• Student discusses project with faculty during Showcase 2009
  • Student demonstrates glass blowing during Showcase 2009
  • Student performance during Showcase 2009
  • Student demonstrates ceramics work during Showcase 2009

2015 Honors Convocation Award Winners

Honors Convocation recognizes Hartwick students and faculty for significant academic and scholarly contributions they have made to the College during the academic year.

JOHN CHRISTOPHER HARTWICK SCHOLARSHIPS:
Established by the Hartwick College Board of Trustees in 1967, on the recommendation of President Frederick M. Binder, as the award of highest distinction the College can confer. Rising seniors are nominated by the faculty of their major departments on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and character. Students nominated to compete for the John Christopher Hartwick Scholarship are named Faculty Scholars. From among the Faculty Scholars, six are selected by the Scholarship Awards Committee to receive the John Christopher Hartwick Scholarships. Beginning in 1997, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the scholarship, each JCH Scholar receives a medallion, which is to be worn for Baccalaureate, Commencement, and other appropriate academic occasions. The medallions are a gift from Bill Kitson '86 and his wife, Diane Smith Kitson '87, who herself was a JCH Scholar.

The names of these scholars will join those of the 258 previous winners on a plaque-also the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kitson-which is located in the Stevens-German Library foyer. In addition, each John Christopher Hartwick Scholar receives a substantial tuition grant, and an honored place among those who stand for the very best of Hartwick College.
Cosima Compton '16
Honour Harlowe '16
Tiffany Metty '16
Mackenzie Stahler '16
Megan Van der Horst '16
Calvin Yeager '16

FACULTY SCHOLARS:
Faculty Scholars, from whom the John Christopher Hartwick Scholars are chosen, all have excellent academic records and have demonstrated an outstanding mastery of their respective disciplines.
Accounting: Jessica Bellai '16, Glenn Gavan, Jr. '16
Anthropology: Alexa Wichowsky '16
Ar:  Richard Colby '16
Art History: Ann Cannon '16, Honour Harlowe '16
Biochemistry: Alicia Razanousky '16, Calvin Yeager '16
Biology: Helen Merkley '16, Chelsea Vigna '16
Business Administration: Firdavs Abdunazarov '16, Cosima Compton '16
Chemistry: Megan Van der Horst '16
Computer Science: Joanna Carber '16, Thomas Heritage '16, Ryan O'Malley '16
Economics: Thomas Horton '16
English: Malek Charchour '16, Honour Harlowe '16
French: Ann Cannon '16
German: Tiffany Metty '16
History: Nicholas Novotny '16, Alexa Wichowsky '16
Individual Student Program: Zoey Lee '16
Information Science: Elizabeth Davenport '16
Mathematics: Megan Van der Horst '16
Music: Morgan McClellan '16
Nursing: Gabrielle Blenis '16, Elizabeth Cramer '16
Physics: Matthew Cucciarre '16
Political Science: Christina Graziadei '16, Nigel Mease '16
Psychology: Gwen Bennis '16, Mackenzie Stahler '16
Religious Studies: Gwen Bennis '16
Spanish:Thomas Horton '16
Sociology: John Joslin '16, Tiffany Metty '16, Aimee Raimondi '16
Theatre Arts: Joanna Carber '16, Brian Cook '16

ANDREW B. SAXTON UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWS:
These are nominated by the faculty in the departments in which fellows are majoring to serve as undergraduate research assistants or tutors in their departments.
Accounting: George Ponzoni '16
Anthropology: Anna Doren '17
Art: Madison Kilgore '17
Art History: Sierra Blumenthal '16
Biochemistry: Sarah Thompson '17
Biology: Bailey O'Donnell '17
Business Administration: Aimee Raimondi '16
Chemistry: Alexander Hanse '17
Computer Science: Carl Ayres '17
Economics: Firdavs Abdunazarov '16
Education: Nicholas Novotny '16
English: Shyanne Debaker '16
Environmental Chemistry: Sarajane Roenke '17
French: Ann Cannon '16
Geological and Environmental Science: Skylar Kortright '17
German: Nermina Durgutovic '16
History: Alexandrea Matott '16
Information Science: Thomas Vatter '17
Mathematics: Ryan Gill '16
Music: Morgan Schoonover '16
Music Education: Nina Savasta '17
Nursing: Erinn Lyons '16
Philosophy: Charlie Feher-Peiker '17
Physics: Matthew Cucciarre '16
Political Science: Halle Mahoney '17
Psychology: Kelsey Wegener '16
Sociology: Delaney Shepardson '16
Spanish: Courtney Arlington '17
Theatre Arts: James Canal '16

