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    Honors Convocation 2020

    Colorado College honors outstanding students, faculty, and staff during its annual Honors Convocation. Honors Convocation includes departmental awards, all-college awards, and awards from the CC Student Government Association.
     
    This year, because we can’t hold a live celebration, we have published a celebratory virtual Honors Convocation webpage. Here, you can watch a welcome video that includes an invocation by Chaplain Kate Holbrook, opening remarks from Blue Key Honor Society President Kathryn Kenny ’20, and a message from President Jill Tiefenthaler and awards presenters. Then you may view videos showing individual awards presentations.
     
    In addition to these campus honors, many of our students and young alumni have won national fellowships and awards. You can view the ever-growing list

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Table of Contents

    Departmental Awards

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    ANTHROPOLOGY

    presented by Professor Christina Leza

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    H. 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: Willa A. Serling

    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: Madeline F. Nicholson


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    ART

    presented by Professor Scott Johnson 

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    Outstanding Art Major

    Recipient: Noah T. Smith

    Outstanding Senior Thesis in Art Studio

    Recipient: Annabel E. Driussi

    Outstanding Senior Thesis in Art History

    Recipient: Charlie S. Szur

    Outstanding Senior Thesis in Architecture and Integrative Design

    Recipient: Nicholas K. Madsen

    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: Johanna Hamblett

    Outstanding Art History Minor

    Recipient: Zoe A. Fried

    Outstanding Art Studio Minor

    Recipient: Allison Gish

    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: Patricia Pi, Sam Cadigan


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    ASIAN STUDIES

    presented by Professor Tamara H. Bentley 

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    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.

    Recipients: Fiachra Ross MacFadden, Jinyue Xu


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    BIOCHEMISTRY and CHEMISTRY

    presented by Professor Jared D. Harris

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    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: Halle R. White, Rosa G. Mallorson

    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.

    Recipient: Amanda Yoo

    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: Ayush Chitrakar

    Outstanding Senior Award in Biochemistry

    This award is given to a graduating senior, based on scholastic achievement in biochemistry.

    Recipient: Leo Brasuel

    Outstanding Senior Award in Chemistry

    This award is given to a graduating senior, based on scholastic achievement in chemistry.

    Recipient: Yu Wu

    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: Elias Mondaca

    ACS Physical Chemistry Award

    This award is intended to recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student in physical chemistry and is meant to encourage further pursuits in the field. The award, sponsored by the American Chemical Society Physical Chemistry division, includes a certificate from the ACS Division of Physical Chemistry, recognition on the Division‘s website and, a one-year complimentary membership in the Division of Physical Chemistry.

    Recipient: Jake Heiser

    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: Norberto V. Orellana

    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.

    Recipient: Monk M. Gomez


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    CLASSICS

    presented by Professor Sanjaya Thakur 

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    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: Helen J. Donovan


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    presented by Professor Corinne L. Scheiner

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    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: Eliza L. Granger


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    ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

    presented by Professor Mark Griffin Smith

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    Robert E. Rubin Award in Political Economy

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

    Recipient: Maria Zheng

    Robert E. Rubin Award in Mathematical Economics

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

    Recipient: Claire H. Altieri

    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: Molly A. Hiniker

    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: Samantha Aronson

    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: Yao Sun


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    EDUCATION

    presented by Professor Manya C. Whitaker

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    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.

    Recipients: Alexandra Troy, Riley M. Davis

    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.

    Recipients: Camille F. Newsom, Jubilee N. Hernandez

    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: Mona Megumi Cousino, Shannon Summer

    Lori Anne Lowe Endowed 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: Stefani N. Messick, Mary Rose A. Donahue, Kendra S. Wuerth, Lindsey E. Salhus, Mary Hamblin


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    ENGLISH

    presented by Professor Steve Hayward 

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    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 – Rayn M. Fox
    Second Place – Maya P. Day
    Third Place – CooXooEii Black

    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 – Rachel Ava Frizell
    Second Place – Callie B. Zucker
    Third Place – Lara F. Smith

    Adelaide Bender Reville’s James Yaffe Prize for Fiction
    First Place – Elena Cabot Rodriguez
    Second Place – Callie B. Zucker
    Third Place – Jessie R. Berger

    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: Wayan A. Buschman

    Colorado College Awards in Literature

    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: Magali A. P. Blasdell, Olivia T. Humphreys, Grace Taylor, Anusha Khanal, Reilly M. Williams


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    ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

    presented by Professor Rebecca Barnes

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    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.

