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Honors Convocation 2016

Congratulations to the outstanding students and faculty who received awards at this year's Honors Convocation!

Departmental Awards

ANTHROPOLOGY, presented by Christina Leza

The Courtney Cusick Memorial Prize — Morgan Novy, Josephine Brownell

ART, presented by Scott Johnson

Outstanding Senior Art Studio Show Award — Henry Weaver

Mary Chenoweth Award — Christopher Wu, Arielle Drisko

Craig Herst Arts Prize Scholar Award — Sabrina Piersol, Jake Paron

The Kirsch Prize — Alicia Danielson

ASIAN STUDIES

Excellence in Asian Studies — Matthew Swartsfager

CHEMISTRY, presented by Habiba Vaghoo

The Otis A & Margaret T. Barnes Award — Alyssa Ortega

First Year Chemistry Award — Savanna Snell

William C Champion Prize — name withheld

Outstanding Senior Award in Biochemistry — Emma Krakoff

Outstanding Senior Award in Chemistry — Benjamin Greydanus, Haley Schroeder

ACS Analytical Chemistry Award — Alex Flugel

ACS Organic Chemistry Award — Henry Zecca

Crecelius Family Research Award —Ellen Gilbertson

Alfred W. Alberts Summer Prize in Chemistry — Zachary Aman

CLASSICS, presented by Owen Cramer

John Bryant and Miriam Gile Hartwell Prize — Emily Kohut

Gile Hartwell Summer Travel Prize — name withheld

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, presented by Lisa Hughes

Excellence in Comparative Literature — Elizabeth Conant

ECONOMICS and BUSINESS, presented by Pedro de Araujo

Robert E. Rubin Award in Political Economy — Shannon McCarthy

Robert E. Rubin Award in Mathematical Economics — Peter Wailes

Robert William Kaye Prize — James Lonergan

Kenneth J. Curran Award — Ganesh Karapakula, Alan Yeung

Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award — Alan Yeung

EDUCATION, previously awarded

Award for Excellence in Teacher Education — Samuel Friedman, Madeline Goldman

Lori Anne Lowe Memorial Award — Diana Ford, Victoria Fuller, Julie Jones, Samuel Sells, Hannah Shapiro

ENGLISH, presented by David Mason

Evelyn May Bridges Poetry Awards

        1st Place: Maryka Gillis

        2nd Place: Bowen Malcolm

        3rd Place:  Hannah Fleming

Adelaide Bender Reville Fiction Awards:

        1st Place: Miles Griffis

        2nd Place: Anna Suszynski

        3rd Place: Bryce Riffenburgh-Kirby

Frank Krutzke Senior Project Award:Emily Greene

Colorado College Grants in Writing: Hannah Fleming, Anna Holt, Jin Mei McMahon, Luke Walden

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM, presented by Miro Kummel

Outstanding Senior Academic Award in Environmental Science — Kyra Wolf

Distinguished Service Award in Environmental Science — Lily Biggar, Gabriella Palko, Kyra Wolf

FEMINIST and GENDER STUDIES, presented by Nadia Guessous

McGee Prize in Feminist and Gender Studies — Kierlanya Herman

FRENCH, ITALIAN and ARABIC, presented by Alistaire Tallent

Award in Excellence in French — Julia Gilman

Award in Excellence in Italian — Francesca Mastrianni

Jeanne Gibbs Memorial Award — Maja Orlowska

Linda Hare Goddard 1977 Memorial Award in French — Maya Williamson, Xiaolang Wu

Linda Hare Goddard 1977 Memorial Award in Italian — Cash Forster, Madelaine Young

GEOLOGY, presented by Megan Anderson

Estwing Outstanding Senior Geologist Award — Fischer Hazen

Association for Women Geoscientists Award — Emily Beckham

Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Award — Erin Hightower

Patricia J. Buster Research Scholarship — Jed Ball, Emily Beckham, John Borah, Forrest Corcoran, Sam Elkind, Erica Evans, Grace Guryan, Matt Hess, Ben Justman, Lexie Millikin, Sergio Perez, Charles Russell, Katie Waters

Donald B Gould Scholarship Award — Grace Guryan, Ben Justman, Sergio Perez

Darrell M. Putman Scholarship Award — Grace Guryan, Ben Justman, Sergio Perez

Philip J. McKenna Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Scholarship — William Duckworth, Fischer Hazen

