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May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 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, 42 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 HillEvan Fisher, chair of the Academic Progress Committee and professor of mathematics, and Hannah Stewart-Gambino, dean of the College, offered remarks. Members of the Academic Progress Committee Lauren Meyers, assistant professor of psychology, and Jonathan Lafky, assistant professor of economics, awarded prizes.

The keynote speaker was Amy Herman ’88, developer of The Art of Perception. This innovative project uses the analysis of works of art to improve perception and communication skills. Originally designed in 2000 to help medical students improve their observation and communication skills with patients, the program was subsequently adapted for law enforcement professionals and leaders in industry, education, and finance. She conducts the program nationally for a wide range of law enforcement agencies including the New York City Police Department, the FBI, the CIA, and the Department of Justice as well as for hospitals, medical schools, and first responders.

From 2007-11, Herman was director of education development at WNET, New York’s public television station, and prior to that, she was the head of education at The Frick Collection for 11 years, where she oversaw all educational programs and community initiatives.

(Note: Marquis Scholars recipients, selected from among Lafayette’s most promising applicants, receive a special merit-based financial award and educational benefits. In the EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research 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.
    Emily Crossette ’15 (civil engineering), Glenside, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Zhe Sheng ’15 (mechanical engineering), Dalian, China (EXCEL 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.
    Xingjian Ma ’14 (chemical engineering), Shenyang, China (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Charles Duncan Fraser Prize. Awarded annually to the senior students who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, are best qualified for advanced work in materials science and engineering.
    Asad Akram ‘13 (chemical engineering), Lahore, Pakistan (EXCEL Scholar)
    Ashley Kaminski ‘13 (chemical engineering), Springfield, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society Award. Given to the outstanding senior chemical engineering major for achievement in chemistry.
    Emily Walitsch ‘13 (chemical engineering), Kingston, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Lehigh Valley Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award. Presented to the seniors in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular 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.
    Shannon Noll ‘13 (chemical engineering), Harrisburg, Pa.  (Marquis Scholar)
    Stephanie Roebelen ‘13 (chemical engineering), Windsor, Conn. (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.
    Yehou Gnopo ‘15 (chemical engineering), South Africa (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Dr. E. L. McMillen-K. K. Malhotra ’49 Prize. Awarded to two juniors who have attained a high cumulative average in chemical engineering and who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the Unit Operations Laboratory.
    Tyler Fruneaux14 (chemical engineering), Southborough, Mass. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Xingjian Ma’14 (chemical engineering), Shenyang, China (EXCEL 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.
    Stephanie Roebelen ‘13 (chemical engineering), Windsor, Conn. (Marquis Scholar)
  • Carl J. Staska Prize. Awarded each year to a student who has demonstrated a high degree of proficiency in chemical laboratory skills.
    Asad Akram ‘13 (chemical engineering), Lahore, Pakistan (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Luther F. Witmer Prize. Awarded annually to the chemical engineering senior with the most outstanding accomplishments in materials science and engineering.
    Szu-Ying Chen ’13 (chemical engineering), Bangkok, Thailand

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Carroll Phillips Bassett Prize. Awarded annually to senior students deemed most outstanding by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    William Barlow ’13 (civil engineering) (EXCEL Scholar)
    Phillips Bellis ’13 (civil engineering), Roseto, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Hassaan Khan ’13 (civil engineering), Karachi, Pakistan (EXCEL Scholar)
    Minyan Li ’13 (civil engineering), China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Xinyi Ma ’13 (civil engineering), Nanjing, China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Megan Young ’13 (civil engineering), Morristown, N.J. (Marquis 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.
    Stephen Berkin ’14 (civil engineering), Morrisville, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Eric Himmelwright ’14 (civil engineering), Danielsville, Pa.
  • 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, Chi Epsilon, etc.) and strives for academic excellence.
    Gerald Zaremba ’13 (civil engineering), East Moriches, N.Y.
  • 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
    Gerald Zaremba ’13 (civil engineering), East Moriches, N.Y.
    Student Award
    Gerald Zaremba ’13 (civil engineering), East Moriches, N.Y.
  • 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.
    Minyan Li ’13 (civil engineering), China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Avi Mersky ’13 (civil engineering), Wynnewood, Pa.
    Joseph Prati ’13 (civil engineering), Belle Mead, N.J. (EXCEL 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.
    Hassaan Khan ’13 (civil engineering), Lahore, Pakistan (EXCEL Scholar)
    Binh Pham ’13 (civil engineering), Rockville, Md. (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.
    Anthony Lorence ’13 (electrical and computer engineering), Cumbola, Pa. (EXCEL 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.
    Kevin Schmid ’13 (electrical and computer engineering), Ellicott City, Md. (Marquis 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.
    Christopher Miles ’13 (electrical and computer engineering), West Chester, Pa.

