Elle Rathbun of Plattsburgh, who recently graduated from St. Lawrence University, was selected as one of Omicron Delta Kappa’s 2012 scholarship recipients. To be qualified to receive an Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation Scholarship, a member must have attained senior standing, maintained at least a 3.5 GPA and plan to enroll as a graduate student within three years from the date of application. Students selected as winners exhibited extraordinary commitment to achievement in both academic and extracurricular endeavors. A national committee selected only 21 scholarship recipients for 2012. Rathbun graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in neuroscience and a minor in chemistry. Around campus, she made an impact in student societies and gathered professional experience. She served as president of Omicron Delta Kappa, president of Circle K, senior editor of production for the Laurentian Literary Magazine, secretary of Beta Beta Beta and treasurer of the American Chemical Society. On top of all of these responsibilities, she was an emergency medical technician for St. Lawrence University Emergency Medical Services and also served as an intern at the Traumatic Brain Injury Center in Plattsburgh. On a Mission of Hope trip to Nicaragua in 2006, Rathbun saw the direct impact of her medical knowledge on the impoverished people. She is the daughter of Nancy Scanlan of Plattsburgh and Robert Rathbun of Chazy. Upon graduation from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, she hopes to work in upstate New York. The Omicron Delta Kappa Society Inc., the National Leadership Honor Society for college students, recognizes and encourages superior scholarship, leadership and exemplary character.
The Delta Kappa Gamma women have chosen this year’s recipients of the Alice K. Lewis Scholarship awards. They are Marcy Rivers, graduate of Beekmantown Central School; Samantha Lavigne, graduate of Chazy Central School; Meghan Ryan, graduate of Plattsburgh High School; and Alexis Hewitt, graduate of Plattsburgh High. They each received $500 to assist in their college expenses.