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May 19, 2012
Camp Kesem student receives special recognition from University of Virginia
May 19, 2012 — The recipients of the 2012 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards at the University of Virginia are Madeline Tolmie and Ari Dimas, who will graduate Sunday, and P. Paxton Marshall, professor of electrical and computer engineering.
They were honored today during Valedictory Exercises on the Lawn, along with several students chosen by their 2012 classmates for special recognition. The Fourth-Year Trustees also presented to President Teresa A. Sullivan their class gift of $578,538, the second-highest total ever, given by 64 percent of the students – an all-time record for participation. The graduates and their guests heard from Val Ackerman, founding president of the Women’s National Basketball Association and 1981 College of Arts & Sciences alumna.
“The committee this year had an extraordinary number of excellent nominees, and we can all take pride in knowing that there are so many devoted, talented, and selfless citizens in our community,” he said. “It was a difficult job sorting out the winners, but we know we found the right people.”…
Katherine Marsh received the Unsung Hero Award for going out of her way to stand up for others and providing assistance whenever it’s needed. She has been involved in the Confidential Crisis Hotline, Madison House Big Sister program, Young Women Leaders Program and Camp Kesem, a student-run camp for children whose parents have cancer. She will graduate from the College with degrees in psychology and studies in women and gender.She plans a career in social work…
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