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May 2, 2011

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 1, in the Williams Center for the Arts. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions–engineering, the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

This spring, 46 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization in the United States. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa fosters and recognizes excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Outstanding students from all curricula are eligible for election as juniors or seniors.

President Daniel H. Weiss, Provost Wendy L. Hill, Robert W. Allan, chair of the Academic Progress Committee and associate professor of psychology, and Hannah W. Stewart-Gambino, dean of the College, offered remarks. Members of the Academic Progress Committee Olga A. Duhl, professor of foreign languages and literatures, and Robert I. Weiner, Jones Professor of History, awarded prizes.

The keynote speaker was Christine Thomas ’01, assistant professor of chemistry at Brandeis University. Since 2008, she has focused her research on synthetic inorganic and organometallic chemistry. She has published eight manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and in 2010 was awarded an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. Christine was recently awarded a prestigious 2011 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship in recognition of her distinguished performance and potential to make substantial contributions in her field.

Thomas received a B.S. in chemistry at Lafayette where she worked with Chip Nataro, associate professor of chemistry, on the synthesis and electrochemistry of inorganic complexes. She earned her doctoral degree in inorganic chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in 2006 and went on to pursue postdoctoral research in the areas of bioinorganic and computational chemistry at Texas A&M University.

(Note: Marquis Scholars and Trustee Scholarship recipients, selected from among Lafayette’s most promising applicants, receive a special merit-based financial award and educational benefits. In the EXCEL Scholars program, students do collaborative research with faculty while earning a stipend.)

 

 

Awards and Prizes in Engineering

 

 

  • William G. McLean Tau Beta Pi Prize. Awarded annually to a sophomore engineering student based on academic performance, campus citizenship, and professional orientation.
    Scott
    Albert ’13 (chemical engineering), Marlboro, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Donald F. Othmer Award. Given to the junior majoring in chemical engineering who has attained the highest grade point average during his/her first two years.
    Ashutosh Tamrakar ’12 (chemical engineering), Kathmandu, Nepal (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Charles Duncan Fraser Prize. Awarded annually to the senior student(s) who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemical Engineering, is best qualified for advanced work in materials science and engineering
    Melissa Gordon ’11 (chemical engineering), Montvale, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Lauren Huyett ’11 (chemical engineering), Blandon, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society Award. Given to the outstanding senior chemical engineering major(s) for achievement in chemistry.
    Anuoluwatomiwa Osunkoya ’11 (chemical engineering), Abuja, Nigeria
  • Lehigh Valley Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award. Presented to the senior(s) in the Department of Chemical Engineering who has compiled an impressive record in the undergraduate years in chemical engineering and who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in one or more extracurricular activities.
    Katie Wyttenbach ’11 (chemical engineering), Nazareth, Pa.
  • Lehigh Valley Section of the ASM Award. Awarded annually to the student(s) who has attained the most impressive record in the introductory materials course.
    Phillip Bellis ’13 (civil engineering), Roseto, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
    Eric Docknevich ’13 (mechanical engineering), Hopkinton, Mass. (Marquis Scholar)
  • Dr. E. L. McMillen-K. K. Malhotra ’49 Prize. Awarded to a junior(s) who has attained a high cumulative average in chemical engineering and who has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the Unit Operations Laboratory.
    Kevin Ling ’12 (chemical engineering), Winchester, Mass. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Donald U. Noblett Prize in Chemical Engineering. Given to a chemical engineering major(s) based on high academic achievement, with outstanding promise of future excellence in his/her career.
    Vincent Kuperavage ’11(chemical engineering), Port Carbon, Pa.
  • Carl J. Staska Prize. Awarded each year to a student(s) who has demonstrated a degree of proficiency in chemical laboratory skills.
    Andrew Lai ’11 (chemical engineering), Acton, Mass.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Carroll Phillips Bassett Prize. Awarded annually to senior students deemed most outstanding by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    Alec Bernstein ’11 (civil engineering), Colts Neck, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Brian Carey ’11 (civil engineering), Seaford, Del. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Anthony Giralo ’11 (civil engineering), Hillsborough, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Joaquin Indacochea Beltran ’11 (civil engineering), Arequipa, Peru
    Kristi Kostallari ’11 (civil engineering), Thessaloniki, Greece (EXCEL Scholar)
    Diane Tran ’11 (civil engineering), West Hartford, Conn.
  • Russell C. Brinker Prize in Civil Engineering. Awarded to that junior in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department who, in the opinion of that department’s faculty, is deemed most deserving on the basis of self-reliance, scholarship, and student activities.
    Austin Weidner ’12 (civil engineering), Kutztown, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar ) (Trustee Scholar)
  • Lehigh Valley Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers Outstanding Senior Award. Awarded to a senior civil engineering student who exhibits outstanding scholastic ability as well as involvement in extracurricular activities.
    Brian Carey ’11 (civil engineering), Seaford, Del. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Moles Student Award. Given to a student in engineering whose academic achievement and enthusiastic application shows outstanding promise of personal development leading to a career in construction engineering and management.
    Jonathan Marcek ’11 (civil engineering), Brookline, N.H.
  • Daniel P. O’Neil Memorial Prize. Awarded to an engineering student pursuing senior projects such as individual research, honors work, or design projects and who is actively engaged with the arts and other co-curricular experiences.
    Mark Palframan ’11 (mechanical engineering), Middletown, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • B. Vincent Viscomi Civil Engineering Prize. Awarded to a civil engineering student based on demonstrated academic achievement and leadership during his or her first three years at Lafayette.
    Alec Bernstein ’11 (civil engineering), Colts Neck, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Lawrence J. Conover ’24 Electrical Engineering Prize. Presented each year to a senior in electrical engineering upon recommendation of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    Gregory Earle ’11 (electrical and computer engineering), Nazareth, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
  • J.J. Ebers Memorial Award. Given to a student, selected by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, based on high academic achievement and noteworthy professional interest in the field of electrical engineering.
    Shrutarshi Basu ’11 (B.S. electrical and computer engineering/A.B. computer science), Kolkata, India (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Finley W. and Ethelwyne H. Smith Electronic Engineering Prize. Awarded annually to the electrical and computer engineering senior who has earned, at the end of the junior year, the highest cumulative average attained by any senior who is working for department honors with a project in the electronics or communications field.
    Frank Stinner ’11 (electrical and computer engineering), Nazareth, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)

