2012 Scholarship & Fellowship Recipients Announced
Monday, July 2, 2012
Posted by: Teri Forsythe
The Chi Psi Educational Trust awards a number of Brothers with undergraduate
scholarships and graduate fellowships. Recognizing excellence in academic
performance, leadership, community service and a number of other areas, these
scholarships and fellowships honor many of Chi Psi’s most influential Brothers
while making new opportunities available for our most exceptional young men.
This year, more than $65,000 has been awarded to 26 Brothers:
| Tom Brown Memorial Scholarship|
After receiving its largest ever bequest from the estate of Thomas H. Brown, E ‘66, a gift in excess of $760,000, The Chi Psi Educational Trust established the Tom Brown Memorial Scholarship in 2012. The Tom Brown Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate Brother who exhibits strong entrepreneurial spirit and achievement. The first-ever recipient of the Brown Scholarship is:
Adam S. Moen, N ’12, studies finance at the University of Minnesota with a 3.6 GPA. Moen is founder of Real Empowerment Solutions, LLC, an online learning community, connecting students with health providers to address mental health concerns on and off campus. He also works as an independent pharmacy consultant, Associate for Health System Advisors, and cultivation team leader and sponsorship team member for TEDxUMN.
| James S. Campbell Scholarship |
|The James S. Campbell Scholarship was created in 2003 by James S. Campbell, Ι ‘48, to recognize undergraduate students enrolled in their institution’s business program. The Campbell Scholarship is awarded to:|
David W. Fantham, ΘΔ ’13, studies finance and information systems at the University of Washington with a 3.69 GPA. The Washington Scholar is a former Senior Recruitment Chair and former #2. He is vice President of Special Programs for the Undergraduate Consulting association and a former recipient of the IFC Outstanding New Member Award.
|Russ M. Johnson Scholarship |
| ||The Johnson Scholarship was made possible by a gift from Russ M. Johnson, Γ ‘31, and was first awarded in 1998. This year’s Johnson scholarship recipient is:|
Coleton D. Foruria, ΘΔ ’12, studied finance at the University of Washington. The former #1 and former #2 served as a Peer Facilitator for the 2012 Mid-Year Leadership Retreat and has been heavily involved in Alpha Theta Delta’s Stuff the Bus Food Drive.
Harold G. Lundberg Scholarships
The Harold G. "Bones" Lundberg Fund for Education was created in 2000 through a gift from Brother and Mrs. Henry E. Bartels, P ‘45, Ψ ‘48, to honor Harold G. "Bones" Lundberg, P ‘24, the long-time stalwart leader of Alpha Rho. The 2012 Lundberg Scholarship is awarded to the following Brothers:
|Ethan A. Edmondson, X ’13, studies anthropology and Spanish at Amherst College with a 3.6 GPA. The current #1 has been active with GlobeMed, a global health organization for volunteer students and communities, and has worked as a medical assistant and lab research assistant at Interventional Neurology and the Baylor Department of Neurology, respectively.|
|Kevin J. Li, ΔΔ ’12, recently graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a 3.6 GPA in neurobiology. The previous Clifford H. Williams scholarship recipient is a member of Order of Omega and a former #4. Li plans to attend medical school this fall.|
|Sean D. Lindsey, B ’14, studies accounting and economics at the University of South Carolina with a 3.94 GPA. The University of South Carolina Woodrow Scholar is Chief of Events for the Carolina Finance Club and a recipient of the Alpha Beta of Chi Psi Fraternity Pledge Scholarship. |
| ||Spencer A. Martin, B ’14, studies finance and global supply chain and operations management at the University of South Carolina with a 3.68 GPA. Martin is both a Capstone Scholar and McKissick Scholar and a member of Delta Sigma Pi. He has served as a volunteer coordinator for the University of South Carolina Dance Marathon and has served Alpha Beta as Social Chair, Rush Chair and Scholarship Chair. |
|Dhimitri A. Nikolla, Π ’11, studied medicine at Union College and graduated. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Lake Eria College of Osteopathic Medicine with a 3.82 GPA. Nikolla is Vice President of LECOM Emergency Medicine Club and has worked as an EMT and dispatcher. |
|James A. Sexton, B ’13, studies corporate finance and investment finance at the University of South Carolina. The former #4 and current #3 serves the University of South Carolina Fraternity Council as Vice President of Finance and judicial board member. |
|Steven J. Stefanko, E ’13, studies business and accounting at the University of Michigan with a 3.66 GPA. The current #4 has earned University Honors five times and has been invited to join Golden Key Honors Society. |
| ||Zachary S. Sullivan, P ’12, studied mechanical engineering and economics at Rutgers University with a 3.84 GPA. This is Sullivan’s third year receiving the Harold G. Lundberg Scholarship. The National Merit Scholar is a member of Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, Pi Tau Sigma National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society and Gamma Sigma Alpha. He is a Rutgers Presidential Scholar and Bloustein Distinguished Scholar and has received the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Committee 27 Scholarship, the Hannah Sands Endowed Scholarship in Engineering and the Kuhl Memorial Engineering Fellowship. |
| ||Kevin P. Tobia, P ’12, studied philosophy and mathematics at Rutgers University with a 3.85 GPA. Tobia is a previous recipient of the Harold G. Lundberg Scholarship and a Rutgers Presidential Scholarship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and recently was among the first class of 15 students across the nation to receive the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Graduate Scholarship. |
