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May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisionsengineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

This spring, 47 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 are eligible for election as juniors or seniors.

President Daniel H. Weiss, Provost Wendy Hill, Jorge Torres, chair of the Academic Progress Committee and associate professor of music, and Hannah Stewart-Gambino, dean of the College, offered remarks. Members of the Academic Progress Committee Ingrid Furniss, assistant professor of art, and Evan Fisher, professor of mathematics, awarded prizes.

The keynote speaker was Berrisford Boothe ’83, associate professor of art at Lehigh University. Boothe received his M.F.A from The Maryland Institute College of Art where he won the Walter’s Museum Travelling Fellowship. A founding member of Lehigh’s integrated Product Design cross-disciplinary curriculum, Boothe has been an established presence in the art scene for over 20 years. He is represented by the June Kelly Gallery, NYC, and his career involves work as a painter, digital artist, printmaker, photographer, installation artist, lecturer, and curator.

With 14 solo exhibitions to date, he has participated in over 70 group exhibitions and his works are in collections public and private in the U.S., South America, and the U.K. A former Pennsylvania Council of the Arts member, he remains an active Lafayette alumnus, participating in Lafayette Leadership Conferences and serving on the McDonogh Committee. Boothe’s work has been presented in various print media including Art News, Collecting African American Art, and Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist.

(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 sophomore engineering students based on academic performance, campus citizenship, and professional orientation.
    Apratim Mukherjee ’14
    (electrical and computer engineering), Haryana, India
    Helen Xu ’14
    (chemical engineering), King of Prussia, Pa. (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.
    Scott Albert ’13
    (chemical engineering), Marlboro, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Charles Duncan Fraser Prize. Awarded annually to the senior students who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemical Engineering, are best qualified for advanced work in materials science and engineering.
    Kevin Ling ’12
    (chemical engineering), Winchester, Mass. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Hallie Zeller ’12
    (mechanical engineering), Bridgewater, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society Award. Given to the outstanding senior chemical engineering major for achievement in chemistry.
    Aaditya Khanal ’12
    (chemical engineering), Kathmandu, Nepal (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Lehigh Valley Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award. Presented to the seniors in the Department of Chemical Engineering who have compiled an impressive record throughout the undergraduate years in chemical engineering and who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in one or more extracurricular activities.
    Maryann Kokus ’12
    (chemical engineering), Ebensburg, Pa.
    Lauren Marzocca ’12
    (chemical engineering), Lakewood, N.J. (Marquis Scholar)
  • Lehigh Valley Section of the ASM Award. Awarded annually to the student who has attained the most impressive record in the introductory materials course.
    Rachel Loven ’14
    (chemical engineering), Emmaus, Pa.
  • Dr. E. L. McMillen-K. K. Malhotra ’49 Prize. Awarded to a junior who has attained a high cumulative average in chemical engineering and who has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the Unit Operations Laboratory.
    Ashley Kaminski ’13
    (chemical engineering), Springfield, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Donald U. Noblett Prize in Chemical Engineering. Given to a chemical engineering major based on high academic achievement, with outstanding promise of future excellence in his/her career.
    Prajesh Adhikari ’12
    (chemical engineering), Kathmandu, Nepal (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Carl J. Staska Prize. Awarded each year to a student who has demonstrated a high degree of proficiency in chemical laboratory skills.
    Colin Rementer ’12
    (chemical engineering), Langhorne, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Luther F. Witmer Prize. Awarded annually to the chemical engineering senior with the most outstanding accomplishments in materials science and engineering.
    Colin Rementer ’12
    (chemical engineering), Langhorne, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Carroll Phillips Bassett Prize. Awarded annually to senior students deemed most outstanding by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    Jacob Dein ’12
    (civil engineering), Honesdale, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Matthew O’Loughlin ’12
    (civil engineering), Fairfield, Conn. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Brian Peacock ’12
    (civil engineering), Haddonfield, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Matthew Scheps ’12
    (civil engineering), Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
    Michael Thompson ’12
    (civil engineering), Shokan, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Austin Weidner ’12
    (civil engineering), Kutztown, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Trustee Scholar)
  • Russell C. Brinker Prize in Civil Engineering. Awarded to juniors in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who, in the opinion of the department’s faculty, are deemed most deserving on the basis of self-reliance, scholarship, and student activities.
    Phillip Bellis ’13
    (civil engineering), Roseto, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Megan Young ’13
    (civil engineering), Morristown, N.J. (Marquis Scholar)
  • Lehigh Valley Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers Outstanding Senior Award. An outstanding senior civil engineering student who has exhibited enthusiasm and leadership in one or more engineering related activities (such as but not limited to, American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, Engineers without Borders, Society of Women Engineers, Tau Beta Pi, Chip Epsilon, etc.) and strives for academic excellence.
    Donovan Hayes ’12
    (civil engineering), Harrisburg, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Trustee Scholar)
  • Moles 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.
    Scholarship Award

