Saint Martin's Society of Fellows honors new students

November 9, 2009

Lacey, Washington—The Saint Martin’s University Society of Fellows presents its Fall 2009 Colloquium on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will take place at Saint Martin’s University in the Norman Worthington Conference Center. University President Roy Heynderickx will speak on “Today’s Call for Leaders.”

Founded in 1971 by Father Michael Feeney, O.S.B., the Society of Fellows is Saint Martin’s academic honorary society. Membership in the Society recognizes students and faculty who, by their outstanding work in teaching and learning, contribute to the intellectual life of the University. On Tuesday, the following new Student Fellows will be inducted (with their hometowns given in parentheses):

  • Ryan Boley ’11 (Olympia, WA)
  • Steven Campbell ’10 (Port Orchard, WA)
  • Krinda Carlson ’10 (Brewster, WA)
  • Jamey Gelhar ’10 (Olympia, WA)
  • Katie Hawkins ’11 (Yakima, WA)
  • Robert Jobst ’11 (Tacoma, WA)
  • Miles McClintock ’09 (Olympia, WA)
  • Eric McKnight ’10 (Puyallup, WA)
  • Michelle Short ’10 (Wenatchee, WA)
  • PJ Spanier ’09 (Pueblo, CO)
  • Dara Zack ’11 (Spokane Valley, WA)

“It is exciting every semester to welcome in a new, outstanding group of Student Fellows,” said Jeff Birkenstein, associate professor of English and Senior Fellow. “Once again, we have students who embody the best in academic excellence here at Saint Martin’s.”

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

Genevieve Canceko Chan
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Saint Martin’s University 360-438-4332