Joseph B Fernandes Scholarship Essays

Lehman Scholarships/Merit-Based

Abraham Ruskin Memorial ScholarshipTo assist outstanding students who are pursuing graduate studies in inter-disciplinary science or science education and to perpetuate the sconce portion of the education library.Biology Department
Ambuj Mureji Scholarship FundEstablished by the Physics and Astronomy Department for a student concentrating inphysics and astronomy.Scholarship Office
Aramina Vega Ferrer ScholarshipEstablished by Aramina Vega Ferrer '(’73), a teacher, school administrator, community leader and member of the Lehman College Foundation Board of Directors, for a student in education preparing to become a teacher.Scholarship Office
Archie Lacey ScholarshipEstablished by the African-American Faculty Association for a senior with 3.0 GPA or better. Archie Lacey rose from a segregated childhood in Alabama to earn a degree in chemistry at Howard University. Teaching became his passion and vocation, and he served as full professor of science education at Lehman College, eventually becoming chair of the department.African and African-American Studies
Bordon Home Eco FundAward to be given annually to a student majoring in Home Economics with the highest scholastic average in the senior year.Education Department
Brian Hosang Scholarship FundAnnual scholarship of $5,900 to a qualified student. Financial need, caribbean descent; overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Majoring in Economics, Accounting and/or Business AdministrationScholarship Office
Brohmer Twins ScholarshipEstablished by Professor Emerita of Art Margaretha Brohmer Miller and her twin sister Anna Brohmer McKenna, for a senior majoring in art.Art Department
Bronx County Kennel Club
For a student of pre-veterinary medicine.
Pre-Professional Studies
Edward S. Burgess Memorial FundIncome to be expended for books for use by department. Biology Department
The Fanny Cafferata Class Of 1878 AwardA prize from income to be awarded for excellence in the study of the Italian Language and Literature for graduate study. Languages & Literatures Department
Candido Maldonado '79 ScholarshipEstablished through a bequest of Candido Maldonado (‘'79). This scholarship, for a student majoring in history, honors Candido’s history professor, CUNY Distinguished Professor Joseph Dauben, for his encouragement. Scholarship Office
Carol Casslar Memorial ScholarshipEstablished by Nehemiah and Hannah Casslar in memory of their daughter Carol Casslar, who graduated in 1971, for students who give service to the community. Scholarship Office
Charles Greenberg Endowed ScholarshipEstablished by brother and sister Martin Greenberg ('’71) and Susan Greenberg Schneider (’'73) in memory of their Uncle Charlie, who was a much loved volunteer in Lehman’s Department of Athletics, for a student with interest in athletics and community service. Scholarship Office
Charles W. Hughs ScholarshipMusic History senior chosen by Music Department. Music Department
Chazin Scholarship FundEstablished by the Louise Chazin Scholarship Committee in honor of Louise Chazin, a Bronx woman who fought to defend entitlements and services for senior citizens. Awarded to seniors committed to serving in fields related to aging. Social Work Department
Clarence P. Fenton Memorial Scholarship Endowment Established by his sister, alumna and adjunct faculty member Denise Fenton (’'93) for a Black Studies student for whom the award will make a positive difference in his or her life. African/African American Studies
Class Of 1897 Music Award Income to be given to a Junior each year who, in the opinion of the Music Faculty, merits that award to further his musical education. Music Department
Darian Q. Armfield Scholarship Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 will be award annually only from the income and interest generated to a student in the Urban Male Leadership Program. Full time matriculated students major in social work with a 2.75 GPA Urban Male Leadership
Dawson Edgar Prizes In Political And Legal TheoryAnnual award from income to a graduating student with best record in courses of Political and Legal Theory. Political Science
Dean John Wieler Scholarship Established by the Lehman College Retirees Association, in memory of Dean John Wieler, an active member of the Lehman community, for a deserving student in any field of study. Scholarship Office
Dean Maria Herencia Scholarship Established by Maria Herencia, Lehman’s first Hispanic dean, for a deserving student pursuing a career in education. Scholarship Office
Dr. Alice Griffin Endowment Established by Alice V. Griffin, a retired English Professor, for students pursuing the Master of Arts in English with a concentration in literature. English Department
Dr. Jose Luis Fernandez Marchese Memorial Scholarship Established by Lehman President Ricardo R. Fernández and his wife Patricia Fernández in memory of his brother, for a student in any field of study. Scholarship Office
Dr. Mardel Ogilvie Scholarship Fund Established through her estate for an outstanding student in speech pathology. Scholarship Office
Edwin Kramer Scholarship Established by Cheryl Kramer and Ellen Kramer in honor of the late Edwin Kramer, Lehman's men's Basketball coach from 1969-1976, for a deserving student in education, psychology, sociology, or another human service field. Scholarship Office
Elaine Rivera Scholarship In Journalism A student majoring in journalism; must maintain a B average. Chosen from a pool of disadvantaged minority students, with special consideration given to first-generation student. An annual scholarship will be awarded in advance of the fall semester, and made available to the awardee for the fall semester. Scholarship Office
Elias Karmon ScholarshipEstablished by Elias “Mr. Bronx” Karmon, an honorary degree recipient of Lehman College and a distinguished community and business leader in the Bronx, for a deserving student in any field of study. Scholarship Office