THE BUNN AWARD:
Margaret Brigham Bunn was for many years a loyal friend of Hartwick who understood the centrality of the interaction between teacher and student. She served as a Trustee of the College for 14 years. When she died in 1978, her colleagues on the Board established this award, which provides substantial financial support to an individual judged by students who graduated five years earlier to have been the most outstanding faculty member with whom they studied.
Edythe Ann Quinn

THE TEACHER-SCHOLAR AWARD:
This award honors a faculty member who has provided intellectual leadership to the campus community as both a teacher and a
scholar. The award is made to an outstanding exemplar of the tradition of the teacher-scholar, one who enhances teaching with his or her own scholarship, research, or creative work, integrating the perspective of the seeker and teacher and strengthening the College's academic climate by demonstrating to students and colleagues the value and excitement of scholarly inquiry.
Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad

THE WINIFRED WANDERSEE SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE AWARD:
This is given in memory of Professor of History and Faculty Chair Dr. Win Wandersee, who cared deeply about both her students and her scholarship and who enjoyed a national reputation as a historian of women in the workforce. Our community felt a tremendous loss when Win lost her heroic battle with cancer in 1994.
Mieko Nishida | J. Jeremy Wisnewski

THE FREDERICK M. BINDER H'85 SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD:
This prize is given to a senior male and a senior female whose four years at Hartwick are a cumulative reflection of excellence in both scholarship and athletics. This award was created in memory of Dr. Frederick M. Binder, former president of Hartwick College.
Gavin Jenkins '15 | Nicole Schepisi '15

THE SARAH KEYES BRESEE SCHOLARSHIP FOR NATIVE AMERICAN, AFRICAN AMERICAN, OR HISPANIC AMERICAN STUDENTS:
Established by Marilyn Keyes Roper in memory of her mother, Sarah Keyes Bresee, this scholarship is awarded to a student of color who may be nontraditional and who is not required to demonstrate financial need.
Tianna Rivas '17

THE CLOSE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP:
Established by Mrs. Gertrude Close, the Close Family Scholarship is awarded to a student with high scholastic ability and demonstrated financial need.
Ian Ates '16

THE DETWEILER GLOBAL FUND AWARD:
The Detweiler Global Fund Award is given to an international student who has demonstrated his or her educational commitment through academic achievement and who also has financial need to remain at and graduate from Hartwick.
Maruizio Fornerino Barboza '16

THE DR. JAMES J. ELTING H'13 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
The Dr. James J. Elting H'13 Memorial Scholarship was established in 2013 by family and friends of Dr. Elting. The scholarship is awarded to a student with a 3.0 GPA, demonstrating leadership in co-curricular activities and/or academics, and intending to pursue a career or graduate study in medicine, athletics, sports medicine, physical therapy, sports management, or another area related to medicine, healthcare, or athletics, and demonstrating financial need.
Jacqueline Trudeau '16

THE STEPHEN L. GREEN '59 AMERICAN GOVERNANCE AWARD:
The Stephen L. Green '59 American Governance Award was established in 2012 by Stephen L. Green '59, PM'05 to challenge students to not only strive for the best academically, but to also become informed and engaged citizens in our democracy. Awards shall be presented to students submitting the top research essays on a current public policy challenge.
Jacqueline Davis '17

THE JESSIE E. JENKS ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:
The Jessie E. Jenks Endowed Scholarship was established in 1964 by Dr. Carol Young Woodard '50, P'85, H'91. The scholarship is awarded to a rising senior woman on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and need.
Alexa Wichowsky '16

THE DR. ROBERT E. MANSBACH SCHOLARSHIP:
Charles '72 and Carolyn Van Eps '73 Paul established this scholarship in honor of Dr. Robert E. Mansbach, retired religion professor. This award is presented to student(s) who show particularly outstanding growth in the spirit of liberal education.
Thomas Horton '16

THE DR. ROBERT E. AND MARYALICE MANSBACH SCHOLARSHIP:
The Dr. Robert E. and Mrs. Maryalice Mansbach Scholarship was established in November 2004 by Lee and Sue Idleman in honor of their friends the Mansbachs. This scholarship is awarded to a rising sophomore with a minimum 2.7 GPA, a commitment to the liberal arts, demonstrated financial need, involvement in a community action agency, organization, or institution in Oneonta (Opportunities for Otsego, Hospice, Fox Hospital, etc.) and showing promise of continuing that involvement throughout his or her Hartwick College career.
Catherine Kondi '18

THE HELEN & HOWARD MAYER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:
The Helen and Howard Mayer Endowed Scholarship was established in 1991. It provides a scholarship for an academically able and financially deserving rising sophomore from western New York.
Cameron Worthington '18

