Honors Convocation 2019
Colorado College honors outstanding students and faculty during its annual academic Honors Convocation. Honors Convocation includes departmental awards, all-college awards, and awards from the CC Student Government Association. All students are welcome to attend.
presented by Professor Christina Leza
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: Sophia Fern Pray
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.
Recipients: Nikki Mills, Yingru Chen
presented by Professor Scott Johnson
Outstanding Senior Thesis in Art History
Recipient: Amber Adley Mustafic
Outstanding Senior Thesis in Art Studio
Recipient: Olivia Marie Stenholm
Outstanding Senior Thesis in Architecture and Integrative Design
Recipient: Sophie Mittelstadt
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: Donovan Lee Dickey-Banmally
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 their 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: Lily Elizabeth Clouse, Caroline Gu Li
Edith Kirsch Prize
The Edith 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.
Recipients: Charlie Samuel Szur, Zoe Alexandra Fried
presented by Professor Tamara Bentley
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: Sunny Chiu
BIOCHEMISTRY and CHEMISTRY
presented by Professor Jessica Kisunzu
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.
Recipient: Ines Vivian Siepmann
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 their first year. The handbook is supplied by the publisher, CRC Press, and has been given nationally for many years.
Recipients: Rana Bakri Mohamed Abdu, Benjamin Tesher Sokol
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: Jake Heiser
Outstanding Senior Award in Biochemistry
Each of these awards is given to a graduating senior, based on scholastic achievement in biochemistry.
Recipients: Jacob Brenner Shapiro, Simone Destine Hall
Outstanding Senior Award in Chemistry
Each of these awards is given to a graduating senior, based on scholastic achievement in chemistry.
Recipient: Bradley E. Thomas
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: Yu Wu
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: José Roberto Monge Castro
presented by Professor Sanjaya Thakur
Dr. John Bryant and Miriam Gile Hartwell Classics 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: Anna Marcella Balaguer
presented by Professor William 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: Mashaselva Pirichita
ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS
presented by Professor Kristina Acri
Robert E. Rubin Award in Political Economy
This award is given to the outstanding senior graduate in international political economy.
Recipient: Lucien Malle
Robert E. Rubin Award in Mathematical Economics
This award is given to the outstanding senior graduate in mathematical economics.
Recipient: Jordan Harrison Stern
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.
Recipient: Sarah Allison Lawton
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: Riley Hutchings
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.
Recipient: Brooke Jennifer Veale
presented by Professor Mike Taber
Outstanding Academic Achievement
The Outstanding Academic Achievement Award is presented to the graduating education major whose academic achievements best reflect the department’s learning outcomes, as demonstrated by a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major and a high-quality thesis. Further, this student consistently exemplified the department’s core values of inclusivity, communication, and collaboration during their time at Colorado College.
Recipient: Summer C. Ardell
Excellence in Undergraduate Research
The Excellence in Undergraduate Research award is presented to the graduating education major whose thesis meets scholarly expectations for peer-reviewed publication. This thesis reflects the department’s examination of teaching and learning within economical, political, historical, and/or social frameworks. Such a thesis demonstrates excellent command of disciplinary writing conventions and deep familiarity with research methodologies and analytic techniques.
Recipient: Ariel Leann Filion
Excellence in Graduate Research
The Excellence in Graduate Research award is presented to the master’s student whose thesis meets scholarly expectations for peer-reviewed publication. Such a thesis demonstrates excellent command of disciplinary writing conventions, appropriate application of action research methodologies, and a deep commitment to improving pedagogical practices in Pk-12 education.
Recipients: Brooke K. Sassi, Stefani Nicole Messick
Award for Excellence in Teacher Education
The Education Department honors an exemplary teacher education candidate as they are about to leave Colorado College and enter the teaching profession. This award is to the student who best combines overall excellence in their academic and education programs with outstanding performance in student teaching.
Recipient: Acelynn C. Perkins
Lori Anne Lowe Memorial Award
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: Jed Ball Jr., Allison Hope Crimmins, Lydia Marie Freliech, Katharine Lee Sandfort, Savannah Marie Teeple
presented by Professor Steve Hayward
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 – SethWilson Isaac Gray
Second Place – Paulina Ukrainets
Third Place – Maya Patel Day
Honorable Mention – Craig Carey
Adelaide Bender Reville Writing Prizes
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.
