Student of the Semester AwardThis peer-nominated award recognizes a student who best exemplifies the qualities of professionalism and dedication to the service of others. The American University of the Caribbean’s news site has a page about the Dr. Karl Stockhausen award here.

Student of the Semester Award

Students of the Semester


The Fall 2009 recipient

Fall 2009 Recipient - Joe FakhouryJoe Fakhoury

The Van Wormer Student Judiciary Committee is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Karl Stockhausen Student of the Semester award is Joe Fakhoury. Joe is a current 4th semester student who has been an active member of the student body throughout his time here. This semester alone Joe served as both President of the SNMA and Treasurer of the Diversity Council, organizing a series of tutoring sessions with the SXM Academy and co-chairing the inaugural St. Martin Day carnival. Joe was also instrumental in organizing last term’s cultural week, culminating in the AUC talent show (which he hosted).

You can see the American University of the Caribbean’s article on Joseph Fakhoury on their website here.


The Spring 2010 recipient

Spring 2010 Recipient - Chanudi WeerasingheChanudi Weerasinghe

The Van Wormer Student Judiciary Committee is pleased to announce the Spring Semester 2010 recipient of the Dr. Karl Stockhausen Student of the Semester award is Chanudi Weerasinghe. Chanudi is a current 3rd semester student who has been an active member of the student body throughout her time here. Chanudi has served as the Anatomy Tutor and an Anatomy TA for two semesters, currently serves as the SGA Secretary and has participated in the Diabetes and HIV screenings as well as serving as a judge for the St. Maarten science fair. Please join us in congratulating Chanudi!


The Summer 2010 recipient

Summer 2010 Recipient - Benjamin HoBenjamian Ho

The Van Wormer Student Judiciary Committee is pleased to announce the Summer Semester 2010 recipient of the Dr. Karl Stockhausen Student of the Semester award is Benjamin Ho. Benji is a current 3rd semester student who has been an active member of the student body throughout his time here. Benji is currently serving as a Head TA in Anatomy and also as third semester class representative. Additionally Benji has created a website for AUC students and alumni that will function as our online student newsletter called Scope.

You can see the American University of the Caribbean’s news  article on Benji Ho on their website here.


The Fall 2010 recipient

Damian Salerno


The Spring 2011 recipient

Jeffrey Silpe

The Summer 2011 recipient

Abraham Chileuitt

The Fall 2011 recipient

Aadhar Patil


The Spring 2012 recipient

Louis Kennedy

The Summer 2012 recipient

Shane Constable

The Fall 2012 recipient

Brittany Mott


The Spring 2013 recipient

Jalpa Patel

The Summer 2013 recipient

Luke Carlson


The Spring 2014 recipient

Sallie Clark

The Summer 2014 recipient

Michael Mattia


A letter from Dr. Ronald Testa about the start of the Dr. Karl Stockhausen Student of the Semester Award

Dear Bill and Carole Jean,

I hope that this brief email finds you both well enjoying the gift and promise of a new year. I begin each work day looking at a framed photo that I have of Karl and three of his colleagues as they greeted new students to the island and offered them hope, support and encouragement. He remains with all of us who were touched by his passion, courage, wisdom and good humor through the passage of time.

I am pleased to report that the current student members of the Van Wormer Student Judiciary committee have named an award after Karl which will honor a student selected each semester, through a process of peer review, who best exemplifies the spirit of professionalism and service to others. Karl was a member of the Van Wormer Judiciary Committee during his time with us on island so I find it particularly heart-warming that the students who learned of his passing sought to honor the important lessons that he taught all of us.

The first award will be presented on Friday, January 15, 2010 during our White Coat Ceremony. At White Coat, we will be officially welcoming 94 new first semester students who have joined us during January 2010, and honoring the 38 members of our soon departing 5th Semester class who will be inducted into our Honor and Service Society (Alpha Omega Phi). Karl was also a member of Alpha Omega Phi and joined us if memory serves during a January class many years ago so it seems somehow very fitting that the first Karl Stockhausen Memorial Student Award will be presented this Friday.

Karl remains very much with us at AUC; please know I think of you both often and wish you continued healing.

Dr. Karl Stockhausen Student of the Semester Award

Best,

Ron
Ronald J. Testa, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Professor of Behavioral Sciences
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine
Sint Maarten, Netherlands, Antilles


The Dr. Dale Van Wormer Student Judiciary Committee (VWJC)

VWJC is a student run organization that deals with student-to-student conflicts and infractions of the AUC Honor Code. Their goal is to promote an environment at AUC that is not only conducive to learning, but is trustworthy, respectable, and is in accordance with the ethics and values set forth by the medical community. Members consist of students in the second to fifth semesters.