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December 18, 2002

Purdue Bands honors accomplished members

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University bands department honored 14 students during its fall awards ceremony. Two students were recognized for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average throughout their collegiate career. Others were selected by their peers for their band-related accomplishments.


The award recipients are listed below with the following information:

City, State, Zip, Student Name, Class, School/major, Award/honor

Colorado Springs, CO, 80919, Erin Genz, Junior, Physics, Grace Award of Honor

Millstadt, IL, 62260, Traci Werner, Senior, Electrical Engineering, Academic Award

Richton Park , IL, 60471, Alexander Fenske, Freshman, Engineering, Outstanding Lab Jazz Band Member Award

Bloomington, IN, 47909, Cosmos Krejci, Junior, Mechanical Engineering, Outstanding Concert Jazz Band Member Award

Carmel, IN, 46033, Matthew Gasper, Junior, Flight Technology, Outstanding Orchestra Member Award

Fishers, IN, 46038, Ryan Arfman, Senior, Construction Engineering and Management, Upperclassmen Marching Service Award

Indianapolis , IN, 46228, Sarah Withey, Senior, Animal Science/Preveterinary Medicine, Academic Award

Lafayette, IN, 47905, Brett Musick, Senior, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Towner Outstanding Trombonist Award

New Carlisle, IN, 46552, Philip Heuer, Sophomore, Electrical Engineering, Inspirational Band Member Award

Osceola, IN, 46561, David Sonnenburg, Freshman, Engineering, Outstanding Marching Freshman Award

Valparaiso, IN, 46383, Nicole Sturm, Sophomore, Psychology, Outstanding Symphonic Band Member Award

Holland, MI, 49424, Benjamin Herrick, Senior, Math Education, Outstanding Jazz Band Member Award

Waterford, MI, 48329, Krista Woodward, Junior, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Charles Haas Memorial Scholarship

McKinney, TX, 75070, Amanda Sarris, Senior, Chemical Engineering, Outstanding Upperclassmen Trumpet Award


Writer: Marydell Forbes, (765) 496-7704,

Source: Kathy Matter, Bands public relations director, (765) 496-6785,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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