Emile Anders Choir AwardIncome to be given annually to a member of the College Choir for outstanding vocal or instrumental performance.Music Department
Emita B. Hill Adult Continuing Education ScholarshipEstablished by Emita Hill, former Vice President for Institutional Advancement, in honor of founding president Leonard Lief and his wife Ruth Ann, to support a student at least 25 years old who is working in a multilingual or multicultural field, and is interested in women’s leadership and education.Continuing and Adult Education
Emma A. Leschin ScholarshipEstablished by Dean John W. Wieler and the estate of Eberhardt LeSchin in memory of his mother, for pre-medical or pre-dental students. Pre-Professional Studies
Estelle L. Popham FundEstablished by the bequest of Ms. Popham, for business education majors completing their junior year. Business Education
Eve Guarnuccio Scholarship Fund Eligible female students pursuing their bachelor degree in nursing programs within the School of Natural and Social Scienes at Lehman College. Nursing Department
Frito-Lay ScholarshipEstablished for a junior or senior in any field of study who demonstrates strong academic achievement and leadership capacity. Scholarship Office
Geldwerth Scholarship Established by Sherry Eitelberg, in honor of William Geldwerth, for students majoring in art. Art Department
George N. Shuster Faculty Fellowship The fund provides modest grants to full-time faculty in support of scholarly work nearing completion. It is administered by a committee of five: one representative from the Departments of Education, Humanities, and Social Science; the Executive AssistanEducation/Humanities/Social Science
Gertrude B. Wertenbaker Scholarship Up to five awards of no more than $2,500 each from income for exceptionally promising graduates fo the College who will pursue graduate studies. Scholarship Office
Joseph A. Gillett Memorial Prize In PhysicsIncome awarded annually to a member of senior class who, in opinion of Department, has most knowledge in General Physics. Physics Department
Gordon Lea ScholarshipEstablished by the Faculty Senate, in memory of English professor Gordon B. Lea, for an outstanding student entering the senior year. English Department
Harry L. Glaser MemorialEstablished by Roslyn Gilbert, retired secretary in the Lehman College Department of English, for an outstanding student in business education. Business Education
Henry T. Crawford ScholarshipEstablished by Mrs. Blanche Crawford in memory of her late husband, an adjunct professor at Lehman College and founder of the Bronx Observer, for a student of journalism. Scholarship Office
Williams C. Hess Memorial Prize $50.00 annually from income to two students for the best essay in the field of English literature. English Department
Howard R. Weisz AwardA prize to be awarded each commencement for the best essay on United States History. History Department
Dr. Thomas Hunter Prize In History A prize from income to an outstanding senior recommended by a committee in the History Department. History Department
James V. Bruni Scholarship Fund Established by James Bruni, Lehman’s former Dean of Education, for a math major completing a teacher certification program, and planning to teach math in urban middle and high schools. Scholarship Office
Jamie T. Parker Scholarship Established by alumnus Jamie Parker (’'11) for a full-time student in good academic standing who is majoring in a science or health science field. Scholarship Office
Jane Harris ScholarshipEstablished by Jane Harris, (BA ’'82), (MA '’85), for students selected on the basis of merit by faculty in the Department of African and African-American Studies. African and African-American Studies
Joan Moody Scholarship Established by former Chair of the Economics Department John Cerace, his family, and friends to honor Joan Moody, who was employed in the Department of Economics for ten years, and whose daughter, Jacqueline Moody Luther, is a 1985 alumna. This scholarship is for a student majoring in economics or accounting. Economics/Accounting
John Kent Hilliard And Jane Mauk Hilliard Scholarship Established by retired administrator John Mauk Hilliard in honor of his parents Kent and Jane, for students in the humanities or history. Scholarship Office
Joseph Blanche Lewy 1904 Mem Fund Income awarded annually to a graduate senior who made progress in the study of Literature in the English Department. English Department
Joseph Dellicarri Memorial Scholarship Upper division student with exceptional musical talent. Music Department
Joseph Tusiani ScholarshipEstablished by a faculty committee for entering or junior-level students with an interest in Italian-American culture. Languages & Literatures Department
Kane Prize Income awarded annually to a member of a graduating class for best record in Biological Sciences including both required and elective courses. Biology Department
Krames ScholarshipEstablished by Mr. and Mrs. Barton Krames with their family and friends, in memory of their son Michael, to support students active in community service. Scholarship Office
Lee Benno Scholarship Fund Interest to be used for annual award to a student for outstanding excellence in Musical Studies. Music Department
Lehman College Foundation, Leadership Dinner Fund Established to support Lehman College Foundation scholar students. Scholarship Office
Lehman Scholars Program J.K. Watson summer fellows program to be used for the Lehman Scholars Program Scholarship Office
Leo Gilbert Memorial Award Established by Roslyn Gilbert, retired secretary in the Lehman College Department of English, in memory of her husband, to support an outstanding student in English. English Department
Leona Thompson Scholarship Fund Established in honor of Leona Thompson, Lehman’s first professor of social work, to award a prize to a senior in social work for academic achievement and acceptance to graduate school. Social Work Department
Margaret A. Rice Scholarship Fund This scholarship is to support a student majoring in journalism, who plans to spend his or her life serving the public though the written word. Scholarship Office
