Undergraduate Academic Awards

Clark graduates with diplomas

Undergraduate Academic Awards 2016 – 2017

Recognizing student scholars who have been awarded University or departmental awards and fellowships, membership in an honor society, or appointment to the Dean's List.

Dean's List | University Honor Societies | University Awards | Academic Department Awards | Student Summer Research and Internship Awards

University Honor Societies

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most esteemed academic honor society in the United States. Established in 1776 at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The society embraces freedom of inquiry, and liberty of thought and expression.

The Lambda of Massachusetts Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established at Clark University in 1953. Every spring, a select group of seniors who exemplify excellence in the Arts and Sciences, great character, and high potential are invited to join the chapter. Selection is made on the basis of outstanding academic achievement, demonstrated breadth and depth of studies in the liberal arts, intellectual curiosity and integrity, and tolerance for diverse views.

Members: Katherine Alexander | Samuel Balian | Claire Bayler | Yousra Benchekroun | Lawrence Bolduc | Jonathan Boyar | Senegal Carty | Yuanzheng Chen | Rachel Christ | Emily Donahoe | Themal Ellawala | Raphael Ellis | Gabriel Epstein | Yaffa Fain | Kara Fischer | Talia Gallagher | Rebecca Hadik | Turku Hasturk | Aviv Hilbig-Bokaer | John Hite | George Jreije | Elyana Kadish | Samuel Katz | Saira Khan | Siu Ting Lam | Degen Larkin | Duong Thuy Le | Julia Lewitt | Kaitlyn Lindtvedt | Despoina Lioliou | Charlotte Maxwell | Kallie McLoughlin | Isabel Miranda | Julianne Murphy | Rishya Narayanan | Marisa Natale | Samuel Nelin | Trang Thuy Nguyen | Precious Oyem | Meghan Paradis | Courtney Pharr | Madeline Phillips | Raechel Segal | Charis Smuthkochorn | Sedona Stewart | Courtney Thomas | Cassidy To | Lydia Warters | Victoria Whitney | Justin Wilbur | Laura Winslow | Beatriz Yepes | Fatima Ruiz

Phi Beta Kappa Prize

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most widely known academic honor society, celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. The Lambda chapter of Massachusetts at Clark University is pleased to offer the Phi Beta Kappa Sophomore Research Prize. This prize is for outstanding work that exemplifies the society's core values.

Recipient: Brendan Burgess

Fiat Lux

Fiat Lux is a distinguished honor society for members of the senior class. Fiat Lux members are selected based on an application of demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, and sustained commitment to community service.

Members: Yousra Benchekroun | Corey Bernstein | Yaffa Fain | Christian Farren | Madilyn Jacobsen | Digby Kalert | Molly Kellman | Hannah Levy | Savannah MacLean | Sarah Maloney | Aaron Meyer | Courtney Pharr | Celia Ringland | Emilie Smiley | Yonatan Sternberg | Megan Tighe |
Ariel Vaughan

Gryphon and Pleiades

The Gryphon and Pleiades Honor Society consists of 12 outstanding Clark University Seniors who exemplify the motto: Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship. The honor society's chief aim is to promote student leadership on and off campus. Gryphon and Pleiades has a long history at Clark University as a prestigious honor society. The organization today is the result of a merger of two earlier honor societies, Gryphon, the men's honor society founded in 1909, and Pleiades, the women's honor society founded in 1948. Each spring, members of Gryphon & Pleiades will induct rising seniors into the honor society.

Members: Brendan Burgess | Emilee Cocuzzo | Joshua DeMelo | Sherief Eldeeb | Margaret Foster | Alexander Grayson | Adam Katzman | Carly Robbins | Jennifer Rubin | Maria Rudorf | Annie Share | Qurrat (Anny) Ul-Ain

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Departmental Honor Societies

 

Lambda Pi Eta - National Communications Honor Society

 

Members: Kate Conquest | Anais DerSimonian | Jeremy Doss | Shirin Esmaeili Chinchilla | Camille Ferreol | Hannah Fox | Duong Thuy Le | Savannah MacLean | Celine Manneville | Zachary Martucelli | Zabrina Condor | Emma Ogg | Calia Ringland | Hannah Rosenblum | Melanie Rotax | Kelly Rourke

 

Omicron Delta Epsilon - National Economics Honor Society

 

Members:  Mickayla Aboujaoude | Oyut Amarjargal | Hasini Assiriyage | Ethan Giles | John Goracy | Alizay Hasan | Turku Hasturk | Will Heikes | Thomas Hutto | Mariami Iashagashvili | Nicholas Johnson | Chinedum Nwaogwugwu | Ji Park

 

Gamma Theta Upsilon - International Geography Honor Society

 

Members: Oyut Amarjargal | Madhubanti Anashua | Yousra Benchekroun | Katie Bosse | Nathan Bram | Madeleine Cassidy | Patrick Collins | Harris Eidelman | Gabriel Epstein | Maria Escobar Pardo | Shirin Esmaeili Chinchilla | Yaffa Fain | Alexandra Filipovic | Emma Freud | Koby Gardner-Levine | Zhanielle Green | Will Heikes | Madilyn Jacobsen | Anthony Jreije | Saira Khan | Anela Layugan | Katherine Luczai | Grant Madigan-Kolstad | Ian Mellin | Isabel Miranda | Mary Malloy | David O'Brien | Madeleine Ohno | Spring Pillsbury | Danilea Reyes Saade | Carly Robbins | Savannah Sanford | Olivia Schwarts | Thomas Smith | Miles-Philbert Weule Chandler

 

Phi Alpha Theta - National History Honor Society

 