    Matthew Scheps ’12
    (civil engineering), Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
    Student Award

    Matthew Scheps ’12
    (civil engineering), Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
  • 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.
    Austin Weidner ’12
    (civil engineering), Kutztown, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Trustee Scholar)
  • B. Vincent Viscomi Civil Engineering Student Prize. Awarded to civil engineering students based on demonstrated academic achievement and leadership  during their first three years at Lafayette.
    Jacob Dein ’12
    (civil engineering), Honesdale, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Austin Weidner ’12
    (civil engineering), Kutztown, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Trustee 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.
    Cory Schutz ’12
    (electrical and computer engineering), Pottstown, Pa.
  • 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.
    Felix Hutchison ’12
    (electrical and computer engineering), Plainsboro, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Finley W. & 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.
    Berkin Ilbeyi ’12
    (electrical and computer engineering), Istanbul, Turkey (EXCEL Scholar)

Engineering Studies

  • Charles L. Best Memorial Prize in A.B. Engineering. Awarded annually to a senior who best exemplifies the ideals behind the engineering studies major and who has demonstrated leadership in the engineering studies program.
    Joelle Neilson ’12
    (engineering studies), Philadelphia, Pa.

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.
    Joel Lefever ’12
    (mechanical engineering), Lancaster, Pa. (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.
    Megan Schultz ’12
    (mechanical engineering), Dillsburg, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)

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.
    Samuel Strong ’12
    (art/English), Coplay, Pa.
  • Vivian B. Noblett Prize in Studio Art. Awarded to an art major—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.
    Elizabeth Zator ’12
    (art/economics), Lido Beach, N.Y.
  • Thomas G. Yohe Memorial Prize in Studio Art. Awarded to a student who displays creativity in drawing and illustration.
    Imogen Cain ’12
    (art), Perkasie, Pa. (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.
    Michele Tallarita ’12
    (English), Whitehall, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
  • Class of 1883 Prize. Awarded to a senior who, in the opinion of the faculty in the Department of English, has demonstrated excellence in English.
    Michele Tallarita ’12
    (English), Whitehall, Pa. (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.
    Elisabeth Burnor ’14
    (English), Rockaway, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Gilbert Prize. Awarded annually to students who, in the judgment of the Department of English, have demonstrated superiority in English.
    Mark Davis ’12
    (English/history), Towson, Md.
    Madeline Gambino ’14
    (history), Bethlehem, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
    Scott Glicksman ’13
    (English/philosophy), Wyckoff, Pa.
    Sean Grim ’14
    (history), Bethlehem, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
    Madeline Laskoski ’13
    (English/government and law), Goshen, N.Y.
    Michele Tallarita ’12
    (English), Whitehall, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
  • I. Clinton Kline Prize. Awarded to the seniors who have demonstrated excellence in acting, directing, or technical theater.
    Carolyn Isaac ’12
    (government and law), Beach Park, Ill. (Marquis Scholar)
    Dana Pardini ’12
    (psychology/theater), Whitehall, Pa.
    Daniel Ricken ’12
    (theater), Woodbury, N.Y. (Marquis Scholar)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

