CoAS Honors Day Winners
May 27, 2010 — The College of Arts and Sciences’ Honors Day took place on May 27, 2010 in Main Auditorium. This annual event honors the academic achievements of students in the humanities and sciences, encouraging their continued hard work and success, and promoting future young researchers and top graduates. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the College, awards are given not only to CoAS students, but to students across the university as well. Over 145 students were recognized this year for their accomplishments in fields ranging from physics and environmental science to anthropology and Judaic studies. Outstanding seniors and freshmen earning 4.0s were also acknowledged.
Dean Murasko and the entire College of Arts and Sciences community join in congratulating the honorees of CoAS Honors Day 2010!
William J. Burley Award
Awarded in memory of Dr. J. William A. Burley's father, William J. Burley. Presented to a major in biological science who has achieved academic excellence as determined by performance in the liberal arts.
The Alan M. Hoberman Endowed Scholarship
To provide financial assistance in the form of scholarship awards to students in the department of Biology based on academic merit.
Mary K. Howett Memorial Scholarship in Biology
To provide financial support for senior Biology majors and to encourage women in the sciences interested in pursuing graduate school in the life or medical sciences.
Marsh Scholars Award
Named in honor of Lt. Col. Kathryn Marsh, an advocate for dietetics education and a 1926 graduate of Drexel, and presented to outstanding students who have indicated an interest in a career in dietetics.
W. R. Nes Memorial Scholarship
Presented in memory of Dr. William Robert Nes, a faculty member in the Department of Biology.
Samantha Campos Taisa Kohut
American Chemical Society, Philadelphia Section
Awarded annually to a chemistry major holding a strong GPA.
American Institute of Chemists Award
Certificate presented in recognition of the student's demonstrated record of ability, indication of leadership, and professional promise.
Dr. Robert O. Hutchins Endowed Chemistry Prize
This prize is funded by an endowment from alumni, Dr. Robert E. Zipkin and Dr. Ira M. Taffer, and Professor Robert Hutchins, who was a member of the Chemistry Department from 1968 to 2008 and mentored 16 Ph.D. students, 20 masters students, and 33 undergraduate students. Presented to a student majoring in chemistry and actively involved in a research project at Drexel University.
Alexander V. Kornilew Award
Presented in memory of Dr. Alexander V. Kornilew, a noted Ukrainian geologist, to an upper-division student in the Department of Chemistry who has conducted unusual fundamental research at Drexel.
Bruce and Cynthia Maryanoff Prize
Presented to an outstanding junior or pre-junior majoring in chemistry in recognition of academic achievement.
Merck Index Award
Presented to a student participating in undergraduate research in recognition of excellence.
CRC Handbook Award
Presented in recognition of excellence to a student participating in undergraduate research.
CULTURE and COMMUNICATION
The Honorable William F. Hall, Jr. Award
Given in memory of the Honorable William F. Hall, Jr. to a Criminal Justice major who has demonstrated outstanding scholarship and service to the community.
Arthur B. Shostak Award
To provide assistance to a senior sociology major who has demonstrated outstanding creativity in sociology course work.
Howard Jacob Ridgway, Jr. Award
Named after the late Howard Jacob Ridgway, Jr. for academic excellence in Sociology. Presented to a Junior sociology major continuing their education at Drexel, holding a minimum GPA of 3.5 and who displayed some civic engagement accomplishment or was involved in sociological academic achievement of note.
Courtney Brown Dentremont
Senior Community Service Award
Given in recognition of participation in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) community service.
ENGLISH and PHILOSOPHY
Literature Essay Prize
Presented to a student for excellence in writing in a literature elective.
"Principles of Leadership in Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part One"
(Jason's Major and College: Software Engineering, College of Engineering)
Ralph Most Memorial Scholarship
Presented to a freshman major in the English and Philosophy Department who has demonstrated excellence in the study of the humanities as indicated by written expression and classroom performance.
James M. Crymes
Danielle C. Goddard
HISTORY & POLITICS
A. William Salomone Scholarship for Outstanding History & Politics majors
Ian E. Charlton
Madison E. Eggert-Crowe
Angela M. Petro
Lucas C. Quagliata
Stephen M. Richmond
The Robert B. and Joyce W. Asher Endowed Scholarship
For students enrolled in the Department of History & Politics from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Emily D. Clauna
Madison E. Eggert-Crowe
Edward J. McKee
Angela M. Petro
Amanda E. Zellner
Raymond M. Lorantas Scholarship in World History
Presented in honor of this former faculty member to an outstanding undergraduate, based on academic performance, an interest in world history including Chinese or Japanese history, and a submitted paper on World History.
INTERNATIONAL AREA STUDIES
Excellence in Foreign Language Study
Abigail Cessna (Chinese)
Christopher Herwig (Spanish)
The Gott Endowment for the Vivien M. Thweatt International Scholarship Award
Presented annually to an International Area Studies major who plans to enroll in an international study or internship program or who wishes to accept a cooperative education position abroad or to undertake a project on an international level in connection with the major.
Elias Okwara (Brussels)
Alexander Leitzel (Russia)
International Area Studies International Student Award
Presented in recognition of the outstanding achievement of an international student who has fulfilled, with distinction and in a second language, the curricular requirements of the International Area Studies Program.