Engineering Studies

  • Charles L. Best Memorial Prize in A.B. Engineering. Awarded annually to senior students who best exemplify the ideals behind the Bachelor of Arts in Engineering degree and who have demonstrated leadership in the Bachelor of Arts in Engineering program.
    Kevin Rose ’11 (mathematics), Pearl River, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)

Mechanical Engineering

  • Karl J. Ammerman Prize. Awarded annually to the “most deserving student” in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, selected by the faculty of the department.
    Ming Hong ’11 (mechanical engineering), Leshan, China (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Carl G., Jr. ’67 and Deborah B. Anderson P’01 Mechanical Engineering Prize. Awarded to a mechanical engineering major on the strength of high academic achievement and promise for excellence in his or her career.
    Edward Reilly ’11 (mechanical engineering), Wenonah, N.J.

 

Awards and Prizes in the Humanities

 

Art

 

  • Frederick Knecht Detwiller Prize. Awarded to a senior art major for distinguished work in art and art history.
    Erica
    Kamin ’11 (art), Woodbury, N.Y.
    Lauren
    Novotny ’11 (art/economics), Montville, N.J.
  • Vivian B. Noblett Prize in Studio Art. Awarded to an art major(s)-with preference given to a student with an interest in studio art-who has demonstrated proficiency in painting and drawing and who shows potential for future achievements.
    Margaret
    Bruno-Metzger ’11 (art), Bridgewater, N.J.
  • Thomas G. Yohe Memorial Prize in Studio Art. Awarded to a student who displays creativity in drawing and illustration.
    Nina
    Horowitz ’11 (art), Warren, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)

