167 Students Receive Scholarships, Fellowships, Prizes

Olivia DrakeMay 12, 201052min
Wesleyan President Michael Roth congratulated the recipients of the 2010 Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes May 5. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)

The Deans’ Office honored recipients of the ‘10 Academic Scholarships, Fellowships and Prizes during a ceremony May 5 in Daniel Family Commons.

This year, 167 students received scholarships, fellowships, prizes and awards; Forty-seven students received multiple prizes, with four students receiving four or five. One employee received a prize, as did two Graduate Liberal Studies Program students.

The deans and several faculty gathered at the reception to honor the students who represent the highest ideals of Wesleyan University – intellectual curiosity, academic excellence, creative expression, leadership and service.

Alumni and friends make the prizes possible. The program connects recipients to the legacies of alumni, administrators, faculty and friends whose lives and work are honored through endowed gifts.

The 2010 awards and recipients are:

George H. Acheson and Grass Foundation Prize in Neuroscience
Established in 1992 by a gift from the Grass Foundation, this prize is awarded 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.

Elizabeth Litvina ’10
Arielle Tolman ’10

Alumni Prize in the History of Art
Established by Wesleyan alumni and awarded to a senior who has demonstrated special aptitude in the history of art and who has made a substantive contribution to the major.

Whitten Overby ’10
Alexandra Provo ’10

American Chemical Society Analytical Award
Awarded for excellence in analytical chemistry.

Alice Hadler, associate dean for international student affairs, speaks to students at the awards reception.

Boris Sheludko ’11

American Chemical Society Connecticut Valley Section Award
Awarded for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.

Colleen Carpenter ’10

American Institute of Chemists Award
Awarded for outstanding achievement to a graduating chemistry major.

Samuel Tomich ’10

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.

Katherine Marcus ’13

Baden-Württemberg―Connecticut Sister State Exchange
A grant for one academic year’s study at a university in the German state of Baden-Wüerttemberg, administered by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.

Linnea Damer ’10

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.

Chia Wei Hsu ’10
Mei Chai Zheng ’10

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.

Matthew Alexander ’12
James Gardner ’13
Katherine Wolf ’12

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

Justin Bours ’10
Colleen Carpenter ’10

Bridge Builder Award
Awarded to a student and student group who have succeeded in strengthening the relationship between Wesleyan and the greater Middletown community.

Allyson Chung ’10

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.

Vernie Chia ’11
Mytheos Holt ’10

Professor Samuel Hugh Brockunier Prize
Awarded for the best final essay on a social studies topic by a student in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program.

Joel Backon GLSP
Suzy Taraba GLSP

Christopher Brodigan Fund Award
Established in memory of Christopher Brodigan, a Wesleyan student who died in an accident in his frosh year. The Fund pays tribute to Christopher’s deep interest in Africa and to the public service he provided through teaching in Botswana prior to entering Wesleyan. Awarded to graduating seniors and recent graduates who plan to pursue public service or research in Africa.

Michael Frank 2008
Alexandra Klass ’10
Arielle Tolman ’10

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.

Miriam Leshin ’10
Mariel Matze ’10

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

Elaine Chan ’12

Butler Prize
Established in 1991 in honor of retiring colleague Jeffrey D. Butler, is awarded for the best Honors thesis in Third World History.

Nina Wasserman ’10

Butterfield Prize
Established by the Class of 1967 and awarded 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, 11th president of the University.

Peter Hull ’10
Arielle Tolman ’10

Frank Capra Prize
Established in 1983 to honor Frank Capra, Hon. 1981, the great American film director whose collected papers are in the Wesleyan Cinema Archives. Best film to exemplify Capra’s skill in telling a human story that contains both humor and pathos.

Peter Binswanger ’10

Cardinal Crest Award
Awarded to the member of the WSA who has given honor to his/her post on the WSA or one of its committees through his/her leadership, and has selflessly served the greater interest of the Wesleyan student body.

Michael Pernick ’10

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.

Miriam Kwietniewska ’13

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.

Ernest Sliwinski ’10

Noel Garrett, dean for the Class of 2011, spoke during the reception.

Clee Scholarship
Established by friends and associates of Gilbert Harrison Clee, Class of 1935, 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.

