All-College Honors Convocation
The All-College Honors Convocation showcases students for their exceptional achievement at Lafayette. For more information, contact Karen Clemence, Office of the Dean of the College, firstname.lastname@example.org, (610) 330-5080.
The ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in Colton Chapel from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.. Students should arrive at Pardee Hall by 1:30 p.m. to line up. There is a reception immediately following the ceremony at the adjacent Daniel Patrick O’Neil `06 Plaza. In case of rain, the reception with be at the Pardee Hall first floor lobby.
Africana Studies Scholastic Award. Awarded to a student(s) selected by Africana Studies program faculty who has demonstrated academic excellence and potential for future leadership in American society.
Anthropology and Sociology:
Paul Bernon Memorial Prize in Sociology: Awarded each year by the four faculty in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology to the graduating senior(s) most outstanding in sociology.
Frederick Knecht Detwiller Prize
Awarded to a senior art major for distinguished work in art and art history.
Vivian B. Noblett Prize in Studio Art
Awarded to an art major(s) – with preference given to a student with an interest in studio art – who has demonstrated proficiency in painting and drawing and who shows potential for future achievements.
Thomas G. Yohe Memorial Prize in Studio Art
Awarded to a student who displays creativity in drawing and illustration.
Willis Roberts Hunt Biology Prize
Awarded annually to the senior biology student(s) felt by the members of the department to be most deserving.
Eleanor Winkey Prize
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering:
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Donald F. Othmer Award
Given to the junior majoring in chemical engineering who has attained the highest grade point average during his/her first two years.
Charles Duncan Fraser Prize
Awarded annually to the senior student(s) who, in the judgment of the Department of Chemical Engineering, is best qualified for advanced work in materials science and engineering.
Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society Award
Given to the outstanding senior chemical engineering major(s) for achievement in chemistry.
Lehigh Valley Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Award
Presented to the senior(s) in the Department of Chemical Engineering who has compiled an impressive record in the undergraduate years in chemical engineering and who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in one or more extracurricular activities.
Lehigh Valley Section of the ASM award
Awarded annually to the student(s) who has attained the most impressive record in the introductory materials course.
Dr. E. L. McMillen-K. K. Malhotra ’49 Prize
Awarded to a junior(s) who has attained a high cumulative average in chemical engineering and who has demonstrated a high level of proficiency in the Unit Operations Laboratory.
Donald U. Noblett Prize in Chemical Engineering
Given to a chemical engineering major(s) based on high academic achievement, with outstanding promise of future excellence in his/her career.
Carl J. Staska Prize
Awarded each year to a student(s) who has demonstrated a degree of proficiency in chemical laboratory skills.
Luther F. Witmer Prize
Awarded annually to the chemical engineering senior with the most outstanding accomplishments in materials science and engineering.
American Chemical Society Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry
Presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in research, coursework and motivation in the study of inorganic chemistry.
American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Environmental Chemistry
Presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in research, coursework and motivation in the study of environmental chemistry.
The American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry
American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry Award
Presented to the sophomore or junior chemistry major with the most outstanding performance in the first two semesters of organic chemistry.
American Chemical Society Prize
Given by the Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society to the outstanding senior chemistry major for achievement in chemistry.
American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry
Presented to the junior chemistry major with the greatest achievement in the study of analytical chemistry.
American Institute of Chemists Award (Chemistry)
Presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Chemists to a senior chemical engineering major in recognition of his/her demonstrated record of leadership, character, and scholastic achievement.
American Institute of Chemists Award (Biochemistry)
Presented by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Chemists to a senior biochemistry major in recognition of his/her demonstrated record of leadership, character, and scholastic achievement.
Chemical Rubber Company Freshman Achievement Award
Presented to the most outstanding first-year student in general chemistry.
William Forris Hart ’27 Chemistry Prize
Presented to a junior or senior chemistry major for proficiency in organic chemistry and potential for further achievement in chemistry.
Merck Index Award
Given to a senior for superior academic work in chemistry and promise of future excellence.
Carl J. Staska Prize
Awarded each year to a student(s) who has demonstrated a degree of proficiency in chemical laboratory skills.
J. Hunt Wilson 1905 Prize in Analytical Chemistry
Awarded annually to the senior chemistry major with the highest ranking in courses and research in analytical chemistry.
CIVIL ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING:
Carroll Phillips Bassett Prize
Awarded annually to senior students deemed most outstanding by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Russell C. Brinker Prize in Civil Engineering
Awarded to that junior in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department who, in the opinion of that department’s faculty, is deemed most deserving on the basis of self-reliance, scholarship, and student activities.