    Recipients: Riley A. Wadehra, Cheristy P. Jones, Lily A. Weissgold, Carly B. Bonwell

    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: Francis Russell


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    FEMINIST AND GENDER STUDIES

    presented by Professor Nadia Guessous

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    Shannon McGee Memorial 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.

    Recipients: Judy L. Fisher, Ramah Mohamed Aleryan


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    FILM AND MEDIA STUDIES

    presented by Professor Scott A. Krzych

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    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, Class of 1975. 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 –  Isabel A. Aurichio and Brent F. Jacoby, “Splintered”
    First Place –  Zoey Zhou and Sam Wang, “Veritas”
    Honorable Mention –  Will Cannistraro and Oliver D. Round, “From Dust”

    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: Lee O’Dowd, Tianzhi Duan and Olivia C. A. Belluck, “Sleepwalkers”

    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: Noah Kane and Roo Smith, “Bomba”, Mowei Jiang, “China’s Disappearing Bookstores”


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    FORENSICS

    presented by Sarah C. Hinkle, Competitive Communications Director

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    Apollonian Award

    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: Noah S. Hirshorn


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    FRENCH

    presented by Professor Ibrahima Wade

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    Award in Excellence in French

    Recipients: Wyatt Richards, Grace O. Gilmore

    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: Lucy N. DeLuca


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    GEOLOGY

    presented by Professor Paul M. Myrow

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    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: Peter D. Mow

    Association for 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: Hannah T. Runyon, Watsawan (Fai) Chanchai

    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 selected will receive an engraved RMAG geology pick award.

    Recipient: Hannah T. Runyon

    Patricia J. Buster Research Scholarship

    These scholarships, established in 2000 in honor of Patricia J. Buster, Class of 1933, support outstanding Colorado College students in undertaking original research in geology and related earth sciences.

    Recipients: Helen Carter, Watsawan (Fai) Chanchai, Laura R. Davison, Mingxi Hu, Spencer A Levy, Parker Rehmus, Jessica M. Hebert

    Donald B. Gould Scholarship in Geology

    Scholarship for geology majors.

    Recipients: Julian A. Lopez, Blaize B. Adler-Ivanbrook

    Darrell M. Putman Scholarship

    Scholarship for geology majors.

    Recipient: Peter D. Mow

    Charles Rhoads 1959 Scholarship

    Scholarship for geology majors.

    Recipients: Helen Carter, Anna M. Feldman, Jonny Norwine

    Phillip J. McKenna Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Award

    This award 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: Robin X. Hilderman


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    GERMAN, RUSSIAN, AND EAST ASIAN LANGUAGES

    presented by Professor Christiane Steckenbiller

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    University of Regensburg Scholarship

    Support is provided for a full year of study at this German university.

    Recipient: Lucas I. Dos Santos

    Excellence in German Award

    Recipient: Evva A. Parsons

    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.

    Recipients: Caroline C. Livaditis, Karl v. Hirt

    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: Britta Ting Huen Lam

    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.

    RecipientLisa Volkovskaia

    Japanese Language Award

    Recipient: Jinyue Xu

    Chinese Language Award

    Recipients: Inez C. Olivas, Fiachra Ross MacFadden


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    HEALTH PROFESSIONS

    presented by Jane M. Byrnes, Health Professions Advising Manager

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    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 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: Amy L. Ladd

    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. This is given 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: Natalie A. Sarver

    Mahony Award in Sports Medicine

    presented by Angie Matson-Rufenacht, Assistant Athletic Trainer and Jason W. Bushie, 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., Class of 1967, and wife Jan, Class of 1968, the award recognizes student dedication to and involvement with the college’s Sports Medicine Program.

    Recipient: Amy L. Ladd


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    HISTORY

    presented by Professor Bryan Rommel-Ruiz

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    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: Eric Dallesasse

    William R. Hochman Prize for Distinguished Student Research & Writing in History

    This award was established to honor the late Professor Emeritus William R. Hochman of the Department of History. It supports an annual award for a student or students whose senior thesis or essay best represents Bill’s advocacy of fresh critical approaches to sources and lucid written argument. Professor Hochman was a vital member of the CC community for over six decades and was the chair of the History Department for many years. He pushed his students to tackle the key issues of the time: the balances and battles between individual freedom and religious, social, and political authority.

    Recipients: Gabriel R. McGill


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    ITALIAN

    presented by Professor Amanda Minervini

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    Award in Excellence in Italian

    Recipient: Chloe Brooks-Kistler


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    MATHEMATICS and COMPUTER SCIENCE

    presented by Professor Matthew E. N. Whitehead and Professor Andrea S. Bruder

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    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.

