|Katherine Hawkins, 2014-2015|
Outstanding Senior in Biology
Katherine Hawkins is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Outstanding Senior in Biology Award. Katie, a biology, pre-medical sciences major and chemistry minor, graduated magna cum laude. Katie plans to attend medical school. She has gained health care experience during an internship at Susquehanna Valley Medical Specialties Family Practice and a clinical rotation called Jan Plan at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. This summer she is conducting clinical research in the Department of Urology at Geisinger Medical Center. Katie is a campus leader serving as the president of the Pre-medical Sciences Club and the secretary of Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. Her outstanding achievements have been recognized by a host of honors and awards including dean’s list each semester, selection for membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Freshman Award, the Dr. Stephen Schell Scholarship, and recognition in Who’s Who Among Students in Colleges and Universities. Katie serves her community as captain of her Relay for Life Team, a volunteer tutor, and a judge the Health Sciences Symposium poster contest. She has spearheaded a fundraising campaign to benefit a primary school in Tanzania. Katie hopes to pursue a career in trauma surgery or emergency medicine.