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Bragging Rights: CoAS Students Take Home Awards

May 14, 2012

This spring, students in the College of Arts and Sciences were acknowledged for their continued academic and professional prowess and their commitment to community outreach. Several of the College’s most recent awardees are listed below.

Elliott Chiu

Elliott Chiu (B.S./M.S. Biology/Environmental Science ’13) received the Udall Scholarship, a prestigious and highly competitive award for students committed to careers related to the environment. Chiu was the first Drexel student to be named a Udall Scholar.

Discover Elliott’s journey at Drexel »

Colby Hepner (B.A. International Area Studies ’13) received the prestigious Boren Scholarship, which will allow him to spend the 2012-13 academic year in South Korea. The scholarship provides U.S. undergraduate students with up to $20,000 to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and that are currently underrepresented in study abroad programs.

Find out about Colby’s study abroad plans »

Aimee Hildenbrand (B.S. Psychology ’12) received the Drexel University Steinbright Career Development Center Cooperative Education Award for 2012. This award recognizes outstanding seniors from each college within the University for their excellence in the co-op program. Aimee was nominated by her supervisors at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she has worked in multiple capacities—most recently as a clinical research assistant—since 2009. Over the last two-and-a-half years, she has been helping to develop a web-based program that aims to prevent persistent traumatic stress and promote emotional recovery in children after acute medical trauma.

Hear more about Aimee’s research »

Kyle LaFond

Kyla LaFond (B.S. Biology ’15) was named the winner of the 7th Annual “Pay It Forward” Scholarship from CURE Auto Insurance and 94.5 PST. The $15,000 award is given to a young adult who has “performed unselfish acts, compassionate works or community action.”

Learn about Kyla’s outreach »