Margaret Spahr Chi Alpha Prizes A prize awarded annually from income for a graduating senior with the best record in Social Sciences. Political Science Department
Marjorie Anderson Memorial Fund Income to be used for graduate studies in English. English Department
Mary Neil White Scholarship Fund A $450 award from income to a graduate designated by the President of the College who shows superior promise for graduate study. To be designated by the Lehman College graduate scholarship fund committee. Scholarship Office
Maureen Sullivan Wenz An award to a graduating senior who excelled in the field of Political Science. Political Science Department
Maurice & Lena Jacobs Memorial Scholarship Established by Rosanne Wille, Dr. George B. Jacobs, and his brother Stephen B. Jacobs in honor and memory of their parents. For the most scholarly nursing student. Nursing Department
Mosher Anna Weustoff Fund Income to be used by the authorities of the College for worthy students who have completed nine credits of German major courses, and for whom such a a grant would be helpful in the further pursuit of their studies. Languages & Literatures Department
Mountbatten Institute Scholarship Program In London Established by James Gomez, the internship offers practical experience through participation and training in business, while developing international and cross-cultural awareness through residence in Britain. Scholarship Office
Ottinger Amelia Debate Prize Income awarded annually to a student or students judge the best speaker in a public discussion on a topic approved by the Department. Speech and Hearing Sciences
Patricia Cockram Endowment In English Established by Thomas Sullivan to fund two scholarships for undergraduate students who have made a life/career change to pursue a degree in English. English Department
Ram & Shakuntla Nayyar And Lilia T. Pacquing Scholarship Established by Anil Nayyar and Sal Nayyar in loving memory of their parents and mother-in-law, and in recognition of their long-term support of higher education. For a full-time student who is a U.S citizen; sophomore or junior majoring in Sciences or Health Sciences; involved in campus and/or community activities. Scholarship Office
Reverend Edward Leman Davis, Sr. Scholarship Established by Alder Davis for continuing education students enrolled in the Certified Nursing Assistant program. Nursing Department
Rose Moehring Endowed Scholarship Established in memory of Rose Moehring, a former faculty member, by her sister Dr. Ann Domidion, family members, and friends to support a student preparing to teach in secondary school." Scholarship Office
Ruth Kolbe Mischkind Scholarship Established by Dr. Louis Mischkind and Anne Perryman (MA '’93) for a promising student in the Department of English. Scholarship Office
San Diego Foundation Family Trust Established by Hubert F. Gordon, for students interested in African and African-American Studies. African and African-American Studies
Shirin Ebadi Peace Scholarship Established by 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi to support an undergraduate focusing on peace studies and/or gender equity. Provost Office
Susanmay Wilson Prize Prize of $100 to be awarded annually to a graduating student majoring in Speech and Theatre who has an academic average of 3.0 or higher, and who had made an outstanding contribution to the department. Speech and Hearing Sciences
Sweeny ScholarshipEstablished by friends, students , and colleagues of Professor Emeritus Arthur Sweeny, for students of merit majoring in chemistry. Scholarship Office
The Corigliano Music Scholarships At Lehman College Established by friends of the award-winning composer and CUNY Distinguished Professor John Corgiliano, for students studying music. Music Department
The Dr. Thomas K. Minter Scholarship Fund A scholarship of $1,000 is to be awarded to a mid-career student who is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. The recipient may only receive the scholarship award once. The student will need to submit a personal statement outlining his/her career goals as well as his/her commitment to serve marginalized populations. Education Department
The Henry D. Thompson Award Geograph Money to be used for educational purposes of the department, at the discretion of the Department Chairman, subject to review by the Department Personnel and Budget Committee. Geography Department
The Hirsch Scholarship Established through a bequest by Ella and Mazie R. Hirsch for graduates of the interdisciplinary program in physical anthropology, biology, & chemistry who are entering medical school. Sciences
The Ira & Julie Cohen Scholarship A scholarship $5,800 per year will be awarded to a freshman registered in the department of economics, accounting, and business administration. To be awarded as an annual basis to cover full tuition cost at Lehman. Scholarship Office
The Pierre & Dorothy Brodin Scholarship Established to suuport students majoring in the field of humanities. Scholarship Office
The Thomas Jensen Memorial Scholarship Fund Established by Dr. David & Mona Spector. A Scholarship of $1,000; recipient recommended by the Biology Department Chairperson, undergraduate student in biology, majoring in biology, in the bachelor of science track. Must have a 3.5 GPA & complete the 4 years of their BA degree at Lehman. Biology Department
Theodore & Beatrice Hartman Scholarship Established by Theodore and Beatrice Hartman (’'82), to support a student majoring in English with an education minor. English Department
Ulysses Kay ScholarshipEstablished by the Department of Music, in memory of the late Lehman College professor of music Ulysses Kay, for deserving students majoring in composition. English Department
Yvette Nicole Moreno Scholarship Established by Sullivan & Cromwell colleagues in memory of Ms. Yvette Nicole Moreno Lehman student who tragically passed during the attacks on 9/11, to support a student majoring in sociology or psychology. Scholarship Office

