Student Affairs - Dean's Office

Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes

2002 Recipients

 

GEORGE H. ACHESON & GRASS FOUNDATION PRIZE IN NEUROSCIENCE

Established in 1992 by a gift from the Grass Foundation. This prize is given to an outstanding undergraduate in the Neuroscience and Behavior Program who demonstrates excellence in the program and who also shows promise for future contributions in the field of neuroscience.

Sarah Lindsey McCormack 2002
Adrienne Leigh Soucy 2002

ALUMNI PRIZE IN THE HISTORY OF ART

This prize was established by Wesleyan alumni/ae to recognize work of outstanding achievement by a student in the history of art. The prize will be awarded annually to a member of the senior class.

No Award Given

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY ANALYTICAL AWARD

This award is given for excellence in analytical chemistry.

Mariam Kabir 2003

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY CONNECTICUT VALLEY SECTION AWARD

This award is given for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.

Pavlos Kaimakliotis 2002

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTS AWARD

This award is given for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.

Katherine Augustyn 2001

AYRES PRIZE

The gift of Daniel Ayres, Class of 1842, to the first-year student who attains the highest academic standing in the first semester.

King Yeung Chan 2005
Evan B. Bissell 2005

BALDWIN FELLOWSHIP

Established in 1952 by family and friends of Horace Reed Baldwin of the Class of 1947 and awarded annually for study at law school to the member of the senior class who, in the opinion of the committee, shows the most promise of becoming an outstanding lawyer and public-spirited citizen.

Benjamin J. Wyatt 2002

BERTMAN PRIZE

Established in memory of Bernard T. Bertman, associate professor of physics, by gifts from his colleagues, family, and friends, in 1970. Awarded to a senior majoring in physics who displays a particularly resourceful and creative approach to physics research.

Ian Garrick-Bethell 2002

BLANKENAGEL PRIZE

Income from the John C. Blankenagel Fund, established in 1970, awarded at the discretion of the Department of German studies to enrich educational offerings in the area of humanistic studies, or to assist a superior student in completing a project in German studies.

Gregory Heller 2003
Ying-Ju Lai 2002
Joel Nichols 2002

BRADLEY PRIZE

The gift of Stanley David Wilson 1909, in memory of Professor Walker Parke Bradley, to the senior or junior who excels in chemistry and particularly in special original work.

Alicia Gayle 2002

BRIGGS PRIZE

Established in 1900 by the gift of James E. Briggs, to the student who has done the most effective work in intercollegiate debating.

Michael Streeter Lewis 2003
Mariya Rubanovskaya, Visiting International Student

ERNESS BRODY PRIZE

Established in 2002 by Ann duCille in honor of Professor Erness Bright Brody, former chair of the African American Studies Program.  Awarded annually to a senior African American Studies Program major for excellence in written expression.

Sallom� Hralima 2002

PROFESSOR SAMUEL HUGH BOCKUNIER PRIZE

Awarded to best final essay on a social studies topic by a student in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.

No Award Given

BRUNER FRESHMAN IMPROVEMENT PRIZE

The gift of William Evans Bruner 1888, to the student whose second-semester first-year record shows the greatest relative improvement over that of the first semester.

Thomas W. Parchman 2004

BUTLER PRIZE

Established in 1991 in honor of Emeritus Professor of History Jeffrey E. Butler. Awarded annually by the History Department to deserving history majors for honors theses in Third World history.

Sarah Kistler 2002

BUTTERFIELD PRIZE

Established by the Class of 1967, to the graduating senior who has exemplified those qualities of character, leadership, intellectual commitment and concern for the Wesleyan community shown by Victor Lloyd Butterfield, eleventh president of Wesleyan University.

Jamie Wong 2002

CAMP PRIZE

Established in 1905 by the Board of Trustees in memory of Samuel T. Camp, trustee 1880-1903. Awarded for excellence in English literature.

James Novogrod 2002
Julia Simon-Kerr 2002
Karen Weingarten 2002

CAPRA PRIZE

Established in 1983 to honor Frank Capra, Hon. '81, the great American film director whose collected papers are in the Wesleyan Cinema Archives. The prize is awarded this year to an undergraduate senior film that is outstanding.

Conor Michael Flynn 2002

CHADBOURNE PRIZE

The gift of George Storrs Chadbourne, Class of 1858, to that member of the first-year class outstanding in character, conduct, and scholarship.

David Carhart 2005

CLARK FELLOWSHIP

Established in memory of John Blanchard Clark by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Clark of Pittsford, New York; his sister, Catherine; relatives; and friends. Awarded annually to a qualified graduating senior of Wesleyan University for graduate study in a school of medicine. Recipients are judged by members of the Health Professions Panel on their potential for outstanding achievement and for their promise of community leadership and public-spirited citizenship and for their scholastic record at Wesleyan.

