January 15, 1997

Two graduating seniors at Wayne State to receive prestigious David D. Henry Awards

Two Wayne State University seniors, Derek A. Crombie of Dearborn and Wendy S. Winter of Swartz Creek, will receive the prestigious David D. Henry Award at winter commencement ceremonies Thursday, Dec. 19, in Detroit's Cobo Arena.

The Henry Award, named after a former president of the university, is given for exceptional scholastic achievement, leadership and service.

Crombie, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree, has been a reporter, columnist and publication manager for the student newspaper, The South End, as well as editor-in-chief of the student yearbook, The Sabre.

A member of the Tartar football team, he was named to the Michigan Intercollegiate Football Conference All-Academic Team three times and to the WSU Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll four times.

He is WSU chapter president of the Golden Key National Honor Society and also was its public relations officer. He is a member of Mortar Board, the WSU senior honor society, and served as that group's communications officer.

Winter will receive a Bachelor of Science degree. A member of the women's basketball team, she was voted Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete in 1994. She was named to the NCAA All-Academic Team in 1994 and 1995.

She is president of the WSU chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has been active in the Society of Women Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Engineering Honor Society.

She received a WSU Student Leadership Award and was chosen for several scholarship awards.

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