Engineering Studies

  • Charles L. Best Memorial Prize in Engineering Studies. 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.
    Kelsey Lantz ’13 (engineering studies), Washington, Pa. (EXCEL 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.
    Andrew Ruck ’13 (mechanical engineering), Ontario, Canada
  • 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.
    Boyang Qin ’13 (mechanical engineering), Beijing, China (EXCEL 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.
    Katherine Lamsback ’13 (economics and art), Rydal, Pa.
    Christa Martinez ’13 (engineering/ art), Houston, Texas
  • Thomas G. Yohe Memorial Prize in Studio Art. Awarded to a student who displays creativity in drawing and illustration.
    Amy Durcan ’13 (economics), Patchogue, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar)
    John Fedak ’13 (electrical and computer engineering), Boulder, Colo.
  • 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.
    Xinyi Ma ’13 (civil engineering), Nainjing, China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Rebecca Stewart ’13 (art), Goshen, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis 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.
    Rachel LeWitt ’13 (English/ psychology), Berwyn, Pa. (EXCEL 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.
    Lucas Reilly ’13 (English/music), Sayre, Pa. (EXCEL 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.
    Lindsey Dier ’14 (English/film and media studies), New York, N.Y.
  • Gilbert Prize. Awarded annually to students who, in the judgment of the Department of English, have demonstrated superiority in English.
    Elizabeth Anderson ’14 (English/art), Madison, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Bradford Bormann ’14 (biology), Flemington, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Timothy Elliott ’15 (English), Thornton, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
    Sam Griffith ’13 (English and history), Ocean City, N.J. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
    Shehtaz Huq ’14 (English/film and media studies), Dhaka, Bangladesh (EXCEL Scholar)
    Lucas Reilly ’13 (English/music), Sayre, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • I. Clinton Kline Prize. Awarded to the seniors who have demonstrated excellence in acting, directing, or technical theater.
    Brandi Porter ’13 (theater), Olney, Md.
    Amanda Scherb ’13 (theater), Morris Plains, N.J.

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.
    Thomas Brinkerhoff ’13 (history), Metuchen, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Stephen Fiorelli ’13 (biochemistry), Fair Haven, N.J.
    Stephanie Smith ’13 (anthropology & sociology/Spanish), Norwood, Mass.
    Rebecca Stewart ’13 (art), Goshen, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Stephanie Valenzuela ’13 (psychology), Wheaton, Md.
  • James Alexander Petrie Prize in French. Awarded annually to students demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in French.
    Erin D’Amelio ’13 (English/French), Mount Bethel, Pa.
    Julie Depenbrock ’13 (English/French), Fulton, Md. (EXCEL Scholar)
    Caroline Goss ’13 (engineering studies/French), Wellesley, Mass
    Asa Puckette ’13 (civil engineering/French), Encinitas, Calif.
  • Rexroth Prize in German. Awarded to students for meritorious achievement in German.
    Outstanding Senior Award
    Meagan Betke ’13 (anthropology and sociology/German), Commack, N.Y.
    Culture/Literature Studies Award
    Ashley Kaminski ‘13 (chemical engineering), Springfield, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Colleen Way ’15 (German), Garden City, N.Y. (Marquis Scholar)
    Languages Studies Award
    Erin Kersten ’16 (biology), New Milford, Conn.
    George Thomson ’16 (government and law), Glenside, Pa.

