2015 Graduation and
Oh, the Places They Have Gone!

SigEp '15s Win Graduation Awards and Receive Honors

The SigEp Class of 2015 received many honors for their academic performance and contributions to the Dartmouth community.  While many awards are not listed below, here are some highlights from this year’s SigEp graduated class:

Max Samuels was a Senior Class Marshal for Commencement and won the James B. Reynolds Scholarship for Foreign Study, the Pray Modern Language Prize in Chinese, and the Warner Benley Fellowship Endowment & Henry B. Williams Fellowship endowment.  Alec Ring was a Class Historian during commencement activities, and also won the Joseph Dallet 1927 Memorial Prize for Spanish Writing.  Jemin Park won the President’s Leadership Award and became a Newman Civic Fellow this past year.  Jeremy Whitaker was the recipient of the Sidney Cox Memorial Award and received the prestigious Grimes Prize, presented by the Dean of the College.  In addition to the Greek Man of the Year, Eli Derrow received a Dean's Plate award.  Before graduating in June, Andrew Kenealy was on the 2013-2015 Intercollegiate Rowing Association All-Academic team, Cameron Hunter received a Tucker Foundation Citation, and Piotr Dormus received the Edson Memorial Prize twice.  Additionally, Henry Russell was a two-time winner of the Best Short Story award.

Bill Lane received Honors for his thesis called "A Simple Misunderstanding," a young adult science fiction work.  Alec Marchuk received High Honors and the Neuroscience Thesis Honors Prize for his thesis entitled, "Employing Light to Disentangle the Brain's Processing of Habitual Motion."  Jeremy Whitaker received High Honors for his English thesis, "God's Horns," a selection of poems.  Max Jentzsch received High Honors in the biological sciences for his thesis, "Quantitative Analysis of Septin Dynamics in Live Cells."  Max Jentzsch was also the recipient of the Christopher G. Reed Biologist award.  Max Gottschall also completed a thesis by directing the musical "Merrily We Roll Along" by Stephen Sondheim, and SigEp's second Rhode Scholar in as many years, Colin Walmsley, will have completed two theses in both Anthropology and Government by the end of the summer.  Colin was also a Senior Class Marshal.  In total, there were 7 Cum Laude, 9 Magna Cum Laude, and 4 Phi Beta Kappa graduates in the SigEp 2015 class.

Post-Graduation Plans for SigEp '15s

As the SigEp '15s embark on their next journey in life, we are excited to share their diverse and interesting future plans. Though we are sad to see them go, we are looking forward to see all of their future accomplishments as they begin their lives after graduating.

Three brothers plan to remain in Hanover.  Brett Nicholas and Hunter Van Adelsberg will continue studying to complete their Bachelors of Engineering at the Thayer School, and Max Jentzsch will be working as a research assistant in the area. Jemin Park will be conducting research as well, though he will be working at the Yale School of Medicine.

In arts and entertainment, Max Samuels will be continuing studies at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and Jeremy Whitaker plans to be a writer in the Chicago area. Alec Ring will continue to make those around him smile as he looks to enter the entertainment industry, while Henry Russell plans to pursue writing full time in Boston.

We have two brothers headed into the startup world. Dylan Sewell will be continuing his work with Friendsy in New York, where he serves as the Lead iOS Developer. Additionally, Matt Stanton will be joining WeSpire as a Design Strategist in Boston.

Three SigEps will be entering the financial industry. Piotr Dormus will be working as an investment banker in New York at Deutsche Bank, Jon Xu will be an Equity Research Associate at Putnam investments in Boston, and Chris Pullerits will join H.I.G. Growth Partners as an Associate in Boston as well.

In the public sector, Romen Mookerjee will serve as an Analyst for the Federal Reserve of New York.  Cameron Hunter will be a Coro Fellow for 9 months in Pittsburgh, Andrew Kenealy will be conducting international affairs research in Washington DC, and Sam Hills will soon start work as a Document Analyst for the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.

On the more corporate side, Will Johns will be returning back to United Airlines as a Network and Scheduling Analyst based in Chicago, Devon Cormack will join Unum in their professional development program in Portland, Maine, and Bill Lane will be a Strategy Analyst at Carmax in Richmond. Nick Gannon will be returning to KFC Global as a Strategy and Financial Analyst in Dallas. Two SigEps will enter consulting; Alec Marchuk at ClearView Healthcare Partners in Boston, and Eli Derrow at Kepler Cannon in New York City.

While other '15s are unsure of their immediate plans, we are sure they will be doing exciting things in the future!

We will miss the ‘15s dearly, but we are excited to see their future success and pursuit. To keep in touch with our recent graduates, connect with SigEp NH-A on our Linkedin or Facebook page, and please feel free to reach out to me.

Ryan Buckvar