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Great Con names Student of the Year

By David Gonnerman '90
March 14, 2005

St. Olaf student Mary Sotos '07, Elmhurst, Ill., was named Student of the Year of the college's Great Conversation Program in an award ceremony last week. "Whatever commendable qualities they see in me for this award, they only come to light because of the environment the Great Con teachers create together," says Sotos, who hopes to put the scholarship award towards off-campus study next year.

In addition to academic achievement, criteria for the scholarship award include a demonstrated love of the great works, ideas and artistic moments of the western tradition; dexterity of mind that makes for the best kind of critical reflection; and enjoyment of "conversation" about the great works and ideas in a way that promotes intellectual exchange and community.

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