The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences congratulates our affiliated students who were named among the 20 graduating seniors named as members of the 2021 Maryland Medallion Society. These students are also finalists for the University of Maryland Model Citizenship Prize and the Wilson H. Elkins Award.
Dan Alpert, a marketing major with minors in international development, conflict management and Jewish studies. A proud member of a Terp family, he served as the student body president along with other leadership roles throughout his time on campus.
Emily Berry, a government and politics major in the B.A./M.P.P. program from Annapolis, Md. She became deeply involved in student leadership through student and academic affairs at UMD and hopes to attend law school to become a public defender.
Alysa Conway, a government and politics and public policy double major from Perryville, Md. She was a member of Mortar Board, director of academic affairs for the Student Government Association, vice president for Delta Alpha Pi and member of Kappa Omega Alpha.
Alexandra Marquez, a multiplatform journalism and anthropology double major. She led the TerpsVote Coalition through the 2020 presidential election as the group’s student co-chair and also served as director of civic engagement for the Student Government Association for the 2020-21 school year.
David Polefrone, a dual-degree student in chemistry and economics. He is a member of both the Gemstone and QUEST honors programs. Outside the classroom, he has been an active member of campus life, particularly in student government. After graduation, he will begin a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.
Julia Reicin, a scholar-athlete on the varsity cross-country and track and field teams and in the Honors Program, double majoring in psychology and geographical sciences. Reicin serves as president of the Student Athletic Advisory Council, grew the Team IMPACT program, and is a Philip Merrill Scholar and a Truman Scholarship finalist.
Sydney Sharp, a dual-degree student majoring in biological sciences and African American studies. She is a Banneker/Key scholar in the Integrated Life Sciences program of the Honors College and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society. She serves on the executive board of the Charles R. Drew Pre-Health Society and the Theta Nu chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. This fall, she will attend medical school.
Philippos Sourvinos, a government and politics and theatre double major who was actively involved in the Orientation Office on campus for three summers. He was a member of the Honors Humanities program, Kappa Omega Alpha professional fraternity and Omicron Delta Kappa and served on the College of Arts and Humanities’ Dean’s Advisory Board.