  • Frank Kline Baker Spanish & Latin American Civilization Award. Awarded annually to students who attain the greatest proficiency in the study of Spanish and Latin American civilization.
    Matthew Grandon ’12
    (history/Spanish), Lemoyne, Pa.
    Nicole Hope ’12
    (economics/Spanish), Ramsey, N.J.
    Stephanie Rodriguez ’12
    (American studies/Spanish), Jamaica, N.Y.
    Erika Stasakova ’12
    (international affairs/Spanish), Bel Air, Md.
  • George H. Catlin Prize. Awarded to the senior with the highest grade point average in the study of the classics.
    Thomas Bolt ’12
    (English/classics), Orchard Park, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • James Alexander Petrie Prize in French. Awarded annually to students demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in French.
    Elizabeth Blake ’12
    (French/psychology), Downingtown, Pa.
    Marina Hubenova ’12
    (economics), Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    Zachary Pustejovsky ’12
    (mathematics-economics/French), Arlington, Mass.
  • Rexroth Prize in German. Awarded to students for meritorious achievement in German.
    Outstanding Senior Award

    Jacob Dein ’12
    (civil engineering), Honesdale, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Laura Goldberg ’12
    (biology), Skillman, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Culture/Literature Studies Award

    Meagan Betke ’13
    (anthropology and sociology), Commack, N.Y.
    Languages Studies Award

    Andrew Fixler ’14
    (international affairs), Weston, Mass.
    Evan Suval ’15
    Merrick, N.Y. (Marquis Scholar)

Music

  • Ralph Scott Grover Music Scholar Award. Presented to a student who has achieved distinction in music scholarship.
    Nathaniel Kelley ’12
    (music/creative performance), Woodland Park, Colo. (Marquis Scholar)
  • John D. Raymond Music Award. Awarded annually by the Department of Music to deserving music students.
    David Salter ’12
    (electrical and computer engineering), Bethlehem, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Samantha Smith ’12
    (mathematics-economics/music), Lynnfield, Mass. (EXCEL Scholar)

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.
    Caitlin Flood ’12
    (government and law/philosophy), Bellerose Terrace, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)

Religious Studies

  • Rev. 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.
    Madeline Gambino ’14
    (history), Bethlehem, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
    Hamish MacPhail ’13
    (government and law), Bedford, Mass. (EXCEL Scholar)

Awards and Prizes in the Natural Sciences

Biology

  • Willis Roberts Hunt Biology Prize. Awarded annually to the senior biology students felt by the members of the department to be most deserving.
    Amanda Balaban ’12
    (biology), Bethesda, Md.
    Emma Flaherty ’12
    (biology), Milton, Mass.

Chemistry

  • American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Environmental Chemistry. Presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in research, coursework, and motivation in the study of environmental chemistry.
    Steven Saunders ’12
    (biochemistry), Berwyn, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • 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.
    Chelsea Mandell ’12
    (biochemistry), Bloomsburg, Pa. (EXCEL 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.
    Emily Defnet ’13
    (chemistry), Pottstown, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • American Chemical Society Prize. Given by the Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society to outstanding senior chemistry majors for achievement in chemistry.
    Ross Moretti ’12
    (chemistry), Freehold, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Thomas Wilson ’12
    (mathematics), Franklin, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)(Marquis Scholar)
  • American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. Presented to the junior chemistry major with the greatest achievement in the study of analytical chemistry.
    Thomas Wilson ’12
    (mathematics), Franklin, N.J. (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.
    Milan Patel ’12
    (biochemistry), Annandale, N.J. (EXCEL 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.
    Ross Moretti ’12
    (chemistry), Freehold, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Chemical Rubber Company Freshman Achievement Award. Presented to the most outstanding first-year student in general chemistry.
    Jonathan Ho ’14
    (chemical engineering), Hopkinton, Mass.
  • 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.
    Ming Yan ’12
    (chemistry), Yangzhou, China (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Merck Index Award. Given to a senior for superior academic work in chemistry and promise of future excellence.
    Oleksiy Onishchenko ’12
    (biology), Chernihiv, Ukraine
  • Carl J. Staska Prize. Awarded each year to a student who has demonstrated a high degree of proficiency in chemical laboratory skills.
    Ciara O’Sullivan ’12
    (biochemistry), Pearl River, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • J. Hunt Wilson 1905 Prize in Analytical Chemistry. Awarded annually to the senior chemistry major with the highest ranking in courses and research in analytical chemistry.
    Jessica Frey ’12
    (English/chemistry) Pittsburgh, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (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.
    John Keller ’14
    (computer science), Orwigsburg, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)