Lehigh Valley Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers Outstanding Senior Award
Awarded to a senior civil engineering student who exhibits outstanding scholastic ability as well as involvement in extracurricular activities.
Moles Student Award
Given to a student in engineering who academic achievement and enthusiastic application shows outstanding promise of personal development leading to a career in construction engineering and management.
Moles Scholarship Award
Daniel P. O’Neil Memorial Prize
Awarded to an engineering student pursuing senior projects such as individual research, honors work, or design projects and who is actively engaged with the arts and other co-curricular experiences.
B. Vincent Viscomi Civil Engineering Prize
Awarded to a civil engineering student based on demonstrated academic achievement and leadership during his/her first three years at Lafayette.
James P. Schwar Prize
Awarded annually in honor of James P. Schwar, professor of computer science from 1962 – 2000, to a deserving computer science student.
John H. Allen Prize
Awarded to the author of the best essay in public finance, as judged by a committee within the Department of Economics and Business.
Department of Economics and Business Award for Scholastic Excellence
Awarded to a student for outstanding academic performance in economics and business and for leadership in departmental activities.
Robert F. Hunsicker Educational Prize
Awarded to a student who has done meritorious work in the area of small-business studies.
Institute of Internal Auditors Award for Excellence in Accounting-Related Studies
Given to a student for excellence in accounting and business subjects.
Institute of Management Accounts Award
Given to a student for excellence in accounting.
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award
Given to a graduating senior for excellence in accounting and for participation in college and community affairs.
J. H. Tarbell Award
Awarded to a student who demonstrates and understanding of financial operations and institutions.
ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING:
Lawrence J. Conover ’24 Electrical Engineering Prize
Present5ed each year to a senior in electrical engineering upon recommendation of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
J. J. Ebers Memorial Award
Given to a student, selected by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, based on high academic achievement and noteworthy professional interest in the field of electrical engineering.
Finley W. and Ethelwyne H. Smith Electronic Engineering Prize
Awarded annually to the electrical and computer engineering senior who has earned, at the end of the junior year, the highest cumulative average attained by any senior who is working for department honors with a project in the electronics or communications field.
William G. McLean Tau Beta Pi Prize
Awarded annually to a sophomore engineering student based on academic performance, campus citizenship, and professional orientation.
Charles L. Best Memorial Prize in A.B. Engineering
Awarded annually to senior students who best exemplify the ideals behind the Bachelor of Arts in Engineering degree and who have demonstrated leadership in the Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Program.
H. MacKnight Black Poetry and Literature Prize
Awarded annually to the student who submits the best poem or group of poems in a contest conducted by the Department of English.
Class of 1883 Prize
Awarded to a senior(s) who, in the opinion of the faculty in the Department of English, has demonstrated excellence in English.
Class of 1884 R. B. Youngman Greek Prize
Jean Corrie Poetry Prize
Awarded annually to first-, second-, and third-years students who submit the best poetry in a contest conducted by the Academy of American Poets.
Awarded annually to students who, in the judgment of the Department of English, have demonstrated superiority in English.
I. Clinton Kline Prize
Awarded to the senior who has demonstrated excellence in acting, directing, or technical theater.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES:
Frank Kline Baker Spanish and Latin American Civilization Award
Awarded annually to students who attain the greatest proficiency in the study of Spanish and Latin American Civilization.
George H. Catlin Prize
Awarded to the senior with the highest average in the study of the classics.
James Alexander Petrie Prize in French
Awarded annually to a student(s) demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in French.
Rexroth Prize in German
Awarded to a student for meritorious achievement in German. Outstanding Senior Award, Culture/Literature Studies Award, Language Studies Award.
Geology and Environmental Geosciences:
Arthur Montgomery Geology Award
Arthur Montgomery Geology Award – Awarded annually to a student of high academic achievement and enthusiasm for geology, in honor of Arthur Montgomery, Professor of Geology 1951 – 1975.
James L. Dyson Geology Award
Presented annually to that student(s) majoring in geology who, by academic achievements and character, exemplifies the ideals by which James L. Dyson lived and worked.
Ted and Georgia Metropolis Prize in Geology
GOVERNMENT AND LAW:
Eugene P. Chase Government Prize
Awarded annually to the student who has, in the judgment of the Department of Government and Law, submitted the best written exposition in the field of political science during the academic year.
Minerva and Emil V. Novak Prize in Government and Law
Presented annually to a student(s) majoring in government and law based on overall excellence in academic work and citizenship in the campus community.
Class of 1910 Prize
Awarded annually by the Department of History to the senior student(s) who has excelled in the study of history or in an allied field of humanities and who, in the determination of the department, manifests the greatest promise for responsible civic leadership and public service.
