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Honors Convocation 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Shove Memorial Chapel

Departmental Awards

ANTHROPOLOGY, presented by Professor Sarah Hautzinger

Marie Wormington Award

The H. Marie Wormington Award in Anthropology was established in 1979 by Wormington and her husband, George D. Volk, to honor the outstanding graduating senior in anthropology.  Wormington, who died in 1994, was a former curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Natural History and an adjunct professor at Colorado College.  Her own distinguished career was devoted to the Paleo-Indian period of New World prehistory, but it was the couple’s desire to recognize student achievements in the discipline as a whole.  The criteria for the Wormington Award are a high academic record, notable aptitude for and accomplishment in field research, leadership, participation in the department’s programs, and dedication to the discipline of anthropology.  
Recipient: Maya F. Williamson

The Courtney Cusick Memorial Prize

The Courtney Cusick Memorial Prize was created in 2003 in memory of anthropology major Courtney Cusick, who died tragically in an automobile accident in January 2002, in the middle of her senior year. An avid and accomplished naturalist even before entering college, Cusick left her friends, fellow students, and professors impressed with her hunger for knowledge and dedication to serious academic study. The Cusick Prize is awarded for the outstanding senior paper in anthropology.

Recipient: Elizabeth Baker

ART, presented by Professor Scott Johnson

Outstanding Senior Art Studio Exhibition

Recipient: name withheld

Outstanding Senior Thesis in Art History

Recipient: Alicia Danielsen

Mary Chenoweth Award

Mary Chenoweth taught art at Colorado College from 1957 through 1983.  She is remembered as a dedicated artist and free spirit whose generosity, enthusiasm, and wit enriched the lives of her students and colleagues.  When she retired, members of the Class of 1983 and others established a fund in her honor.  Each year, a book is given to the graduating senior art major who best exemplifies Professor Mary Chenoweth’s talent, spirit, and dedication to art.
Recipient: Suzanna McMurtry

Craig Herst Arts Prize Scholar Award

The CHAPS award was established by family and friends in memory of Craig Herst, a member of the Class of 1989. In 1998, Herst died tragically of injuries sustained in a car accident that occurred shortly after his graduation from Colorado College. A gifted artist and sculptor whose work reveals surprising maturity and sophistication, Herst is remembered fondly as a very vibrant, athletic, and personally engaging young man with a promising future in the arts. The Craig Herst Arts Prize Scholar or CHAPS is awarded annually to a junior studio art major who embodies Herst’s passion for the arts and has demonstrated excellence during his/her career at Colorado College. The prize will support research or creative work, which may well be a part of the recipient’s senior show.
Recipients: Kaila Hill, Guy Stearns

The Kirsch Prize

The Kirsch Prize was established in memory of Edith Kirsch, a scholar of Italian art and professor of art at Colorado College from 1982 to 2004.  It is awarded annually to a student for an independent project involving summer travel abroad to study works of art or architecture.

Recipient: Anna Doctor

ASIAN STUDIES, presented by Professor John Williams

Excellence in Asian Studies

The Asian Studies faculty wishes to honor its exceptional students with this prize, which celebrates their high academic achievement in Asian Studies and their outstanding contributions to the success of this program.

Recipient: Katlyn Frey

CHEMISTRY and BIOCHEMISTRY, presented by Professor Amanda Bowman

Otis A. and Margaret T. Barnes Departmental Service Award

This award was established in 1952 by the Otis A. and Margaret T. Barnes Trust in honor of the chemistry major who, in the judgment of the Chemistry Department faculty, has contributed the most in helping and furthering the chemistry program at Colorado College. It includes a one-year membership in the American Chemical Society.

Recipients: Sophie Ramirez, name withheld

First-Year Chemistry Award

This award consists of the latest edition of the “CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics,” and is given to the first-year student, regardless of major, who is deemed to have been the most outstanding student in chemistry in his or her first year. The handbook is supplied by the publisher, CRC Press, and has been given nationally for many years.

Recipients: Henos Negash, Leo Brasuel

William C. Champion Prize in Organic Chemistry

Professor Champion (CC 1959-1993) was loved by his colleagues and students for his knowledge of organic chemistry; his compassion as a teacher, advisor, and friend; and his high ethical standards. This award, in his memory, honors the most outstanding student in courses in organic chemistry (any combination of Chemistry 250, 251, 155, 255, 351, and 352) taken during the previous year.

Recipient: Eden VanDevanter

Outstanding Senior Award in Biochemistry

Each of these awards is given to a graduating senior, based on scholastic achievement in biochemistry.

Recipient: Casey Keegan

Outstanding Senior Award in Chemistry

Each of these awards is given to a graduating senior, based on scholastic achievement respectively in chemistry.
Recipient: name withheld

ACS Analytical Chemistry Award

This award goes to a junior who has excelled in analytical chemistry courses and whose plans for a science career promise further work in this field. The award, sponsored by the American Chemical Society analytical division, includes a subscription to the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.

Recipient: Jeronimo Miranda

ACS Organic Chemistry Award

This award is intended to recognize a senior student who has displayed a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field.  The award, sponsored by the American Chemical Society organic division, includes a certificate from the division chair, and a year membership to the Organic Division of ACS.

Recipient: name withheld

Crecelius Family Research Award in Chemistry

This award was established by the Crecelius family: Daniel N. Crecelius ’59 and Anahid Tashijan Crecelius, and their daughter, Gia M. Crecelius, (chemistry ’91).  The award recognizes a chemistry or biochemistry student who has done extraordinary work in research.  It is intended to assist the recipient with travel to present research results at a major professional meeting.

Recipient: Zachary Aman

CLASSICS, presented by Professor Bill Davis

John Bryant and Miriam Gile Hartwell Prize

The prize was established in 1981 to honor students who have displayed unusual interest and ability in the study of the classics. Hartwell, a friend of the college staff and lover of the classics, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale in 1900, received an M.D. from Harvard in 1904, and practiced surgery for many years in Colorado Springs. He married Miriam Gile, a daughter of Moses Clement Gile, professor of classics at CC from 1892 to 1916, whose name is perpetuated in a chair at the college.

Recipient: Katherine Gustilo

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE, presented by Professor Bill Davis

Excellence in Comparative Literature

The comparative literature faculty wishes to commend its exceptional students with this prize. It thereby recognizes their high academic achievements in coursework, creativity in senior theses, as well as linguistic abilities and general personal contributions to the continuing success of this program.

