2008 Induction Ceremony

The fourth annual ceremony honored 31 students, four alumni, and a faculty member.

 The fourth annual ceremony of the Bates College Scholar-Athlete Society was held May 26 during Commencement Weekend, honoring four alumni, a faculty member and 31 members of the Class of 2008. Erica Wheeler, former U.S. Olympic javelin thrower and 2008 United States Scholar-Athlete Games Commissioner, delivered the keynote address and received honorary membership to the society. This year's alumni inductees into the Bates Scholar-Athlete Society include: Carolyn Campbell-McGovern ’83, a former All-America women’s lacrosse player and field hockey player at Bates and now the Senior Associate Director of the Council of Ivy Group Presidents, responsible for all athletic compliance efforts in the Ivy League; John S. Amols ’72, a former basketball and soccer player at Bates, and later a basketball and tennis coach at Bates and co-founder of the Glenwood Development Company, who is being honored for his philanthropic support of athletics and facilities at Bates; Anne Cole Brown ’88 M.D., a former Bates track and field star who founded the Bates Street Clinic, which serves low-income and immigrant populations in Lewiston-Auburn; and Robert A. “Sandy” Pool ’70, who played soccer at Bates under legendary coach George Wigton, who as legal counsel to Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory helped set the legal framework by which the U.S. government uses colleges and universities to pursue its major scientific and space exploration goals The faculty member inductee was Michael J. Retelle, Professor of Geology and currently the College’s Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA.

Alumni honorees (left to right): John Amols '72, Carolyn Campbell '83, Anne Cole Brown '88 M.D. and Sandy Pool '70.

 

 

The Bates College Scholar-Athlete Society Class of 2008

Danilo Acosta Danilo is a biological chemistry major from Quito,Ecuador. A four-year letter winner in tennis, Danilo is the male recipient of the Lindholm Scholar-Athlete Award, a two-time member of the NESCAC All-Academic team, a SAAC Student Athlete of the Month for March 2008 and a member of the Bates College Key. The title of his thesis is: “A Comparison of the Ostenoinductive Effects of the Clinically Approved Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) 2 and 7 to other BMPs.”

Danilo Acosta, the male recipient of the 2008 Lindholm Scholar-Athlete Award.

Anne L. Barton Anne is a classics major from Holladay, Utah. She is a four-year letter winner and captain in swimming. A school record holder in the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relay, Anne is the team’s top career scorer for 2008 and was recognized as a NESCAC Performer of the Week. She is a two-time NESCAC All-Academic selection and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. The title of her thesis is “A Woman With a Past: Briseis in the Iliad.”

Timothy J. Casey Timothy is an economics and history double major from Newburyport, Mass. He is a four-year letter winner in football and a NESCAC All-Academic honoree. He received the Robert P. Schmidt Courage Award for football in the fall of 2007. The title of his economics thesis is: “The Effect of Regulation 139/2004 on Mergers and Acquisitions in the European Union.” The title of his history thesis is: “Interwar Memory in Britain: Individual Sacrifice and Collective Mourning.”

Erin C. Chandler Erin is a psychology major from Thornton, Pa. A four-year letter winner in and team captain in field hockey, she earned NESCAC All-Conference, NESCAC All-Academic and NFHCA All-New England honors. In addition, she earned distinction as a member of the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad in 2007 and 2008. The title of her thesis is “Collective Self-Esteem and Empathy: Insight into Juror Decision-Making.”

Brittany K. Clement Brittany is a neuroscience major from Gobles, Mich. A co-captain and a three-year letter winner in volleyball, she is a NESCAC All-Academic team member for 2007 and 2008. She also received the coaches’ award in 2008. She is a member of Sigma Xi member and the title of her thesis is: Propranolol Does Not Interfere with the Reconsolidation of a Cocaine-Induced Taste Aversion to Saccharin.

Kara J. Constantine Kara is a chemistry major from Beverly, Mass. A captain and four-year letter winner for the rowing team, she earned NESCAC All-Academic distinction and is a member of Sigma Xi. She received the Excellence and Achievement in Science and Leadership Award from the Chemistry Department in 2008. Kara is also a member of the Bates College Choir. The title of her thesis is: “Scanning Probe Microscopy: Applications to Force Curve Study and Raman Spectroscopy.”

Emmanuel F. Drabo Emmanuel is an economics and mathematics double-major from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He is a four-year letter winner in indoor and outdoor track and field and also a team captain. He is the state champion in the triple jump and has received All-New England and All-NESCAC recognition. A four-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree, Emmanuel is a Dana Scholar, a Davis Scholar, and a Hughes Science Education Fellow. He is a graduate of the United World College, class of 2004. The title of his thesis in economics is: “Discrimination and Research on Drugs for Rare Diseases: Empirical Evidence.” His mathematics thesis is titled: “Epidemiological Impact of Art in Burkina Faso, South Africa and Uganda.”

