Published April 28, 2015

Students of the Year

Luzzo, Reed, Reinig, Teresi recognized at MC’s Honors Convocation
  • Pictured from left are Carlin Reinig, Mary Kate Luzzo, Kara Teresi and Coleman Reed.
Four students received special awards at Monmouth College’s annual honors convocation on April 28.
 
Senior and Freshman Woman of the Year honors were awarded by the Tau Pi chapter of Mortar Board, a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for scholarship, leadership, service and scholarship.
 
The Senior Woman of the Year was awarded to Kara Teresi of Hickory Hills. The head resident of Gracie Peterson Hall, Teresi has served as president of Mortar Board, captain of the Monmouth College dance team and vice president of the Kinesiology Society. An exercise science and biopsychology major, she is the daughter of Ralph and Margaret Teresi.
 
Mary Kate Luzzo of Orland Park was named Freshman Woman of the Year. A member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority, she had a strong first-year record of philanthropy and service. The daughter of John and Janine Luzzo, she is majoring in business administration.
 
Senior and Freshman Man of the Year honors were awarded by the Monmouth chapter of Blue Key Honor Society, a national organization recognizing upperclassmen for outstanding character and ability and for distinction in service, leadership and scholarship.
 
The Senior Man of the Year was Coleman Reed of West Burlington, Iowa. Reed was a member of the residence life staff for three years, including two years as head resident of Bowers Hall. Reed served on the men’s basketball coaching staff for four years and as head instructor for boys basketball at the Monmouth All-Sports Camp for two years. A member of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society and the Kappa Delta Pi education honor society, he will graduate cum laude in May. Reed’s nominators described him as a “great leader, a wonderful student worker, and full of energy when helping his residents and mentoring young basketball players.” A secondary education major with a concentration in English major, he is the son of Vern and Cindee Reed.
 
Carlin Reinig of Hamilton was named Freshman Man of the Year. He is a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, a career assistant at the Wackerle Center, the perspectives chair on the board of the Association for Student Activity Programming, a SOFIA participant, a member of the Alpha Delta Lambda freshman honor society and a Dean’s List student. He was described by his nominators as “diligent, helpful, respectful and a lover of the liberal arts.” The son of John Reinig of Hamilton and Trish Reinig of Keokuk, he is a philosophy major.
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