The following is a partial list of departmental, university and national awards won by members of the Class of 2015 and other Duke students during the year.

Jay Ruckelshaus and Lindsey Brown will do post graduate study through the Truman and Goldwater Scholarships.

National Awards

Truman Scholars

Duke junior Jay Ruckelshaus is among 58 students selected as 2015 Truman Scholars.

Ruckelshaus plans to use his Truman funding to study a combination of political theory, law and public policy. As part of the Truman 2015 Washington Summer Institute, he plans to intern either at a think tank or as a policy analyst for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). Eventually, he would like to work as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and then obtain a research fellowship position at a policy think tank in Washington, D.C.

Students are selected based on their records of leadership, public service and academic achievement, and their likelihood of becoming public service leaders.

Dominique Beaudryand Jamie Bergstrom, both members of the Class of 2015, were selected as Truman Scholars in 2014.

Goldwater Scholars

Lindsey Brown, a Duke University junior, has been named a 2015 scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. The scholarship program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

Brown is currently conducting research under the direction of mathematics professors Michael Reed and William Pardon. Her independent study on neural coding theory looks at patterns of neural activity as a binary code.

Eugene Rabinovich, a member of the class of 2015, was named a Goldwater Scholar in 2014.

Luce Scholars

Duke senior Charlotte Lee received a Luce Scholarship for 2015-16. The award provides stipends for living and professional placement in Asia. Established in 1974 by the Henry Luce Foundation of New York City, the fellowship program’s goal is to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders of American society.

University Awards

African and African-American Studies

Destiny Love Hemphill won the John Hope Franklin Award for Academic Excellence. She also received the Karla F. C. Holloway Award for University Service.

