Friday, June 10, 2016

Dr. Stephen Schell Award Recipients Announced

Three BAHS students, Lauren Chamberlin, Kurt Knepley, and Jonathan Perez, have been named recipients of the Dr. Stephen E. Schell Award. This award was generously established by Dr. Stephen E. Schell, MD (BS Biology, 1975), a board certified otolaryngologist and graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Funding provided by the award assists pre-medical science students in preparing for osteopathic or allopathic medical school by helping to defray the cost of a preparatory course or materials for the Medical College Admission Test.
Lauren Chamberlin

Lauren is a B.S. Biology major, pre-medical sciences major and chemistry minor. Lauren has previously earned a bachelor's degree in psychology with a concentration in family, youth and children from Bloomsburg University.Lauren is a member of the pre-medical sciences club and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She is the incoming president 
of Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society. Lauren has experience in counseling
 and working with psychiatric patients. She has conducted research
 in the field of synaptic transmission in the laboratory of Dr. 
William Coleman.

Kurt Knepley
Kurt is B.S. Biology major, molecular biology option. Kurt is an Emergency Medical Technician and a registered respiratory therapist. Kurt is a member of Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society and the Pre-medical Sciences Club. Kurt is vice-president of BU's Chess Club. He has received an Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Award to conduct neurophysiology research in Dr. Coleman's laboratory. 

Jonathan Perez
Jonathan, a B.S. Biology major, pre-medical sciences option, is an Emergency Medical Technician. He has volunteered with the Danville Ambulance as an EMT and at Wester Berks Fire Company. He is the secretary of the Pre-medical Sciences Club and is a Chess Club officer. Jonathan is a member of Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society, a tutor at University Tutorial Srvices and has conducted community service as a member of Developing Ambitious Student Leaders.