ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. (June 5, 2008)—Four Waldorf residents were recently honored at the annual St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM) Awards Convocation.
Rachel Suzanne Avrick was awarded the Deak Reynolds Economics Award. The award was established in 2003 by Deak and Beth Reynolds and is awarded annually to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in economics.
Avrick, of Waldorf, Maryland, will be a senior majoring in economics and Chinese. She is a member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the crew team. During the summer of 2008, Avrick plans on studying Chinese in Harbin, China through a Chinese language scholarship. Following graduation, she plans on moving to China to work in the area of micro-finance, after which she will attend graduate school for law or business.
Stefanie Shali Matthews was awarded the Foreign Language Book Prize in Chinese. The prize is awarded to a student for outstanding achievement in the discipline.
Matthews, who graduated on May 10, is from Waldorf, Maryland. She majored in international languages and cultures with a concentration in Chinese and minored in Asian studies. She was a member of the Asian Studies Club. To further her Chinese studies, Matthews plans to return to Taiwan or Mainland China through an English teaching program.
April Marie Corrice was awarded the Margaret Floy Washburn Award. The award was established in 1990 to recognize outstanding research in psychology.
April Corrice, who is from Waldorf, Maryland, graduated on May 10 with a degree in psychology. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was vice president of Psi Chi. April plans to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and continue her involvement with research in psychology.
JaVon Lanysha Townsend was awarded the Faculty Scholarship Award. The award was established in 1980 by the faculty to recognize deserving students of academic promise.
Townsend, of Waldorf, Maryland, will be a junior this fall, majoring in Spanish. She is a resident assistant, the treasurer of the Gospel Choir, a Nitze Scholar, and a member of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the Black Student Union.