Senior Kristine Beauchamp is graduating summa cum laude this May, earning her bachelor’s degree in human ecology in only three years, and she’s going out with more than a few honors.
Beauchamp has recently been named Outstanding Human Ecology Student for the 2010-11 academic year. This award is given annually to a graduating senior who exhibits the highest excellence in the major. Students are nominated and selected by vote by faculty members in the department, who take both academic performance and contributions to the department in terms of leadership and service into consideration. The faculty chose Beauchamp unanimously.
“Kristine exceeds expectations in every area, going beyond what is required in classes and being a leader in the college as a Bitonte Ambassador,” said Jan Elias, Human Ecology chair.
In addition, Beauchamp received the Dean’s Award in Health and Human Services at 2011 QUEST for her poster presentation on consumer preferences and attitudes toward online and in-store shopping.
Graduating with high honors as a University Scholar, Beauchamp is also a member of Golden Key and Phi Kappa Phi, two international honor societies. During her college experience, she has served as president of the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services Ambassadors and been active in community service projects, volunteering more than 100 hours at the St. Vincent DePaul soup kitchen and sponsoring a child in Rwanda since 2006.
Beauchamp has already received a sales associate position with EMC, an industry-leading data storage company and one of Business Week’s “best places to launch a career.” EMC has recently gained recognition by Fortune magazine as the only technology company among the world’s 10 most admired for product and service quality and has also placed first in IT and third overall on Training magazine’s list of the top employer-sponsored workforce training and development companies. It is ranked second only to Apple on Electronic Design’ s list of best employers for electronic design professionals. Beauchamp will be moving to the Boston area in June to begin employment.