Pavlos Kaimakliotis 2002

CLEE SCHOLARSHIP

Established by friends and associates of Gilbert Harrison Clee '35, late president of the Board of Trustees. Awarded annually to a member of the sophomore class, who will remain a Clee Scholar throughout his or her junior and senior years, who will have demonstrated high standards of leadership, a deep commitment to Wesleyan University, an interest in the broad implications of multinational business enterprises, a sensitivity to the need for a creative balance between the public and private sectors, and an intention to pursue a career in business. A specific objective will be to select individuals who exemplify the qualities that characterized Gilbert Harrison Clee as a humane person and as a leader.

Anthony Attiogbe 2004

DR. NEIL CLENDENINN PRIZE

Established in 1991 by George Thornton '91 and David Derryck '93 for the African American student who has achieved academic excellence in biology and/or molecular biology and biochemistry. This student must have completed his or her sophomore year and in that time have exemplified those qualities of character, leadership, and concern for the Wesleyan community as shown by Dr. Neil Clendeninn '71.

Aurora Quaye 2003

COLE PRIZE

Established through the gift of George Henry Walker '81, in the memory of Charles Edward Cole. Awarded to the first-year student who shows the greatest ability in fiction or nonfiction writing.

Abigail C. Holstein 2005

CONNECTICUT HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

Established in 1993 by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education to promote community service leadership and activities by students at Connecticut's institutions of higher education. This award recognizes outstanding student contributions to the promotion of community service through projects that increase student participation in their college community and projects that develop a unique approach to effective community service.

No Award Given

HERBERT LEE CONNELLY PRIZE

Given in 1980 by Mabel Wells Connelly in the name of her husband, member of the Class of 1909, and alumni secretary, 1924-56. Supplemented by friends, relatives, and sons Hugh Wells and Theodore Sample '48, the fund provides income to be awarded annually to a deserving undergraduate who demonstrates an interest in English literature and an unusual ability in nonfiction writing.

Dana Goldman 2004
Karina Vinjamuri 2002

ANNA JULIA COOPER PRIZE

Awarded by the Department of Sociology to a student of overall academic excellence who lives and works in the spirit of Cooper. Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964), author of A Voice From the South, was one of the most important social theorists in the tradition of Black feminist thought. She lived and worked courageously against the odds of exclusion, never failing to hold to the highest standards of moral and intellectual excellence.

Jennifer Barkan 2002

CRC AWARD

To an outstanding first-year chemistry student, based on grades in organic chemistry over the interval of the current academic year.

Keren Griffiths 2005
Anthony O�Brien 2005

CUSHING PRIZE

In memory of Frank Hamilton Cushing, 19th-century anthropologist, awarded each spring to the student who, in the judgment of the faculty of the Department of Anthropology, has written the most splendid paper in any area of anthropology during the preceding 12-month period.

No Award Given

DACOR FELLOWSHIP

Awarded by the DACOR (Diplomatic and Consular Officers, Retired) Bacon House Foundation to support a Wesleyan senior who is an American citizen and who will be engaged in the study of international affairs towards a Master's Degree at a recognized institution of higher learning in the United States.

Valerie Belanger 2002

DAVENPORT PRIZE

Established in 1948 by the gift of Ernest W. Davenport in honor of his brother, Frederick Morgan Davenport 1889, for excellence shown by seniors in the field of government and politics.

Dilyan Donchev 2002
Laura Beth Frakel 2002
Mina Judith Halpern 2002
Jesse Wayne Lava 2002
Alison Beth Levy 2002

DORCHESTER PRIZE

Established through the gift of Daniel Dorchester, Class of 1874. Awarded for the best thesis submitted to the English Department.

Nicholas Houser 2002
Karen Weingarten 2002

W. E. B. DUBOIS PRIZE

The W.E.B. Dubois Prize for academic excellence in African American studies is awarded annually to a student majoring in that field.

Molly Aaronson-Gelb 2002
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky 2002

DUTCHER PRIZE

Established by gift of Arthur A. Vanderbilt 1910, in honor of Professor George Matthew Dutcher, for highest excellence in the Department of History.

Jennifer Michelle Miller 2002
Olivia Alton Weisser 2002

THE KEVIN ECHART MEMORIAL BOOK PRIZE

The Kevin Echart Memorial Book Prize will be awarded to the graduating College of Letters senior who best exemplifies the intellectual curiosity and range, the pleasure in colloquy, the capacity for admiration and skepticism, and the moral seriousness and love of books that we honored in our late colleague and seek to foster in the students of the College of Letters.

Kathryn Chenoweth 2002
Ernest Hartner 2002

SUSAN FRAZER PRIZE

Awarded annually to the student (or students) who has done the most distinguished work in the elementary and intermediate French language sequence.

Hallie Dalsimer 2005
Tinapa Himathongkam 2005
Thang Le Ngoc 2005

FREEMAN PRIZE

Established in 1975 by Mansfield Freeman, Class of 1916. Awarded annually to a senior for excellence in East Asian studies.

Levi Samuel Gibbs 2002

BEULAH FRIEDMAN PRIZE

Awarded annually to the senior who has demonstrated special aptitude in the history of art and who has made a substantive contribution to the major.

No Award Given

FULBRIGHT-HAYS DOCTORAL DISERTATION RESEARCH ABROAD GRANT

Awarded by the United States Department of Education to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to twelve months.