Recipient: Gregory D. Smith

ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS, presented by Professor Jim Parco

Robert E. Rubin Award in Political Economy

This award is given to the outstanding senior graduate in international political economy.           

Recipient: Jhana Gottlieb

Robert E. Rubin Award in Mathematical Economics

This award is given to the outstanding senior graduate in mathematical economics.

Recipient: Anubrat Prasai

Robert William Kaye Prize

The Robert William Kaye Prize is presented to the outstanding economics major with strong performance in business courses. Robert Kaye was a business major in the Class of 1941. He served his country in World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps and was killed in action in March 1944. This award was established by the family and friends of Captain Kaye.

Recipients: name withheld, Brooke Boyle

Kenneth J. Curran Award

The Kenneth J. Curran Award is the result of Curran’s deep commitment to the liberal arts ideal. It is given to the graduate in economics with the highest academic average in courses taken in the divisions of humanities and natural sciences, with a minimum of nine units outside the Department of Economics and Business.

Recipient: name withheld

Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award

The Kenneth J. and Elizabeth Hare Curran Award is given each year to the outstanding senior graduate in economics. The award is given in memory of Professor Kenneth J. Curran and his wife, Elizabeth Hare Curran. He was a beloved teacher of economics, chairman of the department, and dean of the college.

Recipients: name withheld, name withheld

EDUCATION, presented by Professor Kris Stanec

Excellence in Teacher Education

The Colorado College Education Department honors an exemplary undergraduate teacher education candidate who plans to enter the teaching profession.  This award is to the student who best demonstrates outstanding performance in student teaching combined with overall excellence in academics.

Recipients: Allison Pacheco, Elementary Education

Lorie Anne Lowe Memorial Award (previously presented)

Lori Anne Lowe graduated from the Master of Arts in Teaching elementary education program in 1991.  Lowe was in the midst of the exciting process of setting up her first classroom when she was killed.  Lowe was a person of integrity and genuine caring for all those around her, but especially children.  Her classmates, family, and friends established an endowed fund at the college so that proceeds from the fund could be used for cash awards to graduating teacher education students who best exemplify her spirit and commitment to learners.  The awards are given to beginning teachers to assist them in setting up their classrooms for their new students.

Recipients: Joseph Howard, secondary math; Kaitlyn Kinshella, K-12 Spanish and secondary English; Erik Mattson, elementary; name withheld, elementary; Melissa Woolley, K-12 art

ENGLISH, presented by Professor Lisa Hughes

Evelyn May Bridges Poetry Award

The Bridges prize for student poetry has been given for more than 60 years. The award honors Evelyn May Bridges, who, at age nine, published a poem about death that gained her national recognition. After Bridges died in early adolescence, her father endowed the Bridges poetry prize in her honor.

First Place – name withheld

Second PlaceGabriel Fine

Third Place Andrew Kirvin-Quamme

Adelaide Bender Reville Fiction Award

These awards were established in 1982 by Paul Reville, a 1971 graduate of Colorado College, in honor of his mother. The prizes recognize the best stories submitted in the spring of each year to an outside reader chosen by the English Department.

First PlaceAndy (Alexandria) Nunn

Second PlaceMaggie O’Brien

Third Place – Braeden Yeo

Frank Krutzke Senior Project Award

The Krutzke award was established in 1985 by a 1974 Colorado College graduate. It honors Frank Krutzke, who taught in the English Department from 1939 to 1973. Professor Krutzke taught American literature as his specialty, but he was famous for the breadth of his reading and interests. He exemplified the dedicated teacher, scholarly and humane. The Krutzke award honors the best critical (non-creative writing) senior essay.

Recipient: Kailee Stiles

The Colorado College Grants in Writing

Because of the generosity of an anonymous donor, the English Department is able to give financial awards to students to complete independent literary projects of either a creative or critical/academic nature. These students must return to the college after their summer or block projects, and may be majors in any department. (This award was presented to the students at an earlier date.)

Recipients: David Andrews, Anika Grevstad, name withheld, name withheld

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM, presented by Professor Miro Kummel

Outstanding Senior Academic Award in Environmental Science or Policy

This award is provided to honor that student showing unusual academic excellence as well as a strong commitment to environmental science.

Recipients: Lea Linse, Charlotte Cadow

Distinguished Academic Service Award in Environmental Science

This award is given to that senior (or sometimes junior), who has given exemplary service to the program and community and who shows unusual promise to go on in the field.

Recipient: Patrick Jurney

FEMINIST AND GENDER STUDIES, presented by Professor Tricia Waters

McGee Prize in Feminist and Gender Studies

The McGee Prize in Feminist and Gender Studies honors the memory of Shannon McGee, who was a gifted and enthusiastic student, a passionate individual, and an ardent feminist.

Recipient: name withheld

FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES, presented by Professor Dylan Nelson

The Richard A. Lewis Memorial Film Award

The Richard A. Lewis Memorial Film Award is selected by an interdisciplinary panel of faculty to recognize the best student film of the year.  The Lewis Award was endowed by Estelle and Barton Lewis in 2002 to honor the memory of their son Richard ’75.  The award serves to recognize exceptional student work as well as provide encouragement and support for future film projects.  (Incidentally, numerous recipients of this award have gone on to become professional filmmakers.)

First PlaceClara Aya Blanco, “Estamos”

Second PlaceCharlie Theobald, “May”

The J.H. Edmondson Film Outreach Award

The J.H. Edmondson Film Outreach Award supports the high-quality work of committed student filmmakers by encouraging them to reach out to audiences beyond the college community.  Grantees are reimbursed for costs of up to $100 associated with festival applications or community screenings for the awarded projects.  The award was established in 2012 through a seed donation by the Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation, which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life throughout Colorado’s Pikes Peak region and is steeped in the values of service, creativity, inquiry, and respect for community. 

Recipients: Sophia Capp and Celestine Manno, “Tendencies”

FRENCH AND ITALIAN, presented by Professor Michael O’Riley

Award in Excellence in French

Recipient: SethWilson Gray

Award in Excellence in Italian

Recipient: name withheld

Jeanne Gibbs Memorial Award for Study in France

Jeanne Gibbs was a 1962 graduate of the college who spent her junior year studying in France. Gibbs’s mother established the memorial award following Gibbs’s death in an automobile accident. The award is to be used in “some special way to enlarge or enhance a student’s experience in France.”