English

  • H. MacKnight Black Poetry and Literature Prize. Awarded annually to the student who submits the best poem or group of poems in a contest conducted by the Department of English.
    Brian Hall ’11 (mathematics-economics), Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
  • Class of 1883 Prize. Awarded to a senior(s) who, in the opinion of the faculty in the Department of English, has demonstrated excellence in English.
    Eric Henney ’11 (English/philosophy), Clarksboro, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Jean Corrie Poetry Prize. Awarded annually to first-, second-, and third-year students who submit the best poetry in a contest conducted by the Academy of American Poets.
    Michele Tallarita ’12 (English), Whitehall, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
  • Gilbert Prize. Awarded annually to students who, in the judgment of the department of English, have demonstrated superiority in English.
    Kristie Cavanagh ’11
    (psychology/English), New Providence, N.J. (Marquis Scholar)
    Ting Chiu ’11
    (English), Bedminster, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Megan Feeney ’12
    (English/French), Webster, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Jessica Frey ’12
    (English/chemistry) Pittsburgh, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Sam Griffith ’13
    (history), Ocean City, N.J. (Marquis Scholar)
    Tracy McFarlan ’13
    (history), Yardley, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
    Cara Murphy ’11
    (psychology/English), New Providence, N.J. (Marquis Scholar)
    Nicole Sweeney ’11
    (English/mathematics), Oceanside, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Michele Tallarita ’12
    (English), Whitehall, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
  • I. Clinton Kline Prize. Awarded to the senior who has demonstrated excellence in acting, directing, or technical theater.
    Kelcie
    Mohr ’11 (English), Coopersburg, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    John
    Rowland ’11 (government and law), Haddonfield, N.J.

 

Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • Frank Kline Baker Spanish and Latin American Civilization Award. Awarded annually to students who attain the greatest proficiency in the study of Spanish and Latin American Civilization.
    Darlene
    Cerullo ’11 (Spanish/policy studies), Drexel Hill, Pa.
    Richard
    Durham ’11 (economics/Spanish), Braintree, Mass. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Lauren
    Holck ’11 (English/Spanish), Newtown, Pa.
    Amanda
    Jones ’11 (English/Spanish), Middleton, Wis. (Marquis Scholar)
    Rachel
    Spence ’11 (international commerce/Spanish), Kennett Square, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Angela
    Urbano ’11 (philosophy/Spanish), Bethlehem, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • George H. Catlin Prize. Awarded to the senior with the highest average in the study of the classics.
    Gregory
    Earle ’11 (electrical and computer engineering), Nazareth, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
    Joseph
    Verdon ’11 (English), Hawthorne, N.J.
  • James Alexander Petrie Prize in French. Awarded annually to a student(s) demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in French.
    Melissa
    Bayly ’11 (French/government and law), Martinsville, N.J.
    Holden
    Ferry ’11 (geology/French), Glencoe, Ill.
    Lauren
    Pacifico ’11 (French/economics), Pen Argyl, Pa.
  • Rexroth Prize in German. Awarded to a student for meritorious achievement in German.
    Outstanding Senior Award

    Benjamin
    McPherson ’11 (government & law & foreign language/philosophy), Milford, N.J. (Trustee Scholar)
    Stephanie
    Zielinski ’11 (English/international commerce), Grand Blanc, Mich.
    Culture/Literature Studies Award

    Caroline
    Vail ’13 (biology), Bethlehem, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Christopher
    Yarnell ’13 (international affairs), Newmanstown, Pa.
    Languages Studies Award

    Holden
    Ferry ’11 (geology and French), Glencoe, Ill.
    Susan
    Grunewald ’11 (Russian and East European studies) Wilton, Conn.

Music

  • John D. Raymond Music Award. Awarded annually by the Department of Music to a deserving music student(s).
    Samuel Friedman ’11 (electrical and computer engineering), Rochester, N.Y.
    Michael Phillips ’11 (economics/music), Thornton, Pa.
  • Ralph Scott Grover Music Scholar Award. Presented to a student who has achieved distinction in music scholarship.
    Danyelle
    Dell’Olio ’11 (music/psychology), Spotswood, N.J.

Philosophy

  • Louise M. Olmsted Prize in Ethics. Awarded to a student, who, in the judgment of the members of the Department of Philosophy, has done outstanding work in theoretical ethics, applied ethics, or a related field.
    Eric Henney ’11 (English/philosophy), Clarksboro, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)

Religious Studies

  • Reverend J. W. and R. S. Porter Bible Prize. Awarded annually to students judged by the Department of Religious Studies to have demonstrated high proficiency in the study of religion, based upon work done in their first and second years.
    Alison Finn ’12 (history/religious studies), Oswego, N.Y. (Marquis Scholar)
    Shira Underberger ’12 (psychology/religious studies), Easton, Conn.