Members: Samuel Balian | Rachel Christ | Patrick Fox | Alexandra Jeanotte | Hannah Kogut | Samuel Korstvedt | Thomas LaRose | Emily Langley | Sarina Lapin | Joshua Lewis | Zheng Liu | Charlotte Maxwell | Devin Melle | Marissa Natale | Meghan Paradis | Adelaide Petrov-Yoo | Stefan Sprinckmoller Alayza

 

Beta Gamma Sigma - National Management Honor Society

 

Members:  Duong Thuy Le

 

Phi Sigma Tau - National Philosophy Honor Society

 

Members: Madeleine Cassidy | Daniel Chivvis | Mitchell Dumbke | Alexander Grayson | Samuel Hill | Jessica Hoops | Joshua Lewis | Samuel Nelin | James Patin | Corey Patterson | Luke Schoppert

 

Pi Sigma Alpha - National Political Science Honor Society

 

Members: Katherine Alexander | Samuel Biasi | Camilo Botero-Alzate | Raymond Carville | Simon Elliott | Alicja Gancarz | Philip Gates | Rebecca Hadik | Ryan Hennrikus | Caleb Horton | Lauren Howard | George Jreije | Katherine Luczai | Savannah MacLean | Kallie McLoughlin | Lauren Meininger | Aaron Meyer | Edward Peluso | Spencer Pinkney | Donovan Smith | Michael Spanos | Samuel Spinner | Stefan Sprinckmoller Alayza | Sean Tatar | Nina Thacker | Courtney Thomas | Yukio

 

Psi Chi - National Psychology Honor Society

 

Members: Alyssa Adams | Devin Barnes | Larissa Beecher | Corey Bernstein | Marissa Bohlman | Noah Bressler | Lauren Canoni | Elia Champi Tello | Daniel Chivvis | Alyssa Collins | Leah Crawford | Haley Cronshaw | Melanie DeFilippo | Joshua DeMelo | Matthew Diamond | Maya Duffy |
Lamarre Edouard | Sherief Eldeeb | Themal Ellawala | Raphael Ellis | Camila Espinosa | Camille Ferreol | Erin Fitzpatrick | Emma Frank | Derek Garrison-Bedell | Rachel Gaufberg | Alika Gillard | Juliana Gluck | Emelie Graebner | Kathleen Greer | Andres Gvirtz | Min Ji Ha | Brandon Hall | Kendall Harcourt | Maxine Harvey | Turku Hasturk | Rui He | Madeline Heilner | Mica Hinga | Faith Eleanor Hollander | Mary Iorio | Jacob Kahn | Adrienne Kasmally | Morgan Krom | Declan Kurant | Nathan Lavoie | Hyomin Lee | Amanda Levasseur | Jenna Libera | Despoina Lioliou | Hannah Lukas | Olivia Lyons | Khali Maden | Taylor McAllister | Mathilde McAlpin | Savannah McCarter | Fiona McDonnell | Simone McGuinness | Michelle Malkin | Montana Mellon | Eliza Meltzer | Jacqueline Menton | Emily Monahan Morang | Cindy Mohnblatt Bronstein | Amelia Mohr |
Zabrina Motwani Condor | Rishya Narayanan | Anna-Louise Noden | Aidan Ottoni-Wilhelm | Kayla Paton | Kasey Roscello | Loren Roth | Aaron M. Sabot | Rebecca Schaffer | Julia Schroeder | Leah Simonson | Miranda Smerling | Colleen Smith | Yonathan Sternberg | SedJing Sun Man | Katherine Swierk | Andy Thomas | Cassidy To | Heather Todoroff | Adelisa Turnadzic | Nora Turok | Noah Tye | Leone Urban | Emily Valante | Alden Welles | Alyssa Williams | Laura Winslow | Beatriz Yepes | Michelle Yun | Fatima Zavala Ruiz

 

Alpha Kappa Delta - International Sociology Honor Society

 

Members: Molly Bond | Iolanthe Brooks | Tyrrell Brown | Michael Bryer | Nicole Chambers | Kate Conquest | Matthew Diamond | Markiesha Duverneau | Yaffa Fain | RoryAlice Hoecker | Alexandra Jeannotte | Amanda Levasseur | Erica Payson | Yasmine Shawwaf | Emilie Smiley | Donovan Snyder | Michelle Soroksky | Michela Tucci | Lydia Warters | Justin Woods

 

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University Awards

The James Bogdanoff '82 Fellowship

The James Bogdanoff '82 Fellowship was established by Robin Messing '83, family and friends in memory of James Bogdanoff '82. They sought to honor the memory of this successful television journalist and producer of ABC's Good Morning America, whose career and personal life were characterized by modesty and kindness. The fellowship is awarded annually to an undergraduate student who shows demonstrated interest in journalism or television journalism as well as exemplary character and integrity.

Recipient: Sarah Wells

Thomas M. Dolan '62 Outstanding Service Award

The Thomas M. Dolan Outstanding Service Awards were established by the Ruth H. and Warren A. Ellsworth Foundation to honor Thomas M. Dolan, BA '62, MA Ed '63, on the occasion of his twenty-five years of service to Clark University. The award is given annually to one female graduating senior and one male graduating senior in recognition of their outstanding service to the University.

Recipients: Corey Bernstein | Chiara White-Mink

The Howard Bonar Jefferson Award

The Howard Bonar Jefferson Award was established by Margaret W. and Richard P. Traina in memory of Howard Bonar Jefferson, whose leadership as Clark's president from 1946 to 1967 significantly reinforced the University's academic programs and reputation. The recipient is chosen based on his/her demonstrated academic excellence, breadth of intellectual interests, depth of intellectual commitment, and scholarly or creative achievement.