Recipients: Julia Gilman, Claire Derry

The Linda Hare Goddard 1977 Memorial Award in French

This honor is awarded to students in French who exhibit qualities of academic excellence and a high level of enthusiasm and curiosity toward the opportunity to study and experience life in a foreign country.

Recipient: Mariko Foecke

The Linda Hare Goddard 1977 Memorial Award in Italian

Recipients: Francesca Mastrianni, Alec Parry, Joshua Alvarado

GEOLOGY, presented by Professor Jeff Noblett

Estwing Outstanding Senior Geologist Award

Each year the Estwing Manufacturing Company of Rockford, Illinois, presents an award to an outstanding geology student at Colorado College for academic achievement and overall contribution to the Geology Department. The person selected will receive an engraved geology rock pick.

Recipient: Arden Feldman

Association of Women Geoscientists Award

Each year the Denver Chapter of the Association for Women Geoscientists presents awards to the outstanding women geoscience students in colleges and universities throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. The person selected will receive an engraved geology rock pick and Certificate of Merit from AWG.

Recipients: Grace Guryan, name withheld

Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Award

The Neal J. Harr Memorial Outstanding Student Award is made in recognition of exemplary scholastic achievement for the purpose of encouraging excellence in the field of earth sciences. The person will receive an engraved RMAG geology pick award.

Recipient: name withheld

The Patricia J. Buster Research Scholarship

These scholarships, established in 2000 in honor of Patricia J. Buster ’33, support outstanding Colorado College students in undertaking original research in geology and related earth sciences.

Recipients: name withheld, name withheld, Arden Feldman, Grace Guryan, name withheld, Charles Russell, name withheld

Donald B. Gould Scholarship Award in Geology

Recipients: Andrew Ceglinski, Grace Guryan, Guy Stearns

Darrell M. Putman Scholarship Award in Geology

Recipients: Andrew Ceglinski, Grace Guryan, Guy Stearns, Tristan White

Charles Rhoads Scholarship in Geology

Recipient: Tristan White

William Fischer Endowed Fund

Recipients: Sierra Melton, Kayla Bronzo

GERMAN, RUSSIAN, AND EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES, presented by Professor Joan Ericson

Support is provided for a full year of study at these two German universities:

University of Göttingen Scholarship 

Recipient: name withheld

University of Regensburg Scholarship

Recipients: name withheld, name withheldname withheld

Excellence in German Award

Recipient: Ting Huen Britta Lam

Anne von Bibra Sutton German Scholarship

The Anne von Bibra Sutton German Scholarship is an award given each year to a student in good standing. Criteria include progress in German language and proficiency and interest in German life and letters. The award was established by Judge Leonard von Bibra Sutton in honor of his mother, who taught German in the 1930s at Colorado College.

Recipient: Hanna Ewell

Max Kade Award in German

The Max Kade Award in German is awarded to a student in good standing. Criteria include progress in German proficiency, knowledge of German literature, and interest in German life and letters. The award is made possible through funds from the Max Kade Foundation. Max Kade, a German immigrant, established the foundation to support and to further interest in German life and letters in the United States.

Recipient: Bayarmaa Enkhtur

The Alexey Malyshev Russian and Eurasian Studies Award

The Alexey Malyshev Russian and Eurasian Studies Award honors a member of the Colorado College community whose contributions and leadership have strengthened the Russian and Eurasian Studies Program.

First PlaceLidiia Pletneva

Second PlaceHannah Freyer

Japanese Language Award

Recipient: name withheld

Chinese Language Award

Recipient: Emiko Smukler

HEALTH PROFESSIONS, presented by Jane Byrnes, Health Professions Advisor

Frank Henry John Figge Award

The Frank Henry John Figge Award was established in 1964 by Frank Henry J. Figge of the Class of 1927. Figge’s purpose in establishing this award was to recognize outstanding students at Colorado College at the earliest stages of their medical career. Figge was a distinguished medical scientist and author, and for many years was the chairman of the Department of Anatomy at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He was the editor and translator of the eighth and ninth English editions of the “Sobotta Atlas of Human Anatomy.” It is the latest edition of this excellent volume that is awarded each year to an outstanding Colorado College senior who has been accepted into medical school. The recipient of this award is selected in recognition for scholarship and exemplary performance in pursuit of a career as a physician.

Recipient: Ellen Gilbertson

The Caduceus Award

The Caduceus Award is a community service and community activity award that is given by the Health Professions Office for outstanding student involvement. This award is not given annually, but is given to honor the student who uses his or her innovation, creativity, overall character, and drive to make a difference on the campus and in the community. The Caduceus, the universal symbol of medicine, the wand of Hermes reaffirms our commitment to these ideals.

Recipient: Casey Keegan

The Mahony Award in Sports Medicine, presented by Cindy Endicott, Associate Athletic Trainer

Established in 2006, the Mahony Award in Sports Medicine honors the senior pre-med or allied health student who demonstrates academic achievement and clinical potential for a career in medicine or allied health.  Established by team physician Thomas H. Mahony III, M.D. ’67 and wife Jan ’68, the award recognizes student dedication to and involvement with the college’s Sports Medicine Program.

Recipients: Hannah Quick, Emily Doderer

HISTORY, presented by Professor Doug Monroy

Clyde Augustus Duniway Prize

A Stanford University history professor turned administrator, Duniway served as president of the Universities of Montana and Wyoming, and Colorado College from 1917 to 1923. At Colorado College, his efforts to raise academic standards provoked a storm of student protest. The Duniway prize recognizes a history major’s strong achievement in history courses and contributions to the department.

Recipient: Drew Turley

Robert J. Cosgrove Thesis Prize

The Robert J. Cosgrove Thesis Prize recognizes distinguished historical research and writing for the best thesis paper. 

Recipients: Patrick Glastonbury, Taylor Wright

MATHEMATICS and COMPUTER SCIENCE, presented by Professor Stefan Erickson

The Sophie Germain Award

The award is given to the graduating senior who best demonstrates an unusual commitment to the mathematics community, passion for the field, both within the department and beyond, and inspiration and support of others in their own explorations in mathematics.

