Faith & Reason Honors Program Ninth Colloquium

On Sunday evening, April 27, the Salesian Center for Faith and Culture celebrated its ninth annual colloquium where the twelve members of the Class of 2014 in the Faith & Reason Honors Program were recognized for their accomplishments over the last four years.  At a dinner held in their honor among family members and underclassmen in the Honors Program, Elizabeth Blaisse, Daniel Drain, Colleen Gallagher, Joshua Gregory, Kristin Kavanagh, Joseph McDaniel, Julia McMahon, Matthew Radziwill, Kevin Regan, Kolbe Rubin, Bethany Wall, and Dana Yurgosky gave a synopsis of their senior thesis, a capstone project representative of four years of commitment to academic excellence. During their tenure at DeSales, these students participated in semester seminars looking at extraordinary issues facilitated by various directors (Tom Dailey, Andrew Essig, Peter Leonard, Stephen Myers, Greg Kerr, and Sam Martineau).  Each honors student selected a thesis director (David Gilfoil, Tahereh Hojjat, Maggie Riggins, Stephen Loughlin, Tim Cowart, Rodney Howsare, Brian Kane, Peter Leonard, Sam Martineau, and Rebecca Kudrna) who guided their work.  A review committee (Mary Birkhead, Deb Booros, Mary Liz Doyle-Tadduni, Tim Cowart, Boyce Jubilan, Tom McNamara, Gracia Perilli, and Linda Zerbe) read blind copies of each thesis and met to agree on the Best Honors Thesis for the Class of 2014.  This prestigious award went to Kristin Kavanagh.  Congratulations to the Honors Class of 2014!