 

Recipient: Katherine Alexander

 

The Marshall Geer McKim Memorial Fund

The Marshall Geer McKim Memorial Fund was established by the family and friends of Marshall Geer McKim, class of 1991, in his memory. The fund enables undergraduate students to travel abroad for educational enrichment.

Recipients for Spring 2017 semester: Alyssa Collins | Halley Glier | Yamaya Jean | Melanie Jennings | Daniel Oliveria

The Hervey Ross '50, L.H.D. '07 LEEP Oratorical Contest 2015

The Hervey Ross LEEP Oratorical Contest was established in 2012 by Hervey Ross '50, L.H.D. '07, to encourage and reward excellence in public speaking. Prizes are awarded annually to students who give brief talks about their LEEP Projects.

Recipients: No award in 2017

The Paul P. Vouras '51 Social Science Award

The Paul P. Vouras Social Science Award, established by Paul P. Vouras '51, is awarded annually to an outstanding student majoring in the social sciences. The recipient has proven excellence in the major, and breadth and strength in the program within the social sciences.

 

Recipients: Daniela Reyes Saade | Courtney Thomas

 

The Wisniewski Award for Academic Excellence & Creativity

The Wisniewski Award for Academic Excellence & Creativity was established by Thomas Wisniewski, class of 1987. The award recognizes a student who has displayed creativity and excellence in pursuit of their own original ideas and/or scholarship.

Recipient: Ian Jackson

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Academic Departments and Program Awards

Asian Studies Program

Dr. Lee Gurel '48 Asian Studies Award

The Dr. Lee Gurel '48 Asian Studies Award is given to an outstanding graduating senior for academic excellence in Asian Studies.

 

Recipient: Cassidy To

 

Biology

 

M. Margaret Comer Memorial Award for Undergraduate Studies in the Biological Sciences

The M. Margaret Comer Award for Undergraduate Research was established by Clark University in memory of Professor Margaret Comer, a member of the Clark faculty from 1976 to 1992. Upon Professor Comer's unexpected early death, the University decided to recognize her "extraordinary personal commitment to exacting scientific research" by annually supporting an undergraduate who demonstrates achievement or high potential in biology or biochemistry research.

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The David Potter Award for Excellence in Biology

The Potter Award was established by Dr. and Mrs. Warren Litsky, AB '45 in honor of Botany Professor David Potter. This fund is used to provide a prize to an outstanding senior biology major.

Recipient: Degen Larkin | Precious Oyem | Courtney Pharr | Victoria Whitney

Chemistry and Biochemistry

American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry

The American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry Awarded to an outstanding student who has displayed an interest and aptitude for Analytical Chemistry.

Recipient: No award in 2017

American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry

The American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry recognizes a senior who displays a significant aptitude for organic chemistry.

 

Recipient: Devon Fontaine

 

American Chemical Society, Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry

The American Chemical Society, Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry recognizes a senior who displays a significant aptitude for inorganic chemistry.

 

Recipient: Alistair Richardson

 

American Institute of Chemists Foundation Student Award

The American Institute of Chemists Foundation Student Award is awarded to one chemistry and one BCMB senior for outstanding records of achievement.

 

Recipients: Devon Fontaine | Alistair Richardson

 

Chemical Rubber Company Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award

The Chemical Rubber Company Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement Award, Sponsored by Taylor & Francis Group, is awarded in recognition of a student's outstanding academic achievement in Chemistry.

Recipients: Tayla Cormier | Emma Narkewicz

 

Organic Chemistry Prize

The Organic Chemistry Prize is awarded to an undergraduate student for his/her outstanding performance in Organic Chemistry.

Recipient: Luke Barrows

Wen-Yang Wen Award for Excellence in Physical Chemistry

The Wen-Yang Wen Endowed Prize for Excellence in Chemistry was established by the family and friends of Weng-Yeng Wen to honor his retirement as a professor at Clark University. The income from this endowment is used to provide a prize for an outstanding upperclassman studying Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Recipient: Jonathan Chellali

Cultural Studies and Communication Program

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award

 

Recipient: Kelly Rourke

Economics

David R. Porter '35 Prize for Excellence in Economics

The David R. Porter '35 Prize for Excellence in Economics was established in honor and memory of David R. Porter, a member of the Class of '35, and Trustee of the University, by his family and friends. The award is given every fall to the outstanding senior majoring in Economics.

Recipient: Tehreem Cheema | Michael Gaiewski

Harry B. and Alice N. Sheftel Endowed Prize in Economics

Awarded annually by the Economics department to an outstanding undergraduate student, except in those years when extraordinary scholarship by a graduate student or faculty member deserves recognition.

 

Recipients: Trang Thuy Nguyen | Matthew Sullivan

 

The Roger Van Tassel Book Prize

The Roger Van Tassel Book Prize is awarded each year to an outstanding freshman or sophomore in elementary economics. The award takes the form of a book such as a biography of an economist or classic work in economics. Professor Van Tassel taught at Clark for 42 years, including 21 years as Department Chair. He had a special passion for introducing undergraduate students to economics and also taught courses in international economics.

Recipient: Lakshmana Chavali | Karishma Sewsankar

English

Leroy Allston Ames Essay Contest

The Leroy Allston Ames fund was established by Charles B. Cohn ’35 in honor of the late Prof. Leroy Alston Ames. Awards are given to the students who submit the best essays on the literature and/or history of England from 1750 - 1900.