Hannigan Family Endowed Fund for Fieldwork — Tianran Zhang

GERMAN, RUSSIAN, and EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES, presented by Alexei Pavlenko

University of Göttigen Scholarship: Zheng Li

University of Regensburg Scholarship: Yan Gao, Dontene Bonnet

Excellence in German Award — Riley O’Sullivan

Anne von Bibra Sutton German Scholarship — Daniel Pampel

Max Kade Award in German — name withheld

The Alexey Malyshev Russian and Eurasian Studies Award —Lidiia Pletneva

Japanese Language Award — Carlo Sangalang

Chinese Language Award — Grady Leask

HEALTH PROFESSIONS, presented by Darrell Killian

Frank Henry John Figge Award — Marika Pitot

The Caduceus Award — Emma Krakoff

HISTORY, presented by Doug Monroy

Clyde Augustus Duniway Prize — Jamie Sarafan

Robert J. Cosgrove Historical Essay Prize — Charles Simon, Jamie Peng

HUMAN BIOLOGY and KINESIOLOGY, presented by Cindy Endicott

The Mahony Award in Sports Medicine — Marika Pitot

MATHEMATICS and COMPUTER SCIENCE, presented by Stefan Erickson

Florian Cajori Award — Melissa Jay, Ryan Jackson

Sophie Germain Award — Melissa Jay

Euclid Scholarships — Sohair Abdullah, Yuxuan Feng, Samuel Kottler, Hanbo Shao

Thomas Post Rawles Prize — Venkatasai Karapakula, Sohair Abdullah

The Fearless Award — Yichun Shi

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, presented by Darrell Killian

Laboratory Biology Award — Brianna Silver, Colleen Leong

Mary Alice Hamilton Award in Molecular Biology — Julia Barney

MUSIC, presented by Ofer Ben Amots

Max Lanner Prize for Excellence in Instrumental Music — Yan Gao, Anna Lynn-Palevsky, Sean Carter

Marie Clough Gillis Award for Excellence in Vocal Music — Jessica Higgins, Michael Leveille, Mariah Weaver

David and Karen Smith Cowperthwaite Award for Excellence in Music — Yan Gao, Daniel Morris

NEUROSCIENCE, presented by Lori Driscoll

Arnold B. Scheibel Neuroscience Award — Tia Tummino, Mackenzie Tennison

ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY and ECOLOGY, presented by Brian Linkhart

Richard G. and Reba Beidleman Award — Salvador Bastien, Kathryn Dalton

Jason Wilkes Memorial Biology Award — Devon Lucero, Jin Mei McMahon

Enderson Award in Conservation Biology — Evan Levy, Ellen Rigell

Mary Alice Hamilton Award in Organismal Biology & Ecology — Brittany Denzer, Brooke Davis

Laboratory Award in Organismal Biology & Ecology — Katharine Dupree

PHILOSOPHY, presented by Rick Furtak

Glenn Gray Award — Teelin D. Lucero, Emma Willow Mindich

PHYSICS, presented by Kristine Lang

David and Karen Smith Cowperthwaite Award for Excellence in Physics — Thomas Braine

Wilbur Wright Memorial Prize — Michael Leveille

POLITICAL SCIENCE, presented by Andrew Price-Smith

Edith Bramhall Award — Jacob Walden

Fred Sondermann Award — Jhana Gottlieb

PSYCHOLOGY, presented by Tomi-Ann Roberts

William Arthur Blakely Memorial Award — Carina Rodriguez Jaimes

Cornelia Manley Sabine Award in Psychology — Alison Rowe

RACE, ETHNICITY, and MIGRATION STUDIES, presented by Claire Garcia

Adrienne Seward & Victor Nelson-Cisneros Award in Race & Ethnic Studies — name withheld

RELIGION, presented by Tracy Coleman

Hastings Prize — Chloe Sharples

SOCIOLOGY, presented by Gail Murphy-Geiss

Abbott Prize in Sociology — McKenna Asakawa, Jane Finocharo, name withheld

SOUTHWEST STUDIES, presented by Santiago Guerra

Joel P. Benezet Prize — Isaac Salay

SPANISH and PORTUGUESE, presented by Daniel Arroyo-Rodriguez

Award in Excellence in Spanish — Tessa Allen de Oliveira, Amairani Alamillo

Felisa Llorente Award — Emma Wilson, Avukile Zoya, Anjolenna Lutz

The Linda Hare Goddard 1977 Memorial Award in Spanish —Soren Frykholm, Mitra Ghaffari, Jack Gurr

