ETS Majors chosen as Remembrance Scholars

May 11, 2017

Two ETS majors have been named 2017-2018 Remembrance ScholarsThe scholarships were founded as a tribute to — and means of remembering — the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of distinguished academic achievement, citizenship, and service to the community.

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Zainab Abdali is a rising senior dual majoring in English and Textual Studies and Mathematics. She hails from Houston, TX. On campus, Abdali is involved in the Muslim Students’ Association, Literacy Corps, and peer mentorship in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is a Coronat Scholar and a student in the Renée Crown Honors Program; she is also a Rossman Scholar.

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Jacob Gedetsis is a junior dual English and Textual Studies and Newspaper and Online Journalism major. The first-generation college student was born in Cleveland, OH. On campus, Jacob spends most of his time writing and editing for The Daily Orange, where he has held various roles including Features Editor and Digital Editor. This summer he will be interning at The Kansas City Star as the newspaper’s features intern. Next year, he will be participating in the English Department’s Distinction program. He has also just been named a Rossman Scholar.

Abdali and Gedetsis will be honored with the other Remembrance Scholars in a convocation at Hendricks Chapel on Friday, October 27, during Remembrance Week. See the full list of Remembrance Scholars in the Syracuse University News announcement.