Stephanie Nwanne Ogwo received the Walter C. Burford Award forCommunity Service

Art, Art History and Visual Studies

Katie Taylor Simmons and Tara Moran Trahey won the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Visual Arts Award

Megan Camille Friedman and Tara Moran Trahey won the Nancy Kaneb Art History Award

Lauren Rose Henschel won the Sue and Lee Noel Prize in Visual Arts

Sujata Vijay Mahtaney and Nicole Clair Rudden won the Visual Studies & Media Award

Art of the Moving Image

King King Lu won the Outstanding Undergraduate Student Filmmaker of the Year award

Asian and Pacific Studies

Bryan Heejeh Kim and Sungmin Sohn received Sirena WuDunn Memorial Scholarships, given in memory of a Duke student to honor Asian-American students

Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Alexis Shamal Morton and Courtney Aleai Murray earned the Outstanding AMES Honors Thesis award


David Hennen Helton and Elizabeth Olatayo Williams received the ACC Plaque for Excellence


Cassidy Amber Pomeroy-Carter won the James B. Rast Memorial Award in Comparative Organismal Biology

Matthew Julian Pun received the Edward C. Horn Memorial Prize for Excellence in Biology

Sarah Ann Garland received the Excellence in Plant Science Prize

Samantha Anne Emmert earned the Maggie Schneider Award in Marine Biology

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Aaron Douglas Jones received the Overall Academic Excellence Award

Theodore Samuel Zimmerman Berkowitz won the Student Initiative Award

Ryan Simmons earned the Student Leadership Award


Christopher John Podracky received the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry

Rachel Ellen Bangle won the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Barbara Blachut won the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry

David Carlton Jones and Jiayu Yang earned the Merck Index Award

Christopher John Podracky won the Department of Chemistry Award

Jung Min Lee won the Hypercube Scholar Award

Classical Studies

Sonora A. Williams won the David Taggart Clark Prize in Classical Studies

Computer Science

Michael Joseph Gloudemans received the Alex Vasilos Award

Lalita Devi Maraj won the DeNardis Award

Leena el-Sadek of Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Christine Rose Costello and Nadia-Estelle Papit Fiat won the Judith McDade Prize

Leena Samir El-Sadek and Brendane Arrica Tynes won the Paul Farmer Award for Justice and Social Responsibility


Ellen Dorothea Brown and Jennifer Nathalie Margono received the Julia Wray Dance Award       

Alexis Ann Stanley and Erin Elizabeth Leyson won the Dance Writing Award

Maurice Dowell won the Clay Taliaferro Dance Award


Todd M. Lovell won the Hoyt Hickman Award for Excellence in Liturgics

McMurry Richey Awards went to Kristin Marie Dollar for Outstanding Student in Field Education; Lars Andrew Jacob Åkerson for Outstanding Student in Missions; and Joshua David Kurtz for Outstanding Student Pastor.

Thomas James Breedlove won the Frederick Buechner Writing Award

Center for Documentary Studies

Lauren Rose Henschel won the Julia Harper Day Award

Christine Delp and Charles Nucci won Research in Practice Program Fellowships in the Documentary Arts

Reem Alfahad, Mariana Calvo, Brenna Cukier, Christine Delp, Grace Farson and Amirah Jiwa received John Hope Franklin Student Documentary Awards

Duke Global Health Institute

Anthony Thomas Fuller received the Outstanding Master of Science in Global Health Award.

Duke Human Rights Center at FHI

Jaclyn Marie Grace received the Oliver W. Koonz Human Rights Prize

Duke Service Learning

Trish Ifeatu Ike and Laxmi Rajak won the Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award

Earth and Ocean Sciences

Virginia Isava received the Thomas V. Laska Award


Winnie Jebet Biwott won the Class of 2015 Award for Exceptional Growth in the Master of Economics

Yifan Ye won the faculty vote for Outstanding Honors Poster; Shulei Shelley Chen won the student vote.

Nicholas Eli Becker earned the Outstanding Symposium Presentation Award

Yunshan Gao received the Allen Starling Johnson Jr. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for Best Honor Thesis; Nicholas Eli Becker, Max Ferris Lipscomb, Daniel Eller Roeder and Yifan Ye were finalists.


Ngozi Marcia Max-Macarthy and Nadia Nicole Viscuso won the D.T. Stallings Award

Allison Sarah Eisen and Chandler Lara Thomas earned the Holton Prize for Education Research. Laxmi Rajak earned distinction honors.