Dylan E. Eberle Dylan is a geology major from New Haven, Conn. He is a three-year letter winner in rowing and a member of both the NESCAC All-Academic team and Sigma Xi. He received an honorable mention award in the Northeast Geological Society of America Sectional Meeting Undergraduate Poster Competition. The title of his thesis is: “Three Hundred Years of Lead Disposition in Taylor Pond, Auburn, Maine.”

Allison M. Emery Allison is a psychology major from Richmond, Vt.She is a four-year letter winner in soccer and a two-year letter winner in lacrosse. She received the Team MVP Award in women’s soccer in fall 2007 and earned recognition on both the NESCAC All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship teams. She is also a Dana Scholar. The title of her thesis is: “The Overuse of Antibiotics by Parents with Children in Daycare.”

Allison Emery receives her certificate as a member of the Society's Class of 2008.

Laura L. Golitko Laura is a psychology major from Hopkinton,Mass. She was a member of the indoor and outdoor track teams. In addition, she has been an assistant coach of women’s track for the winter and spring 2008 seasons. She is a four-time NESCAC All-Academic selection and the title of her thesis is: “Exploring Risk: Taking in Adolescents through Gymcraftics.”

Simon B. Griesbach Simon is a philosophy and biological chemistry double major from West Bend, Wis. He is a three-year letter winner in baseball. The title of his philosophy thesis is: “Stop and Smell the Roses: An Examination of Olfaction and its Objects.” His biological chemistry thesis title is: “Conditioning as a Means of Immunosuppression in the Treatment of Allergic Asthma.”

Katherine A. Harmsworth-Morrissey Kate is a European history and Francophone cultural studies double major from Brookline, Mass.She is a three-year letter winner in rowing. The title of her European history thesis is: “Media Coverage of the Rwandan Genocide in the United States and France.” Her Francophone cultural studies thesis is titled: “Portrayal of the Rwandan Genocide through Fictional Literature.”

Erik R. Hood Erik is a psychology major from Berlin, N.H. He is a four-year letter winner in baseball and a member of the NESCAC All-Academic team. The title of his thesis is: “Accessibility Experiences: Does Altering the Difficulty of Describing a Culprit Affect Eyewitness Confidence?”

Jennifer F. Imrich Jennifer is a psychology major from Cambridge, Masss. A four-year letter winner and team captain in squash, she is a NESCAC All-Academic selection and finished ranked No. 83 in the country by the College Squash Association. She received the Most Improved Player award in 2005. The title of her thesis is: “The Effects of Post-Identification Feedback on Jurors: Measuring the Efficacy of Instructions.”

Eugene Kim Eugene is a biology and studio art double major from Hooksett, N.H. He is a three-year letter winner in rowing and a Dean’s List member for four semesters. He completed his thesis in studio art.

Cassandra K. Kirkland Cassandra is a physics and mathematics double major from Greene, Maine. A four-year letter winner and team captain in indoor and outdoor track, she earned All New England honors in the weight and hammer throws and All-ECAC distinction in the weight throw. In addition, she has been recognized as a U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Academic All-American. She is also a member of Sigma Xi. The title of her thesis is: “A Technical Analysis of the Hammer Throw.”

Stamatia O. Kostakis Matia is an economics and mathematics double major from Andover, Mass. She is a three-year letter winner in basketball. A 1,000-point scorer and the NESCAC Rookie of the Year during her first year, she has also received NESCAC All-Conference and All-Academic honors. In 2007, she was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team. Matia is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. The title of her thesis in economics is: “Dividend Signaling in the Modern Market: An Empirical Analysis for an Application to Game Theory.” Her mathematics thesis is entitled: “Cryptography and Elliptic Curves.”

Caroline A. Lemoine Caroline is a psychology major from Natick, Mass. A four-year letter winner in squash and a team captain, she is a NESCAC All-Academic team member and finished ranked No. 85 in the country by the College Squash Association. She received the Most Improved Player award for the 2007-08 season. Caroline completed the UROP Scholar Program as a visiting scholar at Indiana University. The title of her thesis is: “The Effect of Eye Gaze Direction on Racial Stereotype Activation.”

W. Harrison Little Harrison is an English major from Etna, N.H. He is three-year letter winner in cross country and a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams, and is a multiple-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. The title of his thesis is: “The Representation of the Beautiful, the Sublime, and the Delirious in John Milton’s Paradise Lost.”

John T. Miley John is an English major with a concentration in creative writing from Hanson, Mass. A four-year letter winner and a team captain in indoor and outdoor track and field, he earned All-New England and All-ECAC honors in the pentathlon and decathlon. He holds the school record in the pentathlon and is a four-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. The title of his thesis is: “Just a Cold April Morning -- A Short Story.”