Recipient: Nathan Mankovich

The Steven Janke Award in Computer Science

Steven Janke is the founder of the computer science program at Colorado College.  He retired in 2016 after decades of service and leadership in the department.  This award is named in honor of his brilliant teaching and scholarship at Colorado College.  The award is given to the graduating senior who best demonstrates unusual talent and achievements in computer science, an unusual breadth and depth of accomplishments and high grades in computer science courses taken at Colorado College.  

Recipient: Soeren Walls

The Grace Hopper Award in Computer Science

The award is given to the graduating senior who best demonstrates an unusual commitment to the computer science community, passion for the field, both within the department and beyond, and inspiration and support of others in their own explorations in computer science.

Recipient: Gillian Hyde

The Euclid Scholarships

Each year the department awards scholarships to four first-or second-year students who, regardless of major, show exceptional promise in mathematics or computer science.

Recipients: Beau Carlborg, Malcolm H. Gabbard, Miguel Guerrero, Jia Kang, Renee Mehlman, Clara Richter, Lauren Stierman, Ioan-Vladimir Vintu, Nicole Woch

Thomas Post Rawles Prize

The Thomas Post Rawles Prize is awarded each year on the basis of a competitive exam. The endowment for this fund was established in 1959 by Thomas H. Rawles in memory of his son, Thomas Post Rawles.

Recipients: Jiawen Qi, Ioan-Vladimir Vintu

The Fearless Award

Awarded to the student who submits the best collection of summaries of Fearless Friday Talks.

Recipient: name withheld

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, presented by Professor Darrell Killian

Laboratory Biology Award

This award is made to a senior biology major whose interests and coursework are mainly in the area of laboratory-based biology. The criteria for selecting a recipient for this award are: grades in biology courses with a laboratory component, performance in lab-based research, preferably for a senior thesis, and plans for post-graduate work or study.

Recipients: Maggie Turner, Mariko Foecke

Mary Alice Hamilton Award in Molecular Biology

For many years this award has recognized a top graduating biology major, which is based on academic performance, research, and prospects for a successful career in biology.  After the retirement of Professor Mary Alice Hamilton from the Biology Department in 1977, the Biology Department named this award in Professor Hamilton’s honor to recognize her 27 years as a devoted faculty member in the department.

Recipient: Caroline Boyd

Alfred W. Alberts Summer Research Prize

The Alfred W. Alberts Summer Research Prize is awarded to a deserving student who will conduct summer research in molecular biology. 

Recipient: Juliet Fink

MUSIC, presented by Professor Susan Grace

Max Lanner Prize for Excellence in Instrumental Music

This award was established in honor of Professor Max Lanner, who taught at Colorado College from 1946 to 1975, and was chair of the Music Department from 1951 to 1968. Known nationally as a distinguished concert pianist, he performed widely in solo recitals, chamber music concerts, and as a soloist with orchestras, including five appearances with the Colorado Springs Symphony.

Recipients: Anna Lynn-Palevsky, Abram Mamet, name withheld

Marie Clough Gillis Award for Excellence in Vocal Music

This award was established in memory of Marie Clough Gillis, member of the Colorado College Class of 1918. The award was established in 1989 by her nieces in honor of her love of vocal music.

Recipients: name withheld, Madigan Miller

David and Karen Smith Cowperthwaite Award for Excellence in Music

David Cowperthwaite was a member of the Colorado College Class of 1960 and his wife, Karen, was enrolled as a member of the Class of 1962 when they were killed by lightning during a mountain expedition in 1960. The David and Karen Smith Cowperthwaite Award for Excellence in Music was instituted by their parents in their memory in 1962, the year Karen would have graduated.

Recipients: name withheld, Jessica Wright

NEUROSCIENCE, presented by Professor Darrell Killian

Arnold B. Scheibel Neuroscience Award

This is an annual award given for the outstanding graduating senior in neuroscience.

Recipient: Madeleine Garcia

ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, presented by Professor Emilie Gray

Richard G. and Reba Beidleman Award

Upon his retirement in 1988, after 31 years in the Biology Department, Professor Beidleman established this award from funds he received from the Burlington Northern Outstanding Teacher Award. The Beidleman Award is given annually to a student who has demonstrated, through classroom and fieldwork, the greatest potential for becoming a professional ecologist or field biologist. In 1990, after the tragic death of Professor Beidleman’s wife in an automobile accident, the Biology Department added Reba’s name to the award in recognition of her many contributions to environmental preservation in the Colorado Springs area.

Recipient: Zoe Moffett 

Jason Wilkes Memorial Biology Award

The Jason Wilkes Memorial Award is intended to recognize an outstanding student of color majoring in biology. This award was started by Lorna Wilkes in memory of her beloved son, Jason Wilkes, Class of 1993, who died in a climbing accident at the start of his senior year at Colorado College, and his lifelong interest in nature and the environment.

Recipients: Brae Salazar, Sidharth Tripathi

Enderson Award in Conservation Biology

The Enderson Award in Conservation Biology honors Professor Jim Enderson, who joined the Biology Department in 1962, long before it was fashionable to call oneself a “conservation biologist.” Throughout his career, research centered on the precipitous declines of birds of prey, especially the peregrine falcon. He was the first to breed the temperate North American peregrine in captivity, a line used extensively in restoration of the western population. He served on several recovery teams and working groups for endangered species. At Colorado College he inspired students through independent projects to pursue careers from botany to ornithology, in the lab and in the field. In keeping with his scholarship and breadth as a biologist, the Enderson Award honors a junior or senior biology major who, in the opinion of the faculty, has shown commitment and productivity in an original research project in conservation biology. Candidates are eligible if their work has conservation implications, whether the focus is molecular, organismic, ecosystem, lab, or field.

Recipient: Nina Lundstrom 

Mary Alice Hamilton Award in Organismal Biology and Ecology

For many years the Biology Department has recognized the top graduating biology major, which is based on academic performance, undergraduate research in both lab and field studies, and prospects for a successful career in biology.  After the retirement of Professor Mary Alice Hamilton from the Biology Department in 1977, the department named this award in Professor Hamilton’s honor to recognize her 27 years as a devoted faculty member.

Recipient: Julia Lauzon 

Laboratory Award in Organismal Biology and Ecology

This award is made to a senior biology major whose interests and coursework are mainly in the area of laboratory-based biology.  The criteria for selecting a recipient for this award are:  grades in biology courses with a laboratory component, performance in lab-based research, preferably for a senior thesis, and plans for postgraduate work or study.

