2002-11-02 / Community

Resident Named ‘Remembrance Scholar’ at SU

Resident Named ‘Remembrance Scholar’ at SU

Latoya Leatrice Lawrence of Far Rockaway, N.Y., a senior majoring in child and family studies in the College of Human Services and Health Professions at Syracuse University, was among the 35 University students honored at the Remembrance Scholars convocation held Nov. 1 in Hendricks Chapel on the Syracuse University campus. David M. Rubin, Dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and chair of the Remembrance Scholars Selection Committee, will present the Remembrance Scholars.

The Remembrance Scholarship, among the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the University, were founded as a tribute to, and a means of remembrance for, the 35 Syracuse University students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988 bombing while returning to the United States from a semester of study abroad.

Applicants for the $5,000 scholarship were asked to highlight their academic achievements and their University activities, including community service. They also wrote essays and participated in interviews with members of the selection committee.

"It has always been our hope that the Remembrance Scholars would use their energy and skills to further the cause of world peace and dialogue among nations," says Rubin. "The shocking events of the past 14 months, and the increasingly fragile nature of relations between nations, make it all the more imperative that these Scholars leave the University determined to make a difference."

Officially chartered in 1870 as a private, coeducational institution of higher education, Syracuse University is a leading student-centered research university. Syracuse’s 11 schools and colleges share a common mission: to promote learning through teaching, research, scholarship, creative accomplishment and service while embracing the core values of quality, caring, diversity, innovation and service. The 680-acre campus is home to more than 18,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 90 countries.

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