THE CYRUS MEHRI '83 GLOBAL PLURALISM FELLOWSHIP:
Hartwick College has a deep commitment to global pluralism-to bringing people of the broadest range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and life experiences into our learning community. This commitment comes from our educational purpose: to prepare people to be contributing citizens to the world of their future. Hartwick will be educationally effective only if we can create on our campus a diverse community of honest interchange in which people can learn from one another through an open sharing of perspectives and life experiences. To have this crucial approach be successful requires the presence of underrepresented students, faculty, and staff who take responsibility for bringing these perspectives fully into the educational experience. Those considered for the fellowship will demonstrate commitment to pluralism, diversity, and concern for the human condition and/or environs.
Katherine Orrell '16 | Faculty Mentor: Professor of Music Diane Paige

THE ALBERT H. UBERT H'79 SCHOLARSHIP:
The Albert H. Ubert H'79 Scholarship was established in 1965 to provide an award to a student associated with an active campus ministry program demonstrating financial need, scholarship, and leadership.
Shyanne DeBaker '16 | Quinn Braithwaite '16

THE BARBARA F. WILDER H'93 AND PHILIP S. WILDER, JR. H'93 CITIZENSHIP AWARD:
This endowment was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. Philip S. Wilder, Jr. H'93, president of Hartwick College from 1977 to 1992 and his wife, Barbara F. Wilder. This scholarship is awarded to a rising senior whose career at Hartwick exemplifies outstanding leadership, campus citizenship, and strong academic performance.
Liam Brown '16

THE BAKER-SIMPSON ENTREPRENEURIAL FELLOWSHIP:
As envisioned by Simon Baker '93 and funded by him and his partners, the 2015 Baker-Simpson Fellows will spend their summer immersed in a start-up business where they will contribute to every aspect of the enterprise. Fellows are selected based on their ability to articulate their entrepreneurial spirit and dreams, their academic performance, and the strength of their faculty recommendations. Prior to their immersion experience, Baker-Simpson Fellows will participate in a spring semester course introducing them to the challenges of transforming an idea into a viable business. Upon their return to campus after their experience, they will mentor the newest fellows, be recognized at Honors Convocation, and share their experiences during admissions events and the annual Student Showcase.
Firdavs Abdunazarov '16
Cosima Compton '16
Sawyer Macdonald '15
Amanda Robinson '16
Brittany Tait '16

THE DUFFY FAMILY AMBASSADOR FUND SCHOLARSHIP:
The purpose of the Duffy Family Ambassador Fund is "to expand horizons, to see the world in unaccustomed ways, to get students out to places so that they can hear new languages, eat different foods, encounter unfamiliar people and situations. The fund is to help students have the types of global experiences from which they are particularly likely to gain insights into themselves, and others, across national, cultural, and language borders. The scholarships are designed to provide financial assistance to students who might not otherwise be able to afford such an experience."
Lynda Birt '16, "Topography of the Sagas in Iceland"
Melissa Gifford '17, "Understanding Women's Representation in Europe"
Jessica Henderson '16, "Presence of Ecologically and Economically Significant Trees in Mazumbai, Tanzania"
Christian Jones '15, "Post-Communist Transformation of Business in Romania"
Kyle Smart '17, "Fungal Interactions with Silicate Mineral Surfaces at the Micro-Scale in the Czech Republic and Norway"

THE EMERSON INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIP:
The Emerson International Internship Scholarship was established in 1996 at Hartwick College to enable Hartwick sophomores, juniors, and seniors to expand their postgraduate career options through international internships. The Emerson International Internship Scholarship provides grants for students from any major to pursue their interests in an international setting.
Firdavs Abdunazarov '16, "Social Entrepreneurship in Asebu, Ghana"
Tristan Davis Fralick '17, "Transcultural Nursing in Asebu, Ghana"
Brandy Dijette-Pierce '16, "Research of International Markets and Development of International Marketing Plans in Maringa, Brazil"
Margaret Elisofon '17, "Music and English Language Acquisition in La Paz, Bolivia"
Nicholas Hills '16, "Research and Field Technician for Remediation of Former Astra Street Dump in Shortland, Australia"
Nobel Htoo '17, "Public Health/Nursing Internship at Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand"
James O'Grady '16, "Community Business Development at SCORE in Western Cape, South Africa"
Allison Pinski '17, "International Relations Intern in Rome, Italy"
Marc Russell '16, "Accounting Internship with Instituto Exclusivo in La Paz, Bolivia"
David Styles '16, "Sports Facility Operations Intern with Duplays, Dubai, UAE"
Kit Tregear '16, "Equity Research Intern, Bangkok, Thailand"