Music

  • Ralph Scott Grover Music Scholar Award. Presented to a student who has achieved distinction in music scholarship.
    Karalyn Enz ’13 (psychology/music), Milford, N.J. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
    Zachary Jones ’13 (music/anthropology and sociology), Bethlehem, Pa. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
  • John D. Raymond Music Award. Awarded annually by the Department of Music to deserving music students.
    Alexander Cutrone ’13 (music/government and law), Yorktown Heights, N.Y. (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.
    Alan Brice ’13 (history/philosophy), West Chester, Pa.

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.
    Jeremy Fiume ’14 (history/religious studies), Bethlehem, Pa.
    Mackenzie Larsen ’14 (neuroscience), Palo Alto, Calif.
    Sarah Snyder ’14 (international affairs)
    Matthew Warrener ’14 (chemical engineering), Egg Harbor City, N.J. (Marquis 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.
    Tiffany Kimmel ’13 (biology), Pitman, Pa.
    Alexander Pong ’13 (biology), Houston, Texas (EXCEL Scholar)

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.
    Emily Crossette ’15 (civil engineering), Glenside, 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.
    Kathryn Gramigna ’13 (chemistry), Summit, N.J.
  • American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry. Presented to a senior chemistry or biochemistry based on a combination of research experience, coursework, and a desire to pursue a career in chemistry.
    Chao Wang ’13 (mathematics), Changchun, China (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.
    Yehou Gnopo ‘15 (chemical engineering), South Africa (EXCEL 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.
    Emily Defnet ’13 (chemistry), Pottstown, Pa. (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.
    Emily Defnet ’13 (chemistry), Pottstown, 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.
    Zachary Gold ’13 (biochemistry), North Kingstown, R.I. (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.
    Emily Defnet ’13 (chemistry), Pottstown, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
  • Chemical Rubber Company Freshman Achievement Award. Presented to the most outstanding first-year student in general chemistry.
    Yemai Liu ’15 (mathematics), Chengdu, China
  • 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.
    Chao Wang ’13 (mathematics), Changchun, China (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Carl J. Staska Prize. Awarded each year to a student who has demonstrated a high degree of proficiency in chemical laboratory skills.
    Julia Harris ’13 (biochemistry), East Hartford, Conn. (EXCEL 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.
    Andrew Rowland ’13 (chemistry), Haddonfield, N.J. (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.
    Naing Htet ’14 (electrical and computer engineering), Myanmar (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.
    Liana Agrios ’14 (geology), Morgan, N.J.
    Rachel Griffith ’14 (geology), Dalton, Pa.
  • 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.
    Julia Seidenstein ’14 (geology), Lawrenceville, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Yen Joe Tan ’14 (geology/anthropology & sociology), Malaysia (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Ted and Georgia Metropolis Prize in Geology. Awarded to a junior or senior geology major who has exhibited high academic achievement and demonstrated enthusiasm for geology and environmental geosciences both inside and outside the classroom and through service.
    Caitlin Altomare ’14 (geology) West Boylston, Mass. (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)
    Dorde Rakic ’15 (mathematics), Belgrade, Serbia (EXCEL Scholar)
    Zhe Sheng ’15 (mechanical engineering), Dalian, China (EXCEL Scholar)
  • 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.
    Erin Kavanagh ’13 (mathematics and economics), Yonkers, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Wesley S. Mitman Prize. Awarded to the graduating seniors most outstanding in mathematics.
    Christopher Miles ’13 (electrical and computer engineering), West Chester, Pa.
    Liang Zhang ’13 (mathematics), Shandong, China (EXCEL 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.
    Monica Manglani ’13 (neuroscience), Woodbury, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis 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.
    Karalyn Enz ’13 (psychology/music), Milford, N.J. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Herbert W. Rogers Psychology Prize. Awarded annually to the outstanding senior psychology major who is judged by the department to be the most deserving.
    Julia Brodsky ’13 (psychology), Long Island, N.Y. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
    Karalyn Enz ’13 (psychology/music), Milford, N.J. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL 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.
    Rodney Gould ’13 (Africana studies/economics), Fort Washington, Md.

