2013 Scholar-Athlete Society Induction Ceremony

The ninth annual induction ceremony of the Bates College Scholar-Athlete Society was held on Saturday, May 26, 2013, during Commencement Weekend, honoring three alumni, Assistant Athletic Director Marsha Graef, Associate Dean of Students James Reese, and 35 members of the Class of 2013. The event’s keynote speaker was President Clayton Spencer, who was also inducted into the society. This year’s alumni inductees into the Bates Scholar-Athlete Society include: Dorothy Alpert ’82, a 12-season athlete at Bates (basketball, soccer and softball) who is now a principal and deputy managing partner at Deloitte LLP; Justin Freeman ’98, an elite Nordic skier and distance runner at Bates who competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics, and who currently chairs the mathematics department at New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H.; and Jeffrey Sturgis ’69, a football standout at Bates who has devoted his professional life to teaching and school administration in Maine, and is a former Board of Trustees member who remains a dedicated Bates alumnus. Assistant Athletic Director Marsha Graef was one of two staff inductees, as was Associate Dean of Students James Reese.

The Bates Scholar-Athlete Society Class of 2013

Erin Leigh Augulewicz A psychology and studio art double major from Eliot, Maine, Erin Augulewicz is a four-year member of the indoor and outdoor women’s track and field teams. She earned recognition as an All-ECAC performer in the 4x100m relay and was part of a team record-breaking 4x100 relay. She was a four-time member of the NESCAC All-Academic team. Her thesis titles are: “The Effect of Psychological Distance on Judgments on Intelligence” and “Untitled Drawings of Facial Expressions.” Auguelewicz_7955
Allison Marie Beaulieu A biological chemistry major from Swampscott, Massachusetts, Allie Beaulieu is a four-year letter winner in basketball and a team captain. She ranks seventh in team history with 1.170 points, and she holds the team record for career three-point field goals. She was selected to both the Maine All-Rookie and All-State First teams by the Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, and was also an All-NESCAC selection. Twice, she was honored as Maine Player of the Week and as NESCAC Player of the Week. She is a member of the NESCAC All-Academic team and of the Bates College Key. Her thesis title is: “Mutational Analysis of Ubiquitin Linkages in Encephalomyocarditis Virus 3C Protease Polyubiquitylation.”  Allie will be attending New York Medical College next fall. Beaulieu_7956
Matthew Joseph Bettles Matt Bettles is an English major from Taunton, England. He is a four-year member of the tennis team and two-year team captain. A three-time All-American -- one in singles, and twice in doubles -- Matt was also an eight-time All-NESCAC selection and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's 2011 Northeast Player to Watch. He was recently selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2012-13 Men’s At-Large Team for NCAA Division III’s District 1 by the College Sports Information Directors of America. He also earned spots on the NESCAC All-Academic team and the Academic All-American team. Matt's honors thesis title is:  “Satire and the Necessity of Locale: Genealogical Readings in Max Beerbohm and Karl Kraus.”  Bettles_002
Myles Douglas Black-Ingersoll A physics major from Concord, New Hampshire, Myles Black-Ingersoll is a four-year varsity athlete in on the Bobcats men's cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field teams. Both his mother, Nancy Ingersoll-Fiddler '78, and his brother, Tristan Black-Ingersoll '11, are also members of the Bates Scholar-Athlete Society. The title of his thesis is: “Dynamics of a Current-Modulated Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Subject to Optical Feedback.”  BlackIngersoll_7960
David Allan Born David Born is a biochemistry major from Westbook, Maine, and a four-year varsity men's squash player. He is a College Squash Association Academic All-American, a NESCAC All-Sportsmanship team member, a Phi Beta Kappa member, and Bates Dana Scholar. He received the ACS Award for Student Excellence and Achievement and the POLYED Undergraduate award in organic chemistry. In addition, he is the male recipient of the 2013 Milton L. Lindholm Scholar-Athlete Award, given to the Bates student-athlete graduating with the highest cumulative grade point average. David's honors thesis title is: “Structural and Mechanistic Characterization of the Integral Membrane Non-heme Diiron Protein, alkane monooxygenase, from the oil-degrading Bacterium Alcanivorax borkumensis.” David will be attending the Ph.D. program in biophysics at Harvard University beginning next fall. Born_7961

