The William Smith College team placed first at the fourth annual Susan Bee Challenge, on Wednesday, April 5 at the RIT student union.
Team members Jamie Agnello ’07, Cait Allen ’06, Kathryn Feller ’06, Julia Gibson ’09 and Jasmine Yarish ’07 bested all college teams in answering questions dealing with women from history, women in politics, women and food, women writers and other notable women.
The bee, which also features community service and corporate teams, is a fund-raising competition that is part of the Women United effort for the 2006 United Way Community Campaign.
“The clear difference that sets William Smith apart was that our students are liberal arts students, and they have a broad range of studies from which to pull,” said Assistant Dean Lisa Kaenzig, who accompanied the contestants with Assistant Dean Valerie Gunter and Dean Debra DeMeis.
“Our William Smith students showed the best of a liberal arts education and the best of a women’s college.”
Agnello is a Jean W. Reeves ’34 Arts Scholar and a Kathryn D. Cook Scholar; Allen is a Rt. Rev. Robert Claflin Rusack ’47 Scholar; Feller is a Patricia Lussow ’55 Memorial Scholar.