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4707Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20000229Primary Sponsor: HugginsAll Sponsors: HugginsDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\skb\18222som00.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20000301Subject: Caroline Parler, ResolutionsHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20000301 Received from Senate Senate 20000301 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20000229 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
TO COMMEND AND HONOR CAROLINE PARLER OF IRMO, GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, WHO HAS BEEN AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS RHODES SCHOLARSHIP AND WHO WILL ATTEND OXFORD COLLEGE IN ENGLAND FOR POST GRADUATE STUDY BEGINNING IN OCTOBER, 2000, AS ONE OF ONLY THIRTY-TWO AMERICAN STUDENTS SELECTED NATIONALLY AS A 2000 RHODES SCHOLAR.
Whereas, Caroline Parler, the daughter of Lynn and Dan Parler, a native of Irmo, and a December, 1999, graduate of the University of South Carolina, has been named a Rhodes Scholar for the year 2000. She is one of only thirty-two Americans selected nationally; and
Whereas, as a student in the University of South Carolina's Honors College, she majored in chemical engineering and minored in dance. As an undergraduate, Caroline performed chemical research at both USC and the University of Colorado, working on such projects as the development of new materials for treatment of severe bone fractures. Caroline made several professional presentations of her research. She completed a difficult major with a near perfect 4.0 GPA and earned the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for undergraduate research in science and engineering in 1998. She was selected as the 1999 USC Outstanding Senior in Chemical Engineering; and
Whereas, in addition to science, Caroline is an avid dancer and choreographer. She has performed contemporary and classical works with the USC Dance Company since 1995 and has danced extensively with Djoliba Don West African Drumming and Dance Company since its January, 1999, establishment. Previously she trained, performed, and instructed with the Columbia City Jazz Civic Dance Company where she still periodically studies; and
Whereas, on campus Caroline was active in numerous organizations, holding offices in Tau Beta Pi and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies and serving as Vice President of Chi Omega sorority. In 1999, she was selected to receive the Steven N. Swanger Award, USC's highest award for undergraduate leadership, and was chosen as Omicron Delta Kappa's National Leader of the Year, a recognition given to one student annually in the United States. She was selected USC's 1997 Homecoming Queen, the 1999 USC Outstanding Woman of the Year, and was listed in the 1999 Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities; and
Whereas, after receiving her bachelor's degree in engineering in December, 1999, Caroline is continuing her research for the Department of Chemical Engineering, until she begins graduate studies next fall. In September, Caroline will depart for Oxford, England, where she will pursue a Master of Science degree in chemistry as a 2000 Rhodes Scholar; and
Whereas, the Rhodes Scholarships are the oldest of the international study awards available to American students, created in 1902 under the Will of Cecil Rhodes, British philanthropist and colonial pioneer. Caroline competed against more than nine hundred thirty-five applicants this year. The selection process was strenuous. First, the candidates had to be endorsed by their college or university, then a committee established in each of the fifty states nominated candidates to be interviewed by District Selection Committees in eight regions of the United States. Caroline competed against finalists from six states, including South Carolina, North Carolina, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia, and was one of four chosen to be a Rhodes Scholar in this region; and
Whereas, applicants are chosen to be Rhodes Scholars on the basis of criteria set forth in the Will of Cecil Rhodes. These criteria are high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical vigor. Caroline Parler is an outstanding, stellar example of a student who fulfills all of these qualities. The General Assembly is extremely proud of her accomplishments and wishes her all the best in future endeavors. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly commend and honor Caroline Parler of Irmo, a graduate of the University of South Carolina, who has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and who will attend Oxford College in England for post graduate study beginning in October, 2000, as one of only thirty-two American students selected nationally as a 2000 Rhodes Scholar.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Caroline Parler.
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