James Thomas Flynn and Zachary Samuel Wiener won the American Society of Civil Engineering Prize for Outstanding Senior

Samantha Melinda Perez received the Helmholtz Award

Isa Louise Ferrall and Benjamin French Spilsbury received the Otto Meier Jr., Tau Beta Pi Award

Katherine Elizabeth Brock and Zhiyu Jiang won the Aubrey E. Palmer Award

Stephanie Nicole Laughton won the Eric I. Pas Award

Natalie S. Fahey earned the Theo Pilkington Award

Yaqi Zhang earned the Charles Seager Memorial Award

Kevin J Liang and Logan Wang Su earned the George Sherrerd III Memorial Award in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Katherine Elizabeth Brock earned the William Brewster Snow Environmental Engineering Award

Sarah Madeline Eade and Tory Alena Lang received the Charles Rowe Vail Memorial Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

Ryan Elliott Fishel and Alex Cameron Morrill received the David Randall Fuller Prize

Anna Elizabeth Knight earned the Pratt School Student Service Award

Bailey Sincox


Bailey Elizabeth Sincox received the Award for the Most Original Honors Thesis

Roshni D. Jain earned the Barbara Herrnstein Smith Award for Outstanding Work in Literary Criticism or Theory

Meredith Stabel won the award for Best Critical Essay

Mary Kathryn Hoch received the Anne Flexner Fiction Award. Second place went to Laurel Kaye.

Tiffany Jia-Huey Lieu and Chris Stephen Williams won the Stanley Fish Award for Outstanding Work in British Literature

Sofia Manfredi and Chris Williams earned the Lucaci Award for Creative Non-Fiction

Yae Jee Bae won the Academic Of American Poets Award. Gabriela Gomez received second place


Patrick Lee Hunnicutt earned the Sara LaBoskey Award

Faculty Scholars

Juniors Connor Hann and Jay Ruckelshaus received the Faculty Scholars Award, the highest student honor presented by the university faculty. Rachel Hennein and Stephen Ghazikhanian received honorable mention.

In 2014, current seniors Eugene Simon Rabinovich and Tara Moran Trahey received the award. Gift Nyikayarambawon honorable mention.

Faculty Scholars, from left: Connor Hann, Rachel Hennein, Stephen Ghazikhanian and Jay Ruckelshaus.

Fuqua School

Christine Harley McEnery won the Alan D. Schwartz Award for Mentorship

Julie Marie Ryan received the Asa T. Spaulding, Sr. Award for Leadership

Dean’s Leadership Awards went to Carter Hamilton Boyle, Aparna Rao and Tara Anne Schwitter

Deans’ Recognition Awards went to Dana Elizabeth Cogdell, Paul A. Escajadillo, Kathryn Stewart Grissom, Adam Jake Kornblit, Peter John Lockinger, John David Peretti, Maria Elizabeth McLemore, Elisabeth Ashley Meinert, Sean Gordon Monahan Gal Alfred Mordechai, Jeffrey M. Ritter, Bering Tsang and Diana Olivia Vining

Distinguished Service Awards went to Jennifer Thayer Rosene and Jorge Armando Soriano

Kate Cannon Luce and Paul Andrew Rademacher received the Keohane Leadership Award

Patricio Mackenna Ureta won The Breeden Award in Finance


Michael Peter Kaelin Jr. won the William T. Laprade Prize

International Comparative Studies

Sung Bae Park received the Capstone Research Prize

Alexandra Lynn Schwartz earned the Distinguished Thesis Award


Jesse Keiser Fitzpatrick, Yiannis Koullias, Whitney O’Neill Lane, Irene J. Pien and Sarah Jo Stephens earned Academic Awards

Jon Stephen Andrews, Nicole Leigh Helmke and Nicholas Elias Tsipis received the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

Erik Henry Knelson received the Andrew Puckett Essay Contest Award

Nicholas Elias Tsipis won the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award

Betty Si-Yuan Jiang received the Clinical and Translational Science Award

Davison Scholarships went to Jean Marie Chavez, Nerlyne Desravines, Elizabeth Daly Hicks, Ayomo Gina Oben, Laura Rachel Platt, Sendhilnathan Ramalingham, Bharath Gopal Rathakrishnan, Shakira LaRose Sanchez-Collins and Xiaowen Wang

Dean’s Merit Scholarship went to Elizabeth Daly Hicks, Ethan Bernard Ludmir, Benjamin Radcliff Macadangdang, Jonathan David O’Donnell, James Thomas Paliga, Matthew Karl Robinson, Adam Louis Rothman and Benjamin D. Streufert