    Recipient: Edgar I. Santos Vega

    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: Daniel A Barnes, Nicole A. Woch

    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: Daniel A Barnes, Darryl E. H. Filmore

    Euclid Scholarships

    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: Dominic T. Altamura, Lena Fleischer, Joshua Kalenga, Emerson Worrell, Elizabeth D. Seero, Yunhui Xue, Miranda Hunter, Daniel Lewinsohn, Na’ama Nevo, Tony Mastromarino, Yinting Zhong, Stephen Sigman

    Thomas Post Rawles Mathematics 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: Davidson Cheng, John W. Koerner

    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: Haley M. Colgate, Vladimir Vintu, Hanqing Li, Cinea N. Jenkins

    Fearless Award

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

    Recipient: Yiwen Tang


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    MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

    presented by Professor Jenn Garcia

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    Mary Magnusson & Ralph Gilmore Summer Research Grant

    This award provides summer stipends for Colorado College students to engage in research in natural sciences during their undergraduate years. The research may occur in conjunction with a CC faculty member on campus or in the field. The stipend may be used to pay students for summer research or for research supplies.

    Recipient: Allie S. Kreitman

    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: Juliana C. Olliff, Martin Gus Parks, Kristie M. Shirley, Madeline M. Smith

    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: Madison Alexander, Alex L. Barone-Camp


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    MUSIC

    presented by Professor Susan L. Grace

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    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: Grace Hale, Kyrie E. Newby, Tianyi (Lincy) Qin

    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: Riley L. Starling, Emma K. Carlson

    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: Grace Hale, Jordan Kent Schrage, Shane R. Brown


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    NEUROSCIENCE

    presented by Professor Lori L. Driscoll

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    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 Dr. Scheibel’s profound love of the brain.

    Recipient: Sixuan Chen

    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.

    Recipients: Riri “Lili” Uchida, Vivian Thuy Trang Nguyen


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    ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

    presented by Professor Mark Wilson

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    Richard 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: Piper J. Boudart, Charlotte N. DiBiase  

    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: Ana C. Kilgore, Matthew Luzincourt

    James H. Enderson Research Award in Biology

    The Enderson Award in 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: Olivia S. Noonan, Adam T. Mahler

    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: Emma W. Fetterly  

    Laboratory Award in Organismal Biology and Ecology

    This award is made to a senior organismal biology and ecology 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.

    Recipients: Emma C. Stonesmyth, India E. Hilty


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    PHILOSOPHY

    presented by Professor Jonathan Lee

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    J. Glenn Gray Award

    J. 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.

    Recipient: Matt Rosen


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    PHYSICS

    presented by Professor Shane Burns

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    David and Karen 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: Qingyuan Zeng, Kate F. Herman

    Wilbur H. 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: Pan Tan, Walter J. Brose


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    POLITICAL SCIENCE

    presented by Professor Dana E. Wolfe

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    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: Kathryn C. Kenny, Ethan M. Greenberg

    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: Kathryn C. Kenny, Rowan D. Rockafellow


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    PSYCHOLOGY

    presented by Professor Lori L. Driscoll

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    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.

    Recipients: Yijia Wang, Alexia Preston

    Cornelia Manley Sabine Award

    This award is presented annually to the outstanding graduating psychology senior on behalf of Cornelia Sabine, Class of 1949, a longtime supporter of Colorado College and the Psychology Department. This award serves as a tribute to Sabine, who 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 was to use their knowledge of psychology to bring peace and understanding into relationships in our fractious modern world.

    Recipients: Ellen Luhn Buford, Asha Rudrabhatla, Nan L. Elpers


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    RACE, ETHNICITY, AND MIGRATION STUDIES

    presented by Professor Michael E. Sawyer

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    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.

    Recipient: Precious Destiny Cooper


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    RELIGION

    presented by Professor Peter M. Wright

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    Hastings Prize

    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: Timothy J. Olson


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    SOCIOLOGY

    presented by Professor Vanessa L. Muñoz

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    W. Lewis 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: Eliza F. Guion, Elam H. Boockvar-Klein


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    SOUTHWEST STUDIES

    presented by Professor Eric P. Perramond

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    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 Program Faculty on the basis of academic record, quality of the senior thesis, and presence in the program.

    Recipient: Sarah H. Katsev


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    SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE

    presented by Professor Naomi P. Wood

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    Award in Excellence in Spanish

    This award is to recognize the excellent work on Honor’s Theses in the area of Hispanic Studies.