Adelaide Bender Reville Prize for Creative Nonfiction
First Place – Tara Rosemarie Labovich
Second Place – Isabella Anne Lawrence
Third Place – Elena Cabot Rodriguez
The James Yaffe Prize for Fiction
First Place – Ethan Daniel Knowles
Second Place – Braeden Kylee Yeo
Third Place – Rachel Virginia Fitch
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.
Recipients: Megan Loren DeMarsh, Logan Kane Vance
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: Maya Patel Day, Alesandra Tejeda, Harry Volker, Kekailani Wong Yuen
presented by Professor Corina McKendry
Outstanding Senior Academic Award in Environmental Studies
This award is provided to honor that student showing unusual academic excellence as well as a strong commitment to environmental studies.
Recipient: Katie Elisabeth Timzen
Service Award in Environmental Studies
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: Lily Anna Weissgold
FEMINIST AND GENDER STUDIES
presented by Professor Rushaan Kumar
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: Judy Lynne Fisher
FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES
presented by Professor Dylan Nelson
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.)
Recipients: First Place – Angel R. Martinez and Fengyi Xu, “as we were”
Second Place – Mary Cornelia Sorich and William Noble Stockton, “Clearing”
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. 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: Kaitlin M Cintorino and Emmett deMaynadier, “Seal Eggs”
Colorado College Documentary Exploration Award
This award acknowledges the power of documentary filmmaking to tell today’s most compelling stories. The Documentary Exploration Award enables qualified students from across the college to research and create character-driven documentary films that challenge their worldview. Awarded students explore personal, social, environmental, or cultural perspectives and tell stories with the potential to engage an audience. Awarded students are also mentored in their projects by alumni documentary filmmakers.
Recipients: Elizabeth L Green, Sophia Whitlock Skelly and Rebecca Lyon Stine; Ben Jared Schwaeber and Ansley Noelle Queen; Lee O’Dowd and William Noble Stockton; Sam Wang and Zoey Zhou; Kaitlin M Cintorino and Mary Cornelia Sorich
presented by Sarah Hinkle
The Apollonian Award is presented annually to outstanding students in forensics and debate. It has been given since 1907 In honor of the Apollonian Debating Society, one of the first debate and oratorical societies in the western half of the United States. The award was endowed by an anonymous donor and is in the form of a cash prize.
Recipient: Russell H. Skorina
FRENCH AND ITALIAN
presented by Professor Michael O’Riley
Award in Excellence in French
Recipient: Yumiko Gabriela Gonzalez Rios
Award in Excellence in Italian
Recipients: Emma Constance Singer, Hunter Davis Merriman
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.”
Recipient: Molly Lawrence Seaman
presented by Professor Christine Siddoway
William A. Fischer Special Recognition Award
The William A. Fischer Special Recognition Award is given on occasion to a senior geology major who has demonstrated unusual ability, breadth, and interest both in geology and in the broader liberal arts and sciences. The person selected will receive an engraved geology rock pick.
Recipient: Kevin Sonier Patterson
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: Michael Allan Hasson
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: Zoe Ruth Krauss, Elise Helene Meyer
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: Benjamin Alexander Lloyd
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: Peter Davis Mow, Michael Allan Hasson
Donald B. Gould Scholarship Award in Geology
Support for geology majors.
Recipients: Peter Davis Mow, Jonny Norwine
Darrell M. Putman Scholarship Award in Geology
Scholarship for geology majors
Recipients: Andrew M. Ceglinski, Helen Carter, Sarah Marie Packard, Nerissa A Barling
Charles Rhoads Scholarship in Geology
Scholarship for geology majors
Recipient: Elise Helene Meyer
Phillip J. McKenna Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Award
This scholarship was established to honor former RMAG member and petroleum geologist Philip J. McKenna by his family and colleagues. It is awarded to a rising senior in geology on the basis of academic achievement.
Recipient: Annabelle Q. O’Neill
GERMAN, RUSSIAN, AND EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES
presented by Professor William Davis
University of Göttingen Scholarship
Support is provided for a full year of study at this German university.
Recipient: Jackson Francis Kaib
University of Regensburg Scholarship
Support is provided for a full year of study at this German university.
Recipients: Heba Samer Shiban, Hset Hset Naing
Excellence in German Award
Recipient: Claire Sumner McCallum
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: John Byron Capers Jr.
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: Michael Shilling Muller
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.
Recipients: Kylan Douglass Dempsey, Lisa Volkovskaia
Japanese Language Award
Recipient: Jia Kang
Chinese Language Award
Recipient: Dylan S. Compton
presented by Jane Byrnes, Health Professions Advisor
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 their 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: Alexis Nicole Katz
Mahony Award in Sports Medicine
presented by Angie Matson-Rufenacht, Katie Lynch, Dr. Thomas Mahony
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.
