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Two members of the Robert E. Cook Honors College have been selected for prestigious awards.

Laura Heiman, a junior History major from Beaver Falls, was honored as a distinguished student studying at King’s College London. She is one of only five American students selected for this honor, which includes a monetary gift of $3,600 (2,500 British pounds) from King’s College’s principal. Heiman was the only student from a public university chosen for this award.

Jennifer Beveridge, a sophomore Chemistry major from Harrisburg, is one of only twelve students in the nation selected for a summer fellowship to study nuclear chemistry at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y.

All program costs, including academic credits through the State University of New York at Stony Brook, are included as part of Beveridge’s selection for the fellowship, as is a stipend for living expenses.

The program includes both lecture and laboratory experiences and will focus on fundamentals of nuclear theory, radiochemistry, nuclear instrumentation, radiological safety, and applications to related fields.

More Student Stars

John Powlison, a junior Music Education major, placed third in the undergraduate solo division of the National Trumpet Competition out of a field of approximately one hundred.

Criminology doctoral student Katie Herman was awarded the Esther Madriz Student Travel Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Minorities and Women’s Section for her paper “Victimization of Women: Different Perceptions of the Definition of Rape.”

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