2011 Alpha Zeta Delta Scholarships Awarded
Friday, January 14, 2011
Posted by: Teri Forsythe
2011 Alpha Zeta Delta Scholarships Awarded
Recipients have been selected for the 2011 the Robert C. Preble, Sr., Memorial Scholarship, the Robert C. Preble, Jr., Scholarship and the George H. Bargh Memorial Scholarship. The scholarships are awarded each spring by Alpha Zeta Delta Fund of The Chi Psi Educational Trust, Inc. to honor exceptional academic achievements of Zeta Delta undergraduates.
Robert C. Preble, Sr., Memorial Scholarship
This award honors Robert C. Preble, Sr., ZΔ `19. The $1,000 scholarship is presented annually in Brother Preble’s memory to Zeta Delta seniors who demonstrate all-around excellence in scholarship as well as fraternity, campus, and community service. This year`s recipients are Caleb R. Brown `11, James P. Hamilton `11, Robert J. Skowron `11 and Cameron J. Wall `11.
Caleb R. Brown is a James Scholar studying religious studies and political science with a GPA of 3.72. Brown is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Camp Kesem fundraising committee. An Illinois Student Admissions Representative, Brown is also a former member of the Illinois Mock Trial Team and a former recruitment chairman, scholarship chairman, and advisor to the executive council for Alpha Zeta Delta.
James P. Hamilton studies integrative biology honors and chemistry. With a GPA of 3.76, Hamilton is a James Scholar and a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Hamilton has served Alpha Zeta Delta as scholarship chairman, secretary, philanthropy chairman, fundraising chairman and a member of the Alpha`s judicial board. Hamilton is a Netmath Mentor for the University Department of Mathematics, a research assistant at the Alison Bell Laboratory and a former chemistry teaching assistant.
Robert J. Skowron is a Chancellor`s Scholar and James Scholar studying mathematics and physics with a GPA of 3.8. The former #4 is a university research assistant and member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society.
Cameron J. Wall studies political science and religious studies and has served Alpha Zeta Delta as #1, #2, recruitment chairman and philanthropy chairman. The James Scholar maintains a 3.85 GPA while being a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, the Campus Republicans, IFC Greek Council, and the Religious Studies Student Association.
Robert C. Preble, Jr., Scholarship
This award is named for Robert C. Preble, Jr., X `44. Brother Preble is the 102nd recipient of the Fraternity’s Distinguished Service Award, a former #7 and Chairman of The Chi Psi Educational Trust. The $1,000 scholarship is presented annually in honor of Brother Preble to Zeta Delta juniors who demonstrate all-around excellence in scholarship as well as fraternity, campus, and community service. John K. Bro `12 and Christopher W. Freund `12 have been chosen as this year`s recipients.
John K. Bro studies human factors aviation and has a GPA of 3.43. Bro is currently Alpha Zeta Delta’s Lodge manager and is a member of the Stick and Rudder Flying Club, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association. The recipient of the Dad’s Association Library Award is also an FAA Certified Commercial Pilot.
Christopher W. Freund is a currently serves Alpha Zeta Delta as assistant Lodge manager and has previously served as #3 and kitchen steward. Freund studies physics and secondary education with a 3.23 GPA.
George H. Bargh Memorial Scholarship
This award honors George H. Bargh, ZΔ`48. The $1,000 scholarship is presented annually in memory of Brother Bargh to Zeta Delta sophomores who demonstrate all-around excellence in scholarship as well as Fraternity, campus, and community service. This year`s recipients are Daniel J. Bowie `13 and Benjamin D. Ganellen `13.
Daniel J. Bowie majors in actuarial science with minors in business and informatics with a 3.94 GPA. The sophomore is the current #1 for Alpha Zeta Delta and has previously served as historian and a member of the Alpha`s judicial board. Bowie`s honors include membership in Golden Key International Honour Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. He also volunteers as a mathematics tutor at Urbana High School and is a member of the Students for Chief Illiniwek, the Actuarial Science Club and the Informatics Club.
Benjamin D. Ganellen is a former recruitment chairman for Alpha Zeta Delta, helping the Alpha recruit 20 men during his term. He maintains a 3.66 GPA while serving as vice president of the University of Illinois Ski and Snowboard Club, an Insight Program participant at the Illinois Leadership Center and an Illinois Student Admissions Representative for the University of Illinois Campus Visitors Center. Ganellen is a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and a University James Scholar.