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Monday, April 24, 2000

Outstanding Students Recognized at Annual Honors Convocation

SALISBURY, MD---Susan C. Seling, executive director of the Life Crisis Center Inc. and a 1987 graduate of Salisbury State University, delivers the keynote address at SSU's annual Honors Convocation on Friday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium on campus.

Each year at Honors Convocation Salisbury State recognizes its most outstanding students with academic achievement awards in a variety of disciplines. The speaker for the occasion is an alumnus of the University.

Seling has directed the Life Crisis Center since November 1998. The Life Crisis Center is a Salisbury-based nonprofit agency which provides crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling to victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. The center also provides safe shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children and serves the three Lower Shore counties of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester.

Seling is also a principal partner in the consulting firm Resource Innovation, which focuses on resource development, organizational capacity building and resource management. The firm works mainly with nonprofit organizations, assisting them in increasing their capacity to provide high quality services.

Previously Seling held several positions within the Maryland Department of Human Resources from 1989-98. She was the director of the Office of Adult and Family Services from 1996-98, program specialist, deputy director and ultimately director of the Women Services Program from 1991-96 and a staff member on the Governor's Advisory Board on Homelessness from 1989-91.

Seling received her Master of Community Planning from the University of Maryland College Park in 1989.

At Honors Convocation the following awards will be presented: recognition of Dean's List students, recognition of honor society initiates, Achievement Key Award, Campus Life Award, 1999-2000 Who's Who Among Students in American University and Colleges, Phi Kappa Phi initiates, Omicron Delta Kappa initiates, Phi Eta Sigma initiates, Bellavance Honors Program Award, Roth Honors Thesis Prize, Thurston Memorial Award, Biology Faculty Award, Bell Atlantic Leadership in Business Scholarship, Dolle Scholarship, Perdue School of Business Outstanding Senior Awards, Peninsula and Mercantile Banks Scholarship, Woods CPM Memorial Scholarship, Grant Scholarship in Theatre, Starnes Memorial Award, Elderdice Memorial Award, Nichols Memorial Scholarship, Farace Outstanding Senior Award in Geography, Geographic Society Award, History Department Scholastic Award, Washburn Student Prize in history, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Service Award, Most Promising Mathematician, Outstanding Foreign Language Student Award, Music Department Award, Bentley Scholarship, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Scholarships, Undergraduate Nursing Achievement Award, Philosophy Department Outstanding Student Award, National Dance Association Award, Physical Education Excellence Award, Glenn Memorial Award in Chemistry, Excellence in Physics Award, Psychology Department Award, Social Work Student of the Year Award, Wall Street Journal Achievement Award, Delmarva Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants Award, Piepenbring Memorial Fund Scholarship, Holland Business Scholarship, Fleming memorial Fund Award, Matthews Memorial Award (Delta Kappa Gamma Society, Beta chapter), Matthews Soroptomist Award, Caruthers Memorial Fund Scholarship, Worcester County Teachers Association Scholarship, Wicomico Woman's Club Inc. Scholarship, Riall Achievement Award, Institute of Retired Persons Scholarships, American Association of University Women Scholarship (Salisbury chapter), Jarman Memorial Scholarship, Bull Nursing Scholarship, Johnson Elmore Scholarship, Seidel Nursing Scholarship, Hall Nursing Scholarship, Clayton Memorial Award, National Committee on Clinical Laboratory Standards Honored Graduate, Fondes Outstanding Graduating Senior Nursing Award, Peninsula Regional Medical Center Junior Board Nursing Scholarship, Guerrieri University Center Permanent Collection Award, Guerrieri University Center Music Major Award, Guerrieri University Center Scholar Athlete Award, Dryden Parker Memorial Award, Shen Memorial Award, Board of Regents Outstanding Scholar Award and Merwin Leadership Scholarship.

For more information about SSU's Honors Convocation call the Public Relations Office at 410-543-6030.


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