 

Recipients: Nadia Friedler | Logan Manchester

William H. Carter, Jr. Prize in English

The William H. Carter Jr. Prize in English was established by Harriet R. Carter in memory of her husband, William H. Carter, Jr., an English department professor for over three decades. In addition to his teaching and scholarship, Dr. Carter chaired the department for three consecutive terms. The fund supports a prize to be awarded to the outstanding senior English major.

Recipient: Charlotte Gyang-Duah

Loring Homes and Ruth Dodd Drama Contest

The Loring Homes and Ruth Dodd Drama Contest was established by Clark University English and Art Professor Loring Holmes Dodd and his wife, Ruth Esleeck Dodd, to stimulate undergraduate interest in plays and playwriting. The award is for a play, preferably one-act, written by a Clark undergraduate.

Recipients: Toni Armstrong | Chloe Anderson | Laura Barker | Emily Denny

Prentiss Cheney Hoyt Poetry Contest

The Prentiss Cheney Hoyt Poetry Contest was established in 1925 by alumni as a memorial to Dr. Hoyt, a professor of English from 1909 to 1920 during which he also served as chair. Professor Hoyt has been described as a colorful figure, a big, blond, Vermonter with a Vandyke beard. He not only taught the undergraduates English literature and coached their dramatic productions, but was also on friendly terms with all his students past and present. He was a teacher who could challenge his students to a tennis match - and beat them!

Recipients: Maria Connors | Jessica Hoops | Genevieve Mahoney | Cassidy To

Betty '79 and Stanley Sultan Short Story Contest

The Betty '79 and Stanley Sultan Short Story Contest is funded by an alumna and her husband, Professor Stan Sultan, a recently deceased member of the English faculty. This fund provides up to three awards for the best short stories written by Clark undergraduates. The purpose of the gift is to stimulate undergraduate interest in short-story and other creative writing.

Recipients: Chukwuma Egbuzie | Rachel Lloyd | Davina Tomlin

Virginia Mason Vaughan Prize for Most Outstanding Honors Thesis in Creative Writing

This award was established by Clark alumni Michael and Leslie Leffell to honor both Professor Vaughan and the most outstanding graduating English majors. Awards are given based on quality of research, overall conceptualization, mastery of a complex literary topic, and elegance in writing.

 

Recipient: Haifa Hanzala

 

Virginia Mason Vaughan Prize for Most Outstanding Honors Thesis in Critical Analysis

This award was established by Clark alumni Michael and Leslie Leffell to honor both Professor Vaughan and the most outstanding graduating English majors. Awards are given based on quality of research, overall conceptualization, mastery of a complex literary topic, and elegance in writing.

 

Recipient: Jonathan Boyer

Geography

Ellen Churchill Semple Award

The Ellen Churchill Semple Award is given to an outstanding graduating senior geography major. The award is based primarily on a student's academic achievements, although consideration is also given to professional and community achievements, independent research activities, publications and consulting.

 

Recipients: Yaffa Fain | Saira Khan

 

Clark Labs GIS Excellence Award

This award is given to a senior that has excelled in the field of GIS

 

Recipients: Alexandra Filipovic | Will Heikes

 

Global Environmental Studies Outstanding Student Award

The Global Environmental Studies Outstanding Student Award is given to an outstanding graduating senior who is recognized for academic excellence within the Global Environmental Studies program.

 

Recipient: Claire Bayler

 

 

NCGE (National Council for Geographic Education) Excellence in Scholarship Award

The NCGE Excellence of Scholarship Award is given in recognition of outstanding scholastic performance in the field of geography. The National Council presents this award for Geographic Education and the Association of Geographers.

 

Recipient: Isabel Miranda

 

Linda Roth Memorial Activist Scholar Award

Linda Roth was a graduate of the Geography PhD program at Clark University and was an accomplished award-winning forest ecology scientist and a life-long social justice and environmental activist. This award is given to an outstanding Global Environmental Studies major who embodies the principles of scholarship and activism that Linda Roth demonstrated during her life.

 

Recipient: Katherine Luczai

 

Strabo Award

The Strabo Prize is given in recognition of intellectual leadership, exploration, and creativity. It is named for the Greek Geographer Strabo, whose masterful work, Geography, charted the known world of his time.

Recipients: Ian Jackson | Rose Kendrick

The Marcia V. Szugda-Emani Memorial Environmental Scholarship Award

The Marcia V. Szugda-Emani Memorial Environmental Scholarship Award is given to a graduating senior with a record of high academic achievement. The award is designated for advanced research projects related to geography and the environment with a focus on the environment and its relevance to human well-being.

 

Recipient: Daniela Reyes Saade

 

History

 

George A. Billias American History Prize

The George A. Billias America History Prize is awarded to an undergraduate student for the best essay in American History.

 

Recipient: Charlotte Maxwell

 

H. Donaldson Jordan Prize

The H. Donaldson Jordan Prize is awarded to an undergraduate student for the best essay on a historical topic.

 

Recipient: Rachel Christ 

 

Paul Lucas European History Prize

The Paul Lucas European History Prize is awarded to an undergraduate student for the best essay in European History.

 

Recipient: Meghan Paradis

 

International Development

Academic Achievement Award

The Academic Achievement Award is to an outstanding graduating senior in the IDSC honors program. Criteria for the award include overall GPA, GPA within the major, and quality of the IDSC honors thesis.

 

Recipient: Claire Bayler

 

Impact Award

The Impact Award is given to a graduating senior in the ID major who has shown personal integrity and has demonstrated leadership and/or collaboration in community service and progressive change.