Dean’s Recognition Awards went to Jon Stephen Andrews, Nerlyne Desravines, Nina Anne Fainberg, Duriel Isaiah Hardy, Betty Si-Yuan Jiang, Ethan Bernard Ludmir, Robin George Mansour, Jasmine Michele Weiss, Xiaowen Wang and Haijing Zhang

Gustavo Gazcon Chagoya, Marcelo Figueiredo Fernandes and Robin George Mansour received Dean’s Tuition Scholarships

Karissa Leigh Heck won the Donald B. Hackle Scholarship

Robin George Mansour and Omobolawa Kukoyi received Doris Duke International Clinic Research Fellowships in Global Health

Angela Liou and Duriel Isaiah Hardy earned the Doris Parrish Cardiology Award

Jacqueline Marie Zillioux won the Duke Translational Medicine Institute Award

Alan Lee Chang, Duriel Isaiah Hardy, Ayamo Gina Oben, Irene J. Pien, Vijay Krishna Prabhakar, Sarah Jo Stephens, Sky Breeden Vanderburg and Xiaowen Wang received Eugene A. Stead Student Research Scholarships

Sky Breeden Vanderburg earned the Fogerty Research Scholarship

Diana Catherine Norton won the Fullerton Scholarship

Ethan Bernard Ludmir, Sendhilnathan Ramalingam and Haijing Zhang received Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowships

Allison Margaret Brown Webb won the Ideal Physician Award

Jon Stephen Andrews received the Interdisciplinary Research in Medicine –Hyperbaric Medicine Scholarship

Nicole Leigh Helmke and Sky Breeden Vanderburg earned Joseph Collins Fellowships

Chinazo O. Nwankwo was named to the National Institutes of Health Research Scholar Program

Chioma O. Erondu received the Ovarian Cancer Scholarship

Jon Stephen Andrews won the Palmer Award

Jesse Keiser Fitzpatrick earned the Palumbo Family Award

Laura Rachel Platt and Maya Nicole White were named to the Primary Care Leadership Track

Qinyun Wang received the Research to Prevent Blindness Scholarship

Bharath Gopal Rathakrishnan was named the Ruth K. Broad Foundation Medical Fellow in the Neurosciences

Taylor Y. Lu received a Sarnoff Fellowship

Senior Scholarships went to Joanna Leigh Perez Evans, Nina Anne Fainberg, Jesse Keiser Fitzpatrick, Rikesh Anil Gandhi, Duriel Isaiah Hardy, Nicole Leigh Helmke, Yiannis Koullias, Whitney O’Neill Lane, Taylor Y. Lu, Michael Joseph McNeil, Irene J. Pien, Bharath Gopal Rathakrishnan, Sarah Jo Stephens and Qinyun Wang

Diana Catherine Norton earned the Singapore Fellowship

Jesse Keiser Fitzpatrick won the Thomas Jefferson Award

Jonathan David O’Donnell and Vijay Krishna Prabhakar earned the Vice Dean’s Research Award

Military Science Army ROTC

James Francis Maffey was named the Distinguished Military Graduate.

Jeanny Hualing Wang received the USAA Spirit Award

Darren Mueller of Music


Darren Mueller received the Anne Marie Parsons Memorial Prize

Harish Eswaran won the Henry Schuman Music Prize

Jingxing Gan and Paul Hyung Suk Kim earned the Julia Wilkinson Mueller Prize for Excellence in Music

Melissa Diane Klein and Kenneth Andrew Cutshaw Jr. earned the Paul R. Bryan Award

Naval Science

Maddison Michele Larson won the American Veterans Award

John Thomas Hosey Jr. was named the CNO Distinguished MIDN Graduate

Mackenzie X Tunick received the Colonel Frederick Knops Leadership Award

Matthew Zhao Hendricks earned the USAA Spirit Award


Tara Keaveny Hart received the Annie Beery Bieber Award for Outstanding Leadership Award

Allyson Grace Fredrickson and Danielle M. Pipher won the Ruby L. Wilson Excellence in Clinical Practice Award

Karl Cristie F. Figuracion received the Bonnie Jones Friedman Humanitarian Award

Office of Health Professions Advising

Lillian Kang won the Raymond Lublin Award

Physical Therapy

Natasha Roxane Kopecky won the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Diversity Award

Claire Elizabeth McCormick earned the Helen Kaiser Duke Physical Therapy Alumni Association Award

Jeffrey Daniel Chellette, Devin Marie DeGrief, Laura Elaine Good, Natasha Roxane Kopecky, Claire Elizabeth McCormick, Monica Jenkins Pamer and Katrina M. Schenck earned Helen Kaiser Scholarship Awards

