Congratulations to all our graduating seniors! We are especially proud of two Psychology majors who have received prestigious graduation awards today.

Gloria Collier received the SU Pin.

Gloria Collier

The SU Pin award is “the most comprehensive honor that university confers on one graduating senior whose total performance is meritorious, including academic achievement, independence, integrity of thought and action, reliability, respect for others, and involvement in university or community affairs.” Gloria has an outstanding overall GPA and as her psychology professors have noted, the quality, rigor, critical thinking, and social consciousness underpinning her scholarly work is remarkable. Gloria has made huge contributions to not only the Psychology department (e.g., as a Peer Teaching Assistant), but also to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (e.g., serving on the HaSS Student Advisory Board), University (e.g., as a Student Ambassador), and community (e.g., supporting the Muslim student community and serving as a co-founder and President of the Timber Grove Tiger Mentors). Congratulations Gloria!

Cole Simmons received the Dorothy Stang Award.

Cole Simmons

This award is “conferred upon a graduating senior who best exemplifies devotion to the good of the wider community as reflected in the life of Dorothy Stang, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the founders of Stevenson University.” Not only does Cole have an excellent GPA, he lives a life of service. In particular, his involvement and leadership in ROTC Corps is remarkable. Not only has he been the top Cadet in the Johns Hopkins University Blue Jay Battalion, but he has also won the George C. Marshall Award (recognizing the top national Cadets), Superior Cadet Award, and the Capt. Johnathan D. Grassbaugh Award for Excellence, among many other honors. He is a student with talent, commitment, and a strong moral compass. A consummate team member, Cole is making a real impact in his community. Congratulations Cole!