Recipient: Matthew Chang

PHILOSOPHY, presented by Professor Marion Hourdequin

Glenn Gray Award

Glenn Gray, who died in 1977, was a distinguished member of the Colorado College Philosophy Department for many years. He believed in the civilizing function of philosophical inquiry and dedicated his life to inculcating its values in his students. The J. Glenn Gray Award honors those students who share his passion for philosophy and best demonstrate his skill and sensitivity at philosophical analysis.
Co-Recipients: Thomas M. Roberts, Corey M. Baron

PHYSICS, presented by Professor Shane Burns

David and Karen Smith Cowperthwaite Award for Excellence in Physics

David Cowperthwaite was a member of the Colorado College class of 1960 and his wife, Karen, was enrolled as a member of the class of 1962 when they were killed by lightning during a mountain expedition in 1960.  The David and Karen Smith Cowperthwaite Award for Excellence in Physics was instituted by their parents in their memory in 1962, the year Karen would have graduated.

Recipient: Caden Kunkel

Wilbur Wright Memorial Prize

This award was established in memory of Professor Wilbur Wright, a student at Colorado College in 1938 and a member of the faculty from 1956 to 1984, for his contributions to the Physics Department, his many Colorado College students, and to the college community. This award is for a graduating physics major or majors who exemplify Wright’s standards and interests in physics and in academic work outside the department. That is, the award winner or winners should show an enthusiasm for the study of physics by hard work and achievement, though they need not have the highest GPA. Similar efforts in a discipline outside physics should show an understanding of the importance of the liberal arts for a science student.

Recipient: Edward Weeks

POLITICAL SCIENCE, presented by Professor Robert Lee

Edith Bramhall Award

This award honors Edith Bramhall, who taught political science at Colorado College from 1920 to 1946. She was one of the first women to earn a Ph.D. in political science in the United States. The award is given annually to a student whom the political science faculty deem the outstanding scholar in the department.

Recipients: name withheld, Taylor Wright 

Fred Sondermann Award

This award honors Fred A. Sondermann, who taught in the Political Science Department from 1953 to 1978. Professor Sondermann was noted not only for teaching and scholarship, but also for service to the Colorado Springs community. The award is given annually for overall achievement and contribution to the department.

Recipients: Jhana Gottlieb, name withheld 

PSYCHOLOGY, presented by Professor Tomi-Ann Roberts

William Arthur Blakely Memorial Award

The William Arthur Blakely Award is financed through funds provided by the family and friends of Blakely, who was a member of the Psychology Department from 1931 to 1959 and chair during most of that period. The award is presented to a student who shows exceptional promise for a career in psychology.

Recipient: Sarah Quinn Husney

Cornelia Manley Sabine Award

This award is presented annually to the outstanding graduating psychology senior on behalf of Cornelia Sabine, Class of ’49, a longtime supporter of Colorado College and the Psychology Department. This award serves as a tribute to Sabine, who has had a long and distinguished career in public service as a psychologist, working with both children and adults in Colorado. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in music from Northwestern University, Sabine and her husband, Paul, moved to Colorado Springs in 1947, where she obtained a B.A., magna cum laude, and an M.A. in human behavior from Colorado College. She subsequently earned an educational specialist degree from Stanford University, and became a licensed clinical psychologist in Colorado Springs, where she maintained a private practice for 30 years. Her advice to students is to use their knowledge of psychology to bring peace and understanding into relationships in our fractious modern world.

Recipient: Lindsay Miller

RACE, ETHNICITY, AND MIGRATION STUDIES, presented by Professor Michael Sawyer

The Adrienne Seward and Victor Nelson-Cisneros Award in Race and Ethnic Studies

This award is presented to a student who has shown a commitment to deepen his or her understanding of the issues of race and ethnicity, as well as their complex social, economic and epistemic ramifications in a national and transnational context.

Recipient: Tia Phillip

SOCIOLOGY, presented by Professor Gail Murphy-Geiss

Abbott Prize in Sociology

The Abbott Prize in Sociology is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has excelled in their coursework and made significant contributions to the intellectual life of the department.  The award honors the memory of W. Lewis Abbott who was a member of the Colorado College faculty from 1920 to 1949. Professor Abbott was stimulating in his teaching, controversial in his positions, and beloved and respected by his students and colleagues.

Recipients: Madelene Travis, Nicole Tan, Cora Lubchenco

SOUTHWEST STUDIES, presented by Professor Santiago Guerra

Joel P. Benezet Prize in Southwest Studies

The Joel P. Benezet Prize in Southwest Studies recognizes outstanding achievement in Southwest Studies by a graduating senior who has majored or minored in the program.  The prize was established in 2003 through a bequest from Louis Benezet, a former president of Colorado College.  The prize honors the memory of his son, Joel, who was killed in 1963 while enrolled as an undergraduate student at Dartmouth.  Recipients of this award are selected by members of the Southwest Studies Faculty Advisory Committee on the basis of academic record, quality of the senior thesis, and presence in the program.

Recipients: Marin Day, name withheld

SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE, presented by Professor Naomi Wood

Award in Excellence in Spanish

Recipients: name withheld, Soren Frykholm, name withheld

Felisa Llorente Award

This award was established in honor of Felisa Llorente, who was the unofficial “mother” of the Spanish House for many years. She was generous with her time and talents, helping students to improve their Spanish and feeding many of them, both physically and intellectually. Llorente made costumes for plays and supported all activities of the Romance Languages Department. She was a generous, warm-hearted woman who will long be remembered.

Recipients: Lindsey Salhus, Jacqueline Nkhonjera, Melissa Taing

The Linda Hare Goddard 1977 Memorial Award in Spanish

This honor is awarded to students in Spanish who exhibit qualities of academic excellence and a high level of enthusiasm and curiosity toward the opportunity to study and experience life in a foreign country.

Recipient: Jennifer Roca

THEATRE AND DANCE, presented by Professor Tom Lindblade

Broadway Theatre League Award

In 1965 the Broadway Theatre League, in liquidating its assets, offered a donation to Colorado College indicating a preference that it be used to further theatre on the campus. Since then, this award is given to an outstanding student or students in the Theatre and Dance Department.

