
  • Katie Duggan, College of Engineering and Computer Science;
  • Jacob Gedetsis, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Caitlin Harrison, College of Arts and Sciences, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Renée Crown University Honors Program;
  • Joshua McMaster, College of Visual and Performing Arts;
  • Jacqueline Page, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, College of Arts and Sciences, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Renée Crown University Honors Program;
  • Justine Paul, College of Engineering and Computer Science;
  • Sarah Ritchey, School of Architecture;
  • Elen Safarian, College of Arts and Sciences, Renée Crown University Honors Program; and
  • Danika Van Niel, College of Arts and Sciences, Renée Crown University Honors Program.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, By News Staff