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Academic Performance Awards

Academic Performance Awards


Three Master of Public Health (MPH) students recently presented at the Annual American Public Health Association (APHA) meeting in New Orleans. Laura Belgique and Adrienne Butterwick (’14) presented their research on food insecurity and malnutrition in low-income, minority children. Brianne Glenn (’14) presented her research on Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC)—the two most infectious diseases in the U.S.
  Alpha Chi, a national honor society, has awarded two Westminster Honors students with prestigious scholarships. Melanie Long is one of only two recipients of the $3,500 Robert W. Sledge Fellowship. Pratik Raghu is one of only two recipients of the $2,500 Edwin W. Gaston, Jr. Scholarship. Alpha Chi only accepts the top 10% of juniors and seniors and allows chapters to nominate just two students for their highly competitive scholarships. The scholarships are chosen primarily based on research submitted by the student.
  Mackenzie Crow, a Management major and member of the Honors program, received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The scholarship will support Mackenzie when she studies abroad during the Spring 2014 academic term at the University of Glasgow, in conjunction with Westminster’s membership in the Principia Consortium, a select group of two dozen honors programs around the country committed to helping students study abroad.  She is one of only two Utah college or university students to receive the award in this latest round of competition.
  Nicole Hough, a sophomore at Westminster College, has been awarded a First Generation scholarship from the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler). Hough is planning to study abroad during the spring semester on an IFSA-Butler program in Stirling, Scotland. She and four other recipients were chosen from a pool of more than 50 applicants.
  Pratik Raghu received a Delta Mu Delta Regional Scholarship Award. Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society in business. Raghu is in the Honors program at Westminster and is a Presidential Ambassador. Raghu also received a $2,500 scholarship check presented by former Secretary of State Madeline Albright on Nov. 3, 2013, in recognition of his winning essay for the statewide college student writing competition that runs in conjunction with the annual McCarthey Lecture. This year’s essay theme was “The role of independent journalism in diplomacy.”
  Four Westminster students won prizes in Foliotek’s national eportfolio contest: Tom Fox placed first in the Design category; Hannah Williams placed second in the Design category; Monica Walker placed third in the Design category; and Bevan Llewelyn placed second in the Life Story category.
  Natalie Batty and Laura Wolf presented research results at the Intermountain Branch of the American Society of Microbiology's annual meeting held in Pocatello, ID on Mar. 9, 2013. Batty and Wolf received 2nd and 3rd place awards, respectively, for their work based on study design, interpretation of results, and presenter ability to explain the work and its broader significance. Batty has been isolating and identifying microbes from the north arm of Great Salt Lake with the capacity to degrade oil. Wolf’s research demonstrates that life inhabits the Bonneville Salt Flats and she is now working on identifying what kinds of microbes can survive in this unusual and inhospitable environment. The Westminster Honors students competed against undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral fellows from universities across Idaho and Utah.