Darren Thomason ’11

Dr. Neil Clendeninn Prize
Established in 1991 by George Thornton, Class of 1991 and David Derryck, Class of 1993, 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, Class of 1971.

Camara Awkward-Rich ’11

Cole Prize
Established through the gift of George Henry Walker, Class of 1981, in the memory of Charles Edward Cole. Awarded to the first-year student who shows the greatest ability in fiction or nonfiction writing.

Rebecca Coven ’13
Piers Gelly ’13
Shelley Miller ’13
Marina Reza ’13
Benjamin Soloway ’13

Condil Award
Given in memory of Caroline Condil, Class of 1992, and is awarded to a worthy East Asian Studies major, preferably a sophomore or junior, for study in China.

Marjorie Rivera ’12

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, Class of 1948, 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.

Kira Akerman ’10
Katherine Bascom ’10
Katherine Eyster ’10
Amanda Schwartz ’12
Rachel Schwerin ’10

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 Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964), author of A Voice From the South, who 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.

Alexis Sturdy ’10
Arielle Tolman ’10

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

Chuqiao Dong ’13
Scott Greene ’13

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

Matthew Givner ’10
Evan Perkoski ’10
Elizabeth Trammell ’10

W.E.B. DuBois Prize
Awarded annually for academic excellence to a student majoring in African American studies.

Alexis Horan ’10

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

Anna Mageras ’10
Isaac Meyer ’10

Kevin Echart Memorial Book Prize
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 Kevin Echart and seek to foster in the students of the College of Letters.

Brendan McEntee ’10
Margaret McFee ’10
Nathan Whelan-Morin ’10

Exceptional Program Award
Awarded to the coordinator(s) of an exceptional program, cultural event, speaker or production that has had positive campus-wide impact.


William Firshein Prize
Awarded to the graduating MB&B student who has contributed the most to the interests and character of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department.

Samantha Schilit ’10

First-Year Leadership Award
Awarded to a first-year student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership or involvement in the Wesleyan community.

Joseph O’Donnell ’13

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.

Alexa Chiappetta ’13
Hyunjin Cho ’13
Valerie Eldridge ’13
Emma Paine ’12

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

Youlieguo Zhou ’10

Beulah Friedman Prize
This prize recognizes work of outstanding achievement by a student in the history of art. The prize is awarded to a member of the senior class.

Meera Bhardwaj ’10
Jeffrey Katzin ’10

Fulbright 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.

Melina Aguilar ’10
Garrett Field GRAD
Asa Horvitz ’10
Diana Hubbell ’10
Danny Landau ’10
Anne Rosenthal ’10

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation 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.

Garrett Field GRAD

Gay, Lesbian, and Sexuality Studies Prize
Donated by the Wesleyan Gay and Lesbian Alumni 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.

Emily Meyer ’10

Sarah Flynn ’10 received the German Academic Exchange Service Fellowship.

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.

Sarah Flynn ’10
Stephen Lazer 2005
John McNeil 2008
Kohei Saito 2009

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.

Brendan Conuel ’10
Susanna Myrseth ’10

Akiva Goldsman Prize in Screenwriting
Awarded to the graduating film studies major who has written the best full-length screenplay in the Department of Film Studies.

David Kongstvedt ’10

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.

Joel Specter ’11

James T. Gutmann Field Studies Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Lisette Cooper ’81, to honor her former professor and mentor, Prof. James T. Gutmann. Awarded to an especially promising major in Earth & Environmental Sciences to support geologic field research expected to lead to a senior honors thesis.

Rebecca Snelling ’12

Hallowell Prize
Established by friends and associates of Burton C. Hallowell, Class of 1936, 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.

Jake Zuehl ’10

Sarah Hannah Prize
Offered in memory of Sarah Hannah, class of 1988, in association with the Academy of American Poets and awarded for an outstanding poem.

Susanna Myrseth ’10

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

Jordan Brown ’10
Samuel Cohen ’10
Alison Hardy ’10
Samuel Kurtis ’10
Samantha Schilit ’10

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.

Damien Lally ’10
Stephanie Quainoo ’10
Miguel Ramirez ’10

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.

Mark McCloughan ’10
Ariela Rotenberg ’10

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.

Rebecca Loomis ’10
D’or Seifer ’10

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.

Matthew Bernstein ’11
Emily Chew ’10
Barbara Fenig ’11
Susanna Myrseth ’10
Jonathan Patten ’11
Alexander Roy ’11
Stephanie Ullmann ’11

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.

