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About John Wiley Jones

The John Wiley Jones Award for Outstanding Students in Science 2007

Katelyn Page
Biological Sciences

Katelyn Page, a New York native, is a biology major. She has a remarkable record of achievement while at RIT. In addition to a perfect grade point average, she has been awarded a presidential scholarship, and been on the Dean’s List continuously since 2003. She has also received the Freshman Leadership Award and the Nathanial Rochester Society Scholarship Award.

Katelyn took on an ambitious undergraduate research project with Dr. Larry Buckley in which she collected DNA sequences from multiple populations of Mexican iguanas that led to the discovery of a previously unrecognized species.

She has held a dental assistantship with Dr. Thomas Pray, D.D.S., every summer. She has also served as an Orientation Assistant for the RIT Freshman Orientation every year since 2004. Her extracurricular activities have been similarly impressive.

In 2003 Katelyn founded and continues to lead the RIT Dance Team with her boundless energy. She has been an Organ Donation Youth Advocate and participated in the activities of not-for-profit organizations such as Toys-for-Tots, Locks of Love, and many others.


Hye Yon Yi
School of Mathematical Sciences

Rome NY resident Hye Yon Yi is a fifth year BS/MS Applied Mathematics major who has attained a 3.62 cumulative GPA. A perennial designee on the College of Science Dean’s List, Hye Yon has been a participant in the College of Science Undergraduate Research Program. Her research into the collapse of the Mayan Empire has taken her into the field, traveling to the Yucatan Peninsula in 2006. She has presented her research findings at several national professional conferences,
including the 2007 Joint Mathematics Association of America-Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics-American Mathematical Society Conference Meetings, held in New Orleans, LA.

Hye Yon has received numerous awards and honors, based both on her academic achievements and her community service. She has been awarded the RIT Presidential Scholarship, Mathematical Modeling Poster and MAA Honorary Student Membership, all of which are based on outstanding academic achievement. Additionally, Hye Yon has received multiple Student Recruitment Volunteer awards for her activities supporting School of Mathematical Sciences prospective student recruitment efforts, which include being a student panelist, shadow-day host and luncheon host.

In addition to her academic and volunteer achievements, Hye Yon has been an active student employee throughout her college career. She has served as an office assistant, teaching assistant, student grader, Freshman Orientation assistant and residence hall assistant.

Stacey Shaw
Department of Medical Sciences

Stacey has demonstrated outstanding academic performance throughout her years at RIT, maintaining a nearly perfect 3.99 GPA. This is an exceptional accomplishment given the demanding and rigorous curriculum within the Physicians Assistant Program.

While at RIT, Stacey has demonstrated many outstanding leadership and academic qualities. She has been an active member of the Physician Assistant Student Association (PASA), serving as President in 2004-2005. She has been the recipient of many awards and scholarships, including being recognized by her peers as the recipient of the Howard Harrison Mentor of the Year Award.

On a national level, Stacey has held various positions within the Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAPA). She was elected as the Northeast Regional Representative (2004-2005), the Northeastern Regional Chair (2005-2006), and the Director of Internal Affairs (2006-2007). Stacey also served as a teaching assistant for General Biology (2004-2005) and has been involved in numerous volunteer and community activities through the years.

She is a true ambassador of the Program and I have found Stacey to be incredibly motivated, enthusiastic and a real self-starter. On a personal level, Stacey is a bright, personable, and compassionate young woman and it has been a pleasure to have her in the RIT PA Program.

Stacey hopes to pursue a career in Internal Medicine upon graduation

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