Andrew McGraw, Graduate Student
Julie Strand, Graduate Student

FULBRIGHT-HAYS FELLOWSHIP

These grants are funded by the United States government under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Fulbright-Hays Act) and by many foreign countries. The grants, administered by the Institute for International Education, provide for one year of study at a university abroad.

Heather Homonoff 2002
Paul Kim 2002
Stephen Lehman, Graduate Student
Joel Nichols 2002
Sara Tune '98
SheenRu Yong 2002 (Alternate)

GAY, LESBIAN, AND SEXUALITY STUDIES PRIZE

Donated by the Wesleyan Gay and Lesbian Alumnae/i Association (GALA), this prize is awarded annually to that undergraduate who has done the best research and writing on a subject in gay, lesbian, and sexuality studies.

Marianna Litovich 2002

GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE FELLOWSHIP

At least one fellowship per year for study at a university in the Federal Republic of Germany was given to Wesleyan in honor of the Sesquicentennial. The German Academic Exchange Service is a private, self-governing organization of the German universities, which promotes international exchange among institutions of higher learning.

Caroline Winter 2002

GERMAN PEDAGOGICAL EXCHANGE SERVICE AWARD

A one year teaching apprenticeship in Germany.

Karneisha Crenshaw 2002

GIFFIN PRIZE

Established in 1912 by a gift of Mrs. Charles Mortimer Giffin, in memory of her husband, an honorary graduate of the Class of 1875. Awarded for excellence in the Department of Religion.

John Downey 2002
Miles Gaede 2002
Jennifer Lauder 2002

AKIVA GOLDSMAN PRIZE IN SCREENWRITING

Awarded to the graduating film studies major who has written the best full-length screenplay.

Gabriel Cohen-DeVries 2002

THE BARRY M. GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation to a junior or senior who has outstanding potential and intends to pursue a career in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.

Martha Butkus 2003
Daniel Sloan 2003

GRAHAM PRIZE

The gift of James Chandler Graham '90, awarded to a member of the graduating class for excellence in natural science.

Alison Binkowski 2002
Pavlos Kaimakliotis 2002

GRANT/WILCOX PRIZE

Awarded in honor of Connecticut filmmakers Ellsworth Grant and Roy Wilcox to the senior whose work in film and video best addresses significant environmental, social, or artistic issues.

To Be Announced

HALLOWELL PRIZE

Established by friends and associates of Burton C. Hallowell '36, former professor of economics and executive vice president of the University. Awarded annually to an outstanding senior in the study of social science, as determined by the governing board of the Public Affairs Center.

Dilyan Donchev 2002

K.P. HARRINGTON PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

Awarded annually by the Mysical Seven Society to a Wesleyan undergraduate who has distinguished herself/himself in public service to the community.

Chelsea Koehler 2002

HAWK PRIZE

The gift of Philip B. Hawk 1898, as a memorial to his wife, Gladys, to the students who have done the most effective work in biochemistry.

Katherine Augustyn 2002
Mun Chun Chan 2002
Pavlos Kaimakliotis 2002
Alexander Krassner 2002

HEALTH EDUCATION PRIZE

This prize is awarded annually to the graduating senior who best exemplifies the goals of Wesleyan's Health Education Program, which are the promotion of healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. The student who is chosen for this prize has demonstrated commitment not only to his or her personal well-being but has also served as a role model to peers in the Wesleyan community and beyond.

Kristen Suzda 2002

HEIDEMAN AWARD

Established in 1972, in honor of Enid and Walter Heideman. Awarded annually to an undergraduate who has helped others in the Wesleyan community, in the tradition of the Heidemans.

Adam Dumey 2002
Timothy Dutcher 2002
Latoya Massey 2002

THE RACHEL HENDERSON THEATER PRIZE

Awarded annually to that student who, in the estimation of the theater faculty, has contributed most to theater at Wesleyan over the course of his or her undergraduate career.

Sarah Krainin 2002

HAROLD JOSEPH HOLT PRIZE

As a part of the Wesleyan-Dana Summer Intern Program, this prize is awarded to a student working for the government, an advocacy group, or in the public sector.

Elizabeth Newel 2004

HOLZBERG FELLOWSHIP

Established in memory of Jules D. Holzberg, professor of psychology, by gifts of his colleagues and friends. Awarded to a senior who intends to pursue graduate study in clinical or community psychology in recognition of the commitment to research and applied work on the resolution of social problems on the individual and collective level that is consistent with Professor Holzberg's lifelong professional interests and humanitarian concerns.

John Guerry 2002
Alys Hanzlik 2002

HORGAN PRIZE

Established by the Department of English in honor of Paul Horgan, professor emeritus and writer-in-residence. Awarded to the student who has written the best short story of the year.

Jason England 2003

HERBERT H. HYMAN PRIZE

Established by the Department of Sociology to honor Herbert H. Hyman, distinguished scholar, pioneer in survey research methodology, and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology. Awarded annually to students, whether sociology majors or not, who in the opinion of the faculty have written outstanding theses on a sociological topic.