Recipient: Megan Lynn Tomhave
presented by Professor Bryan Rommel-Ruiz
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: Abe L. Lahr
Robert J. Cosgrove Historical Essay Prize
The Robert J. Cosgrove Historical Essay Prize recognizes distinguished historical research and writing by a history major.
Recipient: Jasper Canyon Coulter
Robert J. Cosgrove Thesis Prize
The Robert J. Cosgrove Thesis Prize recognizes distinguished historical research and writing for the best thesis paper.
Recipients: Sara Jane Fleming
MATHEMATICS and COMPUTER SCIENCE
presented by Professor Andrea Bruder
Sophie Germain Award
The Sophie Germain Award honors a mathematics major who demonstrates an unusual commitment to the mathematics community and passion for the field.
Recipients: Aubrey Sophia Aiken, Malcolm Henry Gabbard
Steven Janke Prize 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.
Recipients: Miguel Angel Guerrero, Michal Wisniewski
Grace Hopper Award in Computer Science
The Grace Hopper Award in Computer Science goes to a computer science major who demonstrates an unusual commitment to the computer science community.
Recipients: Beau William Carlborg,Clara Richter, Michal Wisniewski
Each year the department awards scholarships to inspire CC students to pursue a Mathematics or Computer Science major. The Euclid Scholarship in Mathematics and Computer Science and the Euclid Endowed Scholarship are awarded to students who, regardless of major, show exceptional promise in mathematics or computer science.
Recipients: Ben Thomas Brandt, Surbhi Bhutani, Jerrell Cockerham, Jordan A Cooper, Abigail Ezell, John William Koerner, Hayden Kennedy Low, Wang Ying, Delaney G Weiss, Anna Xu
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.
Recipient: Vladimir Vintu
Florian Cajori Award
The Florian Cajori Award in mathematics and computer science has been awarded since 1986 on those occasions when the department judges a graduating major to have shown unusual achievement and interest in mathematics or computer science. The award is named in honor of Florian Cajori, a prominent mathematician and professor of mathematics at Colorado College from 1898 to 1918.
Recipients: Aubrey Sophia Aiken, Samuel Eric Kottler
Awarded to the student who submits the best collection of summaries of Fearless Friday Talks.
Recipient: Maggie Mehlman
presented by Professor Jennifer Garcia
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 chemistry or molecular biology. Awarded by the Chemistry and Molecular Biology departments.
Recipients: Lucia Elena Costanza, Jules Claire Olliff, Madison Alexander
Laboratory Award in Molecular Biology
This award is made to a senior molecular 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: Madeline Chrupcala, Nora Watkins, Rachael M Martino
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.
Recipients: Savannah Elizabeth Snell, David William Eik
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.
Recipient: Aaron Joseph Alcouloumre
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.
Recipient: Alison Hammond McGarigal
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: Gwen Marie Wolfenbarger, Allan Zheng, Evan Masato Miyawaki
presented by Professor Bob Jacobs
Arnold B. Scheibel Neuroscience Award
An annual award in honor of Dr. Arnold B. Scheibel, (1923-2017), one of the founders of modern neuroscience who had a special connection with CC. The award is given to a neuroscience major whose work and character exemplify the spirit of Scheibel’s profound love of the brain.
Recipients: Vivian Thuy Trang Nguyen, Lili (Riri) Uchida
Shearn Award in Neuroscience
The Shearn Award in Neuroscience, named in honor of Psychology Professor Don Shearn, is awarded to an outstanding neuroscience thesis student chosen by the Neuroscience advisors.
Recipient: Megan Lynn Tomhave
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
presented by Professor Mark Wilson
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.
Recipients: Elsa Bea Godtfredsen, Leah N. Veldhuisen
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: Emerald Ariel Green, Marisa Pena-Alfaro
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.
Recipients: Jordan Ellison, Chenyang Su
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.
Recipients: Anita Elliott Wray, Rebecca Lily Sandvos
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: Kehan Zhao
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. This award is supported by the J. Glenn and Ursula Gray Memorial Fund and honors those students who share Professor Gray’s passion for philosophy and best demonstrate his skill and sensitivity at philosophical analysis.
Recipients: Lowell Lewis Bisio, Sara Jane Fleming
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.
Recipients: Zoe Ruth Krauss, Jackson Stone Schrott, Sohair Abdullah
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.