ANTHROPOLOGY
FRANZ BOAS AWARD IN ANTHROPOLOGY:
This award is presented to a graduating senior based on exemplary performance and service to the Anthropology Department.
Katie Meuer '15

LEWIS HENRY MORGAN AWARD IN ANTHROPOLOGY:
This award is presented to the first-year anthropology major who has attained the highest GPA. 
Chelsea Jones '18

ART
ARKELL HALL FOUNDATION AWARD IN ART & ART HISTORY:
This award is given to outstanding students who have consistently contributed to the Department of Art & Art History.
Irene Szarek '16 (Art) | Stephanie Bailey '16 (Art History)

JAUNE QUICK-TO-SEE SMITH AWARD:
This award is given by Professor Emeritus of Art Phil Young in honor of the renowned contemporary Flathead-Salish artist and activist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. It is given to a senior whose painting and multimedia work has been outstanding in experimentation and in visual strength.
Nikki Zuaro '16

KAY WALKINGSTICK AWARD:
This award is given by Professor Emeritus of Art Phil Young in honor of the celebrated contemporary Cherokee artist Kay WalkingStick. It is given to a rising senior whose work embodies consistently outstanding accomplishment in painting. 
Kiera Lee Cloutier '16

ART HISTORY
THE SEMENENKO CLARK AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ART & ART HISTORY:
This scholarship was established to promote excellence in the Department of Art & Art History and to provide students with support to help them excel in their chosen areas.
Leanne Schmadtke '15 (Art History) | Ann Cannon '16 (Art History)  |  Nikki Zuaro '16 (Art)

BIOLOGY
THE DEBORAH M. ALLEN BRENNAN AWARD:
This award was established by Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Allen in memory of their daughter, and is given to an outstanding biology student who is interested in research and who is a junior at the time of Honors Convocation.
Ian Ates '16

BETA BETA BETA AWARD:
This is given for academic achievement and stimulation of interest in the biological sciences.
Sydney Dunbar '15

THE CAROL A. BOCHER AND EARL E. DEUBLER, JR. H'91 SCHOLARSHIP:
The Bocher-Deubler Scholarship was established in 1988 upon the retirement of Dr. Carol Bocher and Dr. Earl Deubler, veteran faculty members of the Hartwick Biology Department. It is awarded to a current second-year biology student showing outstanding potential for a future career in a field related to biology.
Kevin Bersch '17

THE TAMMY LINSNER '89 MEMORIAL AWARD:
This award was established in memory of Tammy Linsner '89 and presented to a premed senior with a GPA of 3.6 or higher who has shown commitment, motivation, involvement, and leadership within the Hartwick community.
Gavin Jenkins '15

OUTSTANDING FIRST-YEAR STUDENT IN BIOLOGY:
This award is given to the first-year biology student who has attained the highest cumulative average for the year.
Haley Zanga '18

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTING
THE SARAH KEYES BRESEE SCHOLARSHIP FOR ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT:
The Sarah Keyes Bresee Scholarship was established in 1971 by Mrs. Sarah "Sally" Bresee in memory of her husband, Clyde F. Bresee. It provides a scholarship to a deserving student with financial need in the Department of Economics and Management. This scholarship is presented jointly with the Hartwick College Department of Economics.
Sawyer Macdonald '15

THE COMMUNITY BANK N.A. SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF LINDA S. FRENCH '85:
The Linda S. French Scholarship was established by the Wilber National Bank (now Community Bank) in 1985 with a gift from the Wilber National Bank Board of Directors. It is awarded to a business administration major.
Amanda Robinson '16

THE LINDA S. FRENCH '85 MEMORIAL AWARD IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:
Established by the members of the economics and business administration faculty in memory of Linda S. French '85, this award is made to the graduating senior major who has been a leader in the department.
Christian Jones '15

NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS AWARD FOR SUPERIOR SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING:
This award is based upon the nomination of the accounting faculty. 
Jenna Frederickson '15

NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS AWARD FOR SUPERIOR SCHOLARSHIP IN AUDITING:
This award is based upon the nomination of the accounting faculty.
Linh Tran '15

NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS AWARD FOR SUPERIOR SCHOLARSHIP IN TAXATION:
This award is based upon the nomination of the accounting faculty.
Justin Warren '15

THE FRANK E. PERRELLA '50, H'93 SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:
Established by Frank E. Perrella '50, H'93, this scholarship is awarded to a rising sophomore and a rising junior who have demonstrated academic achievement and promise in the field of business administration.
Grey Bennis '18 | Derek Stoddard '17

SANYO SCHOLARSHIP:
This is awarded to an economics or business administration major who demonstrates outstanding academic leadership. This scholarship is presented jointly with the Hartwick College Department of Economics.
Joanne Georges '17

