Rebecca Simkins and Madison Wendt have received the 2013 Harter Scholarships, the University’s most prestigious academic prize. Wendt is the daughter of Baker alumni Mark, ’86, and Shari (Nasseramini), ’90, Wendt.
Senior Sydney Doster has received a Fulbright Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year to teach English in Nepal.
While the Baker campuses were blanketed in snow, a few staff members and administrators enjoyed the opportunity to visit alumni and former students and their guests during a series of gatherings in Green Valley, Sun City West and Scottsdale, Ariz., and San Diego and San Francisco, Calif.
Trustee Susanne Richardson Teel, ’69, will honor President Pat Long’s leadership and commitment to students by naming the renovated student center after her.
Old Castle, Baker’s first building, is among the history to be featured in The Way We Worked exhibit at the Lumberyard Arts Center. The exhibition, which runs through May 5, is part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program.
Baker Orange Online was recognized in November with its first national Pacemaker Award. The award is regarded as the Pulitzer Prize in student journalism.
Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator Jen (Jackson) Letner, ’93, played a major role in sprucing up the Collins Center for the start of the 2012-13 basketball season.
Baker University is a Tree Campus USA for the third year in a row. Baker is the only university or college in Kansas to be recognized with the honor.
Gloria Atanmo, a senior at the College of Arts and Sciences from Phoenix, Ariz., won the Harlaxton Dean’s Award as the outstanding student leader who had the most positive influence on student life at Harlaxton during the fall 2012 semester.
Lauren Amrein, a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, was honored as the St. Jude Collegiate Ambassador of the Year in January. Amrien is involved in a variety of service projects in the area and honor societies on campus.