Elizabeth J. Murphy Elizabeth is a political science and Spanish double major from Fairfield, Connt. The female recipient of the Lindholm Scholar-Athlete Award and a four-time NESCAC All-Academic selection, she is a three-year letter winner in indoor and outdoor track. She is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a Dana Scholar and a member of the College Key. The title of her thesis is: “Race or Gender: Re-examining Political Participation in the U.S.through Intersectional Discourse and Latina Political Identity.”

Elizabeth Murphy, the female recipient of the 2008 Lindholm Scholar-Athlete Award, addressed the audience on behalf of her class.

Katherine A. Nickerson Katie is a political science and sociology double major from Windham, N.H. She is a three-year letter winner in lacrosse and was the captain of the women’s ice hockey club team. She has earned NESCAC All-Academic and the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association Academic Honor Roll distinction, and is a Phi Beta Kappa member and a Dana Scholar. Her political science thesis title is: “Devising a Sustainable Fisheries Management Model: A Policy Analysis of the American Lobster and Atlantic Cod Fisheries in theGulf of Maine.” Her sociology thesis title is: “The Role of the Guardian ad Litem in Child Protection Proceedings.”

Kelsey C. Omstead Kelsey is a biological chemistry major from Acton, Mass. She is a four-year letter winner in swimming and a NESCAC All-Academic selection. The title of her thesis is: “The Effects of Laboratory Testing on Blood Conservation at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine.”

Michelle L. Parent Michelle is a psychology major from Bethlehem, Conn. She is a four-year letter winner in swimming and a team captain, and received the Most Improved Swimmer Award in both 2006 and 2007. Her thesis title is: “Narcissism as a Predictor of Permissive and Authoritarian Parenting.”

Daniel S. Perry Daniel is a mathematics major from Exeter, N.H. He is a four-year letter winner in swimming and diving and a team captain. A Top 8 finisher every year at the NESCAC Championships, he is a NESCAC All-Academic team member and received the Top Cat Career Points Award. For his thesis, he took a mathematics seminar titled “Elliptic Curves,” which concluded with a paper and programming project in which he explored the implementation of Lenstra’s elliptic curve algorithm to factor large RSA codes.

David J. Philbrook David is an economics major from Portland,Maine. A four-year letter winner in football, he is a two-time NESCAC All-Academic selection and received the SAAC Student Athlete of the Month Award. He is also a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award winner, a Dana Scholar, and a member of Sigma Xi. The title of his thesis is: “Does Composition Matter? Assessing the Economic Impact of Loan, Grant and Food-Based Development Assistance in Less Developed Countries.”

New inductees Ross Van Horn (third from left) and David Philbrook (right) are congratulated by head football coach Mark Harriman (second from left) and baseball coach Craig Vandersea (left).

John W. Reuter John is an environmental studies major with a concentration in geology from Bethel, Maine. He is a three-year letter winner in Nordic skiing and a member of Sigma Xi. His thesis is entitled: “The Influence of Atmospheric Deposition on Spatial and Temporal Variability in Stream Water Chemistry in Acadia National Park, Maine.”

Amy E. Rosania Amy is a psychology major from Rye Beach, N.H. A four-year letter winner and team captain in indoor and outdoor track, she is a four-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. She earned All-NESCAC honors in the 4x800 relay, All New-England honors in the 4x400 relay and All-ECAC honors in the 1,000 meters as well as the 4x400, the 4x800 relays. The title of her thesis is: “The Relationships between Stress, Depression, and the Progression of Periodontal Disease.”

Aaron M. Schleicher Aaron is a rhetoric major from Londonderry, N.H. A four-year letter winner and team captain in soccer, he is both a NESCAC All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship selection. The title of his thesis is: “Semantic Interpretations of Copyright Law Precipitated by the Advent of New Technologies.”

Emilie A. Swenson Emilie is a political science major from Old Saybrook, Conn. A four-year letter winner and team captain in swimming, she is a member of both the NESCAC All-Academic and All-Sportsmanship teams, and shares the Bates records in the 200-, 400- and 800-yard freestyle relays. Emilie is the 2008 female recipient of the Bates Senior Sportsmanship Award. Her thesis title is: "Words as Triggers: A Century of Environmental Literature in the U.S. and its Visions for Change."

Ross D. Van Horn Ross is a political science major from Highland Park, N.J. A NESCAC All-Academic selection, he is a four-year letter winner in football and the recipient of the Garnet Gridder Award for football in 2007. In addition, he was the SAAC Student Athlete of the Month in December 2007. A member of the College Key, Ross received the Bates College Phillips Fellowship in 2007. The title of his thesis is: “The Crisis of Corporatism: The Politics of Identity Shifts and Indigenous Resurgence in Northeastern Brazil." The Bates Scholar-Athlete Society was created in 2005 to underscore the College's commitment to the scholar-athlete ideal. The Society includes seniors nominated by their coaches who have compiled a 3.5 grade point average or have received a special nomination from faculty and staff for distinguished academic achievement in their junior and senior years. To be eligible for induction, student-athletes must participate in a varsity sport for at least three years.




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