CHEMISTRY
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY AWARD:
For outstanding work by a senior in chemistry or biochemistry.
Nigel Rambhujun '15

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTS STUDENT AWARD:
The award is presented to a top graduating senior chemistry student who has a demonstrated record of leadership ability, character, scholastic achievement, and advancement potential in the chemical professions.
William Fisher '15

THE CHEMICAL RUBBER COMPANY PRESS CHEMISTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:
These are presented on the basis of student performance in Chemistry 107 and 108, or Chemistry 109. 
Sean Cole '17 | Ashley Connolly '18 | Kelsie Costello '18 | Yixuan Liu '18

THE DR. ELIZABETH V. LAMPHERE '38, H'97 SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established by Dr. Elizabeth V. Lamphere '38, H'97 through a bequest. Dr. Lamphere was the retired chair of the Science Department in the Norwich City School System. During her teaching career, Dr. Lamphere taught at both the high school and college levels. The scholarship is awarded to a junior chemistry major with an academic average of not less than 3.5, who is active in the Langmuir Chemical Society (aka Chem Club).
Megan Van der Horst '16 | Calvin Yeager '16

THE OTTO STEINBACH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN CHEMISTRY:
Established in memory of Chemistry Professor Dr. Otto Steinbach by former student Dr. Elizabeth Lamphere '38, H'97 and his wife, Grace Steinbach '38, this scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior chemistry or biochemistry major who has demonstrated high academic achievement.
Alicia Razanousky '16 | Michael Renda '16

UNDERGRADUATE AWARD IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY:
This award recognizes a student who displays a significant aptitude for analytical chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field.
Luan Nguyen '15

UNDERGRADUATE AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY:
Awarded to a chemistry major with a B+ or higher GPA and outstanding performance in a two-semester organic chemistry sequence.
Kelsey Rasefske '17

UNDERGRADUATE AWARD IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY:
This award recognizes a student who displays a significant aptitude for organic chemistry and to encourage further interest in the field.
Sydney Dunbar '15

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE
THE DEPARTMENTAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE:
These awards recognize students who have done outstanding work in their field.
Thomas Dwyer '16 (Computer Science) | Sean Lyons '16 (Information Science)

THE DIENER FELLOWSHIP IN COMPUTER OR INFORMATION SCIENCE:
The fellowship is awarded to a rising junior on the basis of high academic achievement in either Computer or Information Science.
Seth Gulick '17

ECONOMICS
ALICE DORNET AWARD IN ECONOMICS:
The award was established to recognize outstanding academic achievement by students in economics.
Dean Fowler '16

THE KEITH A. YOUNGMAN '05 AWARD IN ECONOMICS:
This award was established in 2007 by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Youngman in memory of their son, Keith, who was a member of the graduating class of 2005. This award is presented to a rising junior or senior economics major for the purpose of providing financial support for an off-campus internship or January Term experience, to be completed prior to graduation, which will significantly benefit the student. The annual recipient of the award is selected by the economics faculty based on his or her demonstration of strong morals, an established work ethic, an enterprising spirit, engagement with the Hartwick College community and the community at large, and support for his or her fellow students and the faculty of the department.
Marcus Oestman '16

EDUCATION
THE JOHN DEWEY AWARD:
This award is given to an outstanding student who best exemplifies the philosophies and goals of the Education Department.
Jennifer McInerney '17

THE EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD:
This is presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to teacher preparation.
Phoebe Blume '15

ENGLISH
THE JOAN B. GRATZ PRIZE IN ENGLISH:
The Joan B. Gratz Prize in English goes to a rising junior majoring in English whose strong academic record and enthusiasm for the study of literature point to graduate work in English and a career as a highly successful teacher of English. Joan B. Gratz was a senior professor of English at Hartwick, having begun her career at the College in 1958. The prize was established by Hartwick College to recognize her 32 years of dedicated teaching.
Erica Stockman '17

THE RICHARD K. MEEKER AWARD IN ENGLISH:
The Richard K. Meeker Award in English goes to an outstanding senior majoring in English and is in memory of Professor Richard K. Meeker.
Rachel Kulik '15

ANNA SONDER PRIZE OF THE ACADEMY OF AMERICAN POETS:
Otto Sonder, late professor emeritus of sociology, endowed a prize in 1978 for the best poem written by a student at Hartwick College, to be awarded annually by the College under the auspices of the Academy of American Poets in New York City.
Hartwick College is a permanent member of AAP, which was founded in 1934 and is the largest organization in the country dedicated to advancing the art of poetry. To fulfill this mission, the Academy administers a wide variety of programs, including the college prize program, which includes Hartwick College's Anna Sonder Prize. The prize honors the memory of Otto Sonder's mother, who died in 1978.
Malek Charchour '16 | Martha Daniel '17, Honorable Mention

GEOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
THE DR. DAVID "HUTCH" HUTCHISON AWARD:
The Dr. David "Hutch" Hutchison Award for the Department of Geology and Environmental Science was established in 2012 by Michael H. Young '83. It is awarded annually to a rising junior or rising senior geology major for academic travel purposes including conferences, January Term programs, or thesis research. Selection is based on academic performance and financial need.
Nicole Mehr '17

HISTORY
DORNBURGH MEMORIAL AWARD IN HISTORY:
This award is presented in memory of Edmund Leigh Dornburgh, Jr., who was a student assistant in the History Department. The award is presented to the student with the highest academic average in history.
Alexa Wichowsky '16

THE ALBAN W. HOOPES H'83 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
The Alban W. Hoopes H'83 Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Alban Hoopes in 1983 to provide annual assistance to an outstanding junior history and international relations major with a good academic record and financial need.
Nigel Mease '16

THE ELIZABETH S. HOOPES MEMORIAL AWARD:
Established by Dr. and Mrs. Alban Hoopes in honor of his mother, Elizabeth, this award is presented to a history major who has an excellent academic record and is planning a career in teaching.
Nicholas Novotny '16

THE FRANK E. PERRELLA '50, H'93 SCHOLARSHIP IN HISTORY:
Established by Frank E. Perrella '50, H'93, this scholarship is awarded to a rising sophomore and a rising junior who have demonstrated academic achievement and promise in the field of history.
Brianna MacMahon '17 | Christopher Strachan '18

MATHEMATICS
THE DR. RONALD M. BRZENK ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP:
The Dr. Ronald M. Brzenk Endowed Scholarship was established in 2012 by John C. Doolittle '80. The scholarship is awarded to one or more continuing mathematics majors for outstanding academic achievement and a high degree of professional promise in the field of mathematics or a mathematics-related career.
Jack Miller '16 | Megan Van der Horst '16

DAVID A. DIENER MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
This is awarded to one or more mathematics majors for excellent work in their field. This award is given in honor of Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Dr. David Diener, a member of the Hartwick faculty from 1968 to 2000.
Hannah Placzek '15 | Brian Redder '15

THE RICHARD J. KOHLMEYER AND EDWARD RAYHER AWARD:
This award was established in memory of Edward Rayher and Dr. Richard J. Kohlmeyer. Mr. Rayher received his BA from Columbia University and an MA from Teachers College of Columbia University. Dr. Kohlmeyer was head of the Mathematics Department at Hartwick from 1967 until his death in 1974. He obtained a master's degree from Washington University and a Ph.D. from New York University. This award is presented to a first-year or sophomore mathematics major who has done outstanding work.
Kit Tregear '16

MATHEMATICS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA MEMBERSHIP AWARD:
Given to one or more junior or senior mathematics majors for high academic achievement and high degree of professional promise in a mathematics-related career.
Tricia Phillips '15

THE ROBERT E. NEWNHAM '50 H'96 MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIP:
Robert E. Newnham '50, H'96 enrolled at Hartwick College with the goal of teaching high school mathematics. Crediting the College and his mathematics professors with fostering his academic achievement, nurturing his scholarly inquisitiveness, and expanding his realm of career possibilities, he was inspired to earn Ph.D. degrees at Penn State and Cambridge University and become an award-winning scientist, inventor, and educator. The Robert E. Newnham '50, H'96 Mathematics Scholarship is presented in Dr. Newnham's memory to a mathematics major demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, intellectual curiosity, and the intent to pursue a professional career in the field of mathematics.
Megan Van der Horst '16

THE JOHN & GERTRUDE ROHRER AWARD IN MATHEMATICS:
Awarded to two members of the graduating class who have demonstrated excellence in the field of mathematics.
Kyle Murray '15 | Tricia Phillips '15

MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
THE KROPP GERMAN AWARD:
This award is presented in memory of Heinrick Kropp to the upperclassman with the highest academic average in German. 
William Gilbraith '15

THE ALFRED F. MASSARI MEMORIAL LANGUAGE AWARD:
Established by family and friends in memory of Al Massari, professor of French at Hartwick College, this award is presented to a first-year student studying a foreign language.
Colleen Jones '18

MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT PRIZE:
This award is given in recognition of outstanding work.
Nathan Depuy '16