Karina Maravelias ’10

President Roth, speaking at the reception.

Ingraham Prize
The gift of Robert Seney Ingraham, Class of 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.

Stephen Grodski ’10
Allison House ’11

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 award is determined by the Department of Art and Art History.

Yang Li ’10
Patrick Serr ’10
Gregory Soros ’10

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

Guy Geyer ’13
Huitao Zhu ’13

P. L. Kellam Prize
Established in memory of Priscilla L. Kellam, Class of 1983, by her husband. 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.

Linnea Damer ’10

Barry Kiefer Prize
In memory of Barry I. Kiefer to celebrate outstanding graduating Ph.D. students in Biology and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Nidhi Pathak GRAD

Leavell Memorial Prize―Film
Awarded annually to a senior film student who has done outstanding work in the major, and who best reflects the departmental goals of citizenship, scholarship, and the wedding of theory and practice.

Peter Binswanger ’10
Maegan Houang ’10

Leavell Memorial Prize―Music
Awarded annually to a senior who has done outstanding work in music, and whose work manifests the ideals of the World Music Program in the Department of Music.

Wing Cheng ’10

Leonard Prize
Given in 1917 in memory of William Day Leonard, Class of 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.

Leah Lucid ’10

Levy-Spira Prize
Awarded for distinction in Latin American studies. Established in 1992 in memory of Eduardo Levy-Spira, Class of 1982, by his family and friends.

Jenny Ajl ’10

Limbach Prize
Established in 1966 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.

Meera Bhardwaj ’10
Emily Troll ’10

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

Hansel Tan ’10

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

Emily Leiner ’10

Robert S. Lynd Award
Established by the Department of Sociology to honor Robert S. Lynd, distinguished scholar. Awarded annually to students who have written the best scholarly papers in sociology in the previous year.

Andrea Domanick ’10
Arielle Tolman ’10

John W. Macy Summer Internship in Public Administration
Established by friends and colleagues of John W. Macy, Class of 1938. Awarded 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.

Alison Cies ’11
Anjana Rimal ’11
Fanny Valentin ’11
Maxwell Yurkofsky ’11

Mann Prize
Established in memory of Albert Mann, Class of 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.

Alice Maggio ’10
Erin McCarthy ’10
Cara Sternberg ’10
Lauren Valentino ’10

Martius Yellow Award
Awarded for excellence in organic synthesis.

Hui Chang ’11
Noreen Nkosana ’11

Roger Maynard Award
A memorial award to that senior scholar-athlete who best exemplifies the spirit, accomplishments, and humility of Roger Maynard, Class of 1937, former trustee.

Joseph Kahan ’10
Elizabeth Kenworthy ’10
Clare Smith ’10
Keisuke Yamashita ’10

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.

CaVar Reid ’11

Meyer Prize
Established in 1991 in honor of retiring colleague Donald A. Meyer, is awarded for the best Honors thesis in American History.

Emma Teitelman ’10

Joan W. Miller Prize
Established by Professor Miller in 2008. It is awarded for the outstanding Honor’s Thesis in the College of Social Studies.

Chan-young Yang ’10
Jake Zuehl ’10

Richard A. Miller Summer Internship Grant
Awarded in honor of Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics Richard A. Miller to students pursuing summer internships related to potential business careers.

William Monson ’11

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 Department of Theater. 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.

Marsha Jean-Charles ’11

Janina Montero Prize
Awarded annually to a Latino student 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.

Noel Flores ’10
Katherine Rodriguez ’10

David Morgan Prize
To be awarded annually to the senior major or majors in CSS and/or the Department of History who best demonstrated the integrity and commitment to community that characterized David’s 37 years of service to his College, his Department, and to the University.

Peter Lubershane ’10
Emma Van Susteren ’10

Peter Morgenstern-Clarren Social Justice Award
Awarded to a sophomore or junior with a demonstrated commitment to social justice issues.

Mollie Lane
Allegra Stout ’12

Mosaic Award
This award recognizes the contribution(s) of a person or organization that has brought about cultural awareness and education on one or more of the following issues: race, ethnicity, culture and/or sexual orientation.

Wesleyan Students For Disability Rights

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 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.