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.
    Brian Scott ’12
    (geology), Farmingdale, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • James L. Dyson Geology Award. Presented annually to students majoring in geology who, by academic achievements and character, exemplify the ideals by which James L. Dyson lived and worked.
    Christopher Kelly ’13
    (international affairs/geology), Boyertown, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Jaclyn White ’13
    (geology), Clarksboro, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)

Mathematics

  • Benjamin F. Barge Mathematical Prize. Awarded annually to first-year students or members of the sophomore class in recognition for excellence in mathematics. Students are selected after competition among the members of the class for meritorious solutions of original problems.
    Xin Hu ’14
    (mathematics), Chengdu, China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Ha Nguyen ’13
    (mathematics), Phu Tho, Vietnam
    Boyang Qin ’13
    (mechanical engineering), Beijing, China
  • Wesley S. Mitman Prize. Awarded to the graduating seniors most outstanding in mathematics.
    Bidur Dahal ’12
    (mathematics), Kaski, Nepal (EXCEL Scholar)
    Jiaqi Li ’12
    (mathematics), Jing Zhou, China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Kelly Sullivan ’12
    (mathematics), Short Hills, N.J. (Marquis Scholar)
    Miao Wang ’12
    (mathematics), Cheng De He Bei, China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Thomas Wilson ’12
    (mathematics), Franklin, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)(Marquis Scholar)

Neuroscience

  • William C. Rappolt ’67 and Walter Oechsle ’57 Neuroscience Prize. Awarded to outstanding seniors based on scholarship in the classroom and laboratory, and service to the major, college or community.
    Christopher Angeloni ’12
    (neuroscience), Sykesville, Md. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Alexis Flowers ’12
    (neuroscience), Tylersport, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Trustee Scholar)

Psychology

  • Burton H. Cohen Memorial Prize. Awarded annually to senior psychology majors who have demonstrated the necessary inclination, intellectual curiosity, determination, and potential to become dedicated, creative, selfless teachers. The term “teacher” is to be interpreted in the broadest sense of the word.
    Julie Martin ’12
    (psychology), Riverton, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Erin McIntyre ’12
    (psychology), Stockton, N.J.
  • Herbert W. Rogers Psychology Prize. Awarded annually to the outstanding senior psychology major who is judged by the department to be the most deserving.
    Julie Martin ’12
    (psychology), Riverton, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)

Awards and Prizes in the Social Sciences

Africana Studies

  • Africana Studies Scholastic Award. Awarded to a student selected by Africana studies program faculty who has demonstrated academic excellence and potential for future leadership in American society.
    Brandon Ellis ’12
    (economics), Jeffersonville, Pa.

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 seniors most outstanding in sociology.
    Rebecca Heslin ’12
    (anthropology and sociology), Hellertown, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Juliet Lodi ’12
    (government & law/anthropology & sociology), Park City, Utah

Economics

  • John H. Allen Prize. Awarded to the author of the best essay in public finance, as judged by a committee of the Department of Economics.
    J. Laura Wong Hon Chan ’12 (mathematics), Tombeau Bay, Mauritius (EXCEL Scholar)
  • 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.
    Miao Wang ’12
    (mathematics), Cheng De He Bei, China (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Robert F. Hunsicker Educational Prize. Awarded to a student who has done meritorious work in the area of small-business studies.
    Peter Ferrara ’12
    (economics/policy studies), Easton, Pa.
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award. Given to a graduating senior for excellence in accounting and for participation in college and community affairs.
    Karim El Hajoui ’12
    (mathematics), Temara, Morocco (EXCEL Scholar)
  • J. H. Tarbell Award. Awarded to a student who demonstrates an understanding of financial operations and institutions.
    Blagovest Baychev ’12
    (mathematics-economics/international affairs), Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (EXCEL Scholar)