MUSIC
THE THURSTON J. DOX MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC:
The Thurston J. Dox Memorial Scholarship in Music is awarded to two students in the Hartwick College choir who exemplify the musicianship, personal qualities, and vocal ability Dr. Dox strove for. One junior and one senior are chosen annually.
Morgan McClellan '16 | Lindsey Partelow '17

THE AL GALLODORO H'05 AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE:
Established in 2008 by the Hartwick College Music Department, this award is presented in memory of musician and faculty member Al Gallodoro H'05. The recipient is selected by the Music Department and is honored as a featured performer at this ceremony.
Catherine Kondi '18

THE ARKELL HALL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC:
The Arkell Hall Foundation Scholarship in Music is awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding musicianship and achievement in the field.
Ashley Duryea '17

THE PETER D. JUNEMANN '65 MEMORIAL AWARD:
The Peter D. Junemann Memorial Scholarship was established in 1976 by Dr. and Mrs. Henry R. Junemann in memory of their son, Peter Junemann '65. The award provides for a scholarship to an outstanding music major.
Courtney Arlington '17 | Krysten Robinson '18

THE DR. CHARLES W. LEITZELL MUSIC AWARD:
This award was established by a gift from Florence Bayreuther '39, a music education major. Dr. Charles W. Leitzell was president of Hartwick when she was a student and she had great respect for him. This scholarship is her way of both honoring him and supporting a student who shows her commitment to music. The award is given to a senior woman music student chosen by the music faculty on the basis of need and ability who has demonstrated commitment to further music study.
Morgan McClellan '16

THE BEHREND MEHRTENS '47 MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
Established in 1956 in memory of Dr. Behrend Mehrtens, Hartwick professor of religion, this scholarship is awarded to a rising junior with demonstrated excellence in music.
Lindsey Partelow '17

THE FRANK E. PERRELLA '50, H'93 SCHOLARSHIP IN MUSIC:
Established by Frank E. Perrella '50, H'93, this scholarship is awarded to a rising sophomore and a rising junior who have demonstrated academic achievement and promise in the field of music.
Catherine Kondi '18 | Emily Weite '17

PI KAPPA LAMBDA NATIONAL MUSIC HONOR SOCIETY:
Inductees are selected by the Music Department faculty to recognize outstanding musicianship and high academic achievement.
Paul Patinka '15 | Morgan Schoonover '16

SIGMA ALPHA IOTA HONOR CERTIFICATE:
This is given to the senior music major with the highest scholastic average.
Deanna Kremzier '15

NURSING
A.O. FOX MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EXCELLENCE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE AWARD:
This is awarded to a graduating senior nursing major in recognition of excellence in clinical nursing.
Kaitlyn Rose '15

THE HARRIET BABCOCK '46 NURSING SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established by Harriet Babcock '46 in 2004. It is awarded annually to a nontraditional student pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Eligible candidates are full-time, rising senior transfer students in the basic baccalaureate program or second-year registered nurse students who are working full time and taking two courses per semester toward the baccalaureate degree in nursing who demonstrate the professional values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice in clinical practice, and demonstrate high academic achievement and financial need.
Teresa Bryant '15

THE EDITH M. LACEY MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established to memorialize Miss Edith M. Lacey, founder of the nursing program at Hartwick and its director for nearly 18 years. It provides a scholarship to a junior nursing student with demonstrated academic achievement and abilities (promise as a future nurse), personal deportment, and other outstanding characteristics.
Elizabeth Cramer '16 | Erinn Lyons '16 | Rebecca Campiglia '16

THE NURSING ALUMNI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship is awarded annually by the Alumni Association through its Nursing Committee for use during the senior year of study by a nursing student. Selection is based on overall consideration of academic record, participation, and potential as a member of the nursing profession.
Kristen McKasty '16

OMICRON RHO CHAPTER OF SIGMA THETA TAU AWARD:
This award is given by the International Honor Society of Nursing to a graduating senior who is a member of the Honor Society at Hartwick College, and who exhibits excellence in scholarship, service, and nursing practice.
Jennifer Amsden '14 | Teresa Bryant '15 | Shannon McKelvey '15

THE GRACE JONES SPAIN SCHOLARSHIP:
This scholarship was established in 1989 as a memorial to Grace Jones Spain. Mrs. Spain was a pioneer in a new area of nursing, dedicating much of her professional life to the settlement houses of New York City. She was instrumental in the success of the Henry Street Settlement Home that became a model for similar operations throughout the country. She was an advocate for improved healthcare for over four decades. This award is given to a rising junior nursing or health professions major with academic achievement and financial need.
Tristan Davis Fralick '17