Loren Cappelson ’10
Alexandra Holachek ’10
Carlos Nugent ’11

National Board of Review Charlie Andrews Award
Established by the National Board of Review in memory of Charlie Andrews who was a pioneer in television writing and producing. Awarded to the student who has written the best history/theory thesis in the Film Studies Department.

Joshua Gordon ’10

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

Amit Bob ’10
Zachary Levine ’10
Mark Procter ’10

Carol B. Ohmann Memorial Prize
Awarded for excellence in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Sarah Abbott ’10
Hannah Barber ’10
Alexis Horan ’10

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.

Angela Allan ’11
Patrick Cline ’12
Davy Knittle ’11
Emily Kossow ’11
Kennedy Odede ’12
Jared Radin ’12
Stephanie Ullmann ’11
Robert Wohl ’11
Andrew Zingg ’12

Outstanding Collaboration Award
Awarded for a program which was successfully planned in the spirit of partnership and team work.

Senior Class Officers

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

Ali Chaudhry ’12
Rachel Tecott ’11

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

Gustav Seixas ’10

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

Asmitha Lazarus GRAD
Andrew Moreno GRAD
Nidhi Pathak GRAD

Plukas Prize
Established in 1986 by John Plukas, Class of 1966, this prize is awarded to graduating economics seniors to be applied toward summer expenses, during which period each student will work under the supervision of a faculty adviser to convert an honors project into a publishable article.

Conner Brannen ’10
Alexander Gold ’10
Peter Hull ’10
John Jarvis ’10
Elias Leight ’10

Plukas Teaching Apprentice Award
Established in 1986 by John Plukas, Class of 1966, this prize is awarded for excellent service to the Economics Department as a teaching apprentice.

Mitchell Belkin, ’12
Arion Blas, ’11
Benjamin Cohen, ’10
Lillian Fesler, ’11
Alexander Gold, ’10
Jack Hoskins, ’12
Maegan Houang, ’10
James Hounsell, ’11
Samuel Kachuck, ’10
Kwan Yeung (Brian) Lau, ’12
Michael Mellow, ’10
Eunju Rho, ’12
Graham Richman, ’11
Mathew Stinson, ’12
Darren Thomason, ’11
Thomas Tsien, ’11
Margaret Vasu, ’12
Yun Wang, ’10
David Wei, ’12
Irina Zaitseva, ’10

Gwen Livingston Pokora Prize
Established in 1993, awarded annually to the outstanding undergraduate student in music composition.

Sylvia Ryerson ’10

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.

Heather Stanton ’10

Reed Prize
Established in 1968 by Leon Reed and his sons, S. Chadwick, Class of 1941, and Dr. Victor Reed, in memory of Mrs. Sophie Reed, for the best poem or group of poems.

Corey Dethier ’12
Davy Knittle ’11
Susanna Myrseth ’10
Leia Jane Zidel ’12

Rhodes Scholarship
Two years of study at Oxford University, awarded on the basis of high academic achievement, integrity of character, a spirit of unselfishness, respect for others, potential for leadership, and physical vigor.

Russell Perkins GRAD

Rice Prize
Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a senior.

Nathan Fieldsteel ’10

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.

Lorenzo Angelo Piccio ’10

Robertson Prize
Awarded for excellence in mathematics to a sophomore.

Kwan Yeung (Brian) Lau ’12
Zin Lin ’12
Julia Thomsen ’12

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.

Alexandra Holachek ’10

Stephen J. Ross Prize
Established in 1979 as a gift of Steven J. Ross of Warner Communications. Awarded annually for the best undergraduate film, digital, and/or virtual made in the Department of Film Studies.

Ting Liu ’10

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

Pamela Tatge GLSP
Mary Thompson GLSP

Robert Schumann Distinguished Student Award
Established in 2007 by a gift from the Robert Schumann Foundation. Awarded to an outstanding senior who demonstrates academic accomplishment and excellence in environmental stewardship through work at Wesleyan or the greater Middletown Community.

Alexandra Provo ’10

Aivi Doan ’10 received the Scott Biomedical Prize.

Scott Biomedical Prize
Awarded to a member(s) of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry senior class who has demonstrated excellence and interest in commencing a career in academic or applied medicine.