Awards and Prizes in the Natural Sciences

Biology

  • Willis Roberts Hunt Biology Prize Awarded annually to the senior biology student(s) felt by the members of the department to be most deserving.
    Christina
    Mingora ’11 (biology), Bethlehem, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Kurt
    Yaeger ’11 (biology), Swampscott, Mass. (EXCEL Scholar)

Chemistry

  • American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry. Presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in research, coursework and motivation in the study of inorganic chemistry.
    Ashley Seibert ’11 (biochemistry), Monroeville, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry Award. Presented to the sophomore or junior chemistry major with the most outstanding performance in the first two semesters of organic chemistry.
    Ross
    Moretti ’12 (chemistry), Freehold, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • American Chemical Society Prize. Given by the Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society to the outstanding senior chemistry major for achievement in chemistry.
    Nicholas
    Barna ’11 (chemistry), Mountaintop, Pa.
  • American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. Presented to the junior chemistry major with the greatest achievement in the study of analytical chemistry (2010-’11 winner).
    Nancy
    Giang ’11 (biochemistry), North Wales, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • American Institute of Chemists Award (Biochemistry). Presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Chemists to a senior biochemistry major in recognition of his/her demonstrated record of leadership, character, and scholastic achievement.
    Nancy
    Giang ’11 (biochemistry), North Wales, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • American Institute of Chemists Award (Chemistry). Presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Chemists to a senior chemical engineering major in recognition of his/her demonstrated record of leadership, character, and scholastic achievement.
    Nicholas
    Barna ’11 (chemistry), Mountaintop, Pa.
  • Chemical Rubber Company Freshman Achievement Award. Presented to the most outstanding first-year student in general chemistry.
    Emily
    Defnet ’13 (chemistry), Pottstown, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • William Forris Hart ’27 Chemistry Prize. Presented to a junior or senior chemistry major for proficiency in organic chemistry and potential for further achievement in chemistry.
    Ross
    Moretti ’12 (chemistry), Freehold, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Merck Index Award. Given to a senior for superior academic work in chemistry and promise of future excellence.
    Daniel
    Kramer ’11 (biochemistry), Voorhees, N.J.
  • Carl J. Staska Prize. Awarded each year to a student(s) who has demonstrated a degree of proficiency in chemical laboratory skills.
    Eric
    Walton ’11 (biochemistry), Cromwell, Conn. (Marquis Scholar)

Computer Science

  • James P. Schwar Prize. Awarded annually in honor of James P. Schwar, professor of computer science from 1962-2000, to a deserving computer science student or students.
    Tong
    Pham ’13 (electrical and computer engineering), Anaheim, Calif.

Geology and Environmental Geoscience

  • Arthur Montgomery Geology Award. Awarded annually to a student of high academic achievement and enthusiasm for geology, in honor of Arthur Montgomery, professor of geology 1951-75.
    Nathan
    Kenison-Marvin ’11 (geology/government & law), Tuftonboro, N.H. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Sean
    Murphy ’11 (geology), Stoughton, Mass.
  • James L. Dyson Geology Award. Presented annually to that student(s) majoring in geology who, by academic achievements and character, exemplifies the ideals by which James L. Dyson lived and worked.
    Alexandria
    Brannick ’12 (geology), Point Pleasant, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Tyler
    Germanoski ’12 (geology/history), Hellertown, Pa.

Mathematics

 

  • Benjamin F. Barge Mathematical Prize. Awarded to a civil engineering student based on demonstrated academic achievement and leadership during his or her first three years at Lafayette.
    Boyang
    Qin ’13 (mechanical engineering), Beijing, China
    Miao
    Wang ’12 (mathematics), Cheng De He Bei, China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Liang
    Zhang ’13 (mathematics), Shandong, China
  • Professor James P. Crawford Prize in Mathematics. Awarded to a student who has made a special contribution to the mathematics community at Lafayette by participating in and providing leadership for the co curricular activities of the department.
    Farhan
    Abedin ’11 (mathematics), Dhaka, Bangladesh (EXCEL Scholar)
    Edmund
    Karasiewicz ’11 (mathematics), Woodbridge, N.J.
    Peter
    McGrath ’11 (mathematics), Burtonsville, Md. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Wesley S. Mitman Prize. Awarded to the graduating senior most outstanding in mathematics.
    Farhan
    Abedin ’11 (mathematics), Dhaka, Bangladesh (EXCEL Scholar)
    Edmund
    Karasiewicz ’11 (mathematics), Woodbridge, N.J.
    Peter
    McGrath ’11 (mathematics), Burtonsville, Md. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)

