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Ian Shepherd of Crawfordsville, Ind., was presented with Lycoming College's Chieftain Award during Honors Convocation on April 18. The award is the highest honor given to a graduating senior and recognizes the student who has shown the utmost dedication and leadership qualities while at Lycoming and whose academic rank is above the median of the preceding senior class.
Shepherd is an archaeology and religion major with a minor in biblical languages. As a dean's list student, president of Theta Alpha Kappa, Iruska Honor Society member and recipient of the Jack C. Buckle Scholarship, his academic achievements and leadership contributions were recognized as exemplary. Shepherd's service as vice president and treasurer of United Campus Ministry, team leader of the Search Retreat, co-founder and vice president of Coptic Club and treasurer of the History Club has enriched the quality of student life. His continued support of Helping Hands Across America and Relay For Life and his work as a Sunday school teacher's assistant has inspired others to give of their time and talents.