Colby Brown 2002

INGRAHAM PRIZE

The gift of Robert Seney Ingraham 1888, and his wife, for excellence in New Testament Greek or, in years when a course in that subject is not given, for excellence in a course in Greek elective for juniors and seniors.

Nathanael Andrade 2002
Jessica Clark 2002
Katherine Marciniec 2002

JESSUP PRIZE

Awarded to two undergraduates each year who are deemed to show the greatest talent and promise for even greater excellence in sculpture, printmaking, architecture, photography, painting, or drawing. The prize is given in memory of Pauline Jessup, a noted interior designer, who practiced her craft for over 60 years throughout the United States. Mrs. Jessup was noted for her unerring eye, her extraordinarily refined taste, and her steadfast commitment to her clients-many of whom she served over three generations. The prize is a gift of Mrs. Jessup's nephew, D. Ronald Daniel '52, and his friend, John R. Jakobson '52. The award is determined by the Department of Art and Art History.

Calder Gillin 2002
Chia-Chen Anne Wu 2002

JOHNSTON PRIZE

The gift of David George Downey, class of 1884, in memory of Professor John Johnston. Awarded to those freshmen or sophomores whose performance in their first two semesters of physics shows exceptional promise.

King Yeung Chan 2005
Hoan Dang 2005
Lockhart Webb 2004

KEASBEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Awarded by the Keasby Memorial Foundation on the basis of academic excellence and a strong record of extracurricular participation for two years of graduate study in England.

To Be Announced

P. L. KELLAM PRIZE

Established in memory of Priscilla L. Kellam '83 by her husband and parents. Awarded annually to a senior woman, under the age of 25, who has majored in East Asian studies and has traveled or plans to travel to China to further her studies.

Kerry Jessica Holahan 2002

KINGSLEY FELLOWSHIP

The gift of Mr. and Mrs. David G. Kingsley in 1964 in memory of their son, David, Jr., Class of 1964. Awarded to a graduating senior for graduate study here or abroad, on the basis of scholarship, character, contribution to and appreciation of Wesleyan.

Charles McNally '02

LEAVELL MEMORIAL PRIZE:

Established in 1992 in memory of Robert Leavell '80 and Nancy Leavell '82.

Music: Awarded annually to a senior who has done outstanding work in music, and whose work manifests the ideals of the Wesleyan Music Department's program in World Music.

Tyler Goodwin 2002
Samara Rainey 2002
Schuyler Whelden 2002

Film: Awarded annually to a senior film student who has done out-standing work in the major.

Eric Wright Crosby 2002

LEONARD PRIZE

Given in 1917 in memory of William Day Leonard 1878, by his friends. Awarded annually by the faculty to one of three undergraduates nominated by the College Body who is thought to exemplify the highest standards of character and performance in his or her campus life.

Molly Aaronson-Gelb 2002
Nora Houseman 2002

LEVY-SPIRA PRIZE

Awarded for distinction in Latin American studies. It was established in 1992 in memory of Eduardo Levy-Spira '82, by his family and friends.

Benjamin Allen 2002

LIMBACH PRIZE

Established in l966 by Russell T. Limbach, professor of art, in memory of his wife, Edna Limbach. Awarded annually to the student who has contributed the most imaginative, generous, thoughtful, and understanding social service to the people of the City of Middletown and/or the Wesleyan community.

Chelsea Koehler 2002

LIPSKY PRIZE

The gift of the Reverend and Mrs. Bailey G. Lipsky in memory of their son, Francis Jules Lipsky, of the Class of 1931, to the member of the choir possessing in the highest degree unfailing kindliness, quiet dignity, and brilliant scholarship.

Man Lee Lung 2002

LITTELL PRIZE

The gift of Franklin Bowers Littell 1891, for excellence in one or more advanced courses in astronomy.

Andrew Rhodes 2002

LUCE SCHOLARSHIP

The Henry Luce Foundation selects 18 graduates to spend a year in an Asian country and provides an experience that will broaden the participant's perspective on his or her chosen career field.

No Award Given

ROBERT S. LYND PRIZE

Awarded to a student for the Sociology department thesis.

Martha Paz-Rodriguez 2002
Mia Unger 2002

JOHN W. MACY SUMMER INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Established by friends and colleagues of John W. Macy '38, the award goes to the junior who most clearly exemplifies, in the decision of the selection committee, the characteristics associated with John Macy: high intellectual ability, a capacity for sustained effort in difficult tasks, strong ethical standards, an ingrained sense of duty, and a commitment to public service as a worthy career.

Joseph A. Wender 2003

MANN PRIZE

Established in memory of Albert Mann 1906, devoted alumnus and faculty member, by his daughters and their families. Awarded annually to the senior(s) showing the most outstanding achievements in the Romance languages.

Frederic Anderson 2002
Katherine Fuller 2002
Ian Mensher 2002
Jose Roman 2002
Amy Sanchez 2002
Kaitlin Takayanagi 2002

MARTIUS YELLOW AWARD

Awarded for excellence in organic synthesis.

Christos Kaimakliotis 2003
Pauline Wyrembak 2003

ROGER MAYNARD AWARD

A memorial award to that senior scholar-athlete who best exemplifies the spirit, accomplishments, and humility of Roger Maynard '37, former trustee.