A. William Salomone Award for Italian Studies
The A. William Salomone Award for Italian Studies is awarded annually to a student in International Area Studies or History-Politics who has an outstanding record in Italian Studies at the University.
Salomone Endowed Award for International Studies
To undergraduate students majoring in International Area Studies holding a GPA of 3.0 or better.
International Area Studies Freshman Summer Experience Award
The International Area Studies Freshmen Summer Experience Award provides funding and support for a specific project, proposed by a first-year student in this major, related to the field of International Studies.
Robert J. Bickel Endowed Scholarship Fund
Presented in honor of Robert J. Bickel who was a member of the Mathematics Department from 1946 to 1987.
Valerie T. Banas
Harry E. Muchnic Scholarship
Presented to upper-division students in computer science, mathematics, and science who are outstanding in academic performance, leadership, and industry performance.
Frank H. M. Williams Prize in Mathematics
Presented annually in recognition of academic achievement in mathematics.
Henry S. C. Chen Memorial Award for Physics
Presented in memory of Henry S. C. Chen who was a member of the Physics Faculty from 1949 to 1975.
Walter R. Coley Award
Presented to outstanding freshmen and senior physics majors who have achieved academic excellence.
Susan and Donald Larson Endowed Scholarship Award
Presented to an outstanding female or international student in Physics with an interest in experimental science.
Lorenzo M. Narducci Memorial Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is used to provide financial support, in the form of scholarship awards, to outstanding undergraduate students at Drexel University who show initiative and enthusiasm in the study of Physics, and demonstrated academic achievement in Physics research at the College of Arts and Sciences.
M. Russell Wehr Physics Award
Presented to physics majors who show promise or potential for teaching or for advanced work in the history of science.
Jeanne D. Brugger Award for the Outstanding Junior Psychology Major
Presented annually in recognition of excellence in the study of psychology.
Dr. Roland E. Johnston Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the Psychology Department who demonstrates overall excellence.
The Doreen Steg Memorial Award
For a Psychology major who demonstrates academic excellence and service to the field.
The Sara Taubin Memorial Award
Awarded to a Psychology major who demonstrates both academic excellence and exceptional enthusiasm for the field.
The Psychology Senior Research Award
"Assessment of School Intervention for School-Aged Children with Sickle Cell Disease"
Outstanding Graduating Senior Award
Presented to a Psychology senior who has exemplary performance in research, academics, and service to the department.
Josephine and Julius Cohen Award in Judaic Studies
Presented to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the Judaic Studies Program.
Elana DiCristo (Business Administration Major)
Jonathan Gevaryahu (Computer Engineering Major)
Evonne D. Turner-Byfield (Anthropology Major)
The Gary and Marla Colton Endowed Scholarship
Presented to a College of Arts and Sciences student who demonstrates academic excellence and participates in Drexel's wrestling program.
The Jamie B. Fields '88 Memorial Endowed Scholarshp
Presented to pre-law junior or senior students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences who maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or above.
Sarah Wyatt, Anthropology major
General Electric College Bowl Award
Presented to students majoring in humanities and social science disciplines in recognition of academic excellence.
Lauren E. Boyle
Matt J. Scheuermann
Rachel A. Semigran
The George and Vasiliki Harris Endowed Scholarship Fund in Greek Studies
Presented to outstanding students enrolled in the Greek Studies Program.
Julia Angelos (Business Major)
Madison Shelton (Anthropology Major)
Clayton Thompson (English Major)
The Lambros G. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by the family in memory of Mr. Johnson who received his Ph.D. from Drexel University in 1976.
Leboutillier Family Scholarship
Established to provide financial assistance to deserving students studying Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Martha Montgomery Award for Excellence in Women's Studies
This Award for the best student work in Women's Studies in the last year is given in memory of Dr. Martha Montgomery, a leader in championing women's academic and professional status at Drexel.
"Equalizing Opportunities for Different Anatomies: The Inequality of Reproduction"
Africana Studies VP Franklin Award
Named for one of the founders of the Africana Studies Program at Drexel University, the VP Franklin award recognizes the best essay that highlights critical issues within Africana Studies and the African Diaspora.
"Linguistic warfare: Creating Identity from Words"
Benjamin J. Rothberg Memorial Fund Award
Presented to students majoring in humanities or the social sciences in memory of Benjamin J. Rothberg for his dedicated service in the Department of Humanities and Communications.
Michael B. Harris-Peyton
The Dr. Richard and Professor Dorothy Sasin Endowed Scholarship Fund for Students of Math and Chemistry
This scholarship is awarded to a freshman or sophomore majoring in math or chemistry.
Betty & Seymour Solomon and Rita & Nathan Goldberg Endowed Scholarship
Presented to a non-traditional undergraduate Arts and Science student supporting a son or daughter.
SENIOR SECOND HONORS
|Amanda D. Atkins
|Rachel A. Semigran
||International Area Studies
SENIOR FIRST HONORS
|Richard Amara (GPA 4.0)
|Lauren E. Boyle
|Alina Burek (GPA 4.0)
||International Area Studies
|Madison E. Eggert-Crowe
|Taisa Kohut (GPA 4.0)
||Urban Environmental Studies