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Top five seniors recognized at Olivet College honors program
Apr 16, 2010

Olivet College recognized the best of its student body at the annual Honors Convocation Wednesday, April 14 in the colleges Mott Auditorium.

The Donald A. Morris Awards are presented each year to the top five graduating seniors with the highest grade point average, and the professor whom each student deems the most influential in his or her academic career.

The 2009-10 recipients are: Justin Gargus, of Bangor; Jennifer Malm, of Bridgman; Karlie McManaman, of Webberville; Megan Rimmel, of Ithaca; and Jacqueline Taylor, of Plainwell.

Gargus, an insurance and risk management major, chose to honor Clair Stevens, J.D., associate professor of insurance and risk management. Malm, a criminal justice major, selected Phil Reed, assistant professor of criminal justice and director of the criminal justice program. McManaman, a biology and chemistry major with a pre-medical concentration, chose Susanne Lewis, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and chemistry program director. Rimmel, a sports recreation management major with a business concentration, selected Bill Maas, academic counselor and head womens golf coach. Taylor, a biology major, chose to honor Leah Knapp, D.V.M., professor of biology and biology program director.

The Donald A. Morris Award was named after a former president of the college. Morris served Olivet from 1977-92.


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