Michelle Elizabeth Brady Michelle Brady, a four-year letter winner in field hockey, is an American cultural studies major from Milton, Massachusetts. A three-year recipient of National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad honors, she is also a NESCAC All-Academic team member. Her thesis title is: “The Role of Collegiate Sports in Preparing Bates College Women for Career Success.”

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Jennifer Anne Brallier Jenn Brallier is a politics and sociology double major from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She is a four-year member of the lacrosse team and a team captain. She also played varsity soccer for two years. Jenn is both a NESCAC All-Academic team member and IWLCA earned All-Region distinction from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association, and is also a three-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, her politics thesis title is “Time, Temporality and the Attempt to Control” and her sociology thesis is titled “What You Don’t Know and What the Researchers Don’t Look At: The Drug ‘Addict’ Memoir.” Brallier_7966
Ashley Elizabeth Brunk Ashley Brunk is a four-year varsity tennis player from Phoenix, Arizona. An English major with a concentration in creative writing, she is the recent recipient of a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship, and is a Peer Writing Fellow, as well as a two-year leader of the Bates Christian Fellowship. Her thesis title is: “Sheila’s Heart.”  Brunk_7967

Leah Joan Burke An economics major from Bedford, New Hampshire, Leah Burke is a four-year member of the women's swim team and a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. Her thesis title is: “The Effects of Change in the Price of Oil on the Decision to Drill in Alaska’s Outer Continental Shelf.” She plans to attend graduate school at Northeastern University to get her master’s in accounting and business administration.

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Lindsay Starr Cullen Lindsay Cullen is a history major from Newburyport, Massachusetts, and a four-year, three-season varsity athlete and a team captain in women's cross country and track and field. She was All-ECAC and All-New England in indoor and outdoor track and is among the program's top 10 performers all-time in the indoor 3,000 and 5,000 meters, and in the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000. She is a nine-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. The title of her thesis is:  “Comedy and Criticism: Images of the Nineteenth-Century Irish Immigrant in Twentieth-Century Cinema.”

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Charles Halsted Carey An English and art and visual culture double major from Lincoln, Massachusetts, Charles Carey is a four-year varsity rower and a team captain. He received the 2010 Team Hammer Award and this season was named a NESCAC All-Sportsmanship selection. The titles of his theses are: “An Inextricable Link: Hemingway’s Love and Loss in 'Islands in the Stream' and 'The Old Man and the Sea,'” and “An Enduring Legacy: The Development and Cultural Influence of Albrecht Durer’s Engraved Portraits.” Charles will be working at Cambridge Associates next year.

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Alicia Marie Fannon Alicia Fannon is a four-year varsity cross country athlete and a three-year indoor and outdoor track and field athlete. A history major from Haverhill, Massachusetts, she is also a team captain. She finished among the top 35 runners at the NCAA New England Regionals to claim All-New England honors, while helping her cross country team qualify for the 2013 NCAA Division III Championships, where she led the team to 19th place and finished 58th individually.  In addition, she is a NESCAC All-Academic and NCAA Division III All-Academic team member. The title of her thesis is: “True Ladies and Constrained Women: Gender Inferiority in the Nineteenth-Century American Luxury Hotel.” Alicia will be working as a paralegal at Krokidas and Bluestein in Boston next year.

