Four Honors College students will be honored at Purdue University’s On-Demand 2020 Commencement ceremonies, including the Top Male Student and three recipients of the Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award.
Schwartz, of Noblesville, Indiana, who majored in agronomy with a concentration in crop and soil management, is the 2020 recipient of the G.A. Ross Award. This award is presented annually to an outstanding senior man who has demonstrated high standards of academic achievement, outstanding leadership, strength of character and has made a contribution to Purdue. The award is made possible through a gift from G.A. Ross, a 1916 Purdue graduate. The recipient receives a $2,000 award, medallion and his name inscribed on the award marker on Purdue Mall.
The following Honors College students received the Charles O. McGaughey award, among six total recipients:
- Daphne R. Fauber of West Lafayette, Indiana, who majored in K-12 integrated STEM education in the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Honors College.
- Zeba R. Kokan of Carmel, Indiana, who majored in brain and behavioral science in the College of Health and Human Sciences and Honors College.
- Jacqueline R. Malayter of McCordsville, Indiana, who majored in electrical engineering in the College of Engineering and Honors College.
McGaughey, a 1939 Purdue graduate, established the awards to honor students for leadership potential. To be eligible for these awards, students must have completed a minimum of two years of full-time study at Purdue and achieved at least a 3.0 graduation index. Recipients are selected on the basis of their contributions to Purdue and the community. Each honoree receives $3,345 as an acknowledgement of their superior leadership abilities, scholarship and appreciation of basic American values.