Neuroscience

 

  • William C. Rappolt ’67 and Walter Oechsle ’57 Neuroscience Prize. Awarded to an outstanding senior based on scholarship in the classroom and laboratory and service to the major, college or community.
    Ashley
    Juavinett ’11 (neuroscience), Blackwood, N.J. (Marquis Scholar)
    Ioana
    Marin ’11 (neuroscience), Galati, Romania (EXCEL Scholar)

 

Psychology

 

  • Burton H. Cohen Memorial Prize. Awarded annually to a senior psychology major who has demonstrated the necessary inclination, intellectual curiosity, determination, and potential to become a dedicated, creative, selfless teacher.  The term “teacher” is to be interpreted in the broadest sense of the word.
    Kelly
    Clyde ’11 (psychology), Marlton, N.J.
    Carissa
    Jung ’11 (psychology), East Setauket, N.Y.
  • Herbert W. Rogers Psychology Prize. Awarded annually to the outstanding senior psychology major(s) who are judged by the department to be the most deserving
    Jing
    Wang ’11 (psychology), Beijing, China

Awards and Prizes in the Social Sciences

Africana Studies

 

  • Africana Studies Scholastic Award. Awarded to a student(s) selected by Africana Studies program faculty who has demonstrated academic excellence and potential for future leadership in American society.
    Fairouz
    Foty ’11 (music), Washington, D.C.
    Jasmine
    Little ’11 (psychology/Africana studies), Trenton, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)

Anthropology and Sociology

 

  • Paul Bernon Memorial Prize in Sociology. Awarded each year by the faculty in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology to the graduating senior most outstanding job in sociology, regardless of major.
    Allison
    Hawkey ’11 (anthropology & sociology/history), Hainesport, N.J. (Trustee Scholar)
    Kaitlyn
    Krueger ’11 (anthropology & sociology/government & law), Derwood, Md. (Trustee Scholar)

Economics

 

  • John H. Allen Prize. Awarded to the author of the best essay in public finance, as judged by a committee within the Department of Economics.
    Nicholas
    Stacey ’11 (mathematics/economics), Mbabane, Swaziland
  • Department of Economics Award for Scholastic Excellence. Awarded to a student for outstanding academic performance in economics and business and for leadership in departmental activities.
    Dylan
    McNamara ’11 (mathematics), Pasadena, Md. (EXCEL Scholar) (Trustee Scholar)
  • Robert F. Hunsicker Educational Prize. Awarded to a student who has done meritorious work in the area of small-business studies.
    Ines
    Amenabar ’11 (economics/government & law), Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award. Given to a graduating senior for excellence in accounting and for participation in college and community affairs.
    Tung
    Bui ’11 (economics), Hanoi, Vietnam
  • J. H. Tarbell Award. Awarded to a student who demonstrates an understanding of financial operations and institutions.
    Max Balsam Kalman
    ’11 (policy studies/economics), Monsey, N.Y. (Marquis Scholar)
  • Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award. Given to the student(s) whose academic performance in economics and business is considered exceptional.
    Laura
    Kaplan ’11 (economics), Wyomissing, Pa.

 

Government and Law

 

  • Eugene P. Chase Government Prize. Awarded annually to the student who has, in the judgment of the Department of Government and Law, submitted the best written exposition in the field of political science during the academic year.
    Caitlin
    Flood ’12 (government & law and philosophy), Bellerose Terrace, N.Y. (Marquis Scholar)
  • Minerva and Emil V. Novak Prize in Government and Law. Presented annually to a student(s) majoring in government and law based on overall excellence in academic work and citizenship in the campus community.
    Melissa
    Drennan ’12 (psychology/government & law), Jackson, N.J.
    Nathan
    Kenison-Marvin ’11 (geology/government & law), Tuftonboro, N.H. (EXCEL Scholar)

 

History

 

  • Class of 1910 Prize. Awarded annually by the Department of History to the senior student(s) who has excelled in the study of history or in an allied field of humanities and who, in the determination of the department, manifests the greatest promise for responsible civic leadership and public service.
    Hannah
    Finegold ’11 (history), Syosset, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar) (Trustee Scholar)
    Susan
    Grunewald ’11 (Russian and East European studies) Wilton, Conn.
    Connor
    Woods ’11 (history), Stockton, N.J.