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Linnea Elisabeth Fulton Linnea Fulton is a four-year varsity athlete in lacrosse and a team captain and a biology major from Bristol, Rhode Island. She is a NESCAC All-Academic team member, a two-time IWLCA Academic Honor Roll recipient, and a four-time IWLCA All-Region honoree. She received the 2013 Spirit of ’78  Lacrosse Award. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a Peer Writing Fellow, and a three-year member of Student Athlete Advisory Council.  The title of her thesis is: “Diet-Specific Trends in Alterations in Body Weight, Heart Histology and Glycogen Levels in Male Mice Fed Either a Normal or High Fat Diet Following Low-Dose Arsenic Exposure in utero.” She will begin work in July as a Clinical Research Assistant at the Mass General Cancer Center in Boston, prior to attending medical school.

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Lauren Leander Hadiaris A politics major hailing from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Lauren Hadiaris is a four-year varsity rower and a team captain. She is a NESCAC All-Academic team member, a Collegiate Coaches Rowing Association National Scholar, and a three-time member of the National Invitational Rowing Championships Steward’s All-Academic Team.  She was a member of the crew that finished as the NCAA Runner-Up in 2012, and is also competing at the 2013 NCAA Championship this month. The title of her thesis is: “The Egyptian Military: Why Didn’t the Military Shoot the Protestors in January and February 2011?”  She will be working for Teach for America in Miami, Florida.

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Nora Marie Hanagan Nora Hanagan is a three-year varsity indoor and outdoor track and field athlete and a politics major from Singapore. She is on the Bates record board (top 10 all-time performances in the 400m hurdles, the 4x800m relay (indoor and outdoor), and the indoor distance medley relay. She has earned NESCAC All-Academic team recognition and has worked as a career development fellow. The title of her honors thesis is “Turkey’s Gender Equality Puzzle: Navigating the Difference between Policy and Practice.” She recently received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to teach English at the university level in Turkey for the 2013-14 school year.

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Michael Robert Hanley A mathematics major from Tolland, Connecticut, Michael Hanley is a four-year varsity swimmer and co-captain. He is also a four-year club water polo team member and co-captain. In water polo, he earned Second Team All-American and North Atlantic All-Conference First Team honors. He is a two-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. Michael presented his senior seminar in mathematics on Chaotic Dynamical Systems. Hanley_7984
David Patrick Hardison David Hardison is an economics and mathematics double major from South Portland, Maine, a four-year varsity indoor and outdoor track athlete and a two-year team captain. The New England Division III decathlon champion and two-time ECAC heptathlon/decathlon champion, he has participated in the NCAA outdoor track championships two years in a row, and finished fifth in the 2013 NCAA Championships in the decathlon to earn All-America honors. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, David is also a six-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. The title of his economics thesis is “The Effect of Social Security Wealth on Private Wealth Accumulation.”
Jacquelyn Marie Holmes Jacqui Holmes is a four-year varsity tennis player, a team captain, and a history and women and gender studies double major from Harvard, Massachusetts. She is an ITA Scholar Athlete and a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. The title of her honors thesis in history is: “From Modernization and Developmentalism to Neoliberal Democracy: A History of the Ford Foundation in Latin America 1959-2000.”  Her women and gender studies thesis is titled: “A Gendered Analysis of Sports Based Youth Development Programs.” Holmes_7985
Travis Blakeslee Jones An art and visual culture and theater double major from Ithaca, New York, Travis Jones is a four-year member and team captain of the swimming and diving team. He is both a NESCAC All-Academic and NESCAC All-Sportsmanship selection. He was named the Four-Year High Point Diver of the 2013 NESCAC Men's Championships, for outscoring all other seniors at NESCACs over the past four years, and he was twice honored as the Bobcats' Most Improved Athlete. Travis is a Dana Scholar and 2012 Hoffman Foundation Research Fellow. He is an active member of the Robinson Players and the Office of Intercultural Education. The titles of his theses are: “Trinkets for Rich People: Commercialism, Public Art, and the New York City High Line” and “Redefining the Rings: A Changing Circus Legacy.” He plans to pursue a career in non-profit arts administration while training in the circus arts, before heading to graduate school for architecture. Jones_7988

Elise Marie Levesque Elise Levesque is a psychology major from West Simsbury, Connecticut, and has been a varsity women's indoor and outdoor track and field team member for three-years. She is a multi-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. The title of her thesis is: “The Effect of Reward on Eyewitness and Interviewer Goals.”