 

Recipients: Sara Davidow

 

Theodore Von Laue Undergraduate Prize in International Development

The Theodore Von Laue Undergraduate Prize in International Development was established by Mrs. Theodore (Angela) Von Laue. The award goes to a junior majoring in International Development, who has demonstrated accomplishment and commitment to the search for peace, equitable distribution of resources, human well-being, and environmental justice.

Recipient: No award in 2017

Languages, Literature and Culture

 

J. Fannin King Memorial Award for Excellence in Comparative Literature

The J. Fannin King Memorial Award for Excellence in Comparative Literature is awarded to an outstanding senior in comparative literature.

 

Recipients: Aviv Hilbig-Bokaer | Madeline Phillips

 

J. Fannin King Award for Excellence in French

The J. Fannin King Award for Excellence in French is awarded to an outstanding senior majoring in French.

 

Recipient: Dexel Sagoe-Moses

 

Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Award for Excellence in Spanish

The Theodore and Phyllis Barbera Award for Excellence in Spanish is awarded to an outstanding senior in Spanish studies.

 

Recipients: John Hite | Digby Kalert | Julia Lewitt

 

Management

 

William '53 and Agnes Hausrath Leadership Award

The William '53 and Agnes Hausrath Leadership Award recognizes the leadership accomplishments of our talented and accomplished undergraduate students. The Hausrath Leadership Award is given to a current undergraduate Management Major student who has demonstrated exemplary leadership qualities during his/her time at Clark.

 

Recipients: No undergraduate award in 2017

 

 

Morton H. '51 and Vivian B. Sigel Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Management Major

The award to Clark’s top undergraduate management student is named in the Sigels’ honor, and their generous financial support created the Sigel MBA Fellowship.

 

Recipient: Duong Thuy Le

 

Mathematics and Computer Science

 

Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science Award

 

Recipient: No award in 2017

 

Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics Award

 

Recipient: No award in 2017

Philosophy

Excellence in Philosophical Studies

The Excellence in Philosophical Studies award is presented to two Philosophy majors who have achieved excellence in Philosophical Studies.

 

Recipient: Mitchell Dumbke

 

David N. Saltman '83 Undergraduate Prize for Excellence in Philosophy

 

Recipients: Corey Patterson | Samuel Nelin

 

Logic Prize in Philosophy

The Logic Prize is awarded annually by the Philosophy Department faculty to a Clark undergraduate student who has demonstrated exemplary work in the area of Symbolic Logic.

Recipient: Mitchell Dumbke

Physics

Roy S. Andersen '43 Award

The Roy S. Andersen '43 Award was established by Roy S. Andersen and friends in order to increase the interest of high school students in Physics and in the related sciences, including Mathematics; to increase the reputation of the Sciences at Clark University among high school students, teachers and guidance counselors; and to increase the public's understanding of science.

Recipients: Burhan Ahmed | Philip Ben Osuri

Albert C. Erickson '30 Academic Award

The Albert C. Erickson '30 Academic Award was established by the Tupper Foundation in memory of the late Albert C. Erickson (Ph.D., Physics, 1934), to provide an annual award to a senior at Clark, who has done outstanding work in Physics and Mathematics, and who shows unusual promise in these fields.

Recipient: Logan Bishop-Van Horn

Political Science

Morris H. Cohen Prize for Excellence in American Political and Public Policy

The Morris H. Cohen Prize was established to honor Morris H. Cohen, who joined the Government Department faculty at Clark University in 1947, and, who until his death in 1990, set the highest standards in teaching. He always had a deep concern for all facets of undergraduate learning and undergraduate education and who, after retirement in 1989, remained an active member of the Clark University community by directing the Clark Washington Semester Program at American University. The prize is given to recognize the outstanding Government major at the beginning of his or her senior year.

Recipient: Adam Katzman

Sallie Robinson Holthausen Prize for Excellence in International Relations

The Sallie R. Holthausen Prize was established in honor and memory of Sallie R. Holthausen, a member of the class of 1958, by her family and friends. The prize is given annually to an outstanding Political Science student for excellence in the subfield of International Relations.

 

Recipient: George Jreije

 

The Zenovia Sochor Memorial Fund
The Zenovia Sochor Memorial Fund is awarded annually by the Political Science Department to declared Political Science majors or minors studying abroad in spring, preferably in an Eastern European country. Professor Zenovia Sochor taught comparative politics courses at Clark for almost two decades. She was known by students and colleagues as a gifted scholar, a valued friend, and a caring mentor. Alumni, friends, and colleagues created the Zenovia Sochor Memorial Fund to provide support to Clark students for study abroad experiences.

Recipients: Charline Kirongozi | Nathan MacDonald | Brenna Robeson

Irving and Edith Wilner Prize for Best research Paper in American Politics

The Irving and Edith Wilner Prize was established by Irving Wilner, class of 1932, to award a student who has published on a topic of practical significance in the improvement of the functioning of American political institutions.

Recipient: Sean Tatar

Pre-Law Program

 

The Elaine '65 and Barry D. Epstein ’62 Pre-Law Award

The Elaine '65 and Barry D. Epstein ’62 Pre-Law Award is given annually to a pre-law student with high academic standing who has been active in the programming offered by the The Elaine '65 and Barry D. Epstein ’62 Pre-Law Society. The award was established through a generous gift in 2016 from Barry Epstein in honor of his late wife, Elaine Epstein.

Recipient: Lauren Howard

Premedical/Predental Program

 

Dr. Kenneth A. Senter '43 Endowed Award for Premed Undergraduate Students

Dr. Kenneth A. Senter '43 Endowed Award for Premed Undergraduate Students provides an annual award to a premedical undergraduate student with high academic standing.

