2014 Walt Geggis Balanced Man Scholarship Banquet and Recipients

Another successful year of celebrating and recognizing our scholarship recipients was held on November 1, 2014 at the Statler Hotel. Amongst us were our very active alumni board members, our Resident Scholar Austin Duggan, our Regional Director Joe Toth, and many parents of our winners. This year we recognized nine outstanding young men whose characteristics and qualities demonstrate the values of living a balanced life. It was very rewarding to share our special moment remembering Brother Geggis commitment to our chapter and continuing our tradition of rewarding men who share our values. A special thank you to Brad Olson for his active participation and assistance in our interview process this year as well as to Paul Barber. Here is a brief biography on our nine recipients this year. Congratulations to these outstanding young Cornellians!

Brendon Frankel: Brendon is from Charleston, South Carolina, where he lives with his parents and two younger sisters. He currently is studying biology in the college of arts and sciences, premed, and is considering studies in Spanish, business, and economics. He has been involved in a lot of research, community service, and student run organizations such as student council in high school, and plans to do much more of the same here at Cornell.

Stephen Day: Stephen is a freshman in the College of Human Ecology, pursuing a degree in Human Biology, Health, and Society. He is from New York City, and attended Xavier High School where he founded and headed the microfinance and lacrosse clubs. On campus Stephen has joined the mens club lacrosse team, a pre-health society within his college called PATCH, and is pursuing opportunities in healthcare outreach. Stephen's goal is to be an oral surgeon within the US Navy.

Liam Hughes: Liam is currently studying in the College of Arts & Sciences on a pre-medical track with an intended double major in biology and history. He is from Moorestown, New Jersey, which is a town just outside of Philadelphia. Outside of his academics, Liam is an avid golfer and played all throughout high school. Liam is also passionate about debate and public policy.

Ezra Pak-Harvey: Ezra was born at Duke University regional hospital and grew up in the South in a small town called Efland. He is a graduate of Durham Academy, an independent school in Durham, North Carolina. In addition to his interest in chemistry and mathematics, Ezra spends his free time practicing and performing violin repertoire, hunting for wild game (namely deer and boar), fishing, and playing a variety of sports, especially basketball.

Trey Crumbley: Trey is a Posse Scholar from Chicago, Illinois. His balanced skills in leadership, communication and adaptability has aided him in teaching elementary students, studying abroad in China, working for Architectural firms and working with the Boeing Company to impact the Chicago community. He also has a love for playing a variety of sports; football, basketball, volleyball, frisbee, biking and ping pong. Trey is currently enrolled in the College of Arts of Science and is undecided in his major.

Alec Hunsaker: Alec is majoring in Environmental Science and Sustainability in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and is attending Cornell on an Army ROTC scholarship. He resides in Port Tobacco Maryland. Alec really enjoys running, hiking, cycling, and playing tennis in his free time. 

Chris Gerazounis: Chris is from Long Island, New York. He is majoring in Industrial & Labor Relations, pursuing a minor in Business. Chris is a member of the Cornell Strategic Consulting club as well as the Sports Marketing Group. In his free time, Chris loves to read, listen to music, play basketball with friends, and learn new things.

Kieran McShane: Kieran is a freshman attending the College of Agriculture and Life Science, studying to be a bioengineer. He comes from a farming town that is just an hour north of New York City. Kieran recently joined the Cornell's club lacrosse team is hoping to bring his charity, called Hats, Gloves, and Socks for Tots, to Cornell; which is a clothing drive for migrant worker's children in his hometown. 

Zachary Schmetterer: Prior to coming to Cornell, Zachary graduated from Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio.  In high school, Zack divided his time between an academically rigorous course load, competing on his school's debate team, working with local government to do charity work, playing on his school's tennis team, and numerous other activities. At Cornell, he is majoring in Policy Analysis and Management and currently a member of the Alpine Ski Team and the Recreational Fencing Club.