Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dartmouth SigEps Show Academic Excellence

Carey Heckman sends this update from Dartmouth...
William DeKrey, David Lamb, and Stuart Reid, all Brothers in the New Hampshire Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, were among the 24 members of the Class of 2008 inducted into the Dartmouth chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society because their cumulative grade point averages were among the 20 highest as of the end of their junior year. (Margaret Fitchet, the daughter of our Brother Sandy Fitchet '76, was also among the early Phi Beta Kappa inductees.)

Other members of the Class of 2008 who attain at least a GPA of 3.8, or the top 10 percent of the class, will be invited to join the society in the spring.

Student Body President and SigEp Brother Travis Green '08 was named a George J. Mitchell Scholar on Monday by the US-Ireland Alliance. Mitchell Scholarships are awarded every year to 12 Americans for a year of post-graduate study at any university in Ireland. The award is named after former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, who helped facilitate the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, regarding peace in Northern Ireland, according to the Alliance's press release. The scholarship combines academic and leadership programs, providing its scholars with the opportunity to meet with leaders of Irish government, business and culture.

Green will study neuroscience at the University College Dublin.