Recipients: Changzhe Xu, Nathan Joseph Agarwal
presented by Professor Eve Grace
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.
Recipient: Henry Morgan Rigsbee
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: Elizabeth Patricia Vian, Carly L. Cribbs
presented by Professor Lori Driscoll
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: Ellen Luhn Buford
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: Alexandra Cara Wong Appel
RACE, ETHNICITY, AND MIGRATION STUDIES
presented by Professor Jonathan Lee
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 their understanding of the issues of race and ethnicity, as well as their complex social, economic, and epistemic ramifications in a national and transnational context.
Recipients: D Adams, Samrawit Zerai Fesshaie
presented by Professor Peter Wright
The Hastings Prize was established in 1900 by a gift from Frederick R. Hastings, an architect of Colorado Springs. The prize is awarded to the senior writing the best thesis on the philosophical interpretation of religion.
Recipient: Dylan S. Compton
presented by Professor Emily Schneider ’09
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: Chaney Jinfang Ranney Skilling, Grace Nicole Perry, Emma Lilia Pillard Gonzalez, Veronica Fernandez-Diaz
presented by Professor Eric Perramond
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.
Recipient: Charlotte Conant Wall
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE
presented by Professor Daniel Arroyo-Rodriguez
Award in Excellence in Spanish
Recipients: Clare Ende, Grace Lucy Bailey Cooke
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: Urszula A. Adamska, Isabel Gutierrez, Emily Hidalgo
THEATRE AND DANCE
presented by Professor Ryan Platt
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: Maggie Mehlman
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: Julia Cooke Greene
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: Hailey Elizabeth Dennis
ABEL J. AND LUCY PHINNEY GREGG AWARD
presented by Alex Hernandez-Siegel, Chaplain
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: Lydia Katherine Fisher, Aubrey Estell Skeeter, Keenan Rashad Wright, Nikki Mills, Aaron Joseph Alcouloumre, Lena Frances Farr-Morrissey, Norbert McGettigan III, Kendal Coal McGinnis, Ariel Leann Filion
HENRI “SKIP” MEIS 1963 OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADER AWARD
presented by Amy Hill
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: Maggie Mehlman
Henri “Skip” Meis 1963 EMERGING STUDENT LEADER AWARD
presented by Amy Hill
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: Cameron Timothy Pedro Mongoven
BLUE KEY AWARD
presented by Mia Dobbin
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 Neena Grover
BILL HOCHMAN PRIZE ON WAR, VIOLENCE, AND HUMAN VALUES, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF WAR
presented by Professor Bryan Rommel-Ruiz
Awarded to the best student work illuminating war, violence, and human values with emphasis on the human experience of war.
Recipient: Naomi Tsai
CUTLER PUBLICATIONS AWARD
presented by Samantha Silverman
Awarded to a first-year or sophomore student for outstanding service to Colorado College publications.
Recipient: Kat Virginia Snoddy
RUTH BARTON AWARD
presented by Samantha Silverman
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: Sara Jane Fleming
K. GAYLORD AWARD
presented by Samantha Silverman
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: Elizabeth Ann Tucker Smith
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: Kathryn Mabis Chase
BARBARA WHITTEN PRIZE FOR WOMEN IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES
presented by Professor Andrea Bruder
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: Darryl Elizabeth Hunter Filmore
TASHJIAN-CRECELIUS FAMILY PRIZE FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE
presented by Professor Lori Driscoll
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: Cecelia Namuli Mweka, Saria Sato Bajracharya
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: Dereka Johnabe Thomas
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: Zunneh-bah A. Martin
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: Hailey Elizabeth Dennis
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.
Recipient: David A. Lamis
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: Mason Bergh
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: Allysa Pauline Warling
CROWN-GOODMAN PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The Crown-Goodman Presidential Scholarship 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: Joshua Alvarado, Israel K. Ashiagbor, Wayan Aiko Buschman, Tony Calderon, Jio Chang, Eric Dallesasse, Malone Caroline DeYoung, Nan Lanier Elpers, Emma Fetterly, Darryl Elizabeth Hunter Filmore, Margot Tai-Yi Flynn, Joel Anders Frykholm, Ebba Eleonora Fernkvist Green, Magdalena Horowitz, Alma Jukic, Cam Kaplan, Olivia Dawn Martinez, Madeline Nicholson, Evva Anne Parsons, Ian Kukila I Keala Ehu Chikara Sanborn, Sam Sanson, Kristie M. Shirley
CCSGA INVOLVED STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
presented by Zachary Schulman
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: Jacqueline Tiwonge Nkhonjera
INVOLVED STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
presented by Francesca Grandonico
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: Native American Student Union represented by Cristina Garcia and Mateo M Parsons
BOB PIZZI OUTSTANDING ADVISOR OF THE YEAR MEMORIAL AWARD
presented by Nan Lanier Elpers
Awarded to the faculty or staff member deemed by the students to be the most helpful advisor.
