Geneva College’s celebration of Martin Luther King week included an essay contest, overseen by Ms. Cindy Cook, director of multiethnic student services, and Dr. Dave Guthrie, dean of faculty development. A panel of the judges reviewed the significant number of undergraduate student entries, and winners were announced at a campus event on January 22, 2010.
David Ketter, a senior Christian ministries major from Oakdale, Pennsylvania, was awarded first place ($300) for his essay “Are We Really One In Christ? American Evangelicalism and Its Response to Racism.” He presented his paper to an audience of students, faculty and staff and then received comments from a panel of student readers.
The second-place winner ($150) was Greg Williams, a junior history and sociology major from Chicago. Tying for third place ($75 each) were Danielle Nowak, a junior English major from Heidlelberg, Pennsylvania, and Matthew Schroeder, a senior applied mathematics major from Valencia, Pennsylvania.
Please join us in congratulating these award winners, and thanks to all who submitted essays in celebration of the continuing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).
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