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Barbara Laskin

Macalester Student from Batavia, N.Y., wins
Presbyterian Outlook Church-College Partnership Award

Kristin Riegel

May 7, 2010 – St. Paul, Minn. Kristin Riegel ‘10, from Batavia, N.Y., has won the Presbyterian Outlook Church-College Partnership Award, which is given to a graduating senior from a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)-related college who has written the winning essay on the subject, “How my education at a PC (USA)-related college has prepared me for significant service and leadership.” Riegel majored in Humanities and Media and Cultural Studies.

Kristin's essay (see link below) will be published in The Outlook’s 2011 Guide to PC (USA)-Related Colleges (Oct. 18, 2010).  She’ll also receive $1000. 

“I’m delighted that Kristin has received this award,” said K.P. Hong, assistant director for Religious and Spiritual Life and Protestant Chaplain at Macalester. "What I find quite remarkable is her life of faith-in-service that moves quietly, without fanfare, in the small and humble moments of meeting others.  Her regard for people is not just ethical but also sacred."

This is the fourth year that the Outlook has presented this award.  The Presbyterian Outlook is the independent news and information magazine serving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The award was introduced in order to showcase some of the outstanding students graduating from PC (USA)-related colleges and universities.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 1,958 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism and civic engagement.