Recipient: Rochelle Mason ’83, Senior Associate Dean of Students
LLOYD E. WORNER TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
presented by Lily Weissgold
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 they bring to teaching.
Recipient: Professor Dwanna McKay
The following awards were presented at an earlier date. We wish to acknowledge these recipients:
EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMUNITY-ENGAGED TEACHING
Honors a faculty member who has integrated teaching and learning with community-based work in meaningful, impactful ways.
Recipient: Professor Carol Neel
Exemplary Achievement in Community-Engaged Research
Honors a faculty member who has applied the knowledge of their discipline and their own expertise to the public good through community-engaged research
Recipient: Professor Santiago Guerra
Community-Engaged Staff Award
Honors a CC staff member who collaborates with communities beyond the campus, modeling to students an ethic of community engagement.
Recipient: Summer Music Festival Staff
OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARD
Honors a community organization, association, or member who partners with CC in ways that meaningfully engage and develop members of our campus community.
Recipient: Brian Kates
CBO Capacity Builder Award
Honors a student who has deeply committed to a community-based organization, meaningfully investing their skills and knowledge to advancing the mission of the organization.
Recipient: Rachel Powers
Community Collaborator Award
Honors a student who has engaged in meaningful relationship-building between communities on and off the campus, and in so doing best exemplifies commitment to communities of the Pikes Peak Region
Recipient: Max Kronstadt
Outstanding Student Initiative Award
Honors an excellent student-led collaboration that exemplifies and inspires thoughtful community engagement to other students. This could be a student-led organization, event, project, campaign, or partnership..
Recipient: Political Advocacy Coalition
Honors a student who mobilizes diverse campus stakeholders toward addressing a community-based need and/or promoting an engaged campus culture.
Recipients: Charlotte Schwebel and Elena Martinez-Vivot
Public Problem Solver
This award is presented to a student who is a change-maker in social and/or environmental realms, working to produce solutions to real-world social, civic, or environmental challenges of our world.
Recipient: Carly Cribbs
Advocacy and Activism Award
Honors a student who has championed a social or environmental issue though advocacy, awareness-raising, and/or activism.
Recipient: Jane Hatfield
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 built the capacity of and advocated for the CCE.
Recipient: Bryn Morgan
Exceptional Engagement AWARDS
The following students were recognized by departments and offices across campus for taking the initiative to effect change and actively contribute to the common good within the mission of the respective department or office:
Accessibility: Polly McNeely
Diversity and Inclusion: Katie Damas, Mekael Daniel, Ariel Filion, and Emily Hidalgo
K12 Education: Olivia Martinez
Sustainability: Westly Joseph
Wellness: Eloise Kelly, Eliza Guion, Susanna Penfield, Salena Prinzmetal, and Elliot Williams
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: Alison Baird and Ethan Widoff
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: Jessi Blake, Amy Bolton, Mikaela Burns, Marissa Oves, Elena Perez, Sophia Pray, Alex Rivas, Jaysha Schwindt, Naomi Tsai, and Allysa Warling
ALPHA KAPPA DELTA International Sociology Honor Society
Camilla Fuller, Sonya Padden, Emily Richardson, Julia Chippari, Elam Boockvar-Klein, Eliza Guion, Isabella McShea, Anna Stern, Hailey Corkery, Charlotte Majercik, Harley Guzman, Halle Schall, Nick Boulos, Belle Durkin, Lucy Feldman, Zoe Zhou, Abby Williams
PHI ALPHA THETA National Honor Society in History
Ray Barrie-Kivel, Catherine Luchars, Hailey Dennis, Sara Fleming, Kevin Merrigan, William Davis, Ricky Yates, Theodore Adams, Folke Egerstrom, Claire Derry, Sam Fesshaie, Abe Lahr, Jaysha Schwindt, Myca Steffey-Bean
