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The Walker Cup

Mr. Guy Morrison Walker, lawyer and reorganization expert (A.B. 1890, A.M. 1893, LL.B. 1891 - DePauw), made provision for the Walker Cup to be presented annually to the member of the Senior Class who shall be determined to have done the most for DePauw during his or her college course.

THE 2018 Walker cup FINALISTS

Peter Gorman - 2018 Recipient

Peter Gorman, a Posse Scholar, is a global health major and communication minor from Chicago, IL. As someone who is committed to community service, Peter is a member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Civic Fellows, a DePauw Community Service Coordinator through the Hartman Center, and a Bonner Scholar. He is currently a Presidential Ambassador for President Mark McCoy, and has served as president of Timmy Global Health, president of Civic Fellows, is an active member of his fraternity, Delta Upsilon, and has served as vice-president of diversity and inclusion for the Interfraternity Council were he implemented diversity chairs for all IFC chapters. Peter’s academic drive and scholarly focus is demonstrated through his Dean’s List honors, research publication, study abroad experiences as a Benjamin A. Gilman recipient, and completion of numerous internships on and off campus, including the World Health Organization and Harvard T.H. Chans’ School of Public Health. Peter’s dedication toward an inclusive community can be seen through his dedication to first-generation college students like himself. He is the president/co-founder of DePauw First, an organization focused on building a sense of community among first-generation college students and providing necessary resources for them to succeed at and beyond DePauw. In addition, he has served on the DePauw Dialogue planning committee, as a facilitator and has created break-out sessions around first-generation college students. He has also served on the Faculty Committee for the Course and Calendar Oversight Committee through DePauw Student Government. As an aspiring medical professional, upon graduation Peter is hoping to attain a Masters degree in Public Health and eventually go on to medical school.

Ben Kusber

Ben Kusber is a Rector Scholar and Science Research Fellow, a Cellular Molecular Biology and German Major, with a Chemistry minor. Having left his hometown of San Carlos, California, Ben never imagined he would find his home here in Greencastle. He will forever be grateful to his friends, the staff and faculty, and the university for four unforgettable and impactful years. He came to college to focus on his education and strived to perform well in the classroom, making Dean’s List consistently and earning membership into Phi Beta Kappa. Ben always wanted to give back to the university that gave him so much. While a student, Ben has been a Presidential Ambassador, served on IFC executive council in two different roles to promote diversity and inclusion within the council and Greek community, and served on the LGBTQIA+ Advisory Board to help students have a stronger voice on campus. During his sophomore year, Ben served as a first-year mentor and as a peer mentor in his junior year to explore his passions helping students with their transition into college. As a Sigma Chi, Ben served as the Philanthropy Chair, helping raise over $5,000 for Riley’s Children Hospital. Additionally, Ben will be finishing up his third year as the co-chair of Little 5 Steering Committee. After graduation, Ben will be moving to Indianapolis to work for The Damien Center, an HIV/AIDS clinic working towards being a resource for advocacy, treatment, and prevention for those living with, or at risk for, HIV or AIDS.

Diamond McDonald

Extraordinary in her thinking and exemplary in her leadership, Diamond McDonald is a political science major from Indianapolis, Indiana. Passionate about the black community and about connecting these students with alumni that looked like them, she served as the as the Alumni Chair of the Association of African American Students as a first-year. Because of her concern about the social, emotional, and academic needs of students of color, she became an influential visionary pioneer forcing the voices and hardships of these students to be heard. As a sophomore, Diamond recognized the alarming lack of diversity in DePauw’s Residential Life Staff and prompted the university to increase its inclusivity when making applicant decisions, ultimately earning her a position as a Residential Assistant, a job that she has to this day. As a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, she has served as Vice President. While in this position, Diamond demonstrated a relentless commitment to high standards of excellence while also promoting inclusion in the Greek community, essentially forming DePauw’s Greek Council and meriting her the Order of Omega Rising Greek Leader Award. Similarly, her zealous participation in Day of Dialogue Planning vitally cultivated productivity of campus initiatives. She was also an active leader within DePauw Student Government taking on a range of roles that include Freshman Senator, Sophomore Senator, Vice President of Student Life, and a member of the Government Review Committee. Diamond’s impactful achievements, drive, innovation, and creativity acquired her the opportunity to serve as a Presidential Ambassador. Upon graduation, she will be attending the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Tampa, Florida where she plans to continue her legacy as an “uncommon" change agent in the field of law. While grateful for her journey at DePauw, Diamond is excited and humbled to step into new dimensions in order to be of service to all of mankind.

Walker Cup Winners

(For a detailed history of the award, see the DePauw Library Guide to the Walker Cup.)

2017 Sarah Fears

2016 Craig Carter

2015 Ashton Johnson

2014 Sandy Tran

2013 Mark Fadel

2012 Nic Flores

2011 Christine Walker

2010 Nikki Craker

2009 Matt Jennings

2008 John Schomburg

2007 Bess Evans

2006 Matt Ehinger

2005 Lindsey Ciochina

2004 Tricia Cooksey

2003 Nathan Hand

2002 Rebecca J. Hedge

2001 Ashley Brooke Krieg

2000 P. Jacob Gross

1999 Ryan James Danks

1998 Kevin Matthew Toler

1997 Jason Patrick Kreag

1996 Eric Robert Hauck

1995 Chad Christopher Mayer

1994 Ellen Jane Morrison

1993 James Anthony Rechtin

1992 Mindy Carol Montgomery

1991 Michelle Lynn Carnahan

1990 Holly Baker

1989 Douglas Driemeier

1988 Nancy J. Gritter

1987 Lisa Yen

1986 Anthony J. de Nicola

1985 Kathy A. Patterson

1984 Kathryn Senseman

1983 G. Richard Locke

1982 Kevin Armstrong

1981 Shea Nickell

1980 Dan Hasler

1979 Kyle Lanham

1978 Jane Brazes

1977 Discontinued

1976 Discontinued

1975 Discontinued

1974 Discontinued

1973 Discontinued

1972 Discontinued

1971 Discontinued

1970 Discontinued

1969 Jim Nyenhius

1968 David Jensen

1967 Martin F. Farrell

1966 Richard Roessler

1965 John Coldfelter

1964 Robert G. McDonald

1963 Mike Thomas

1962 Walter Lowe

1961 James Gladden

1960 Charles F. Hermann

1959 Allan Walker

1958 David Cryer

1957 Robert L. Schrier

1956 Margaret "Peg" Taylor

1955 Tom Sargent

1954 Clark Wagner

1953 Phil Steinberg

1952 Lee Hamilton

1951 Eunice Aileen Blanchard

1950 Kermit Morrison

1949 Charles Allen West

1948 Charles Roberts

1947 Fiske Field

1946 Norman Knights

1945 Agnes Turn

1944 Shirley Madsen

1943 Charles Sheridan

1942 Janice Wills

1941 Rosa Neil Reynolds

1940 Bill Welch

1939 Edwin Lindsay

1938 Jack Oswald

1937 Kermit Arnold

1936 Paul Turner

1935 Robert Fribley

1934 Franklin Tooke

1933 Don Wheaton

1932 Rex Moffett

1931 Dale Stackhouse

1930 Robert Kimberlin

1929 Willard Arnold

1928 Lloyd Messersmith

1927 Richard Stutridge