Olga Buzovetsky ’10
Aivi Doan ’10
Jacob Litke ’10

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

Johanna Galt ’10
Michael Lau ’10
Amy Lum ’10

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

Linnea Damer ’10

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

Noel Flores ’10
Anne Rosenthal ’10
Ariela Rotenberg ’10
Gregory Storch ’10
Nathan Whelan-Morin ’10

Scott Prize―Russian and East European Studies
Established by Charles Scott Jr., M.A., Class of 1886, and trustee 1905-22, in memory of John Bell Scott 1881, for excellence in modern languages.

Jessica Wolfe ’11

Mary and John Sease Prize
Awarded for outstanding work in environmental science.

Sofia Oliver ’10

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.

Eniola Yeates ’10

Senior Leadership Award
Awarded to a senior who has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership throughout his or her four years in the Wesleyan community.

Rebecca Weiss ’10

Senior Prize in Computer Science
Endowed in 2008 by the Fernando and Appapillai families in honor of Dr. Michael D. Rice and awarded for excellence in computer science to a senior.

Juan Mendoza ’10

Service Careers Fellowship
Established to encourage Wesleyan students to commit their careers to the betterment of society. Awarded to students who have exemplified dedication to public service.

Jeffrey Breau ’11
Aaron Greenberg ’11
Deborah Hall ’11
Samantha Hodges ’11
Marsha Jean-Charles ’11
Daniel Mendelsohn ’11
Sara Quinn ’11
CaVar Reid ’11
Navpreet Sidhu ’11
Arnoldys Stengel ’11

Frances M. Sheng Prize
Awarded for excellence in Chinese language and excellence in Japanese Language.

Antoine Cadot-Wood ’10
Linnea Damer ’10
Peter Hull ’10
Isaac Meyer ’10

Sherman Prize―Classical Studies
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.

Christi Richardson ’10

Sherman Prize―Math
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.

Chen-chi Chien ’13
Azra Horowitz ’13
Naixi Wang ’13

Rae Shortt Prize
Established in memory of Rae M. Shortt. Awarded to a junior for excellence in mathematics.

Jonas Mishara-Blomberger ’11
Charles Puelz ’11
David Puelz ’11
Joel Specter ’11

Samuel C. Silipo Prize
Awarded annually for the most valuable player(s) of the Wesleyan Orchestra.

Jordan Brown ’10

Silverman Prize
Established by gift of Elisha Adelbert Silverman, Class of 1922, and awarded to a member of the junior or senior class for excellence in chemistry.

Noumaan Shamsi ’10
Ernest Sliwinski ’10

Siver Scholarship
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Chester A. Siver in memory of their son Roger Brooks Siver, who graduated from Wesleyan in 1968. Awarded to undergraduate students majoring in or demonstrating strong academic interest in physics.

Syed Mohommad Kumail Akbar ’12
David Amrhein ’12
Nicholas Jackson ’11
Thomas Kuntz ’12
Prashant Mukhopadhyay ’12
Nicholas Rotile ’12
Garrett Ruggieri ’11

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.

Todd Rosenthal ’10

Social Activist Award
Awarded to the individual or student group that best exemplifies the spirit of social activism and through his/her/their efforts, constructive social change ensued.

Joshua Levine ’12

Annie Sonnenblick Writing Award
Established by the family of the late Annie Sonnenblick, Class of 1980, in 1992 as a complement to the annual Annie Sonnenblick 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.

Emily Kossow ’11
Blair Wilson ’11

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 memory of William Spurrier III, chaplain and Hedding Professor of Moral Science and Religion.

Nicholas Marshall ’10

Student Organization of the Year
Awarded to a student organization that has excelled in sustaining leadership, an active membership and programmatic efforts that contribute to the larger Wesleyan community.

’13 Class Council

Thorndike Prize
Established by gift of Elizabeth Moulton Thorndike in memory of her husband, Edward Lee Thorndike, Class of 1895, for excellence in psychology.

Rayna Edwards ’10

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.

Anthony Davis GRAD

Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Prize―Art
Established in 1981 by a gift from Mrs. Tishler. Awarded annually for an outstanding senior exhibition in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, or architecture.

Eric Bissell ’10

Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Prize―Music
Established in 1981 by a gift from Mrs. Tishler. 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.

