Two Middlesex County Residents Honored by Rowan University Dean

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GLASSBORO? Two Rowan University students from Middlesex County were honored as outstanding graduating seniors by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Harper cited one stu

GLASSBORO? Two Rowan University students from Middlesex County were honored as outstanding graduating seniors by Dr. Jay Harper, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Harper cited one student from each major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences during a recognition tea in April.

Christine Buteas, of South Plainfield, was honored as the outstanding graduating senior in
law /justice. Buteas, who played varsity field hockey, currently serves as the president of both the Law and Justice Honor Society and the Pre-Law Society. Buteas has completed several internships, including one for the Attorney General?s Division on Civil Rights and one for Sen. Jon Corzine. Buteas was described as ?an excellent student who has been honored many times for her academic achievements.? Buteas plans to attend graduate school to pursue studies in public policy.

Kari A. Mendenko, of Dayton, was honored as the outstanding graduating senior in political science. Mendenko has been a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Beta Delta and Golden Key honor societies and has been on the dean?s list every semester since she has been enrolled at Rowan. President of the Political Science Club, Mendenko also has been a member of the Campus Master Plan Committee and served as an intern in Sen. Jon Corzine?s office, where she organized a roundtable for the AIDS Coalition of Southern New Jersey to discuss and promote microbicide research legislation. Mendenko was described as one who ?not only takes her academic career seriously, but is also actively engaged in improving the life of her community.? Mendenko plans to attend law school upon graduation.

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