Caitlyn Riehl of Gap Wins Eugene B. Casey Medal and Department of Biology Medical Professional Award

caitlynriehl2Washington College is pleased to announce that Caitlin Riehl ’13 of Gap, PA, has been named the recipient of the 2012-13 Eugene B. Casey Medal and the Department of Biology Medical Professional Award. The Eugene B. Casey Medal is awarded to “a senior woman voted by the faculty to be outstanding in the qualities of scholarship, character, leadership and campus citizenship.” The Department of Biology Medical Professional Award honors “the graduating biology major who has demonstrated academic excellence, who is pursuing a medical or veterinary degree, and who has a strong potential for success in the medical or veterinary fields.”

Riehl graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry at Washington College’s 230th commencement this May. She earned departmental honors in biology and was a member of the Beta Beta Beta biological honor society. Riehl was also in the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, participated on the Honor Board and was a member of Relay for Life, the peer mentor program, College Republicans and the Washington College GIS Lab. She will be attending medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College is a private, independent college of liberal arts and sciences located in colonial Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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