Benjamin F. Barge Mathematical Prize
Awarded annually to first-year students or members of the sophomore class in recognition for excellence in mathematics. Students are selected after competi9tion among the members of the glass for meritorious solutions of original problems.
Professor James P. Crawford Prize in Mathematics
Awarded to a student who has made a special contribution to the mathematics community at Lafayette by Participating in and providing leadership for the co-curricular activities of the department.
Wesley S. Mitman Prize
Awarded to the graduating senior most outstanding in mathematics.
Karl J. Ammerman Prize
Awarded annually to the “most deserving student” in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, selected by the faculty of the department.
Carl G., Jr. `67 and Deborah B. Anderson P`01 Mechanical Engineering Prize
Awarded to a mechanical engineering major on the strength of high academic achievement and promise for excellence in his or her career.
American Legion Scholastic Excellence Award
Lafayette College Leopard Award
Awarded to the first-year cadet who contributes the most to the advancement of Army ROTC at Lafayette College. The cadet must be academically in the top 10 percent of his/her ROTC class and the top 25 percent of his/her academic class. The award is made possible through the generous contributions of Harry M. Jones ’66, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army retired.
Lafayette College President’s Award
Presented to outstanding cadets in each class who have exhitbited exceptional academic and ROTC achievements.
The Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.)
Nominees must successfully complete one year of Engineering, Math or Science. In addition, the recipient must display outstanding leadership, high ethics and scholarship achievement.
Ralph Scott Grover Music Scholar Award
Presented to a student who has achieved distinction in music scholarship.
John D. Raymond Music Award
Awarded annually by the Department of Music to a deserving music student(s).
William C. Rappolt ’67 and Walter Oechsle ’57 Neuroscience Prize
Awarded to an outstanding senior based on scholarship in the classroom and laboratory and service to the major, college or community.
Louise M. Olmsted Prize in Ethics
Awarded to a student, who, in the judgment of the members of the Department of Philosophy, has done outstanding work in theoretical ethics, applied ethics, or a related field.
Burton H. Cohen Memorial Prize
Awarded annually to a senior psychology major who has demonstrated the necessary inclination, intellectual curiosity, determination, and potential to become a dedicated, creative, selfless teacher. The term “teacher” is to be interpreted in the broadest sense of the word.
Herbert W. Rogers Psychology Prize
Awarded annually to the outstanding senior psychology major(s) judged by the department to be the most deserving.
Reverend J. W. and R. S. Porter Bible Prize
Awarded annually to students judged by the Department of Religious Studies to have demonstrated high proficiency in the study of religion, based upon work done in their first and second years.
WOMEN & GENDER STUDIES:
Professor Susan A. Basow Prize
Awarded to a graduating senior who has made a significant contribution to the field of Women’s and Gender Studies.
James F. Bryant ’40 Excellence Award
Awarded to a junior student who meets standards of excellence, as did James F. Bryant, by demonstrating high academic achievement, lettering in at least one varsity sport, and showing noticeable and noteworthy evidence of community service.
Eugene P. Chase Phi Beta Kappa Prize
Awarded to a sophomore(s) who has demonstrated scholarship as a first-year student.
Jeremy Saxe Award
Awarded to a graduating senior who best exemplifies the ideals of academic achievement and intellectual curiosity, personal engagement in the community, and a commitment to making the world a better place.
Lafayette Alumni of the Lehigh Valley Scholarship Award
Awarded annually to a Lafayette senior either residing in the greater Lehigh Valley, or who graduated from a greater Lehigh Valley High School, who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement.
Lafayette Alumni of the Lehigh Valley Performing Arts Award
Awarded annually to a Lafayette senior either residing in the greater Lehigh Valley, or who graduated from a greater Lehigh Valley High School, who has made a significant contribution to Lafayette’s performing arts program while demonstrating academic achievement.
David Bishop Skillman 1913 Library Prize
Awarded to a graduating senior library assistant who by his/her exemplary performance, skill, and dedication has enhanced the library’s educational role.
David A. Portlock Study Abroad Memorial Prize
Paul Tully Memorial Prize
Presented to the student who best exemplifies the progressive principles of social and political service – democratic ideals to which Paul Tully devoted his life.
Professor Carolyn Van Dyke Prize
Awarded annually in honor of Carolynn Van Dyke, March Professor of English, to a student majoring in any subject (preference for computer science) to provide funds for a nontraditional learning experience.
Study Abroad Good Citizenship Award
Recognizes a student who has achieved a high degree of personal and intellectual growth as a result of study abroad, and who has given generously of his/her time and energy in support of the program, its director, and his/her classmates to ensure the quality and success of the study abroad experience for all involved.
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