Recipient: Soeren Walls

Pamela Riley Prize

During her 11 years at Colorado College, Pamela Riley taught and directed in the Theatre and Dance Department. Our students loved her because of her high performance standards, her infectious energy, her fearless dedication, and her warm good nature. The Pamela Riley Prize is given to the graduating senior who has contributed similar qualities of devoted service and excellence to our program.

Recipient: Alec Sarche

Award for Innovation in Performance Design

In 2014, the Theatre and Dance faculty members inaugurated an award in performance design for an outstanding student who has shown passion, innovation, and dedication in theatrical design.  The student also will have actively participated in the department’s productions and in the study of performance.

Recipient: Samuel Dahnert

All-College Awards

ABEL J. AND LUCY PHINNEY GREGG AWARD, presented by Reverend Dr. Nori Rost

In the first half of this century, Abel J. Gregg was a leader in the YMCA, an organization that sought to break down barriers and offer a new global vision. A strong proponent of higher education, Lucy Phinney Gregg earned her master’s degree at the age of 60 and served as mentor to countless undergraduate students. In their names, the college awards a prize to a student or students who have demonstrated academic excellence, critical religious interest, and a commitment to serve the community.

Recipients: Natasha Riveron, Grace Guryan, David Melone, Lykkefry Bonde, name withheld

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

This award is given to the outstanding student in the campus activities programs. Selection is based upon commitment to all aspects of campus programs, leadership within the various campus committees, and a dedication to the co-curricular mission of the Campus Activities Office. This student has not only shown active involvement in campus activities throughout their career here at the Colorado College, but has redefined and expanded the programs themselves.

Recipient: Eboni Statham

Henri “Skip” Meis 1963 EMERGING STUDENT LEADER AWARD, presented by Bethany Grubbs

This award is given to a sophomore or junior who is an outstanding up-and-coming student in the campus activities programs and has shown high academic accomplishment. Selection is based upon commitment to all aspects of campus programs, leadership within the various campus committees, and dedication to the co-curricular mission of the Campus Activities Office. This student demonstrates both active involvement in campus activities at Colorado College and the potential leadership to redefine and expand the programs themselves.

Recipient: Lucy Houlihan

BLUE KEY AWARD, presented by Stewart Sarris

Awarded to a member of the faculty or administration who contributes significant time and effort to the student body of Colorado College, the Colorado College community, and the city of Colorado Springs.

Recipient: Professor Elizabeth Coggins

THE BILL HOCHMAN PRIZE ON WAR, VIOLENCE, AND HUMAN VALUES, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF WAR, presented by William Hochman, Professor Emeritus of History

Awarded to the best student work illuminating war, violence, and human values with emphasis on the human experience of war.

Recipient: Shiying Cheng

CUTLER PUBLICATIONS AWARD, presented by Liz Forster

Awarded to a first-year or sophomore student for outstanding service to Colorado College publications.

Recipient: Ethan Cutler

RUTH BARTON AWARD, presented by Liz Forster

The Ruth Barton Award was established in 1996 to recognize Ruth Barton’s dedication to student journalism at the college. In some years, it may be given to a member of the faculty, staff, or administration who contributes significant time and effort to student journalism at Colorado College. In other years it may be given to a student who has demonstrated excellence both in the academic study of journalism and in contribution to student publications.

Recipient: Jin Mei McMahon

K. GAYLORD AWARD, presented by Professor Steven Hayward

This award was established in honor of Mr. E. K. Gaylord, a member of the Class of 1897 and president of the Oklahoma Publishing Company until his death in 1974 at the age of 101. Gaylord was a generous supporter of Colorado College during his lifetime and served for many years as a trustee of the college. Because of his own career in journalism, he took a special interest in student publications. For that reason, the E. K. Gaylord Award is given each year to a junior or senior for continuing contributions to Colorado College publications.

Recipients: name withheld

MORTAR BOARD HONOREE OF THE YEAR AWARD, presented by Theodore Corwin

The Mortar Board Honoree of the Year award is given to a member of the staff, administration, or faculty who demonstrates a commitment to upholding the Mortar Board ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. The award honors an individual who exhibits excellence in these three areas in personal, professional, and community life. The recipient is selected by seniors who are members of the National Mortar Board Honor Society.

Recipient: Gretchen Wardell

THE JAMES NEVIN TRISSEL PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN BOOK STUDIES, presented by Aaron Cohick

This prize is given annually to the junior or senior student exemplifying the goals of the Press at Colorado College to bring together visual, literary, and historical sensitivity in the making of compelling printed objects.

Recipient: Amelia A. Atencio

THE BARBARA WHITTEN PRIZE FOR WOMEN IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES, presented by Professor Shane Burns

This prize is given to a woman student in the natural sciences who exemplifies Barbara Whitten’s model of achieving personal scientific excellence while helping others do the same.  Personal scientific excellence is a combination of an excellent academic record in the natural sciences, and/or exceptional research in a scientific field.  The recipient should also demonstrate a significant commitment to the advancement of women or underrepresented groups in the sciences through scholarly, community, pedagogical, or other work.

Recipient: Zoe Pierrat

THE TASHJIAN-CRECELIUS FAMILY PRIZE FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE, presented by Professor Amanda Bowman

The Tashjian-Crecelius Family Prize for Women in Science was established in 2002 by Daniel N. Crecelius (Class of 1959) and his wife, Anahid Tashjian Crecelius, in honor of Anahid’s mother, Elize Tashjian, and her deep commitment to women’s educational opportunities and achievement.  The prize is awarded annually to a female student majoring in one of the natural sciences and an international or minority student. The award supports meaningful scientific research or a project to further understanding of the natural sciences. It recognizes and honors the work of women in the community of science.

Recipients: Tianran Zhang, Shiyen Sinclair

Presented by President Tiefenthaler

ANN RICE MEMORIAL AWARD

Harold and Miriam Rice established the Ann Rice Memorial Award in 1950, after their only daughter died suddenly of a rare blood disease. Ann would have been in the class of 1954.  She had been a first-year student at Colorado College, her mother’s alma mater, for only five weeks.  When Harold passed away in 1986, the Ann Rice Memorial Award was endowed in perpetuity through his estate gift. The award continues to honor Ann’s memory each year through the selection of a female student from the junior class in recognition of her personal contributions to the college through dedication to the goals of a liberal arts education.