    Recipients: Isabel Gutiérrez Papacostas, Ula Adamska

    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: 
    First Place –
    Karla N. Iruegas
    Second Place – Manuel A. Uribe
    Third Place – Olivia Amore Petipas


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    THEATRE AND DANCE

    presented by Professor Ryan M. Platt

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    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: Soren A. Kodak

    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: Scot W. Gladstone

    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: Maximilian I. Sarkowsky

    All-College Awards

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    ABEL J. AND LUCY PHINNEY GREGG AWARD

    presented by Kate S. Holbrook, Chaplain

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    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: Ula Adamska, Elias Asher, CooXooEii Black, Lauren M. Stierman, Hannah R. Pardee, Edgar I. Santos Vega, Harley Olivia Guzman

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    HENRY “SKIP” MEIS 1963 EMERGING STUDENT LEADER AWARD

    presented by Amy M.Y. Hill

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    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: Clayton C. Pierce

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    HENRI “SKIP” MEIS 1963 OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADER AWARD

    presented by Amy M.Y. Hill

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    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 Colorado College, but has redefined and expanded the programs themselves.

    Recipient: CooXooEii Black

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    BLUE KEY AWARD

    presented by Kathryn C. Kenny

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    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 Eve Grace

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    BILL HOCHMAN PRIZE ON WAR, VIOLENCE, AND HUMAN VALUES, with Emphasis on the Human Experience of War

    presented by Professor Bryan Rommel-Ruiz

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    Awarded to the best student work illuminating war, violence, and human values with emphasis on the human experience of war. (This award was presented alongside the history awards in the video above)

    Recipient: Fiachra Ross MacFadden

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    CUTLER PUBLICATIONS AWARD

    presented by Abigail Williams and Susanna M. Penfield

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

    Recipients: Seobin Grace Lee, Pema Y. Baldwin

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    RUTH BARTON AWARD

    presented by Abigail Williams and Susanna M. Penfield

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    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.

    Recipients: Megan Bott, Professor Corey Hutchins

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    E.K. GAYLORD AWARD

    presented by Abigail Williams and Susanna M. Penfield

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    This award was established in honor of 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.

    Recipient: Miriam L. Brown

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    JAMES NEVIN TRISSEL PRIZE FOR EXCELLENCE IN BOOK STUDIES

    presented by Aaron Cohick

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    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: Allison Gish

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    BARBARA WHITTEN PRIZE FOR WOMEN IN THE NATURAL SCIENCES

    presented by Professor Shane Burns

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    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. (This award was presented alongside the physics awards in the video above)

    Recipient: Haley M. Colgate

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    AWARDS PRESENTED BY PRESIDENT JILL TIEFENTHALER

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    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: Shoshana M. Holt-Auslander

    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: Andres G. Talavera

    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: Kekai Wong Yuen

    J. 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: Ethan M. Greenberg

    VAN DIEST AWARD

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

    Recipient: Antonio Calderon

    LAURA GOLDEN AWARD

    Awarded to the female athlete who by her excellence in athletics, leadership, and college contributions best exemplifies the high standards set by Laura Golden. Recipients are selected by the Athletics Department staff.

    Recipient: Riley A. Wadehra

    CROWN-GOODMAN PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    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: Martina Alvarez, Isabelle M. Aragon-Menzel, Magali A. P. Blasdell, Stuart L. Callinan, Nik Lane Chapleski, Evan A. Foster, Charles W. Fox, Aydin S. Gates, Michael F. Gorman, Katie Hands, Lauren E. Hecht, Isobel (Izzy) Hensley, Celia A. Herdic, Mary S. Jenkins, Tali Juliano, Maddy N. Mahaffey, Patrick William Mallory, Melissa A. Manuel, Laila E. Marshall, Josie M. McCauley, Ely S. Merenstein, Dervla A. Moore-Frederick, Madeline D. Ng, Inez C. Olivas, Emma K. Olsen, Ryan S. O’Meara, Case Osborn, Katie Pell, Maysie L. Poland, Emileigh G. Rafidi, Liam Reynolds, Danielle J. Richardson, Ankita Sharma, Grace R. Spratley, Skyler O. Stark-Ragsdale, Anya I. Steinberg, Laurel E. Sullivan, Alethea C. Tyler, Abby E. Walz, Reilly M. Williams, Zoe L. Zwecker

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    STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION AWARDS

    CCSGA INVOLVED STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD

    presented by Remy M. Wells

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    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.