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Ryan John March Ryan March is a four-year soccer player and a biology major from Concord, New Hampshire. He is a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection and this year was named to the NSCAA Scholar East All-Region team. He made the most game appearances (52) for any player on the current roster.  The title of his thesis is: “Effects of GABA Receptor Blockage on the Respiratory Response to Hypoxia in Neonatal Rats Exposed to Developmental Hyperoxia.” March_7991
Lucas Hill Milliken An anthropology major from North Yarmouth, Maine, Lucas Milliken is a four-year varsity Nordic skier and a three-year team captain. He is a member of both the NESCAC and EISA All-Academic teams. He is also the co-founder of Men Against Sexual Violence. His thesis title is: “Traditional and Modern: Changing Conceptions Among Mongolian Kazakh Herders.” This summer he will be a sea kayaking guide at Chewonki Semester School, and next winter he will be the history apprentice at High Mountain Institute in Leadville, Colorado. Milliken_7993
Taryn Ashley O’Connell Taryn O’Connell is a four-year varsity women's basketball player, a team captain, and an environmental studies major from Georgetown, Massachusetts. She received both NESCAC All-Academic and NESCAC All-Sportsmanship honors. She is a Dana Scholar and a Community-Engaged Research Fellow. The title of her thesis is: “Place, Class, and Culture: A Case Study of Pollution Debates in Lewiston, Maine, 1953-1955.” Next year she will be pursuing a Fulbright Student Grant to teach English in Malaysia. OConnell_7996
John Graham Pearsall An English major from Parkman, Maine, Graham Pearsall is a varsity cross country and indoor and outdoor track athlete and team captain. He was a member of Bates' sixth-place team at the 2012 Division III Cross Country Championships. Graham is a nine-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. His thesis title is: “Christopher Nolan’s Debut: Following up on 'Following.'” Pearsall_7998
Kristen Sue Poulin Kristen Poulin is a four-year indoor and outdoor track athlete and an economics major from Freeport, Maine, and six-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. She was a member of a team record-breaking 4x100 relay, received All-New England recognition for Division III three times, and also earned All-ECAC honors. The title of her thesis is: “East-West Highway Proposal For Maine: A Good Policy Decision-Making Tool.”  After graduation she will be working at Lee Munder Capital Group, an asset management firm in Boston. Poulin_8001
Lisa Marie Reedich A biological chemistry and French double major from Harvard, Massachusetts, Lisa Reedich is a four-year varsity athlete in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. She is a member of the NESCAC All-Academic team and was a member of the team record-breaking and NESCAC championship 4x800 relay team. The title of her thesis in biological chemistry is: “Effects of Hyperoxia on the Maturation of the Nitric Oxide Signaling Pathway and Development of the Hypoxic Ventilator Response.”  Her thesis in French is: “La Representation de la Folie au Cinema: La Descente et les Consequences.” Next year, she will begin work toward a Ph.D. in toxicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Reedich_8003
Kevin Patrick Regan Kevin Regan is a four-year football team member and a chemistry major from Manchester, New Hampshire. He is a NESCAC All-Academic selection and received the Ritter Football Academic Award. He also received the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. The title of his thesis is: “Analyzing the Properties of Gold Nanorods through Theoretical and Experimental Work.”  This summer he will begin graduate work towards a Ph.D in physical chemistry at Yale. Regan_8005
Samantha Genna Rose A French and philosophy double major from Toronto, Ontario, Sam Rose is a four-year varsity soccer player and team captain. She both a NESCAC All-Academic and NESCAC All-Sportsmanship selection, and was Bobcat of the Week in both her freshman and senior years. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she is also the recipient of the Milton L. Lindholm Scholar-Athlete Award as the female student-athlete graduating with the highest cumulative grade point average. The title of her French thesis is: “Une Affaire Spectaculaire! Faire Et Defaire Le Theatre De L’affaire Dreyfus Dans L’ile Du Diable D’alfred Jarry.” Her philosophy thesis is: “The Problem of Neutralizing Moral Luck: Revising Moral Praise and Blame.”  She will be teaching English in Versailles, France, next year. Rose_8006