THEATRE and DANCE, presented by Anusha Kedhar

Broadway Theatre League Award — Justice Miles

Pamela Riley Prize — Isabella Egizi

Award for Innovation in Performance Design — Laura Berry

All-College Awards

ABEL J. AND LUCY PHINNEY GREGG AWARD, presented by Kate Holbrook

Recipients: Jesus Loayza, Vanessa Voller, Julian McGinn

ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA BOOK AWARD, presented by Bethany Grubbs

Recipient: McKenna Asakawa, Julia Barney, Mark Parlier

BLUE KEY AWARD, presented by Erin Holmes

Recipient: Professor Elizabeth Coggins

THE BILL HOCHMAN PRIZE ON WAR, VIOLENCE, AND HUMAN VALUES, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF WAR, presented by: Bill Hochman

RecipientsLykkefry Bonde, Pranit Garg

CUTLER PUBLICATIONS AWARD, presented by Hannah Shaper

Recipient: Nathan Davis

RUTH BARTON AWARD, presented by Hannah Shaper

Recipient: Karen West

K. GAYLORD AWARD, presented by Hannah Shaper

Recipients: Hannah Fleming, Charles Theobald

HENRI “SKIP” MEIS 1963 OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADER AWARD, presented by Bethany Grubbs

Recipient: Vanessa Voller

HENRI “SKIP” MEIS 1963 EMERGING STUDENT LEADER AWARD, presented by Bethany Grubbs

Recipient: Olivia Berlin

MORTAR BOARD HONOREE OF THE YEAR AWARD, presented by Gabriel O’Friel

Recipient: Professor Steven Janke

THE TASHJIAN-CRECELIUS FAMILY PRIZE FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE, presented by Andrea Bruder

Recipients: Esra Siddeek, Madeleine Garcia

Presented by President Tiefenthaler

ANN RICE MEMORIAL AWARD

Recipient: DeAira Cooper

DREAMKEEPER AWARD

Recipient: Mohammad Mia

MARY STEARNS BARKALOW AWARD

Recipient:Emily Lawrence

J. JUAN REID AWARD

Recipient: Jacob Walden

VAN DIEST AWARD

Recipient: Max Grossenbacher

LAURA GOLDEN AWARD

Recipient: Olivia Dilorati

CROWN-GOODMAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Recipients: name withheld, Brian Heng, Jekolia Matuszewicz, Samantha Saccomanno, Drew Turley, Jenna Wu

Colorado College Student Government Association Awards

CCSGA Involved Student of the Year Award, presented by Steven Ortega

Recipient — Mohammad Mia

Involved Student Organization of the Year Award, presented by Alejandro Salazar

Recipient: Black Student Union, represented by Jazlyn Andrews

Bob Pizzi Outstanding Faculty Advisor of the Year Memorial Award

Recipient: Dean Re Evitt

Lloyd E. Worner Teacher of the Year Award, presented by Hannah Willstein

Recipient: Professor Heidi Lewis

Community Engagement Recognition Awards

The following awards were presented at an earlier date. We wish to acknowledge these recipients:

OUTSTANDING ENGAGEMENT WITH K-12 YOUTH

This award honors a student in any year, who has done outstanding work in a K-12 education setting. Recipients of this award show an awareness and deep understanding of educational issues, and demonstrate a commitment to fostering the development and achievement of youth. This award recognizes ongoing positive community impact in K-12 student learning and success.

Recipient: Kiersten Kelly

EXCEPTIONAL PROMISE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD

This award honors a lower-division student who shows exemplary promise as a champion of social justice, integrating liberal arts scholarship with rigorous community-based work in ways that extend and transform both in the process. Recipients of this award show a deep and abiding commitment to societal change at the grassroots level, and serve as exemplary models of activism and compassion, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.

Recipient: Reed Young

EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMUNITY-ENGAGED TEACHING

This award honors a faculty member who has artfully woven academic scholarship with rigorous community-based work in transformative and innovative ways. Recipients of this award encourage students to make powerful connections between theory and practice, support the development of civic-skill building and civic identity, and prepare liberal arts students to serve as change agents in a complex and challenging world.