    Recipients: Shane R. Brown and Ramah Mohamed Aleryan

    INVOLVED STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR AWARD

    presented by Halle Taylor-Schall

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    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. (This award is presented after the teacher of the year award in the video above)

    Recipient: EQUAL represented by Nicolette A. Gordillo-LaRiviere and Miles B. Marshall

    BOB PIZZI OUTSTANDING ADVISOR OF THE YEAR MEMORIAL AWARD

    presented by Max S. Kronstadt

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

    Recipient: Mateen Zafer, Coordinator of Mentoring and Diversity Initiatives

    LLOYD E. WORNER TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

    presented by Ethan M. Greenberg

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    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 Nadia Guessous

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    COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT RECOGNITION AWARDS

    Despite the event being cancelled, we wish to publicly acknowledge and celebrate the recipients of this year’s community engagement awards:

    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 Florencia Rojo

    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 Rachel Montgomery Paupeck

    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: Dr. Julianne Gavino

    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: Rob Lessig, Mitchell High School

    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: Angelina Chen

    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: Natalie A. Sarver

    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.

    Recipients: Karla N. Iruegas and Yurong Ye, co-founders, Mandarin Teaching Association

    CAMPUS ORGANIZER – Honors a student who mobilizes diverse campus stakeholders toward addressing a community-based need and/or promoting an engaged campus culture.

    Recipient: Kadin Mangalik

    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: Brita Mackey

    ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM AWARD – Honors a student who has championed a social or environmental issue though advocacy, awareness-raising, and/or activism.

    Recipients: Elam H. Boockvar-Klein, Max Kronstadt, and Liam Reynolds

    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: Madeline D. Ng

    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:

    AccessibilityShoshana M. Holt-Auslander
    Diversity and InclusionSolidarity Coalition
    K12 EducationJubilee N. Hernandez
    Social InnovationLauren Weiss
    SustainabilityMadeleine Tucker
    WellnessStephanie Dewald and Ellie Pfeiffer

    Newman Civic Fellowship
    Recipient: Elam H. Boockvar-Klein

    Davis Projects for Peace
    Recipient: Fiachra Ross MacFadden

    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: Madison Alexander, Elam H. Boockvar-Klein, Melanie Mandell, Natalie A. Sarver, Awais Syed, Madison Wilkinson

    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: Claire H. Altieri, Olivia Calvi, Emma K. Carlson, Cheristy P. Jones, Harper Kral, Emily Ng, Madeline D. Ng, Charmie Vang

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    HONORARY ORGANIZATIONS

    ALPHA KAPPA DELTA
    International Sociology Honor Society
    Stephanie L. Dewald, Miriam L. Brown, Benjamin R. Swift, Isabelle M. Aragon-Menzel, Kelly Yue, Alessandra H. Ahlmen, Jinyue Xu, Liam Reynolds, Lora Yip, Ema L. Smith, Dara L. Bellinson, Cameron T. Mongoven, Kieran A. Woerner

    PHI ALPHA THETA
    National Honor Society in History
    Shelby M. Patrick, Eric Dallesasse, Lily W. Fitzpatrick, Daniel H. Feder-Johnson, Caitlin E. Laurence, Ian R. O’Shaughnessy, Anna M. Stern, Gabriel R. McGill, Benedict C. Wright, Robert Schilling, Bella A. Lawrence, Molly O. Dunn, Mary Kate Maloney, David L. Henderson, Silas J. Farwell-Mead, Connor P. Nolan, Mike P. Heinonen, Michael Xu, Megan Bott

    PHI SIGMA IOTA
    International Foreign Language Honor Society
    Cinea N. Jenkins, Emma Elizabeth Zoe Paradiso, Kerry Yang, Margaret Isabelle Knight, James C. Franklin, Helen Jackson Donovan, Isaak James Belongia

    PI MU EPSILON
    National Honor Society in Mathematics
    Albus Cao, Hanqing Li, Sam LeBlanc, Lauren M. Stierman, Jinyue Xu

    PSI CHI
    National Honorary Society for Psychology Students
    Ellen Luhn Buford, Christine Calger, Sixuan Chen, Nan L. Elpers, Jess Keniston, Rachel C. Loevy, Alexia Preston, Maya C. Sikora

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    SCHOLARSHIP & FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

    FULBRIGHT ENGLISH TEACHING ASSISTANT GRANT TO CZECH REPUBLIC
    Allison Gish

    FULBRIGHT STUDY GRANT TO UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD/UNITED KINGDOM
    Emma K. Carlson

    FULBRIGHT RESEARCH GRANT TO ARGENTINA
    Natalie Gubbay

    PRINCETON IN AFRICA FELLOWSHIP
    Ramah Mohamed Aleryan

    ERASMUS MUNDUS EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP TO EUROPUBHEALTH+
    Willa Serling

    ERASMUS MUNDUS JOINT MASTER IN CHEMICAL NANOENGINEERING
    Maxwell Veiga

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