 

Recipients: William Hawkins | Iva Hoxha | Andres Torres Olivieri

 

Edward N. Trachtenberg Endowed Prize

The Edward N. Trachtenberg Endowed Prize is awarded to a health professions applicant based on academic record and suitability for the profession.

 

Recipient: Vladislav Kiveliyk   

Psychology

Simon and Eve Colin Undergraduate Creativity Award

The Simon and Eve Colin Undergraduate Creativity Award was established by the Colin family, Barbara, Fred and Rebecca '89 Colin, in honor of Simon and Eve Colin and in recognition of the many values associated with active undergraduate participation in research. The award is intended to encourage inspired, innovative, and extraordinary students in their pursuit of research in Psychology.

Recipient: Sherief Eldeeb | Jenna Libera

Dr. Lee Gurel '48 / John E. Bell Endowed Student/Faculty Achievement Award

The Dr. Lee Gurel '48 / John E. Bell Endowed Student/Faculty Achievement Award was established by Dr. Lee Gurel, class of 1948, in honor of John Elderkin Bell, a former faculty member in the Psychology Department. The award, based on academic merit and chosen by the department, goes to the most outstanding senior psychology major who has attended Clark for at least three years. A second award goes to the Psychology faculty member named by the student recipient as having been most influential in their Clark education.

 

Recipients: Themal Ellawala (student) and Abbie Goldberg (faculty mentor)

 

Herman A. Witkin Memorial Fund

The Herman A. Witkin Memorial Fund was established in memory of the late Herman A. Witkin, by his wife, Dr. Evelyn M. Witkin. Herman Witkin was a distinguished psychologist, internationally known for his programmatic work on cognitive style. The fund is used to support an occasional Herman A. Witkin Memorial Lecture, or a Witkin Fellow, or other memorial activity at the Heinz Werner Institute, Clark University.

Recipient: Andres Gvirtz

Outstanding Undergraduates in Psychology Award

The Outstanding Undergraduates in Psychology Award is given to graduating senior psychology majors who have excelled in academics and research.

 

Recipients: Camille Ferreol | Jacob Kahn | Despoina Lioliou | Fatima Ruiz

 

Sociology

 

Addams-Mills Award

The Addams-Mills Award is given annually to honor one or two graduating sociology majors who exemplify the community service ideas of Jane Addams, a founder of community-based social work and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and the intellectual tradition of C. Wright Mills, an outspoken sociologist and critic of American power structures.

 

Recipient: Yaffa Fain

Visual and Performing Arts

Robert P. Manero Memorial Music Award

The Robert P. Manero Memorial Music Award was established in 1987 by the Clark University Music Program in honor of lecturer Robert P. Manero. The award is given to an outstanding senior in the Visual and Performing Arts music program.

 

Recipient: Matthew Alvarado-Ross

 

Patricia M. Plamondon Undergraduate Award in Visual and Performing Arts

The Patricia M. Plamondon Award is given to juniors and seniors who have demonstrated their talent in and commitment to the arts and for whom the award will serve to enhance their studies, research, or project-related travel. The award is made annually by a vote of the full-time faculty of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

 

Recipient: Jeremy Herrera Doss

 

Jason Michael Simpkins Memorial Endowment for Screen Studies

The Jason Michael Simpkins Memorial Endowment for Screen Studies was established by Larry J. and Michelle Simpkins in memory of their son, Jason Michael Simpkins, a member of the class of 2005. The award is to assist undergraduate students with the expenses incurred in completion of a film and/or a piece of written research. The recipients should possess high academic ability in Screen Studies and exceptional character, with an intention to pursue a career or higher education in screen studies.

Recipient: Sarah Kaplan

Women's and Gender Studies

 

Alice Higgins Award in Women's Studies

The Alice Higgins Award is presented in honor of long-time Clark Trustee and supporter of WGS, Alice Higgins, for outstanding contributions to women and girls at Clark University and/or the wider community.

Recipient: Alyssa Adams

   

 

The Cynthia Enloe Scholar/Activist Award

The Cynthia Enloe Scholar/Activist Award is given to a student who has worked hard to advance scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies and has been an activist in this cause.

 

Recipient: Elyana Kadish

 

The Hazel Hughes Women's Studies Award for Academic Excellence and Creativity

The Hazel Hughes Award is presented in honor of the former Dean of Women Students Hazel Hughes. The award is given for outstanding academic achievement by an undergraduate student.

 

Recipient: Leah Simonson

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Summer Research and Internship Awards

Chandler Bailey Internship in Economics

The Chandler Bailey Internship in Economics was established by Chandler Bailey, class of '72, to encourage and support summer research in Economics by undergraduates, including both individual research projects by students and joint projects involving Clark Economics professors.

Recipient: Andres Gvirtz

Theodore H. Barth Foundation Summer Internship Award

Thanks to the generosity of the Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Career Services is able to offer Clark undergraduate students the Theodore H. Barth Foundation Summer Internship Award to support their unpaid summer internship in the non-profit sector. This summer eight Barth interns will work at non-profit organizations in the United States and abroad, gaining valuable workplace experience and contributing to the missions of these organizations.

Recipients: Maha Akbar | Jessica Boulet | Leta Branham | Brian Eckelman | Alyssa Pelletier | Maria Pena | Rebecca Silver

Lise Anne and Leo E. Beavers II Fellowship

The Lise Anne and Leo E. Beavers II Fellowship was established by Drs. Leo E. and Dorothy J. Beavers BA '49 in honor of their son, Leo E. Beavers, II, and in memory of their daughter, Lise Anne. The fund supports students or faculty members for research into the biochemical, neurological or genetic causes of intellectual disabilities or mental illness.

