Linnaean Award

Past Linnaean Award Winners

The 2018 Linnaean Award Winners

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Pictured L to R: Joey Artemiou, Christina Noto, Brian Orsinger '01 (Alumni Board of Directors), Bekah Hurwitz, Teal Tasker. Not Pictured: Michael DeFeo and J. Bailey Heath

Six Seniors are chosen annually by their peers as Linnaean Award recipients. They are honored for their efforts to improve the campus community, excellent in academic endeavors, and overall achievements during their college careers. The Linnaean Award is sponsored by the Alumni Association, Student Alumni, and the Student Senate. The awards were presented to the winners during Fall Honors Day held on Family Weekend.

Biographies of 2018 Linnaean Award Winners

Joey Artemiou, a Biology major with a Chemistry minor, is involved in Residential and First Year Programs, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, and the Green Dot Club. In addition he is a member of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity and Habitat for Humainty on campus. Joey works in Gettysburg's Chemistry department and was a Summer Research Intern at the University of Virginia in 2018. He has been named to the Dean's List and is the Vice President of Omicron Delta Kappa.

Michael DeFeo, a Political Science major, is involved in Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and the Garthwait Leadership Center. In addition he works in Gettysburg's Political Science Department and traveled with the Center for Public Service to Volunteer in Leon, Nicaragua. Michael has been named to the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, the Dean's List, and the Order of Omega

J. Bailey Heath, a Mathematics and Psychology double major, is involved in Residential and First Year Programs, the Gettysburg Honor Commission, and the Garthwait Leadership Center. In addition he works for both the Mathematics and Psychology departments and is one of Gettysburg's X-SIG summer research students. Bailey received the Malcolm R. Dougherty Mathematical Award and was recognized as a Promising Foreign Language Scholar, as well as being named to the Dean's List.

Bekah Hurwitz, a Psychology and Organization and Management Studies double major, is involved in Residential and First Year Programs, Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and Hillel at Gettysburg College. In addition she is a member of Alpha Phi Omega fraternity, the Challah for Hunger Coordinator, and the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference Group Facilitator. Bekah works in the Psychology and OMS departments and is a member of Psychology's academic honor society, Psi Chi. She received the Gettysburg College Emerging Leader Award, was the 2018 Convocation speaker, and has been named to the Dean's List.

Christina Noto, a History major with Peace and Justice Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies minors, is involved in Residential and First Year Programs, the Garthwait Leadership Center, and Student Senate. In addition she led a Center for Public Service immersion project in El Paso, TX, was a CPS Fellow in Omaruru, Namibia, and an El Centro tutor in Gettysburg. Christina works in the History department, is a member of the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, and is Vice President of the Peace and Justice Studies Council. She is the recipient of the John Alfred Hamme Award.

Teal Tasker, a Health Studies major with an Educational Studies minor, is a captain on the Women's Varsity Basketball Team, a Student Assistant Equipment Room Manager, and a member of Bomb Squad. In addition she is a migrant education tutor and a campus kitchen volunteer. Teal has worked in the Mathematics department and was named to the Dean's List.


