April 28, 2010

Student Turing Point Society Inducts New Members

Student Turning Point Society

The Student Turning Point Society, a select group of undergraduate leaders committed to promoting the spirit of Case Western Reserve University, welcomed more than 20 new members during the 2009-2010 academic year.

As several members plan to graduate next month, the spirit and enthusiasm demonstrated by the newly-elected members, along with returning ones, are indications that the progress made by the organization will continue.

"We had an outstanding year and it's reflected by the large class we're inducting this year," said Liz Smith, executive director. "I'm confident in the hands we're leaving the organization in," she said of the new and returning members.

Twenty-two members were introduced at an induction program held this month.

Named after the campus sculpture of the same name, members of the Student Turning Point Society promote the university's mission by developing and maintaining relationships with the university's administration, alumni and friends. Members participate in social functions and alumni events, serve on committees, conduct personal tours for VIPs and other high-profile campus visitors and more. They also work to enhance campus life for future students. They were involved with several events per month during the 2009-2010 academic year.

Student Turning Point Society members work closely with the university's alumni relations, development and donor relations offices. "These are some of the most recognizable student leaders on campus. Their ability to connect with external constituents provides a lot of value," said Michael Wolford, assistant director of donor relations and events and the group's adviser.

David Holcomb, a second-year student majoring in economics, is one of the new members. He wanted to join the group "to get involved with an organization focused on directly giving back to the school."

Lea Cross, a third-year chemical engineering major, also is a newly-elected member. "The administration has a lot of information to share with students and I feel like we have a lot to share as far as the student experience," she said about wanting to join the organization.

In addition to Holcomb and Cross, who were part of the spring 2010 class, the following students were inducted:

Fall Class of 2009:
  • Brendan Goodwine
  • Colin Downey
  • Brian Nelson
  • Meredith Collier
  • Emily Friedlander
  • Tristan Chen
Spring Class of 2010:
  • Lillian Zamecnik
  • Anthony Opperman
  • Robert Armstrong
  • Mara Gallagher
  • Ali Briggs
  • Benjamin Pinkie
  • Chen Yan
  • Matthew Richter
  • George Linderman
  • Bharath Velagapudi
  • Anna Handorf
  • Christian Wargo
  • Rebecca Simmons
  • Matthew Root

Learn more about the Student Turning Point Society.

For more information contact Kimyette Finley, 216.368.0521.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, April 28, 2010 05:34 PM | News Topics: Students

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