| ||Peichun Wang, ΣΔ ’12, studied economics and mathematics at Duke University with a 3.86 GPA. The previous Harold G. Lundberg Scholarship and Sargent H. Wellman Scholarship recipient has been awarded the Davies Fellowship, Duke Online Civic Discourse Project Fellowship and the PRUV Mathematics Research Fellowship. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Order of Omega and was selected as a Faculty Scholar Nomiee and Student Marshall. |
|Peter Paul Miller Travel Grant |
In 2000, Brothers Peter P. Miller Jr., Psi '44; Richard S. Miller, Psi '56; and their sister Elizabeth M. Francis created the Peter Paul Miller Scholarship to honor their father, Peter Paul Miller, Psi '18. In 2011, the family chose to repurpose the scholarship as the Peter Paul Miller Educational Travel Grant to provide financial support for both packaged study abroad programs and those more freeform and unique educational experiences developed by the participant. This year’s Miller Travel Grant is awarded to:Ekjot S. Grewal, P ’11, studies medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine with a 4.0 GPA. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2011 with a degree in cell biology and neuroscience. Grewal plans to travel to La Romana, Dominican Republic to research the success of teaching rehydration therapies and dehydration prevention, a practice that he hopes will save lives and be easily replicated in other villages where dehydration is a leading cause of death. Grewal is founder and former Vice President and President of Global Brigades and has previously worked abroad as a group leader for the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children in Huancayo, Peru and Alajuelita, Costa Rica.
|George W. Ray Scholarship |
The George W. Ray Scholarship was created in 1996 by Mrs. Margaret N. Ray in memory of her husband George W. Ray, Α ‘30, Ρ ‘31. The Ray Scholarship recognizes academic performance, personal integrity and Chi Psi leadership. This year’s Ray Scholarship recipient is:Trevor H. Marquand, TΔ ’13, studies biochemistry and classical languages at The University of the South with a 3.82 GPA. The current #1 and former Lodge Manager and #5 is a member of the Order of the Gownsmen, Eta Sigma Phi Classical Languages Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society and the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology. He is a recipient of the Wilkins Scholarship and the National Latin Exam Scholarship.
|Peter H. Schenck Scholarship |
Peter H. Schenck, EΔ ‘59, an officer and leader at Epsilon Delta during his undergraduate days at Northwestern, continued his involvement through nearly four decades of service to the Epsilon Delta Corporation. Brother Schenck served the National Fraternity through two terms on The Chi Psi Educational Trust and as Chairman of the Trust from 2001 until 2004. This award, created by his loving wife, Ann, honors his selfless dedication to the betterment of his Alpha and Fraternity. The 2012 Schenck Scholarship is awarded to:
David J. Bretl, ΘΔ ’12, studied civil and environmental engineering at the University of Washington and plans to enter the University of Colorado-Boulder to study structural engineering in the fall. Bretl is a former Recruitment Chair for Alpha Theta Delta and assisted with colony recruitment for Alpha Psi Delta in 2010. For his terms as Vice President of Membership Recruitment and President of the UW Interfraternity Council, he was named a finalist for the Greek Man of the Year Award.
Sargent H. Wellman Scholarships
The Wellman Scholarship was created in 1991 by Howard Wellman, Χ ‘46, in memory of his father Sargent H. Wellman, Χ ‘12. The Wellman Scholarships are awarded to:
|Daniel B. Barnes, X ’12, studied economics and Spanish at Amherst College with a 3.9 GPA. The former #1 has worked for Barclays Capital as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst and as an America ReadsTutor at Wildwood Elementary School in Amherst, MA. |
|Timothy J. Dooley, Ψ ’12, studied policy analysis and management at Cornell University with a 3.56 GPA. The former #1, Pledge Educator and #5 led Alpha Psi through a number of reforms in fraternity recruitment and pledging policy at Cornell, helping Alpha Psi to receive the Randy Scott Stevens Award for Outstanding Contributions to the IFC for 2011-2012. Dooley was a four-year Varsity letterman for the Cornell Sprint Football Team and was selected as a 2011 Collegiate Sprint Football League First Team All-League Linebacker and a 2011 Academic All-Ivy Selection.|
Clifford H. Williams Scholarship
The Clifford H. Williams Scholarship was created in 1961 to honor Clifford H. Williams, Θ ‘02. Brother Williams was the Chairman of The Chi Psi Educational Trust from its inception in 1926 until his death in 1961. This year’s Williams Scholarship recipient is:Alex C. Ferda, B ’14, studies global supply chain management and finance at the University of South Carolina with a 3.95 GPA. Ferda has served Alpha Beta as In-House Brother and Philanthropy Chair. He is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
|Henry E. Bartels Fellowship |
In 2008, Henry E. Bartels, P ‘45, Ψ ‘48 and his wife, Nancy, created a fellowship for The Chi Psi Educational Trust designed to fund the graduate-level education of Chi Psi’s most stellar scholars. Selection for this award honors outstanding scholastic achievement and dedicated pursuit of academic excellence. This year’s Bartels Fellow is:Jaime de la Fuente, TΔ ’12, recently graduated with a 3.97 GPA from The University of the South, graduating with distinction in biochemistry. The Chancellor’s Scholar is Vice President of Phi Beta Kappa and a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. Br. de la Fuente is also the recipient of the Charles Pollard Marks Memorial Scholarship, a faculty selected award which is honors one male in the junior class who exemplifies scholarship, leadership, and integrity.
|Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship |
The Jane and Stanley Birge Fellowship was first awarded in 1980. Stanley Birge, X ‘08, I ‘18, was the 14th President of Chi Psi and the 36th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Stanley was the personification of Chi Psi, and he and Jane are Chi Psi legends. The 2012 Birge Fellowship is awarded to:Thomas S. Edwards, Σ ’10, studied biology and chemistry at the University of North Carolina with a 3.37 GPA. Edwards joined the Teach For America Corps in June 2010, teaching general science to seventh and eighth-grade students in Shaw, Mississippi. He plans to attend the Tulane University School of Medicine this fall.
|Coleman Burke Fellowship |
The Coleman Burke Fellowship was first awarded in 1979. Coleman Burke, Φ, was the 42nd recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and a devoted Chi Psi. His two sons, father, brother, cousin, uncle, and brother-in-law are among his Chi Psi relatives. This year’s Burke Fellowship is awarded to:Mark P. Breazzano, Φ ’10, studies medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University, College of Medicine with a 3.97 GPA. He graduated cum laude from Hamilton College in 2010 with a B.A. in biochemistry and molecular biology. Breazzano has worked as a Medical Student Research Fellow and Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Center for Vision Research. He is a Student Advisor for the SUNY Upstate Advisory Dean Program.
|Edmund W. Littlefield Fellowship |
The Edmund W. Littlefield Fellowship was first awarded in 1980. Brother Littlefield, ΓΔ ‘36, became general manager of Utah International in 1958. His management principles were "integrity and sound judgment." He believes management to be the "main ingredient" to successful business. This year’s Littlefield Fellow is:
Connor J. Bruns, Ψ ’12, studied structural engineering at Cornell University with a 3.86 GPA and is currently a candidate for Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering at Cornell. Bruns is a previous recipient of the Harold G. Lundberg Scholarship. The Alpha Psi Merchant Scholar is a member of Order of Omega and an American Collegiate Hockey Association Academic All-American.
|Edmund C. Lynch, Jr. Fellowship|
The Edmund C. Lynch, Jr. Fellowship was first awarded in 1987. Brother Lynch, KΔ ‘48, is the 89th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award and served on the Executive Council and the Educational Trust. His personal generosity helped insure the futures of Alpha Iota Delta and Alpha Omicron Delta. The 2012 Lynch Fellowship is awarded to:
Nicholas O. Pastan, X ’09, studied law, jurisprudence and social thought at Amherst College with a 3.92 GPA and recently completed his M.S. Ed. Specialty in Middle School General Education at Bank Street College of Education. Pastan has been a member of the Teach for America Corps since 2009 and plans to attend Harvard Law School in the fall. Pastan is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has been awarded a Princeton University Certificate in Race Relations.
|Charles E. Merrill Fellowship|
The Charles E. Merrill Fellowship was first awarded in 1960. Charles E. Merrill, X ‘08, was the tenth President of Chi Psi and the 18th recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Brother Merrill was the founder of the brokerage house that bears his name and, as President of Chi Psi, led a successful campaign to reopen every Alpha after World War II. This year’s Merrill Fellowship is awarded to:
Daniel W. Kim, X ’10, is a MD/MBA candidate at Harvard Medical and Business School with a 4.0 GPA. In 2010, he graduated with a degree in neuroscience and music from Amherst College. The Naitonal Merit Scholarand Rhodes Scholarship finalist is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He is the recipient of the Manstein Family Award, Fowler Dow Prize, James Olds Memorial Award and Dean of Faculty Prize.
|Douglas M. Young Fellowship|
In 2005, Douglas M. Young, DDS, Σ ‘55, and his wife Ursula created the Douglas M. Young, DDS Fellowship of The Chi Psi Educational Trust. Brother Young recently retired from a successful dentistry practice in Winston Salem, North Carolina, and was instrumental to the founding of Alpha Upsilon Delta at Wake Forest University. The 2012 Young Fellowship recipient is:
Luke Habegger, Σ ‘07, studies medicine at the University of North Carolina with a 3.88 GPA. He has previously studied curriculum, instruction and urban leadership at the University of Colorado – Denver and biology and English at the University of North Carolina. The second-year recipient of this award, Habegger is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated from the University of Colorado-Denver Graduate School with Summa Cum Laude distinction.