PHILOSOPHY
SOCRATIC AWARD:
This award was instituted in 2001 by the Philosophy Department. It recognizes first- and second-year students who, in the judgment of the department, have demonstrated notable promise in textual comprehension and analysis, cogent written and oral arguments, and openness to constructive criticism.
Alexandra Maurer '17 | John Talbot '18

PHYSICS
THE HARRY "ED" DORR '49 AND JOAN ULLMAN DORR '51 SCHOLARSHIP:
The Harry "Ed" Dorr '49 and Joan Ullman Dorr '51 Scholarship is awarded to a physics major/mathematics minor selected by the Physics Department.
James Irvine '16

OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN PHYSICS AWARD:
This award is given to a first-year physics student for outstanding performance.
Nicholas Ryan '18

POLITICAL SCIENCE
ALICE DORNET AWARD IN POLITICAL SCIENCE:
The award was established to recognize outstanding academic achievement by students in political science.
Caroline Stanford '15

PSYCHOLOGY
ALICE DORNET AWARD IN PSYCHOLOGY:
The award was established to recognize outstanding academic achievement by students in psychology.
Jennifer Knapp '15

SOCIOLOGY
H. CLAUDE HARDY AWARD IN SOCIOLOGY:
This award is named for the late Professor Emeritus H. Claude Hardy. It honors outstanding seniors in sociology.
Kate-Lynd Murphy '15 | Nicole Schepisi '15

THEATRE ARTS
THE ARKELL HALL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP IN THEATRE:
This is presented to a theatre arts major who has consistently demonstrated excellence in the study of theatre and has contributed significantly to the program.
Danielle Weaver '15

THE JOHN F. KINGSTON '49 AWARD IN THEATRE:
This award was established in October 1984 by John Kingston '49, P'76 in memory of his son, Thomas, and is awarded to a student who is most deserving, as determined by the Theatre Department.
Chelsea Jacobson '18

THE DUNCAN B. SMITH AWARD FOR EXCEPTIONAL CREATIVITY IN THEATRE:
This award is presented to a student who has produced exceptionally creative work for a theatre class or production. Selected by the theatre arts faculty, the student receives a seminal text in the subject.
Alyssa Lundberg '16 | Kayleigh Zapf '15

HONOR SOCIETY
This society was formed in 1951 to emphasize scholarship in the life of Hartwick students. Election is made by unanimous vote of the faculty members of the society. Original charter faculty members were those who were honored by election to Phi Beta Kappa. The society continues to elect students, faculty, and staff who have demonstrated the highest academic achievement as evidenced by graduation in the top 10 percent of their class, and/or by membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, the Hartwick College Honor Society, or a parallel society.
Jennifer Amsden '14
Elise Bannigan '15
Chad Barhydt '15
Phoebe Blume '15
Jacob Conine '15
Rio Dhat '14
Melanie Duhamel '15
William Fisher '15
Jenna Frederickson '15
Emily Glaner '15
Kristine Green '15
Gavin Jenkins '15
Lauren Johengen '15
Christian Jones '15
Jennifer Knapp '15
Chelsea Koch '15
Jordan Kortright '15
Kelsey McGinley '15
Eric Moore '15
Mateo Munarriz '14
Kyle Murray '15
Kalindi Naslund '15
Brianna O'Keefe '15
Paul Patinka '15
Tricia Phillips '15
Matthew Piedmonte '15
Hannah Placzek '15
Krista Poore '15
Monica Prager '15
Nigel Rambhujun '15
Brian Redder '15
Kaitlyn Rose '15
Leanne Schmadtke '15
Alaina Shires '15
Teagan Swanson '15
Haley Swift '15
Linh Tran '15

HONORS PROGRAM
A member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, the Hartwick College Honors Program provides outstanding students with challenges that broaden and deepen their liberal arts education, enhance the intellectual rigor of their curriculum, and lead to more meaningful engagement with a close-knit community of student and faculty scholars. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and complete four student-designed challenges across the various academic divisions before graduation.
Sara Belknap '15
Phoebe Blume '15
Pawsansoe Bree '15
Rio Dhat '14
Jessica Domino '15
Carly Drislane '15
Emily Glaner '15
Kristine Green '15
Gavin Jenkins '15
Christian Jones '15
Ashleigh Kern '16
Jordan Kortright '15
Brenda Ludwig '15
Katie Meuer '15
Eric Moore '15
Kyle Murray '15
Kalindi Naslund '15
Tricia Phillips '15
Matthew Piedmonte '15
Krista Poore '15
Monica Prager '15
Monique Quistorff '15
Nicole Schepisi '15
Leanne Schmadtke '15
Teagan Swanson '15
Linh Tran '15
Casey Vandesande '15
Angela Vincent '15
Justin Warren '15

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