Messenger - Vol. 3, No. 4, Page 25 Summer 1994 Outstanding seniors recognized The 1994 awards to outstanding male and female seniors were presented to Joseph D. Thompson Jr. of Kinsale, Va., and Jennifer A. Johnson of Newark, Del., both graduates of the College of Arts and Science. The Emalea Pusey Warner and Alexander J. Taylor Sr. Awards for Outstanding Seniors are presented annually to a graduating woman and man who have demonstrated outstanding qualities of leadership, citizenship and character. Recipients were presented a $500 U.S. Savings Bond on Honors Day, and they led the alumni delegates' procession at the 1994 Commencement. Additionally, their names are inscribed on plaques near the Alumni Room in the Perkins Student Center and in Alumni Hall. Johnson, who will attend the University of Tulsa, was an English and women's studies major with a 4.0 grade point average. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she won the Academic Incentive Award, Honors Program Scholarship, Delaware Student Scholarship, Writing Fellowship, General Honors Certificate, Arts and Humanities Summer Scholar and Phi Kappa Phi Honors Degree award. She served as vice president of the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, and as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a service-oriented fraternity, and Mortar Board honor society for seniors. She is also an active member of the Phi Sigma Pi fraternity, a coed honor society. Thompson, an English, black American studies and history major with a 3.9 grade point average, will attend Yale University's graduate school, where he plans to earn his doctorate in African American Studies and English. Thompson spent the summer as a resident assistant for the UD Summer Enrichment Program, which he has done for the past two summers. He has received the Compton Fellowship from Yale, a $12,000 annual award. Among his honors are Sigma Tau Delta English honor society; Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi; Black Alumni Book Award; Black Student Union Academic Achievement Award for highest GPA in 1991, 1992, 1993; African-American Student of Promise; and Phi Sigma Pi honor fraternity. A member of the University Chorale and gospel choir pianist, he served as a Blue Hen Host.