Justin Andrew Zych won a Student Recognition Award

Elizabeth Schaack of Political Science

Political Science

Emma Mary Campbell-Mohn, Andrew Woodall Kragie, Theodore Lawrence Leonhardt, Anand Krishna Raghuraman and Jason Dean Singh received Alona E. Evans Prizes in International Law

Jacob Elisha Sarick Zionce won the Elizabeth G. Verville Award

Julia Ann Janco earned the Ole R. Holsti Award in American Foreign Policy and International Relations

William Fredrick Giles won the Robert S. Rankin Award in American Government and Constitutional Law

Alex Victor Gersovitz won the Robert S. Rankin Award in American, National, State, and Local Governments

Ray Ming Li, Elizabeth Landes Schaack and Jacob Elisha Sarick Zionce received the Robert S. Rankin Award for Leadership and Academic Achievement


Zoe Maxfield Bulger won the Karl E. Zener Award for Outstanding Performance of an Undergraduate Major in Psychology

Public Policy

Reed Adam McGinley-Stempel received the Joel Fleishman Distinguished Scholar Award

David Gregor Robertson and Ishan Yatin Thakore earned the Terry Sanford Leadership Award

Romance Studies

Mary Elizabeth D’Amico earned the Guido Mazzoni Prize in Italian

Alexis Marie Pearce received the Richard L. Predmore Award in Spanish

Alexis Ann Stanley won the Robert J. Niess/Alexander Hull Award in French


Trenita Brookshire Childers won the Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship

Brad Fulton won the Fellowship from the Center for the Study of Philanthropy and Voluntarism. He also won the Graduate Student Teaching Award and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for humanitarian service

Robert Reece won the Otis Green Fellowship
Race and Gender Research Award

Carlos Tavares received a Duke Service Learning Faculty Fellowship, a Graduate School Domestic Dissertation Travel Award and a Graduate School Summer Research Fellowship

Andrew Miles and Mary Beth Fallin Hunzaker received fellowships in the Program for Advanced Research in the Social Sciences.

Student Affairs

Lizete Silvana Dos Santos, Jaclyn Marie Grace, Daniel Nathan Kort, Yun Bo Tian and Karina Santellano received the Student Affairs Distinguished Leadership and Service Award

Catherine Anne Blebea, Jonathan M. Hill-Rorie, Cecilia Gene Mercer, Lucas Thomas Metropulos, Jennifer Priscilla Moreno, Lauren Marleen Reuter and Titilayo Oyinkan Shodiya won the William J. Griffith University Service Award

Theater Studies

Jamie Walker Bell and Michael Frederick Myers Jr. won the Dale B.J. Randall Award in Dramatic Literature

Thomas M Kavanagh received the Dana Marks Award for Outstanding Acting

Elena Paula Lagon earned the Harold Brody Award for Excellence in Musical Theater

Michael Frederick Myers Jr. won the Jody McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Directing

Austin Finn Powers received the Kenneth J. Reardon Award for Theater Design, Management or Production

Kelly Brice McCrum won the John M. Clum Distinguished Drama Award

Jamie Walker Bell won the Reynolds Price Award for Best Original Script for Stage, Screen or Television

Hunter Stark and Harmony Zhang won the Alex Cohen Award for Summer Initiatives in Theater

Jamie Bell won the Reynolds Price Award for Best Original Script

Andrew Jacobs won the Forlines Award

Cullen Burling won the Duke University/Lambert Family Theatre Aspen Award

Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Bailey Elizabeth Sincox won the Bascom Headen Palmer Literary Prize.

Yara Badii Alemi, Ella Michelle Ba´nka, Jamie Walker Bell, Maria Helena Deane, Christine Alexander Delp, Cassandra Florin Goldring, Lauren Rose Henschel, Thomas M Kavanagh, Meaghan Li, King King Lu, Jennifer Nathalie Margono, Kelly Brice McCrum, Michael Frederick Myers Jr., Austin Finn Powers, Alexis Ann Stanley and Yi Archer Wang received Edward H. Benenson Awards in the Arts

Alexis Ann Stanley received the James Rolleston Prize for Best Honors Thesis Written in a Foreign Language

Lauren Rose Henschel won the Louis B. Sudler Prize in the Creative and Performing Arts

Women's Studies

Caralena Christina Peterson earned the Dora Ann Little Award

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