Recipients: Ann Kim | Jenna Libera

Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Fund for Scholars of Holocaust Studies

The Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Fund for Scholars of Holocaust Studies was established by The Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Foundation, Inc., of New York, to fund annual awards to two or more undergraduate students for research or internships related to the Holocaust.

Recipient: Spencer Cronin

James '39 and Ada Bickman Summer Science Research Internship

The James '39 and Ada Bickman Summer Science Research Internships for Undergraduates was established by James Bickman, a member of the class of 1939, and his wife, Ada Bickman. The fund supports summer research internships for undergraduate students. Awards shall be made to students in their junior year, for research to be conducted between their junior and senior years.

Recipients: Chloe Kellum | Nikita Kupko | Jordan Resta

Sara Bickman Music and Arts Summer Internship Award

The Sara Bickman Music and Arts Summer Internship Award was established by James Bickman, a member of the class of 1939, and his sons Martin and David Bickman, in memory of his wife and their mother, Sara Bickman. The fund shall be used to support summer internships for undergraduate students majoring in the visual and performing arts. Awards shall be made to students in their junior year for projects to be conducted between their junior and senior years.

Recipients: Liat Graff | Teide Riley-McNary | Jacqueline Savageau

 

Peter J. Condakes Summer Research Fellowship Award

The Peter Condakes Research Fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Peter Condakes, an alumnus and geography major from the class of 1978. The fellowship provides a stipend for an undergraduate geography major to work on a summer research project with a geography faculty member.

Recipients: Sophia Aronow | Ian Jackson

Albert C. Erickson '30 Summer Research Award

The Albert C. Erickson '30 Summer Research Award was established by the Tupper Foundation to provide an annual award to a Clark undergraduate, who has done outstanding work in Physics and Mathematics, and who shows unusual promise in these fields. The Erickson Scholarship has been offered annually since 1963 in memory of the late Albert C. Erickson (BA '30, MA '31 Ph.D., Physics, '34)

Recipients: Nathan Fitzpatrick | Nikolay Ionkin

Stanley Geschwind Memorial Summer Research Internship Award (Physics)

The Stanley Geschwind Memorial Summer Research Internship Award was established by his sons Daniel, Benjamin, and Michael; daughters-in-law Ethelyn Geschwind and Sandy Geschwind; former students Jonathan Goldstein (Class of 1997) and Jenny Sun (Class of 1998); and Clark parent Melvin Goldstein, P '97. The fund supports summer research internships for undergraduate students majoring in Physics.

Recipient: Sheila Ford

Ina R. and Haskell R. Gordon Fund for Undergraduate Students of Holocaust Studies

The Ina R. and Haskell R. Gordon Fund for Undergraduate Students of Holocaust Studies was established by Ina Gordon, trustee of the Ina and Haskell Gordon Charitable Trust of Worcester, Massachusetts, to support one or more undergraduate students for research, travel or internships related to the Holocaust.

Recipient: Casey Bush

Lois M.P.A. '78 and Robert '49 Green UDSC Summer Internship

The Lois M.P.A. '78 and Robert '49 Green Urban Development and Social Change (UDSC) Summer Internship was established by Lois B. and Robert F. Green, to support undergraduate student internships in the city of Worcester. The fund is intended to complement Clark University's work through the University Park Partnership.

Recipients: Claire Shapton | Katherine Wallace

The Harrington Public Affairs Fellowship Program For Undergraduates
The Harrington Public Affairs Fellowship Program for Undergraduates, funded by the Francis A. Harrington Public Fund, was created in 2006-2007 to encourage and support the pursuit of creative or original research in politics and public policy or in service learning in the public or nonprofit sector by Clark undergraduates. The Department awards fellowships for projects that connect to the public life of citizenship and help to create new knowledge that advances public affairs and civic life. Recipients may use their fellowship for a project in the United States or abroad. Approximately five Harrington Fellowship awards will be made each year.

The Harrington Public Affairs Fellowship Program is designed to foster a vibrant community of undergraduates who are interested in the study of politics and public policy and in the world of public service, government or nonprofit. It seeks to do this not only by funding projects but by bringing Fellows and their faculty mentors together during the academic year to exchange ideas and experiences.

Recipients: Dea Dodi | Samantha Flanagan | Jana Kelnhofer | Charline Kirongozi | Sara Nasah | David Sullivan

H.E.R.O. (Human-Environment Regional Observatory) Fellowship

The H.E.R.O. (Human Environmental Regional Observatory) Fellowship is awarded to select Clark undergraduate students who have energetic and inquisitive minds, who are fearless when charting new intellectual territory, and who demonstrate evidence of outstanding scholarly and professional potential.

Recipients: Eli Baldwin | Meyru Bhanti | Hannah Corney | Joe Mogel | Miles Weule Chandler | Gemma Wilkens

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program U-Reka Honorees

The U-Reka Big Idea Contest is sponsored by Clark's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. A $5000 prize is split between three student teams that compete to gain funding for a business venture, student project or activity. The Big Ideas should benefit Clark University students and/or the Main South community.

Recipients: Anika Kreckel and Max Kreckel (1st place) | Daysha Williams (2nd place) | Mitchell Mondro and Lewis Mariano (Audience Choice)

International Studies Stream Summer Research Award

The International Studies Stream Summer Research Award is for student research with a global dimension, supervised by a Clark Faculty member.