Recipient: Brittany Camacho

DREAMKEEPER AWARD

This award is presented to a Colorado College student who has demonstrated an active commitment to addressing issues of multiculturalism and improving the quality of campus life
for historically oppressed peoples. The award is a monetary scholarship and is awarded by the Office of Residential Life and Campus Activities.

Recipient: John Henry Williams

MARY STEARNS BARKALOW AWARD

Each year the college’s professional housing staff selects a senior woman who has made significant contributions to residence halls and campus life through positions of leadership. Barkalow was head resident of Bemis Hall from 1934 until her retirement in 1958. Following her death, her family established this award and asked that recipients demonstrate a commitment to working for personal development of campus women through the agencies and organizations of the campus, demonstrate generosity and honesty in their work with other students, and demonstrate a sense of humor — all characteristics Barkalow manifested.

Recipient: McKenna Becker

JUAN REID AWARD

Juan Reid was a 1932 graduate of the college. An excellent student and athlete during his undergraduate years, he continued to serve Colorado College for nearly half a century as a coach, dean of men, and director of alumni relations. Juan Reid wrote the official history of the college’s first 100 years, “Colorado College: The First Century, 1874–1974.” This award is presented to the senior best combining scholastic excellence and involvement in extra-curricular activities. Selection is made by the deans of the college and the vice president for student life.

Recipients: Thomas Keene, Soeren Walls

VAN DIEST AWARD

The Van Diest Award is given to an outstanding athlete who demonstrates sound character, scholarship, and citizenship. Recipients are selected by the Athletics Department staff.

Recipient: Soren Frykholm

LAURA GOLDEN AWARD

Awarded to the woman athlete who by her excellence in athletics, leadership, and college contributions best exemplifies the high standards set by Laura Golden.

Recipient: name withheld

CROWN-GOODMAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The Crown-Goodman Scholarship Award was established in 1990 to recognize the accomplishments of deserving Colorado College students. The selection of recipients is based on the students’ academic record and contributions to the total life of the college. These scholarships are intended to reduce the loan component of the recipients’ financial aid award in their senior year.

Recipients: Mason Culver, Ian Culver, Francesca Cendali, Benjamin Kieklak, Acelynn Perkins, Samuel Imhoff, Trey Watmore, Jenelle Weaver, Atiya Harvey, Toren Andrewson, Maya Patel, Silas Babilonia, Marcela Onate-Trules, Valerie Hanna, Kaitlyn Hickmann, Gabriella Magnani, Rebecca Glazer, Sierra Melton

Colorado College Student Government Association Awards

CCSGA INVOLVED STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD, presented by Victor Torres

This award is given to the Colorado College student who CC students themselves feel has shown outstanding involvement in, and service to, the CC community at large. It is a student who, through involvement in various areas of student life, has actively tried to improve the atmosphere at Colorado College while maintaining the college’s high academic standards.

Recipient: Eboni Statham

INVOLVED STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD, presented by Andrew Pollack

This award is given to the student organization that students feel has made both the greatest impact on and the greatest contribution to the Colorado College community. This includes programming that positively affects both the campus and the community at large. It also encompasses contributions to the improvement of student life or the exploration of issues and problems relevant to all members of the campus community.

Recipient: SASS (Student Association for Sexual Safety)

BOB PIZZI OUTSTANDING ADVISOR OF THE YEAR MEMORIAL AWARD, presented by Steven Ortega

Awarded to the faculty or staff member deemed by the students to be the most helpful advisor.

Recipient: Dean Pedro de Araujo

LLOYD E. WORNER TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD, presented by Ariel Filion

No professional touches us as much as the teacher. From our childhood to our college graduations, we are aided and influenced by teachers. And of those, there are some who particularly influence our course in life, our choices, and our actions. Here at Colorado College, there are a great number of wonderful professors who have profound effects on students every day. With this award we wish to acknowledge one of the greatest of those. Students have chosen this professor based on the intelligence, caring, and exceptional qualifications that he or she brings to teaching.

Recipient: Professor Jim Parco, Professor Michael Sawyer

Community Engagement Recognition Awards

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

EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMUNITY-ENGAGED TEACHING

This award honors a faculty member who has artfully woven teaching and learning with 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 engage as agents of change in a complex and challenging world.

Recipient: Professor Christina Leza

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD

This award honors community partners who collaborate with the campus community in partnerships that impact the common good, meaningfully engage students, and provide opportunities for students to learn and grow. By community partner, we mean a nonprofit or government agency with whom the campus partners to improve the quality of life of the Colorado Springs community.  Recipients of this award support collaborative initiatives to positively impact social change through reciprocal, sustainable partnerships and contribute to student development through encouraging systems-level thinking, and promote the development of civic skill-building and civic identity. 

Recipient: Lutheran Family Services

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: Nan Elpers

Exceptional Promise in Social Justice Award

This award honors a lower-division student who shows exemplary promise as a champion of social justice, applying and integrating their liberal arts learning to community-based work in thoughtful, intentional ways. Recipients of this award show a deep and abiding commitment to societal change at the grassroots level, and serve as exemplary models of engagement and empathy, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.

Recipient: Sarah Kang

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: Emma Kepes

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 engaged work as much as it recognizes the overall effort of a student to promote a culture of responsible community engagement and to promote the CCE. A monetary award, endowed by a private donor and the Board of Trustees, accompanies this award.

Recipient: Emma Brachtenbach

Community Engaged Leaders

This distinction honors students who have developed into civic leaders committed to solving complex social issues.  Community engaged leaders develop their civic capacities by adopting leadership roles within community-engaged work and implementing a senior capstone project that culminates their college experience and impacts the common good.

Recipients: Jay Hartman, Austin Lukondi, Nicole Tan, Madelene Travis

Community Engaged scholars

This distinction honors students who have engaged in sustained, informed, and deliberate community engagement.  Community engaged scholars have consistently engaged in community work throughout their undergraduate careers and have regularly made an effort to learn from and apply learning to engaged experience.