Nicholas Bazos 2002
Alexis Keeler 2002
Meng Ooi Kwan �0

RICHARD MCLELLAN PRIZE

Awarded annually to a junior who exemplifies those qualities that characterize the late Richard McLellan, Director of the Career Planning Center and Associate Dean of the College: character, leadership, commitment to public service and diversity, wide cultural interests, and a sense of humor.

Kavita Ketwaroo 2003

MELLON FELLOWSHIPS

A national program that provides sizable scholarships for graduate study in the humanities in preparation for a career in teaching.

No Award Given

MEYER PRIZE

Established in 1991 in honor of Emeritus Professor of History Donald B. Meyer. Awarded annually by the History Department to deserving history majors for honors theses in American history.

Nathaniel Katin-Borland 2002

MONROE PRIZE

Established in 1985 by the Center for African American Studies in memory of John G. Monroe, director, scholar, and teacher in the Center for African American Studies and in the Theater Department. This prize is to be awarded annually to the Wesleyan sophomore or junior who, in the opinion of the review committee, submits the best scholarly essay in the field of African American studies.

Christopher Weimer 2003

JANINA MONTERO PRIZE

Awarded annually to a Latino student with financial need who has promoted the health, visibility, and participation of the Latino community at Wesleyan. The individual should best exemplify personal integrity, leadership, and motivation; a strong interest in and knowledge of his or her background; and have maintained a high level of commitment to Wesleyan's academic and intellectual enterprise.

Jos� Rom�n, 02

GERALDINE J. MURPHY PRIZE

Established in memory of Geraldine J. Murphy, who was the first woman hired as a full-time instructor at Wesleyan (1957), the first woman promoted to a tenured position, and the first woman promoted to the rank of full professor. The prize is endowed by alumni/ae of the Wesleyan Master of Arts in Teaching program. Awarded to a student who has written an outstanding critical essay that focuses on short fiction or novels.

Tiesha Sargeant 2002
Allison Kennedy 2002 (Honorable Mention)

NEEDLER PRIZE

Established by Sophie Needler, in memory of her husband, Bennett Needler. To be awarded annually to one or two graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence in Hebrew or Jewish studies.

Karen Weingarten 2002

CAROL B. OHMANN MEMORIAL PRIZE

Awarded for the best senior thesis and essay in Women's studies.

Erin Rebecca Collins 2002
Kathryn Ann Burk '02

OLIN FELLOWSHIP

Founded in 1854 by the wife of Stephen Olin, president, 1839-41 and 1842-51. Later increased by gifts of their son, Stephen Henry Olin, Class of 1866 and acting president, 1922-23, and his wife, Emeline. Awarded in recognition of achievement in English. The fellowship supports supervised work in English outside of the Wesleyan course structure.

Aimee Eng 2003
Jordon Goldman 2004
Wei Hsin Gui 2003
Evan Calder Williams 2005

ELIZABETH L. ORMSBY BOOK AWARD

Presented to seniors and graduate students entering the teaching profession who best exemplify the ideals and goals of the program.

To Be Announced

PARKER PRIZE

Established in 1870 by the Reverend John Parker, Trustee 1859-71. Awarded to a sophomore or junior who excels in public speaking.

Alexander Asher Brown 2003
Margaret Elizabeth Murphy Haglund 2003

PEIRCE PRIZE

Awarded in successive years for excellence in biology, chemistry, and geology.

Dianah Barrett 2002

PETERSON FELLOWSHIPS

Established in 1963 by bequest of William Harold Peterson 1907, for graduate study in biochemistry at Wesleyan.

Sanjai Kumar, Graduate Student
Jerome Shiels, Graduate Student
Kristi Wojtuszewski, Graduate Student

PHI BETA KAPPA

The oldest national scholastic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa at Wesleyan is limited to 12 percent of the graduating class each year. Fall election is limited to 15 students, usually the most outstanding in the senior class, and is based on grades through the end of the student�s junior year and fulfillment of the General Education Expectations. Spring election is based on grades through the end of a student�s first semester of the senior year. Students are nominated by the major departments.

Admitted Fall 2001

Molly Hope Aaronson-Gelb, '02, African-American Studies and Sociology
Dilyan Donchev, '02, Mathematics-Economics
Vanessa Kutzman Hackett, '02, English
Alen Hamza, '02, College of Letters
Teresa Huang, '02, East Asian Studies
Pavlos Zacharia Kaimakliotis, '02, Chemistry and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Alexis Marie Keeler, '02, French Studies
Meng Ooi Kwan, '02, Economics
Jimin Lee, '02, Bilogy
Alison Beth Levy, '02, Government
Jin Li, '02, Economics and Mathematics
Leah Helaine Ralph, '02, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Zheqing Shen, '02, Economics and Mathematics
Gregory Bennett Terris, '02, American Studies

