Samuel Sondalle Receives Two Ripon College Awards

RIPON, WI (05/06/2010)(readMedia)--  Samuel Sondalle, a junior majoring in chemistry and biology from Princeton, Wis., was named the recipient of the 2010 Leone Oyster Memorial Scholarship and Prize, and the 2010 Admission Office Student Volunteer Achievement Award , during a ceremony held April 21, 2010 at Ripon College.

 The Leone Oyster, Class of 1919, Memorial Scholarship and Prize recognizes a junior majoring in chemistry or chemistry/biology with at least a 3.0 grade average in chemistry. The prize includes a cash award and tuition credit. The recipient is chosen by members of the chemistry faculty, and must posses the qualities of scholarship and hard work that characterized Professor Oyster, a member of the department of chemistry from 1920 to 1962.

 The Admission Office Student Volunteer Achievement Award recognizes a freshman, sophomore or junior who has demonstrated significant volunteer contributions through outstanding dedication, dependability, personal character and service to Ripon College and the Office of Admission.

 Sondalle is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Sondalle of Princeton, Wis.

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