Ernest and Eva Bernhardt-Kabisch Award

Ernest and Eva Bernhardt-Kabisch award (academic excellence)

This $300 award is for a current Collinsite who combines academic excellence with involvement in the Collins Community. Although not a GPA contest, the awards committee will look at the applicant’s/nominee’s transcript.

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Ernest and Eva Bernhardt-Kabisch award recipients

Formerly the outstanding seniors award

2020

  • Kirsten Chandler: Dean's list, a junior majoring in Psychology and Spanish with a minor in counseling; welcome week volunteer; upcoming Q-teacher; local volunteer with Bloomington South Marching Band

2019

  • Bethany Habegger: Dean’s list, Hutton Honors college, participant in Hart showcase committee, selected to be in the painting B.F.A. program, with art history minor and plans for an arts administration certificate; member of Arts Council, held positions of Visual Arts Coordinator and Vice Chair, on Vision Committee, teaching assistant at Herron High School

2018

  • Sierra Witham: junior majoring in English, minoring in music, and in the process of declaring an individualized major in feminist rock criticism, 3.966 GPA and Executive Dean's List every semester up through application date, Q-instructor, Co-Director of Collins Philanthropy Council

2017

  • Jonathan Van Hecke: business major, French minor, Honors College, Provost Scholarship, Germanic Studies Knudsen Prize, CLLC’s Audio Production Coordinator, coordinator for talent shows and guest performances, member of Arts Council, Director of Finance for BOG; Fee Committee Chair

2016

  • Kae Bonaguro: 4.0 GPA, two-time IU Founders Scholar, Executive Dean's list for three consecutive semesters, welcome week assistant and future welcome week co-chair, E-Force Co-Director, BOEP programmer, Cheshire Cafe barista and future co-manager

2015

  • Jesse Grantz: pursuing a BS in Neuroscience, minor in Religious Studies and a General Honors Notation in pursuit of a career in healthcare, Conduct Board Chair, Collins delegate to RPS Meal Plan Committee, Co-Captain of the Men's Little 500 Team for Collins, Center Desk attendent, future President and Q-instuctir at Collins

2014

  • Samantha Loza: secretary and co-chair of BOEP, a Q-199 instructor, and Welcome Week assistant. Worked with the Hogwarts Week Committee and at the Center Desk. She was the 2013 National American Miss Indiana and a Hudson & Holland Scholar.

2013 (first year as academic excellence award)

  • Emily Francisco: Welcome Week publicity coordinator and co-editor of the Columns, as well as a Q-instructor for multiple semesters

2011

  • Elizabeth Danielson
  • Sarah Epplin

2010

  • Monica Debbeler

2009

  • Jimmy Hennes
  • Julie Rawe
  • Sarah-Anne Lanman
  • Tim Gross

2008

  • Daniel Berlin
  • Janet Hamilton
  • Gretchen Sneegas

2007

  • Lindsey Charles
  • Julie Euber
  • Maggie Miley

2006

  • Charles Benson
  • Erin Farlow
  • Colin Jorgensen
  • Owen Sutkowski