Recipients: Absar Ali | Yousra Benchekroun | Anthony Jreije

Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Summer Research Scholarship

 

To honor the memory of Dr. h. c. Henry J. Leir, a successful industrialist, and Erna D. Leir, both patrons of Clark University, The Leir Luxembourg Program-Clark University (LLP-CU) offers The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Summer Research Scholarship which enables Clark students to work as interns and/or conduct research with a business or institute in The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg or a Luxembourg affiliated institution in the US.

Recipients: No undergraduates in 2017


Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Merit Scholarships

 

To honor the memory of Dr. h. c. Henry J. and Erna D. Leir, patrons of Clark University, the Leir Luxembourg Program-Clark University (LLP-CU) offers the Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Merit Scholarships which recognizes the academic achievement of undergraduate students from Clark University, and enables them to live and study in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with the May Term Program.

Recipients: Johnny Bui | Sophia Dzikas | Eleanor Eatono | Ben Wasserman | Tommy Wu

 


Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Excellence Through Diversity Scholarship

 

As part of Clark University, the Leir Luxembourg Program echoes the University's commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community. To this end, the Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Excellence Through Diversity Scholarships recognize the academic achievement of students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first generation college students, students from low income families, and students with a history of overcoming adversity, and enables them to live and study in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg with the May Term Program.

Recipients: Johnny Bui | Sophia Dzikas | Eleanor Eaton | Harpreet Kaur | Bolin Wang | Tommy Wu

Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Fellows

The Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science Fellowships are awarded annually to selected Clark undergraduate students with an interest in marine science and policy who have excelled in their academic preparation and show promise in field research and/or policy analysis.

Recipients: Tyler Anderson | Anika Kreckel | Carly Robbins | Alexis Stabalas

Arthur E. Martell and Thomas T. Sughihara Summer Science Internship Award

The Arthur E. Martell and Thomas T. Sughihara Summer Science Internship Award was established by Dr. Lester B. Jacobson '63, in order to sponsor an outstanding undergraduate Chemistry student to work with a senior faculty member of the Chemistry Department during the summer months.

Recipient: No Award in 2017

Maurine H. Milburn Summer Research Fellowship

Former Trustee Janice Culpepper '77, honoring her grandmother, Maurine Milburn, has established the Maurine H. Milburn Summer Research Fellowship fund to support the sciences in the following ways: the income shall be divided into three equal parts among the Chemistry Department, the Biology Department, and the Physics Department to be earmarked for undergraduate summer fellowships, and/or individual departmental equipment needs.

Recipients: Yoni Hazen | Caneron Mitchell | Tim Jones

Frederick M. and Alice Murdock Summer Science Internship

The Frederick M. and Alice Murdock Summer Science Internship was established by Frederick M. Murdock '30, MA '31., to support summer research internships for undergraduate students majoring in Chemistry. Awards shall be made to students in their junior year for research to be conducted between their junior and senior years.

Recipients: No award in 2017

Donald J. Nelson Endowed Research Fellowship

The Professor Donald J. Nelson Endowed Research Fund was established by Shirley F. Riopel-Nelson, in memory of her husband the late Professor Donald J. Nelson. The monies are used to provide research grants to undergraduates pursuing studies in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology.

Recipient: No award in 2017

PCI Synthesis Chemistry Summer Fellowship

The PCI Synthesis Chemistry Summer Fellowship is awarded annually to an undergraduate chemistry major who has exhibited potential for research.

Recipients: Luke Barrows | Joseph McElwee

Steinbrecher Fellows

In 2005, the family and friends of Clark alumnus David C. Steinbrecher '81 created the Steinbrecher Fellowship Program with a generous gift that established a permanent endowment in memory of David that provides fellowships for Clark undergraduates to pursue original ideas, creative research, public service or enrichment projects.

Recipients: Odgerel Chintulga | Spencer Cronin | Sherief Eldeeb | Alika Gillard | Molly Gurney | Anthony Jreije | Charline Kirongozi | Lucyna Kogut | Erika Shaper

 

Doris Tager Summer Stipend

The Doris Tager Summer Stipend was awarded this year for an internship and/or research related to the Holocaust.

 

Recipient: Macy Goldman

 

National Scholarships and Awards

Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships are sponsored by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), a major federal initiative designed to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with foreign language and international skills. Boren Awards provide U.S. undergraduate and graduate students with resources and encouragement to acquire language skills and experience in countries critical to the future security and stability of our nation.

 

Recipient: Tom Hutto

 

 

The Fulbright Commission Summer Institute

The Fulbright Commission Summer Institute is a four-week cultural and academic program for US students. Hannah attended the institute held at Durham University in the UK. The theme of this institute is The Northern Borders of Empire to the Making of the Middle Ages. Students participate in a suite of projects focused on sites along the northern edges of the old Roman frontier in Britain (Hadrian’s Wall) playing a full part in excavations and gaining first-hand knowledge and experience of UK archaeological professional practice.

 

Recipients: Aviv Hilbig-Bokaer | Maia Moore | Madeline Phillips 

 

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies or credit-bearing, career-oriented internships abroad. Such international exchange is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to support students who have been traditionally under-represented in education abroad.
Award recipients are chosen by a competitive selection process and must use the award to defray eligible study or intern abroad costs. This congressionally funded program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education.

Recipient: None in 2017

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully funded summer overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students, sponsored by the U. S. Department of State. Through the CLS, a select group of students strive to broaden the base of Americans mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries.

Recipient: Thomas Hutto

 

The Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Program

 

The JET Program is a competitive employment opportunity that allows young professionals to live and work in cities, towns, and villages throughout Japan, representing the United States as cultural ambassadors. Most participants work as translators or serve as Assistant Language Teachers in public and private schools throughout Japan.

 

Recipients: Keane Gately | Sam Spinner | Cassidy To

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