Linnaean Award Winners

Kevin Daft '85 1984
Lynda Kristan '85 1984
Amy Manson '85 1984
Mary Masselink '85 1984
Keith Talber '85 1984
Richard Van Antwerp '85 1984
Laura Brown '86 1985
Bruce Chamberlin '86 1985
Daniel Cicalia '86 1985
RoseMarie Leonidis '86 1985
Lisa Palm '86 1985
David Trott '87 1985
Katherine Beauchamp '87 1986
Stephen Brenneman '87 1986
Jennifer Cavanaugh '87 1986
Sarah Hitch '87  1986
Timothy Gelsinger '87 1986
Steven Sitek '87 1986
Brian Black '88 1987
Jeffrey Blavatt '88 1987
Tracy Christmas '88 1987
Christine Jefferson '88 1987
Peter Tartline '88 1987
Rebecca Thomas '88 1987
Cynthia Bootay '89 1988
Jennifer Buckley '89 1988
Thomas Donegan '89 1988
Craig Frost '89 1988
Stephen Herr '89 1988
Patricia Hunter '89 1988
Jason Blavatt '90 1989
Troy Datcher '90 1989
Cynthia Hill '90 1989
Victoria Latimer '90 1989
John Loyack '90 1989
Lauren Wise '90 1989
Carey Brown '91 1990
William Caruson '91 1990
Brian Hargrove '91 1990
Amy Hinton '91 1990
Yodit Kassaye '91 1990
Tim Schaeffer '91 1990
Kelvin Datcher '92 1991
Roy Hillard '92 1991
Amy Krukonis '92 1991
Maria Melone '92 1991
Scott Weber '92 1991
Ann Marie West '92 1991
William Ash '93 1992
Shannin Bailey '93 1992
Richard Norris '93 1992
Melissa Ratherdale '93 1992
Christina Schrode '93 1992
Rajat Shah '93 1992
John Comegna '94 1993
Gina L'Heureux '94 1993
Denise Loughlin '94 1993
Nicole Scrofani '94 1993
Christopher Shelton '94 1993
Matthew Stokes '94 1993
Dianna Berry '95 1994
Greg Dodd '95 1994
Katherine Glatfelter '95 1994
Matthew Littlefield '95 1994
Sharon Ryan '95 1994
Steven Sherry '95 1994
Adolphus Clinton '96 1995
Ed Esposito '96 1995
Laila Haider '96 1995
Kristina Hickerson '96 1995
Lauren Mossotti '96 1995
Daniel Spinner '96 1995
Christopher Calabretta '97 1996
Michael Manzo '97 1996
Amy Mollenkamp '97 1996
Christopher Pierson '97 1996
Sandra Schatanoff '97 1996
Marlene Warner '97 1996
Erin Attfield '98 1997
Jill Bailey '98 1997
Ben Barnhart '98 1997
Joe Hodakowski '98 1997
Abigail Rodgers '98 1997
Brian Rusignulo '98 1997
Cara Crossetto '99 1998
Charles Dittrich '99 1998
Mark Lilly '99 1998
Andrew Mude '99 1998
Rebecca O'Connell '99 1998
Erin Quay '99 1998
Lindsay Albert '00 1999
Michael Graham '00 1999
Earl Redding '00 1999
Emily Robertson '00 1999
Christine Sedlacko '00 1999
Dan Sirpenski '00 1999
Jeannie Albrecht '01 2000
Patrick Jordan '01 2000
Gwen Ceton '01 2000
Daniel McCabe '01 2000
Brian Orsinger '01 2000
Elizabeth Walsh '01 2000
Matthew Achhammer '02 2001
Troy Cassel '02 2001
Annalisa DeBacco '02 2001
Lauren King '02 2001
Alan Manning '02 2001
Celia Overby '02 2001
Katherine Daggett '03 2002
Gina Davis '03 2002
Justin Hoover '03 2002
Douglas Ritter '03 2002
Douglas Walo '03 2002
Elizabeth Yates '03 2002
Josie Bonventre '04 2003
Lindsay Brackett '04 2003
Don Lustenberger '04 2003
Lindsay Morlock '04 2003
Doug Stuart '04 2003
Keith Swaney '04 2003
Christopher Husko '05 2004
Deanna Kloss '05 2004
Devina Mitra '05 2004
Emily Peterson '05 2004
Marc Sorresso '05 2004
Holly Woodhead '05 2004
Tiffany Carnuccio '06 2005
Kirryn Mahabir '06 2005
Dawn Mennen '06 2005
Eric Payne '06 2005
Lauren Rapoza '06 2005
Peter Kareha '06 2005
Jennifer Baron '07 2006
Maribeth Black '07 2006
Jithin George '07 2006
Stephen Ginter '07 2006
Jeremy Meehan '07 2006
Jenna Stokes '07 2006
Alexandra Bigler '08 2007
Joseph Gurreri '08 2007
Amy Hoffman '08 2007
Ryan Jannos '08 2007
James Russell '08 2007
Alexandra Sfekas '08 2007
James Buckley '09 2008
Kaitlyn De Young '09 2008
Aimee George '09 2008
Jay Hagerman '09 2008
Amanda Houlis '09 2008
Hugh McStravick '09 2008
Jacob Asplundh '10 2009
Marc Fialkoff '10 2009
Leonora Gatto '10 2009
Denitsa Koleva '10 2009
Kathryn Sanford '10 2009
Michael Sass '10 2009
Dawn Grashorn '11 2010
Valerie Martin '11 2010
Charles Meehan '11 2010
Brianna Piecyk '11 2010
Monica Schmidt '11 2010
Kevin Schmitt '11 2010
Laura Baldasarre '12 2011
Kirsty Bryant-Hassler '12 2011
Andrea Carson '12 2011
Alex Ferraro '12 2011
Adrienne Rahs '12 2011
Anne Marie Valentine '12 2011
Kavya Kumar '13 2012
Andrew Mello '13 2012
Joseph Miller '13 2012
Alexis Moyer '13 2012
Katelyn Stauffer '13 2012
Shane Swink '13 2012
Megan Bailey '14 2013
Anna Baldasarre '14 2013
Christianna Jo Evans (Jo) '14 2013
David S. Gilmore '14 2013
Matthew Maynard '14 2013
Shane Thorp '14 2013
Raksmeymony (Rex) Yin '14 2013
Shannon Callahan '15 2014
Abigail Conner '15 2014
Jesse DeMartino '15 2014
Danielle Keim '15 2014
Stefany Laun '15 2014
Kathryn Thompson '15 2014
Logan Carbaugh '16 2015
Kelsey DeRaffele '16 2015
Eliza Gray '16 2015
Fergan Imbert '16 2015
Kyra McFadden '16 2015
Erin Meachem '16 2015
Brandon Batman '17 2016
Maddie Brown '17 2016
Brooke Gutschick '17 2016
Kelsey Meisch '17 2016
Jhanvi Ramaiya '17 2016
Aubrey Silverman '17 2016
Aimee Bosman '18 2017
Morgan Hubbard '18 2017
Andeulazia Hughes-Murdock '18 2017
Daniella Snyder '18 2017
Marley Dizney Swanson '18 2017
Maihan Wali '18 2017
Joey Artemiou '19 2018
Michael DeFeo '19 2018
J. Bailey Heath '19 2018
Bekah Hurwitz '19 2018
Christina Noto '19 2018
Teal Tasker '19 2018