The annual award honors a senior of high academic caliber in memory of Richard Clarke Sommerville, a former University of Lynchburg professor. It is Lynchburg College’s highest academic award.
Born and raised in Havre de Grace, Maryland, Brooke is a member of the Psychology Club and the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Eta Sigma, and Psi Chi. She currently serves as co-president of the Society of Westover Fellows Executive Board, the student leadership of the Westover Honors Program, as well as a PASS Leader — a peer tutor for students in the major. She was assistant director of the LC theatre department’s production of “Insights from Inside.” She is the most recent recipient of “Outstanding General Chemistry Student,” and she plans to attend medical school. She enjoys running, reading, film, playing the banjo, and spending time with her family.
“Brooke embodies the qualities that were so important to Professor Sommerville –academic achievement, broad intellectual curiously, and contributions to the University of Lynchburg community,” said Dr. Sally Selden, vice president and dean for academic affairs. “She has dedicated herself to learning and growing during her college experience and her success is reflected both in and out of the classroom.”