Congratulations to Columbian College graduating seniors Lauren Chun and Jennifer Day! Both were named Undergraduate Distinguished Scholars at the Honors Dinner April 28. These students are at the very top of their academic performance and will speak at the Columbian College Celebration ceremonies graduation weekend.
Lauren Chun, who will receive her BS in Criminal Justice, came to GW sight unseen from Hawaii. Ms. Chun took advantage of D.C.’s vast opportunities by interning for U.S. Representative Mazie Hinorno of Hawaii and working for the Campaign for Youth Justice at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. And since that didn’t keep her busy enough, she also completed an independent project—an examination of the changing perceptions in the media of crystal meth. After graduation, Ms. Chun has her sites set on law school. We wish her the best in all her pursuits!
Native Minnesotan Jennifer Day will graduate with a BS in Chemistry and minors in both Biology and Psychology. Ms. Day partnered with Professor of Chemistry Akos Vertes and co-authored two articles. Using instrumentation developed by Professor Vertes, Ms. Day examined metabolites—the small molecules that are a product of metabolism—in different parts of the corn root. She also participated in an alternative spring break with a community service trip to Atlanta. We are so proud of Ms. Day and look forward to hearing about her future accomplishments as she starts medical school in the fall.
Congratulations to all the undergraduate students recognized at the Honors Dinner. Your significant accomplishments and ambitions inspire all of us at Columbian College.