Recipients: Cheryn Aouaj, Ellen Atkinson, Stephanie Bui, Barbora Hanzalova, Emily Kautz, Emma Kepes, Morgan Mulhern, Genia Niemeyer, Rayna Nolen, Madeline Polese, Julia Terman, Maggie Turner, Avukile (Jennifer) Zoya

Honorary Organizations

ALPHA KAPPA DELTA

International Sociology Honor Society

Clara Houghteling, Caley Nicholson, Isabelle Nathanson, Meredith Bower, Willa Rentel, Talia Worth, Kyana Bell, Sierra Polston, Celia O’Brien, Jack Buettner, Emmanuelle Heyman, Marcela Onate-Trules, Michael Sorensen, Anna Holt

PHI ALPHA THETA

National Honor Society in History

Abby Gore, Brittany Camacho, Charles Pasciucco, Dennis Zhang, Drew Turley, Eviva Kahne, Ezra Coopersmith, Freda Kreier, Ian Carey, James Rajasingh, Jane Radecki, Jhana Gottlieb, Julian Neylan, Maya Jamner, Olivia Foster, Rachael Maxwell, Samuel Hale, Sandor Teleki, Shiying Cheng, Stephen Weinberger, Taylor Wright, Xiaoling Keller, Amy Kohout, Abram Mamet, Alison Bemis, Benjamin Kern, Ellen Atkinson, Madeleine Engel, Michael Sorensen, Natasha Riveron, Patrick Glastonbury

PHI BETA KAPPA

Honor Society for the Liberal Arts and Sciences

Nominated for membership by the faculty: Ellen Atkinson, Corey Baron, Hanna Bautz, Nathan Davis, Arden Feldman, Gabriel Fine, Anika Grevstad, Casey Keegan, Julia Lauzon, Anjolenna Lutz, Eva McKinsey, Lindsay Miller, Alexie Millikin, Thomas Roberts, Jarod Rutledge, Soeren Walls, Taylor Wright, Shengyi Xu, Nicole Tan, Mayss Al Alami, Sunil Butler, Amy Rawn, Jhana Gottlieb, Carina Rodriguez Jaimes, Naya Herman, Olivia Chandrasekhar, Patrick Jurney, Natasha Riveron, Lucy Marshall, Tess Gruenberg, Benjamin Coldwell, Terrell Blei, Ellen Gilbertson, Leandro Montes Ruiz, Cora Lubchenco, Isaac Radner, Mariko Foecke, Rebecca Twinney, Sally Zimmerman, Ezra Coopersmith, James Dineen, Abram Mamet, Laura Friedli, Amanda Cahn, Lykkefry Bonde, Sarah Breyfogle, Anna Cain, Annika Kastetter, Alicia Danielsen, Yingxuan Li, Nathan Mankovich

PHI SIGMA IOTA

International Foreign Language Honor Society

Hoang Pham, Declan Siefkas, Xingyi (Sidney) Li, Harper Sherwood-Reid, Ethan Lavin, Maddie Cahill-Sanidas, Gabriella Magnani, Alec Parry, Jacqueline Xu, Liana Hudson, Anna Hessler, Jacskon Paine, Sabrina Piersol, Lauren Wilmott, Mitchell Leong, Bayarmaa Enkhtur, Dana Gornick, Andrew Meyer, K’lah Rose Yamada, Trey Watmore, Amanda Cahn, Zhishen Zhang, Thomas Roberts

PI GAMMA MU

International Honor Society in Social Science

Aiden Acquisto, Mayss Al Alami, Brooke Arnett Becker, Alison Bemis, Brooke Boyle, Ezra Coopersmith, Leslie Dinkin, Dominic Gattuso, Jhana Gottlieb, Nikki Holzman, Anna Holt, Jekolia Matuszewicz, Eva McKinsey, Stefani Messick, Genia Niemeyer, Julian Neylan, Isaac Radner, Sophie Register, Natasha Riveron, Aidan Russell, Natalie Shishido, Emiko Smukler, Michael Sorensen, Kailee Stiles, Anna Squires, Drew Turley

PI SIGMA ALPHA

National Political Science Honor Society

Ezra Coopersmith, Dominic Gattuso, Jhana Gottlieb, Eva McKinsey, Julian Neylan, Isaac Radner, Kailee Stiles, Anna Squires

PSI CHI

National Honorary Society for Psychology Students

Caleigh Cassidy, Cassandra Cohen, Miranda Einhorn, Sarah Husney, Andrew Kirvin-Quamme, Beckett Shea-Shumsky, Allysa Warling

Scholar and Fellowship Recipients

Fulbright Student Grant: Theodore Corwin

Fulbright STUDENT GRANT: Sidharth Tripathi

Gilman International Scholarship: DeAira Cooper

Goldwater Scholarship  FOR Geology: Sierra Melton

James C. Gaither Junior Fellowship: Mayss Al Alami

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program: Andrew Scherffius

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program: Oliver Ward

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship: Soren Frykholm

Princeton in AFRICA:  Avukile Zoya

Princeton in Asia: Miles Cooper

Woman’s Educational Society Stoller Scholar: Grace Guryan

Public Interest Fellowship Program

Emilia Delgado Hein — ACLU of Colorado

Samantha Saccomanno — The Bell Policy Center

Katasha Nail Dasilva — Caring for Colorado

Terrell Blei — Colorado Consumer Health Initiative

Zoe Gibson — Colorado Education Initiative

Zijing (Michael) Wu — Colorado Fiscal Institute

Emelie Frojen — Conservation Colorado

Emma Kepes — Denver Scholarship Foundation

Livia Abuls — DSST Public Schools

Natasha Riveron — Innovations in Aging Collaborative

Robin Berk — International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology

Cassandra Cohen — Mental Health America of Colorado

Karolina Szymanska — OMNI Institute

Summer Fellows

Morgen Seim — ACLU of Colorado

Mary Rose Donahue — ARC of the Pikes Peak Region

Lindsey Salhus — Atlas Preparatory School

Julia Gledhill — Bayaud Enterprises

Siqi Wei — Catamount Institute

Marcela Onate-Trules — Chinook Fund

Elena Perez — City of Colorado Springs

Carina Rodriguez Jaimes, Elianna Clayton, Jared Russell — Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Manuel Meraz — Colorado League of Charter Schools

Emma Kerr — The Gill Foundation

Catherine Braza — Greenway Fund/Fountain Creek Watershed District

Olivia Berlin — *NCSL Communications Division

Ethan Greenberg — *NCSL Education Program

Jack Gurr — OMNI Institute

Willa Rentel — One Colorado Education Fund

Lily Weissgold — Palmer Land Trust

Valeria Peralta — ProgressNow Colorado Education

Marlee Akerson — Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado

*National Conference of State Legislature