Recipient: Professor Christina Rader

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD

This award honors community partners who, through their collaborative efforts, advance Colorado College's capacity for rigorous community-based work, enabling Colorado College students, faculty, and staff to extend the reach of the liberal arts towards the common good. Recipients of this award support the reciprocity and sustainability of Colorado College's community engagement, encourage systems-level thinking, and promote the development of civic skill-building and civic identity.

Recipient: Mary Lynn Sheetz

AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE

This award is presented to a graduating senior who, through commitment to community service, best exemplifies the ideals of a liberal arts and sciences education. Over the years at Colorado College, this student has been consistently dedicated to promoting an ethic of community engagement and involving others in understanding the civic and social challenges of our world. A monetary award, endowed by the Class of 1981, accompanies this award.

Recipient: Shane Lory

ANABEL AND JERRY MCHUGH DIRECTOR’S AWARD

Established in 1996, The Anabel and Jerry McHugh Director’s Award is presented to a graduating senior who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the Collaborative for Community Engagement at Colorado College. This award does not recognize the particulars of a student’s service work as much as it recognizes the overall effort of a student to promote an ethic of service and to promote the CCE. A monetary award, endowed by a private donor and the Board of Trustees, accompanies this award.

Recipient: Cassie Prouty

SUSTAINED COMMITMENT AWARD

This award honors students who have displayed not only a desire to make the world a better place, but the grit, perseverance, and hard work that such efforts require. These students have shown exceptional dedication and commitment to community-based work. The CCE will grant these awards to the five students who have committed, and documented, the most time to the community.

Recipients: Kayla Fratt, Talia Worth, Cassie Prouty, Dontene Bonnet, Michael Colwell

Honorary Organizations

ALPHA KAPPA DELTA, International Sociology Honor Society

Madelene Travis, Emiko Smukler, Nicole Holzman, Kali Place, Matthew Saraceno, name withheld, Natalie Shishido, Brooke Becker, Lydia Ballantine, Sophie Register, Amelia Mead, Nicole Tan, Cora Lubchenco, name withheld, Erica Jamieson

BLUE KEY

International Honor Society for Excellence in Leadership, Scholarship and Service

Stewart Crane Sarris, Rebecca Glazer, Talia Worth, Yuxuan Feng, name withheld, William Pak, Luke Walden, Susannah Phillips, Eliza Stein, Abigail Moore, name withheld, name withheld, Callan McCormick, Raine Kennedy, Emily Fiona Cerf, Kate McGinn, Miranda Einhorn, Jason Gutierrez, Joseph Purtell, Mostafa Zaki-Taha, name withheld, Gina Jozef, Andrew Schwartz, Alec Sheffiield, Alexis Nagasawa-Hinck, Justina Zuckerman, Mariel Wilson, Christopher Birtch, Helena Thatcher

PHI ALPHA THETA, National Honor Society in History

Alta Viscomi, Benjamin Kern, Charles Simon, Christopher Tucker Bull, Elizabeth Colby, Jacob Rothman, Jamie Peng, Jamie Anne Sarafan, Kaimara D. Herron-July, Kian Paes Alden, Kristopher F. Grant, Ryan Huettel, Sergio Portesan, Siena Faughnan, Ian Adams

PHI BETA KAPPA, Honor Society for the Liberal Arts and Sciences

Nominated for membership by the faculty: Tessa Allen de Oliveira, McKenna Asakawa, Lauren Bieber, Courtney Blackmer-Raynolds, Caitlin Canty, Elizabeth Conant, Alina Drufovka, Austin Eide, Emily Elder, Jane Finocharo, Yan Gao, Benjamin Greydanus, Max Grossenbacher, name withheld, Fischer Hazen, Jessica Higgins, Erin Hightower, Erin Holmes, Ryan Jackson, Sophie Javna, Venkatasai Karapakula, Helen Kissel, Emma Krakoff, Carina Lauzon, Collen Leong, Emma Mindich, Catherine Osborn, Daniel Pampel, Jamie Peng, Marika Pitot, Andrew Post, Holly Pretsky, Alex Reust, Jaxon Rickel, Vanessa Rivas-Bernardy, Lauren Schmidt, Alicia Terry, Jacob Walden, Meghan Webb, Hannah Westerman, Emma Whitehead, Kyra Wolf, Sarah Wolf, Christopher Wu, Shanchuan Yin, Beini Yu. Elected in 2015, as a junior: Beverly Reynolds