Nicole Marie Santosuosso Nicole Santosuosso is a four-year field hockey player and a rhetoric major from Canton, Massachusetts. She is a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection and a four-time awardee on the NFHCA National Academic Squad. Her thesis title is: “Trash to Treasure Television: A Fantasy-Theme Analysis of A & E’s 'Storage Wars.'” She will be interning this summer in New York City with the digital media team for the United States Olympic Committee. Santosuosso_8009
Ellen Cynthia Schneider A sociology major from Madison, Connecticut, Ellen Schneider is a three-year cross country and indoor track athlete and four-year outdoor track and field athlete. She is both a NESCAC All-Academic and NESCAC All-Sportsmanship selection. Her thesis title is: “Society by Design: An Analysis of Online Video Streaming Advertisements and the Effects of Those Ads on Social Cohesion.” Schneider_8010
Ryan Charles Sonberg Ryan Sonberg is a four-year baseball player, a team captain, and a biochemistry and mathematics double major from Windsor, Connecticut. He is a NESCAC All-Academic team member and Team MVP. He also received the Unsung Hero Award and was a two-time First-Team All-NESCAC selection at shortstop. In addition, he received the Scott Peura Award for achievement in biochemistry and athletics. The title of his biochemistry thesis is “The Assessment of Radical Seavenging Activity of Phenylpropanoid Glycosides by the B-Carotene Linoleic Acid Assay.”  He presented his mathematic seminar on Chaotic Dynamical Systems. Ryan will be a QA analyst at Eze Castle Software LLC. Sonberg_8013
Paul Stuart Troiano A physics and astronomy major from Winchester, Massachusetts, Paul Troiano is a four-year varsity men's lacrosse player and a three-time NESCAC All-Academic team member. His thesis title is: “The Spiral Structure of Disk Galaxies.” Starting in June, he will be working for Eze Castle Software in Boston. Troiano_8015
Catherine Nydahl Tuttle An English and Spanish double major from Pittsford, New York, Catherine Nydahl Tuttle is a four-year Nordic skier and three-year varsity rower. She was selected for the NESCAC All-Academic team, the National Invitational Rowing Championship Stewards All-Academic Team, and as a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association National Scholar-Athlete.  She has rowed at the NCAA Championships twice. In addition, she is the recipient of the Barlow Thesis Research Grant for travel to Patagonia and the recipient of the Barlow Enrichment Grant for travel to Chile. Her English thesis title is: “Whimsical Illusions, Captivating Realities, and Thoughtful Transformations: An Analysis of American Women Writers’ Travels in Russia.” Her Spanish thesis is: “Ushuaia, El Fin del Mundo: Patagonian Travel Writing and Journeys to the End of the World.” Tuttle_8017
Andrew John Wortham Andrew Wortham is a four-year cross country and indoor and outdoor track athlete and a team captain; he is also an English major from Newton, Massachusetts. A NESCAC All-Academic team member, he has multiple All-State and All-New England honors and was 10th in the steeplechase at the NCAA Championship in 2012. Andrew was also named to the 2012 CoSIDA Division III Academic All-District Men’s and Women’s Track/Cross Country Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. His thesis title is: “The Passage of Schizophrenia: Literary Representation of Madness in Poe, Buchner, Dutton, Dostoevsky and Beckett.” Wortham_8019
Catherine Viona Zingale A politics major from Sudbury, Massachusetts, Catherine Zingale is a four-year varsity swimmer and team captain. Catherine is a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection. Her thesis title is: “The Senkaku Islands and Spratly Islands Territorial Disputes: Cooperation or Conflict?” Catherine will be working as a connectivity consultant at Eze Software in Boston. 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. Zingale_8020

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