Admitted Spring, 2002

Benjamin Stewart Allen, '02
Nathanael John Andrade, '02
Margot Elizabeth Allegra Bassett, '02
Andrea Elizabeth Berger, '02
Alison Andrea Binkowski, '02
Daniel Gray Burson, '02
Jessica Homan Clark, '02
Julia Prentiss Clark-Spohn, '02
Erin Rebecca Collins, '02
Monica Claire Coquoz, '02
Jessica Anne Croll, '02
Eric Wright Crosby, '02
Christene Amabile DeJong, '02
Carolyn Beth Eisert, '02
Eben Dahl Ellertson, '02
Althea Feroline Erickson, '02
Laura Beth Frankel, '02
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, '02
Miles Cardon Gaede, '02
Ian Garrick-Bethell, '02
Levi Samuel Gibbs, '02
William Daniel Gillam, '02
Rachel Anne Gooze, '02
Jaime Loren Gross, '02
John DuPont Guerry, '02
Mina Judith Halpern, '02
Mary Christina Halvorson, '02
Danielle Christine Heard, '02
Sarah Novoross Kistler, '02
Samantha Leigh Kempner, '02
Felicity Sloan Kohn, '02
Una Chuse LaMarche, '02
Jennifer Danielle Lauder, '02
Jesse Wayne Lava, '02
Andrew Michael Lupin, '02
Ian Jeremy Mensher, '02
Jennifer Michelle Miller, '02
Joseph Benjamin Nadler, '02
Mary Larsen O�Connell, '02
Allison Vigdor Odato, '02
Benjamin Aaron Oppenheim, '02
Lauren Michele Pesso, '02
Samara Elizabeth Rainey, '02
Jennifer Rhee, '02
Jed Jonah Rosenbaum, '02
Amy Katherine Sanchez, '02
Regina Schaffer-Goldman, '02
Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, '02
Adrienne Leigh Soucy, '02
Suzanne Hall Spencer, '02
Jennifer Meredith Spitzer, '02
Vanessa Rose Stubbs, '02
Kristen Marie Suzda, '02
Derek Geoffrey Sylvan, '02
Karina Ann Vinjamuri, '02
Brianna Megan Wadler, '02
Kerry Melissa Wallach, '02
May MacGregor Wheelwright, '02
Karen Helen Weingarten, '02
Olivia Alton Weisser, '02
Schuyler Dunlap Whelden, '02
Elissa Hope Wilker, '02
Benjamin Jacob Wyatt, '02
Nicholas David Yulman, '02

PIMMS VANGUARD FELLOWS' BOOK AWARD, 1993

Connecticut teachers serving as fellows of the Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science have established a fund to honor the creative leadership of Robert A. Rosenbaum and to recognize individuals demonstrating notably imaginative teaching in the schools of Connecticut or possessing the potential for such teaching.

Karen Bailey, PIMMS Technology Leadership Institutes
Judy St. Marie Dailey, Montville Conn. Public Schools
Kenneth Sherrick, BEST Program CSDE
Michael Zebarth, PIMMS Advisory Council

PLUKAS PRIZE

This prize is given to a graduating economics senior. It is to be applied toward summer expenses, during which period the student will work under the supervision of a faculty adviser to convert an honors essay or term research paper into a publishable article. The expectation is that the article, ordinarily co-authored with a faculty member, will be submitted to an academic journal for publication and will note that support has been provided by the Plukas Prize Fund at Wesleyan. The recipient will be chosen by the department faculty in economics. If no suitable candidate applies in any given year, the award will not be made and the prize amount will be available for future recipients.

Meng Ooi Kwan 2002
Alan Sable 2002

PLUKAS TEACHING APPRENTICE AWARD

Teaching apprentice(s) for each semester with the highest academic average in economics.

Souleymane Ba 2003
Lauren Bierman 2002
Brian Byusa 2004
Ashvin Chadha 2002
Zaki Choudhury 2002
Dilyan Donchev 2002
Wichaiporn Kantarat 2002
Meng Ooi Kwan 2002
Andrew Levison 2004
Brandon McBeth 2002
Bryan McBeth 2002
Kristin Milone 2002
Temyos Pandejpong 2002
Re-An Pasia 2002
Zheqing Shen 2002
John Taveras 2004
Mark Umbarger 2003

GWEN LIVINGSTON POKORA PRIZE

Established in 1993, this prize will be awarded annually to the outstanding undergraduate student in music composition.

Gregory Rogove 2002

PRENTICE PRIZE

The gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Brooks Prentice in memory of Professor George Prentice to that junior or senior who excels in German. This prize is given in alternate years and will be awarded next in 1997-98.

Joel Nichols 2002

REED PRIZE

Established in 1968 by Leon Reed and his sons, S. Chadwick '41, and Dr. Victor Reed, in memory of Mrs. Sophie Reed, for the best poem or group of poems.

Julian Adler 2002
Jeremy Cluchey 2003
Alen Hamza 2002

RICE PRIZE

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a senior.

Alison Binkowski 2002
William Daniel Gillam 2002
Jin Li 2002

RICH PRIZE

The gift of Isaac Rich, trustee 1849-72, in memory of his wife, and later supplemented by appropriations from the Board of Trustees. Awarded to those seniors whose orations are judged best in composition and delivery.

Rachel Pierotti 2002
Jose Roman 2002

ROBERTSON PRIZE

Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a sophomore and a junior.