PHI SIGMA IOTA, International Foreign Language Honor Society

Alex O'Neill, name withheld, Elizabeth Baker, Emma K. Johnson, Emma Schulman, Emma Wilson, Avukile Zoya, Lykkefry Bode, Madeleine Agnew, Mariko Foecke, Soren Frykholm, Berlian Khatulistiwa, Huseen Sufi, Carly Stafford, Tessa Allen de Oliveira, Jonathan Zou, Sarah Wolf, Amairani Alamillo, Amanda Barnstien, Claudia Harrison, Takanori Kondo, Anika Grevstad, Alex Reust, Jessica DiFoggio, David Todisco, Makenna Drake, Gregory Smith

PI GAMMA MU

International Honor Society in Social Science

Ellen Atkinson, Ryan MacDowell, Rachel Lieurance, James Queen, Anne Malecek, William Brokaw, Olivia Dilorati, Andrew Post, Thomas Keene, Sergio Portesan, Anna Kelly, Sierra Wilbar, Isaac Salay, Chloe Rowse, Lucas Bruns, Amanda Barnstien, Thomas Merrick, Ansel Carpenter, Benjamin Kern, Abram Mamet, Anita Lombri, Alina Drufovka

PI SIGMA ALPHA

National Political Science Honor Society

Ellen Atkinson, James Queen, Olivia Dilorati, Andrew Post, Sergio Portesan, Anna Kelly, Lucas Bruns, Thomas Merrick, Ansel Carpenter, Benjamin Kern, Abram Mamet

PSI CHI

National Honorary Society for Psychology Students

Emily Elder, William Harris, Elizabeth Johnson, name withheld, Lindsay Miller, Carina Rodriguez Jaimes

Scholar and Fellowship Recipients

Fulbright Scholar: Matthew Liston '13

Gilman International Scholarship: name withheld

Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention for Geology: Sierra Melton '18

Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention for Chemistry: name withheld

Humanity in Action Fellow: Andrew Post '16

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program: Amanda Barnstien '16, Carlo Sangalang'16, Emma Schulman '16

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship: Max Grossenbacher '16

Princeton in Africa Fellow: Lauren Schmidt '16

Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention for Environment: Sierra Melton '18

Women's Educational Society Stoller Scholar: Valerie Maravilla

Public Interest Fellowship Program

Mohamed Mia — Atlas Preparatory School

Freda Hawver Pachter — The Bell Policy Center

Jesus Loayza — Colorado Center on Law and Policy(Research Fellowship)

Kristopher Grant — Colorado Center on Law and Policy (Family Economic Success fellowship)

Rachel Lieurance — Colorado Education Initiative

Samantha Curran — Colorado Fiscal Institute

Ian Pelto — Colorado Health Institute

Lila Rosenman — Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition

Jessica Higgins — Colorado Youth Matter

Kendall Kultgen — Concrete Couch

Kayla Fratt — Conservation Colorado

Kimiko Tanabe — Denver Scholarship Foundation

Elizabeth Conant — DSST Public Schools

Flora Welsh — Healthier Colorado

Teelin Lucero — Innovations in Aging Collaborative

Benjamin Criswell — International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology

Emily Elder — Mental Health America of Colorado

Alta Viscomi — TESSA

Summer Fellows

Mary Rose Donahue — Academy 360

name withheld — ACLU of Colorado

Stefani Messick — ARC of the Pikes Peak Region

Michael Greenberger — The Bell Policy Center

James Reynolds — Catamount Institute

Veronica Fernandez-Diaz — Chinook Fund

Jed Ball — City of Colorado Springs

Sidharth Tripathi — ClinicNet

Sadie Cole — Colorado League of Charter Schools

Natalie Shishido — Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region

Rani Corak — The Gill Foundation

Theo Hooker — Groundwork Denver

Duranya Freeman-*NCSL Communications Division

Samantha Saccomanno — *NCSL Health Program

Ashley Kim — *NCSL Health Program

Nate Monga — *NCSL Legislative Management Program

name withheld — One Colorado

Laurel Sebastian — Palmer Land Trust

Anna Squires — ProgressNow Colorado Education

Zora Jackson-Bartelmus — TESSA

Jake Battock — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

*National Conference of State Legislatures