Other Academic Awards and Prizes

Military Science

 

  • Lafayette College Leopard Award. Awarded to the first-year cadet who contributes the most to the advancement of Army ROTC at Lafayette College.  The cadet must be academically in the top 10 percent of his/her ROTC class and the top 25 percent of his/her academic class.  The award is made possible through the generous contributions of Harry M Jones ‘66, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army retired.
    Matthew
    Argento ’14 (psychology), Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Lafayette College President’s Award. Awarded annually to the outstanding cadets from each class in terms of overall achievement measured by scholastic excellence, leadership, military performance, and extracurricular involvement.
    Ryan Kastner ’13
    (mechanical engineering), West Point, Pa.
    Marissa
    Liebman ’14 (policy studies), Merrick, N.Y.
  • The Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.). Nominees must successfully complete one year of engineering, math, or science.  In addition, the recipient must display outstanding leadership, high ethics, and scholarship achievement.
    Ryan Kastner ’13
    (mechanical engineering), West Point, Pa.

Special Awards

 

  • David Bishop Skillman 1913 Library Prize. Awarded to a graduating senior library assistant who by his/her exemplary performance, skill, and dedication had enhanced the library’s educational role.
    Miguel
    Yamaguchi ’11 (computer science), Akashi, Japan (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Eugene P. Chase Phi Beta Kappa Prize. Awarded to a sophomore(s) who has demonstrated scholarship as a first-year student.
    Scott
    Albert ’13 (chemical engineering), Marlboro, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Richard
    Albertini ’13 (chemical engineering), Sussex, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Szu-Ying
    Chen ’13 (chemical engineering), Bangkok, Thailand (EXCEL Scholar)
    Tatiana
    Logan ’13 (anthropology and sociology), Santa Barbara, Calif. (Marquis Scholar)
    Ming
    Yan ’13 (chemistry), Yangzhou, China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Megan Young ’13
    (civil engineering), Manasquan, N.J. (Marquis Scholar)
    Liang
    Zhang ’13 (mathematics), Shandong, China
  • James F. Bryant ’40 Excellence Award. Awarded to a junior student who meets standards of excellence, as did James F Bryant, by demonstrating high academic achievement, lettering in at least one varsity sport, and showing noticeable and noteworthy evidence of community service.
    Luke
    Calvano ’12 (economics/ policy studies), Eastampton, N.J.
  • Jeremy Saxe Award. Awarded to a graduating senior who best exemplifies the ideals of academic achievement and intellectual curiosity, personal engagement in the community, and a commitment to making the world a better place.
    Alyssa
    Smith ’11 (social justice & quantitative literacy), Norwood, Mass.
  • Lafayette Alumni of the Lehigh Valley Performing Arts Award. Awarded annually to a Lafayette senior either residing in the greater Lehigh Valley, or who graduated from a greater Lehigh Valley High School, who has made a significant contribution to Lafayette’s performing arts program while demonstrating academic achievement.
    Christopher
    Jose ’11 (mathematics-economics), Stroudsburg, Pa.
  • Lafayette Alumni of the Lehigh Valley Scholarship Award. Awarded annually to a Lafayette senior either residing in the greater Lehigh Valley, or who graduated from a greater Lehigh Valley High School, who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.
    Michael
    Cerankowski ’11 (history and government and law), Easton, Pa.
    Christina
    Mingora ’11 (biology), Bethlehem, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Frank
    Stinner ’11 (electrical and computer engineering), Nazareth, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Paul Tully Memorial Prize. Presented to the student who best exemplifies the progressive principles of social and political service – democratic ideals to which Paul Tully devoted his life.
    Allyson
    Blackwell ’12 (international affairs and government & law), Auburn, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
    Sara
    Yeganeh ’14 (government and law), Hillsborough, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Professor Carolynn Van Dyke Prize. Awarded annually in honor of Carolynn Van Dyke, March Professor of English, to a student majoring in any subject (preference for computer science) to provide funds for a nontraditional learning experience.
    Kevin
    Ting ’12 (computer science), Groton, Mass.
  • Study Abroad Good Citizenship Award. This award recognizes a student who has achieved a high degree of personal and intellectual growth as a result of study abroad, and who has given generously of his/her time and energy in support of the program, its director, and his/her classmates to ensure the quality and success of the study abroad experience for all involved.
    Shaun
    Banks ’11 (English), Laurel, Md.

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