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Students are darn proud

The Darden School announced its student award winners for the 1999 Samuel Forrest Hyde Memorial Fellowship, the William Michael Shermet Awards and the Class of 1987 G. Robert Strauss Marketing Award Fellowship. The prestigious awards were presented last Friday to current second-year graduate students for their academic excellence.

Recipients were recognized for their "intellectual curiosity and ability to balance a competitive and supportive attitude," Professor of Business Administration Mark E. Haskins said at the traditional 9:30 a.m. coffee awards ceremony.

Out of all the awards, the Hyde Fellowship is the oldest. It was established when the school opened in 1956.

Darden faculty members select the winners, but students can nominate their colleagues for the Shermet Awards, which were awarded to 12 out of 240 students in the class.

Meanwhile, both the Hyde and Strauss awards were designated for one winner each -- David P. Pinto and Jeffrey J. Bocan were the recipients, respectively.

Students were not notified of their achievements until the ceremony last week.

"I'm happy that the work I did last year paid off," Shermet winner Jessica Drolet said.

They got the beat

The Charlottesville community will be able to observe the Sabbath holiday while listening to jazz Sept. 17 when the Hillel Jewish Center presents a Jazz Sabbath.

"Culturally, the series highlights Jewish composers and musicians throughout the world," Hillel Rabbi Joe Blair said. The concert, which is part of a four-part series, was established last year.

The Freebridge Quintet, a group of University faculty members, will perform jazz. University trumpet instructor John D'Earth leads the group and his wife, Dawn Thompson, will sing.

"The Quintet is fairly well known and in demand," Blair said.

The second part of the series takes place Sept. 26 and will feature faculty-student performances. A third concert will follow in November, with two guests from Brown University.

The Jewish Concert Series is free and open to the public. Next Friday night's concert begins at 8:15 p.m. in Old Cabell Auditorium.

-Compiled by Christie McLaughlin

and Kate Lipper