Linda Caparyan 2004
Sihan Shu 2004
Hao-Ting Yang 2004

ROBINS MEMORIAL PRIZE

Established in 1969, in memory of George D. Robins 1898, by Frank D. Robins 1934, and Douglas H. Robins 1966, for excellence in history.

Nathanael Andrade 2002

ROBINSON STUDENT HUMANITARIAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

This award is to recognize and honor the outstanding contributions to public service by students and to fund a self-directed project of the student to address social needs within a community.

To Be Announced

ROSS PRIZE

Established in 1979 as a gift of Steven J. Ross. Awarded annually for the best undergraduate film in the Film Studies Program.

Alexander Thomas Horwitz 2002

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP

Provide for one year of study in any foreign country where a Rotary Club is located, for the purpose of furthering international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries.

No Award Given

JUAN ROURA-PARELLA PRIZE

Established in 1984 to be awarded annually to an undergraduate whose work represents the kind of catholic curiosity and general learning that Professor Juan Roura-Parella exemplified.

Marianna Litovich 2002
Colin Murray 2002

RULEWATER PRIZE

Awarded for outstanding reflection and writing on an interdisciplinary topic in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.

Patricia Reville GLSP 2002
Jeff Walberg 2002

SCOTT PRIZES

Established by Charles Scott, Jr., M.A. 1886, and trustee 1905-22, in memory of John Bell Scott 1881, for excellence in modern languages.

Asian Languages and Literatures: Teresa Huang 2002
Asian Languages and Literatures: Julia Matsudaira 2002
Asian Languages and Literatures: Elissa Wilker 2002
German: Martha McKenney 2002
Romance Languages and Literatures: Daniel Burson 2002
Romance Languages and Literatures: Benjamin Coppelman 2002
Romance Languages and Literatures: Suzanne Gerstein 2002
Romance Languages and Literatures: Alexis Keeler 2002
Romance Languages and Literatures: Dina Levi 2002

MARY AND JOHN SEASE PRIZE

Outstanding work in environmental science.

Hella Jordan Diamond '02

SEHLINGER PRIZE

Established by the Class of 1965 in memory of Charles Edward Sehlinger III, who died in 1964. The award of a medical dictionary is given to a premedical student for excellence of character, community spirit, and academic achievement.

Silpa Katta 2002

FRANCES M. SHENG PRIZE

Awarded for excellence in Chinese language and excellence in Japanese Language.

Wiktor Bulaj 2002
John A. Gordon 2002

SHERMAN PRIZE

Established by David Sherman, D.D., class of 1872. Two prizes awarded annually, one for excellence in first-year mathematics and the other for excellence in classics.

Classical Studies: Andrew Goldstein 2002
Classical Studies: Anthony Pacchia 2002
Mathematics: Hoan Dang 2005 (First Prize)
Mathematics: Jiatao Wang 2005 (Second Prize)
Mathematics: Stephen Becker 2005 (Honorable Mention)
Mathematics: Andrew Breck 2005 (Honorable Mention)
Mathematics: Keren Griffiths 2005 (Honorable Mention)
Mathematics: Ashley Newman-Owens 2005 (Honorable Mention)
Mathematics: Gary Wu 2005 (Honorable Mention)

RAE SHORTT PRIZE

Established in memory of Rae M. Shortt. This prize is awarded to a junior for excellence in mathematics.

Joshua Daniels 2003
Mark Radosevich 2003 (Honorable Mention)

SAMUEL C. SILIPO PRIZE

Awarded annually for the most valuable player(s) of the Wesleyan Orchestra.

Tyler Goodwin 2002

SILVERMAN PRIZE

Established by gift of Elisha Adelbert Silverman '22, and awarded to a member of the junior or senior class for excellence in chemistry.

Allison Brenner 2002

SKIRM PRIZE

Established by members of the Class of 1931 in memory of their classmate, Thomas H. Skirm, this prize is awarded to a government major early in his or her senior year, to recognize the best research or writing project done during the junior year.

Eben Dahl Ellertson 2002
Jesse Wayne Lava 2002

ANNIE SONNENBLICK WRITING AWARD

Established by the family of the late Annie Sonnenblick '80 in 1992 as a complement to the annual Annie Sonnenblick Memorial Lecture. The prize provides financial support for a student who wishes to undertake an independent writing project during the summer between his or her junior and senior years.

Dana Goldman 2004

SPINNEY PRIZE

The gift of Joseph S. Spinney, trustee 1875-82 and 1888-93, for excellence in Greek. Awarded for the best original essay on some aspect of Greek or Roman civilization.

Nathanael Andrade 2002
Jessica Clark 2002

SPURRIER AWARD

The William A. Spurrier Ethics Award, established by Dr. James Case, given to the student who demonstrates in the field of ethics: sensitivity, insight, depth, and humor. Given in honor of William Spurrier III, chaplain and Hedding Professor of Moral Science and Religion, Emeritus.

Charles O�Neil 2002

THORNDIKE PRIZE

Established by gift of Elizabeth Moulton Thorndike in memory of her husband, Edward Lee Thorndike '95, for excellence in psychology.