Andrew Chung ’11
Samuel Friedman ’13
Fumi Tanakadate ’12
Erik Youngdahl ’10

David A. Titus Memorial Prize
Established by family, friends, and students in memory of Professor David Titus to support the summer studies of a deserving Wesleyan junior majoring in Government, East Asian Studies, or the College of Social Studies.

Emily Iversen ’11
Michele Le ’11

Shu Tokita Prize
The Shu Tokita Memorial Prize, established by friends and relatives of Shu Tokita, Class of 1984, is awarded to students of color studying literature, and in area studies with a focus on literature. The recipient will be selected on the basis of his or her application essay and commitment to the study of literature.

Marsha Jean-Charles ’11

Tölölyan Fund for the Study of Diasporas and Transnationalism
Established in 2008 by Bruce Greenwald, Professor of Economics at Columbia Business School, in honor of Wesleyan Professor Khachig Tölölyan. The award funds the summer research of a junior with the best proposal for a thesis on the study of diasporic or transnational issues.

Jeremy Isard ’11
Jayvan Mitchell ’11
Kelly Morgan ’11

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.

Nadeem Modan ’10

Karl Van Dyke Prize
Awarded each year to one or more students majoring in physical science or having a predominant interest in physical science and technology and who show outstanding achievement in academic work and a promise of productivity in a professional career.

Wei Dai ’11
Nicholas Jackson ’11
Samuel Kachuck ’10
Surendra Kunwar ’10
Olivia Padovan-Merhar ’10

Vanguard Prize
Established by black alumni 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.

Sonia Davis ’10

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

Joanna Dicke ’10
Dominic Gibson ’10
Kyle MacDonald ’10
Matthew Tannenbaum ’10
Rebecca Turkewitz ’10
Kacey Wochna ’10

Watson Fellowship
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.

Liana Woskie ’10

Weidenfeld Scholarship
The Weidenfeld Scholarship supports all tuition fees and living costs associated with graduate study at Oxford University. It fosters European networks and promotes the post-university careers of its Scholars through work placements, long-term mentoring, and engagement in leadership and conferences.

Daniela Ivanova ’10

Weller Prize
The gift of Mrs. LeRoy Weller, in memory of her husband, LeRoy Weller, Class of 1899, to the student having the highest academic average for the sophomore year.

Jonas Mishara-Blomberger ’11

Wesleyan Black Alumni Council Memorial Prize
Established in 1986 by the Wesleyan Black Alumni Council in memory of deceased black alumni. 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.

Arielle Knight ’11
Cameron Rowland ’11

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.

Susanna Myrseth ’10
Matthew Bernstein ’11 (Honorable Mention)
Emily Kossow ’11 (Honorable Mention)
Jonathan Patten ’11 (Honorable Mention)
Alexander Roy ’11 (Honorable Mention)
Benjamin Soloway ’13 (Honorable Mention)

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.

Sarah Moustafa ’11
CaVar Reid ’11

White Prize
Established in 1942 by Horace Glenn White Jr., Class of 1933, and increased in 1943 by friends in his memory. Awarded for advanced undergraduate study in economics.

Arion Blas, ’11
Conner Brannen, ’10
Alexander Fertig, ’10
Christopher Foley, ’10
Gary Garofalo, ’10
Alexander Gold, ’10
Peter Hull, ’10
John Jarvis, ’10
Samuel Kachuck, ’10
Elias Leight, ’10
James Pesuit, ’10
Zhi Yuan Tan ’10
Wan Jun Yang ’11
Irina Zaitseva ’10

White Fellowship―Government
Awarded for excellence in government to a graduate or an advanced undergraduate in Government.

Evan Perkoski ’10
Rachel Tecott ’11
Elizabeth Trammell ’10
Youlieguo Zhou ’10

White Fellowship―History
Awarded for excellence in history.

Solomon Adler ’11
Yannick LeJacq ’11

M.G. White Prize
Awarded annually for the best thesis submitted in American studies.

Max Lavine ’10
Sylvia Ryerson ’10

Wilde Prize
Established in 1963 by Frazer B. Wilde, L.L.D., Class of 1958, awarded to a junior or senior for excellence in economics.

Peter Hull ’10
Elias Leight ’10

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

Aja Gabel ’04
Tanya Llewellyn 2008
Gianna Palmer ’10

Alexander Anthony ’10 received the Wise Prize.

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.

Alexander Anthony ’10
Jake Zuehl ’10