PHI BETA KAPPA Honor Society for the Liberal Arts and Sciences
Danny Sarche, Zoe Krauss, Emma Gonzalez, Claire Derry, Brooke Veale, Sarah Laico, Abe Lahr, Ethan Cutler, Grace Perry, Vladimir Vintu, Jordan Stern, Jia Kang, Meg DeMarsh, Becki Sandvos, Kendall Stoetzer, Jake Miller, Riley O’Sullivan, Beau Burns, Annie Engen, Jake Shapiro, Emma Sargent, Lam Quynh Vo, Sara Fleming, Ines Siepmann, SethWilson Gray, Lo Wall, Elena Perez, Madeleine McCann, Veronica Fernandez-Diaz, David Eik, Sophie Aiken, Simone Hall, Bryn Morgan, Jonathan Tignor, Anna Balaguer, Nate Goodman, Caroline Schoeller, Bridget O’Neill, Nate Agarwal, Logan Vance, Koki Atcheson, Garrett Manion, Sophie Mittelstadt, Dylan S. Compton, Megan Tomhave, Addie Knight, Mac Millard, Annie Zlevor, Boxin Li, Paxton Hyde, Tessa Lightfoot, Jay Langford, Samantha Silverman
PHI SIGMA IOTA International Foreign Language Honor Society
Jessica Savage, Julia Gilman, Claire Derry, Mariah Dingus, Nicholas Boulos, Garrett Manion, Pan Gu, Grace Perry
PI GAMMA MU International Honor Society in Social Science
Lillian Dube, Audrey Dervarics, Elizabeth Vian, James Langford, Julia Chippari, Key Duckworth, Veronica Fernandez-Diaz, Grace Perry, Theo Merrill, Ella Axelrod, Camilla Fuller, Edmund Pendleton, Amelia Merchant
PI SIGMA ALPHA National Political Science Honor Society
Elizabeth Vian, Ray Barrie-Kivel, Theo Merrill, James Langford, Amelia Merchant
PSI CHI National Honorary Society for Psychology Students
Kathryn Gorab, Sarah Laico, Vivian Nguyen, Natalie Sarver, Riri Uchida
Critical Language Scholarship
to Turkish/Azerbaijan: Isaak Belongia
Davis Projects for Peace Grant
Jessica Ramos, Megan Bott
Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant
to Spain: Lindsey Aronson
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant
to Thailand: Camilla Fuller
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Grant
to Moldova: Claire Derry
Fulbright Research Grant
to Kyrgyz Republic: Beka Adair
Fulbright Research Grant to South Africa
Gilman International Scholarship
Mashaselva Pirichita (Summer 2018 to Spain), Madeline Nicholson (Fall 2018 to Norway), Jia Mei (Spring 2019 to China)
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship
Erin Hightower, Geophysics; Sarah Jacobson, Comparative Psychology; Ingrid Wilt; Chemistry of Life Processes
NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Newman Civic Fellowship
Princeton in Asia FELLOWSHIP
Rishi Ling, Paulina Ukrainets
Public Interest Fellowship Program
Sam Fesshaie — ACLU of Colorado
Mateo Parsons — The Bell Policy Center
Miguel Mendez — Colorado Center on Law & Policy
Emma Sargent — Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
Lam Quynh Vo — Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
Saul Maravilla — Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
Koki Atcheson — Conservation Colorado
Bianca Thomas — Denver Scholarship Foundation
Emily Carlson — Denver Scholarship Foundation
Mikaela Burns — Innovations in Aging Collaborative
Audrey Dervarics — OMNI Institute
Logan Coleman — ProgressNow Colorado Education
Alison Takkunen — TESSA
Kathryn Kenney — ACLU of Colorado
Mary Kate Maloney — The ARC of the Pikes Peak Region
Riley Figueroa — Atlas Preparatory School
Tehya Watson — Catamount Institute
Bita Kavoosi — Chinook Fund
Andrew Austin — City of Colorado Springs: Parks — Recreation — and Cultural Services
Abigail Mercier — Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Julia Shepard — Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Anna Gurolnick — Colorado League of Charter Schools
Landis Hackett — Colorado Springs Food Rescue
Maitland Robinson — Fountain Creek Watershed District
Eden Alemayehu — Gary Community Investments/Piton Foundation
Quinn Yawger — Groundwork Denver/Groundwork Colorado
Madeline Nicholson — Inside Out Youth Services
Benjamin Swift — One Colorado Education Fund
Espy Thomson — Palmer Land Trust
Rachel Sheridan — Parent Possible
Isabelle Smith — Parent Possible: Vroom Fellow
Belle Durkin — PEAK Parent Center
Elle Hagler — Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Crane Friedman — Towards Justice
Halle Schall — United for a New Economy
*National Conference of State Legislature