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.
    Melissa Drennan ’12
    (psychology/government & law), Jackson, N.J.
  • Minerva & Emil V. Novak Prize in Government and Law. Presented annually to students majoring in government and law based on overall excellence in academic work and citizenship in the campus community.
    Madeline Laskoski ’13
    (English/government and law), Goshen, N.Y.
    Juliet Lodi ’12
    (government & law/anthropology & sociology), Park City, Utah

History

  • Class of 1910 Prize. Awarded annually by the Department of History to the senior students who have excelled in the study of history or in an allied field of humanities and who, in the determination of the department, manifest the greatest promise for responsible civic leadership and public service.
    Tyler Bamford ’12
    (history), Souderton, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Daniel Faulkenberry ’12
    (history/Russian and Eastern European studies), Plymouth, Mass. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Sarah Naramore ’12
    (biology/history), Kinderhook, N.Y. (Trustee Scholar)

Policy Studies

  • Caine Scholarship For Global Leadership, Business, And Policy. Awarded annually to a policy studies major who demonstrates an understanding of public policy and business in the global environment, and exhibits potential for global leadership in the next generation.
    Jessica Ryan ’13
    (government & law/psychology), Great Falls, Va.

Women’s and Gender Studies

  • Professor Susan A. Basow Prize. Awarded to graduating seniors who have made a significant contribution to the field of women’s and gender studies.
    Beatriz De Jesus ’12
    (government & law/women’s & gender studies), Woodside, N.Y.
    Katherine O’Neil ’12
    (psychology), Bridgewater, 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 in 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.
    James Patterson ’15
    (government and law), Saylorsburg, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
  • 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.
    James Patterson ’15
    (government and law), Saylorsburg, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)

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.
    Alyssa Leone ’12
    (biology), Voorhees, N.J.
  •  Eugene P. Chase Phi Beta Kappa Prize. Awarded to sophomores who have demonstrated scholarship as a first-year student.
    Madeline Gambino ’14
    (history), Bethlehem, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
    Xingjian Ma ’14
    (electrical and computer engineering), Shenyang, China
    Michael Pinkard ’14
    (physics), Puyallup, Wash. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Jillian Sacchetta ’14
    (Spanish), Mullica Hill, N.J. (Marquis Scholar)
    Sicheng Wang ’14
    (chemical engineering), Mianyang, China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Rose Willey ’14
    (mathematics-economics), Brookfield, Conn. (Marquis Scholar)
  •  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
    Kelly Senters ’13
    (government & law/international affairs), Center Valley, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • 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.
    Clarissa Brown ’12
    (biology), Lewisburg, Pa.
  •  Lafayette Alumni of the Lehigh Valley Performing Arts Award. Awarded annually to Lafayette seniors either residing in the greater Lehigh Valley, or who graduated from a greater Lehigh Valley high school, who have made a significant contribution to Lafayette’s performing arts program while demonstrating academic achievement.
    Dana Pardini ’12
    (psychology/theater), Whitehall, Pa.
    David Salter ’12
    (electrical and computer engineering), Bethlehem, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
  •  Lafayette Alumni of the Lehigh Valley Scholarship Award. Awarded annually to Lafayette seniors either residing in the greater Lehigh Valley, or who graduated from a greater Lehigh Valley high school, who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement.
    Scott Mellon ’12
    (biology), Bethlehem, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Samuel Strong ’12
    (art/English), Coplay, Pa.
    Michele Tallarita ’12
    (English), Whitehall, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
    Heidi Verheggen ’12
    (mathematics), Zionsville, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  •  Study Abroad Good Citizenship Award. This award recognizes students who have achieved a high degree of personal and intellectual growth as a result of study abroad, and who have given generously of their time and energy in support of the program, its director, and their classmates to ensure the quality and success of the study abroad experience for all involved.
    Christina Cucinotta ’14
    (chemistry), Hamilton Square, N.J. (Marquis Scholar)
    Joel Vargas ’14
    (film and media studies)
  •  Paul Tully Memorial Prize. Presented to the students who best exemplify the progressive principles of social and political service—democratic ideals to which Paul Tully devoted his life.
    Clarissa Brown ’12
    (biology), Lewisburg, Pa.
    Sarah Shuster ’12
    (government & law/philosophy), Forest Hills, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar)

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