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.
    Anna Eisenstein ’13 (anthropology & sociology/government and law), Patterson, N.Y. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)

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.
    David Kafafian ’13 (economics/government and law), East Brunswick, N.J.
  • 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.
    Bonnie Harvey ’13 (mathematics), Horsham, Pa. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Robert F. Hunsicker Educational Prize. Awarded to a student who has done meritorious work in the area of small-business studies.
    Cameron Linville ’13 (economics), Princeton, N.J.
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award. Given to a graduating senior for excellence in accounting and for participation in college and community affairs.
    Ha Nguyen ’13 (mathematics), Hu Tho, Vietnam (EXCEL Scholar)
  • J. H. Tarbell Award. Awarded to a student who demonstrates an understanding of financial operations and institutions.
    Gregory Rau ’13 (economics), Fair Lawn, N.J.

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.
    Kelly Senters ’13 (government and law/international affairs), Center Valley, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)
  • 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.
    Alexandra Behette ’13 (women and gender studies/government and law), Neshanic Station, N.J.
    Anna Eisenstein ’13 (anthropology & sociology/government and law), Patterson, N.Y. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
    Jason Goldfarb ’14 (government and law), Sudbury, Mass.
    Kelly Senters ’13 (government and law/international affairs), Center Valley, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar)

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.
    Thomas Brinkerhoff ’13 (history), Metuchen, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)

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.
    Alexandra Behette ’13 (women and gender studies/government and law), Neshanic Station, N.J.

Other Academic Awards and Prizes

Military Science

  • American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award. Presented to a cadet in the top 10 percent of his/her academic class and in the top 25 percent of his/her ROTC class who has demonstrated qualities of leadership and actively participated in campus student activities.
    James Patterson ’15 (government and law), Saylorsburg, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)
  • 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.
    William Sargent ’16 (international affairs), Fairfield, Conn.
  • 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.
    William Sargent ’16 (international affairs), Fairfield, Conn.
    Marissa Liebman ’14 (policy studies), Merrick, N.Y.
    James Patterson ’15 (government and law), Saylorsburg, Pa. (Marquis Scholar)

Special Awards

  • Benjamin F. Barge Oratorical. Awarded annually to rising seniors or senior students who display competitive oratorical excellence while competing for the Lafayette College forensics and/or mock trial teams.
    Joshua Geesey ’13 (government and law), Dover, Pa.
    Caroline Lang ’13 (government and law), Yardley, Pa.
    Angela Wnek ’13 (chemical engineering), Hoffman Estates, Ill. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
  • David Bishop Skillman 1913 Library Prize. Awarded to a graduating senior library assistant who by his/her exemplary performance, skill, and dedication enhanced the library’s educational role.
    Meagan Betke ’13 (anthropology and sociology/German), Commack, N.Y.
  • Eugene P. Chase Phi Beta Kappa Prize. Awarded to sophomores who have demonstrated scholarship as a first-year student.
    Sinan Dundar ’15 (mechanical engineering), Istanbul, Turkey
    Li Guo ’15 (psychology), Wuhan, China (EXCEL Scholar)
    Heather Hughes ’15 (French), Rocky Mountain, N.C. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL 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.
    Bradford Bormann ’14 (biology), Flemington, N.J. (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.
    Brandi Porter ’13 (theater), Olney, Md.
  • 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.
    Phillips Bellis ’13 (civil engineering), Roseto, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis 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.
    Phillips Bellis ’13 (civil engineering), Roseto, Pa. (EXCEL Scholar) (Marquis Scholar)
    Karalyn Enz ’13 (psychology/music), Milford, N.J. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
    Zachary Jones ’13 (music/anthropology and sociology), Bethelem, Pa. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
    Matthew Mezger ’13 (history/government and law), Mount Bethel, Pa.
  • 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.
    Rachel Griffiths ’14 (geology), Dalton, Pa.
  • 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.
    Alexandra Behette ’13 (women and gender studies/government and law), Neshanic Station, N.J.
    Edward O’Brien ’16 Lake Hopatcong, N.J.
  • 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.
    Ellen Galperin ’15 (computer science), Warminster, Pa. (Marquis Scholar) (EXCEL Scholar)
  • Eleanor Winkey Prize. Awarded annually to the senior selected by the vice president for campus life from those who apply based on their undergraduate years of service to the residents of the Easton area community.
    Alana Siegel ’13 (psychology), Woodbury, N.Y.

 

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