On August 20th, the men of IL-Gamma held our Balanced Man Reception, known as the Virgil Boucher Scholarship & Leadership Reception. This ceremony is where we recognize both current brothers who have exceeded in academics and leadership, as well as incoming freshmen who show promise for their undergraduate career.
Academic Excellence Prizes were awarded to Drew Cliffel ’23, Eli Kelly ’24, Elijah Lind ’23, Zach Lundquist ’24, Cullen Marshall ’22, Ty Otto ’24, and Will Plumley ’25 for their GPAs. Elijah also received the E. Paul Suhs Academic and Leadership Scholarship for his scholastic and leadership performance and for living up to our cardinal principles. Cullen also received the Nahrstadt Leadership Award for his participation in the Ruck Leadership Institute and the Clifford B. Scott Key Prize for his academic performance. Ty also received the Ulysses Grant Dubach Scroll Prize for his academic improvement.
Finally, the recipients of the Virgil Boucher Balanced Man Scholarships for new male students entering Monmouth were Michael Andal, Noah Cornelius, Diego Foster, and Cameron Shook! All 10 candidates this year were extremely well-qualified, and it was a tough decision, so all should feel extremely proud of themselves.
We’d like to thank all of the new students and their guests for joining us, the Monmouth College Food Service staff for the awesome refreshments, and of course our BMS Chairman Tommy Green and our AVC for organizing and funding the event. As always, it was a great time to be a SigEp.