The lights of the giant chandelier dimmed as the Mighty Wurlitzer’s eerie tremor flooded the hall and the organist at its console rose from beneath the stage. The performance was a special concert for Marcia Robertson and Bradley Reichek’s honors class at Richmond’s Byrd Theatre Friday afternoon.
Eleven Sweet Briar students have been awarded Honors Summer Research Fellowships for 2013. Among them are rising juniors Ashley Baker, Fumin Li, Dolores Gallagher, Moriah Donaldson and Amy Kvien; rising seniors Kaitlyn Cartwright, Rebecca Dalley, Anna Donko, Katlyn Fleming and Lilian Tauber; and soon-to-be graduate Jennifer Gray.
One of the great things about attending a liberal arts college is that you don’t have to have your whole life figured out by the time you’re 18. Or 19. At Sweet Briar, the Anne Gary Pannell Merit Scholarship helps sophomores explore their particular academic interests for an entire year.
If you ask Sweet Briar College student Liz Zuckerman about her plans for the summer, she’ll say they firmly entrench her in the “geek” category. In addition to playing Benvolio in the Endstation Theatre Company production of “Romeo and Juliet” in July, Zuckerman will be writing a novel from the point of view of Ophelia, the heroine of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” for the 2008 Honors Summer Research Program.
The Honors Committee has selected the Honors Scholarship recipients for the 2008-2009 academic year.