Amy Sanchez 2002
Suzanne Spencer 2002

ELIZABETH VERVEER TISHLER PRIZE

Established in 1981 by a gift from Mrs. Tishler.

Art: Awarded annually for an outstanding senior exhibition in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography or ceramics.

Jaime Gross 2002
Nathan Rich 2002

Music: Established in 1981 and expanded in 1989 for excellence in piano performance. Two prizes are given annually: one for Western classical piano performance and the other for jazz piano performance.

Colin Ellis 2004
Rachel Gooze 2002

TISHLER TEACHING AWARD

Established by the family and friends of Dr. Max Tishler, professor of chemistry, emeritus, and University Professor of the Sciences, emeritus. Awarded annually in his memory to the best graduate teaching assistant in chemistry.

Swarna Basu, Graduate Student
Zhaohui Yan, Graduate Student

THE SHU TOKITA PRIZE

The Shu Tokita Prize, established by friends and relatives of Shu Tokita '84, will be awarded to students of color majoring in literature, and in area studies with a focus on literature, who are in need of financial assistance. The recipient will be selected on the basis of his or her financial need and commitment to the study of literature. Awarded to one student for the remainder of his or her time at Wesleyan, the prize is $1,500 per year.

No Award Given

TRENCH PRIZE

The gift of Miss Grace A. Smith, in memory of William James Trench, trustee 1835-67, for excellence in the Department of Religion.

Nicole Krauch 2002
Charles O�Neil 2002

TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP

A national competition funded by the United States government, which provides scholarships for graduate study to juniors who have outstanding leadership potential and intend to pursue careers in public service.

No Award Given

VANGUARD PRIZE

Established by black alumni/ae in tribute to the black members of the Class of 1969, whose perseverance and pioneering leadership earned them designation as the Vanguard Class. The prize is awarded annually to a graduating senior who has achieved academic excellence and contributed significantly to maintaining Wesleyan's racial diversity.

Latoya Massey 2002
Tiesha Sargeant 2002

WALKLEY PRIZE

Two prizes, the gift of Webster Rogers Walkley of the Class of 1860, in memory of David Hart Walkley 1878, for excellence in psychology. Awarded to those juniors and seniors who present the best reports or work embodying original research.

Carolyn Eisert 2002
Benjamin Goldstein 2002
Madeleine Goodkind 2002
Amanda Gordon 2002
Anna Johnson 2002
Hyungsoo Kim 2002
Marianna Litovich 2002
Gregory Marsh 2002
Kimberly Nelson 2002

WATSON FELLOWSHIPS

Awarded by the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, to enable college graduates of unusual promise to engage in an initial postgraduate year of independent study and travel abroad.

Schuyler Whelden 2002
Mina Halpern 2002
Hollie Ecker 2002

WELLER PRIZE

The gift of Mrs. LeRoy Weller, in memory of her husband, LeRoy Weller '99, to the student having the highest academic average for the sophomore year.

Gabriel Joseph Popkin 2003

WESLEYAN BLACK ALUMNI COUNCIL MEMORIAL PRIZE

Established in 1986 by the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council in memory of deceased black alumni/ae. The prize provides a summer stipend to support a deserving student engaged in independent study or community service related to the concerns of black people.

No Award Given

WESLEYAN FICTION AWARD

A gift from Norman Mailer to the Wesleyan Writing Program, this award recognizes an outstanding piece of fiction written by a Wesleyan student.

Michael Leviton 2002
Paul Yoon 2002

WESLEYAN MEMORIAL PRIZE

The gift of undergraduates in the Class of 1943 in memory of fellow students who made the supreme sacrifice in the Second World War, to the members of the junior class outstanding in qualities of character, leadership, and scholarship.

Michael Streeter Lewis 2003

M. G. WHITE PRIZE

Awarded annually for the best thesis submitted in American studies.

Jody Avirgan 2002
Lindsay Caplan 2002

WHITE FELLOWSHIP

Awarded for excellence in government and history.

History: Vincent Buccola 2003
History: William Cushing 2003
Government: Dilyan Donchev 2002

WHITE PRIZE

Established in 1942 by Horace Glenn White, Jr. '33, and increased in 1943 by friends in his memory. Awarded for advanced undergraduate study in economics.

Nicholas Bazos 2002
Meng Ooi Kwan 2002
Joseph Nadler 2002
Tin Man Pau 2003
Jed Rosenbaum 2002
Alan Sable 2002
Daniel Sloan 2003
Mark Umbarger 2003

WILDE PRIZE

Established in 1963 by Frazer B. Wilde, LL.D. '58, awarded to a junior or senior for excellence in economics.

Jin Li 2002
Zheqing Shen 2002

WINCHESTER FELLOWSHIP

Established in 1938, in memory of Professor Caleb Thomas Winchester, by his widow. Awarded to Wesleyan graduates for postgraduate work in English.

Jordana Rosenberg 1994

WISE PRIZE

The gift of Daniel Wise, D.D., class of 1859, for excellence in the Department of Philosophy; for the best essay on moral science or on some subject in the field or values.

Jonathan Zorn 2002