Friday, May 2, 2014

Students honored in awards ceremonies

The end of an academic year offers the Randolph College community the opportunity to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and the achievements of students. This week, we held two award ceremonies—one for athletics and one for academics and leadership—to honor students for their contributions to the community.

Read about the athletic awards and see a list of recipients in this story on RandolphWildcats.com.

About 70 students were honored with more than 80 awards at the Academic and Leadership Awards Ceremony. John Grundy ’14 received the Student of the Year Award.

List of Award Recipients

Art
Outstanding First Year Student in Art History — Callan Frye ’17
Rachel Trexler Ellis '44 Art Prize for Excellence — Katherine Bickley ’14
Rachel Trexler Ellis '44 Art Prize for Excellence — Kelly Wood ’14

Asian Studies
Asian Studies Program Award — Tahan Menon ’16
Asian Studies Program Award — May Soe ’14
Asian Studies Program Award — Tamara Trombetta ’14
Asian Studies Program Award — Zhe Zhang ’15

Biology
Sophomore Biology Award — Ngoc Pham ’16
Sophomore Biology Award — Renee' Russell ’16
Ann Grant Gerhardt Award in Biology — Auzeen Abbassi ’15
Ann Grant Gerhardt Award in Biology — Dara Niketic ’15
Grace Taylor Wiltshire Honorary Alumnae Award in Biology — Meron Demeke ’15
Grace Taylor Wiltshire Honorary Alumnae Award in Biology — Katherine Riedel ’15
Marnie Reed Crowell Award in Biology — Averie Morgan ’15
Marnie Reed Crowell Award in Biology — Adriana Verdezoto Alvarado ’15

Chemistry
Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry — Alyssa Everett ’15
General Chemistry Award — Alyssa Umberger ’17

Classics
Exemplary Student in Classics — Gabriel Kuhl ’17

Communication Studies
Carla Heath/James Hoban Award in Communication Studies — Amanda Sims ’16
Carla Heath/James Hoban Award in Communication Studies — Megan Wilkes ’17

Dance
Eleanor Struppa Departmental Award in Dance — Lauren Boergert ’14
Genia Melikova Award in Dance — Matthew Cornpropst ’14
Helen McGehee Award in Dance — Lindsay Brents ’16
Rebecca Jung Award in Dance — Chloe Tong ’14
Sally Spencer Award in Dance — Amanda Fischer ’15

Economics & Business
Stan Marshall Award for Excellence in Business — Amy Jacobs ’14

Education
Kathleen Bowman Research Award in Education — Emilee Dunton ’14

English
1st Prize, Academy of American Poets — Grace Gardiner ’15
2nd Prize, Academy of American Poets — Eric Morris-Pusey ’15
3rd Prize, Academy of American Poets — Lydia Brown ’17
Sarah I. Davis Award in American Studies — Grace Gardiner ’15
John P. Kirby Award for Explication — Emma Bartholomew ’14
1st Prize, Margaret I. Raynal Fiction Award — Katy Boyer ’16
2nd Prize, Margaret I. Raynal Fiction Award — Eric Morris-Pusey ’15

Environmental Studies
Outstanding Environmental Studies Student — Sara Woodward ’16
Environmental Studies Senior Award — Kavya Pradhan ’14

French
Prix de Civilisation Française — Melissa Halka ’14
Prix de l’Alliance Française — Huong Doan ’14
Prix de l’Alliance Française — Diep Trieu ’15

Mathematics
Outstanding First-Year Math Student — Noelle Wojciechowski ’17

Music
Outstanding Student Award in Music — Grace Cummins ’16
Marie N. Grisard Instrumentalist Award — Morgan Wardlaw ’17

Physics
Outstanding First Year Student in Physics — Alan Gibson ’17
Outstanding New Major in Physics — Duc Dinh ’16
Outstanding Contributor to Science Education — Timothy Slesinger ’14

Psychology
Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Psychology — Diep Trieu ’15
Best Senior Project in Psychology — Elizabeth Delery ’14
Best Senior Project in Psychology — Brian Mule' ’14

Sociology
J. Kenneth Morland Award in Sociology — Tsubasa Watanabe ’14
Shirley W. Strickland Award in Sociology — Abigail Smith ’15

Spanish
Charlotte Daniels Stern Award in Spanish — Ariana La Grenade-Finch ’16
Charlotte Daniels Stern Award in Spanish — Blanca Sánchez ’16
Helen Edwards Morrison Award in Spanish — Sydney Henson ’14

Sport and Exercise Studies
Outstanding Achievement in Sport and Exercise Studies — John Grundy ’14

Theatre
Academic Achievement Award in Theatre — Matthew Cornpropst ’14
Outstanding Contributor in Theatre — Allison Michael ’16
Outstanding Contributor in Theatre — Emily Terlizzi ’16

Maier Museum of Art
Maier Museum of Art Helen Owen Calvert Writing Award — Jordan Long ’17

Summer Research Program
Summer Research Program Outstanding Oral Presentation Award — Hart Gillespie ’15
Summer Research Program Outstanding Poster Award — Sydney Henson ’14
Summer Research Program Outstanding Poster Award — Katherine Lesnak ’15
Summer Research Program Outstanding Poster Award — Timothy Slesinger ’14
Summer Research Program Outstanding Poster Award — Tung Tran ’15

Writing Board
2014 Writing Board Best Short Paper — Teague Elliott ’16
2014 Writing Board Best Long Paper — Eric Morris-Pusey ’15

Leadership Awards
Resident Life 3-Year Service Award — John Grundy ’14
Resident Life 3-Year Service Award — Sydney Henson ’14
Resident Life 3-Year Service Award — Sarah Khalid ’14
Resident Life 3-Year Service Award — Stephanie Barron ’14
Resident Life 3-Year Service Award — Ryan Purrington ’14
Resident Life 3-Year Service Award — Kavya Pradhan ’14
Resident Life 3-Year Service Award — Sara Kasey ’14
Dorothy Hughes Award — Jessica McIntosh ’16
Ambassador Award — Amy Jacobs ’14
Tutor of the Year — Hart Gillespie ’15
American Association of University Women Award — Laura Snell ’15
Outstanding Contributor to Intercultural Awareness Award — Kavya Pradhan ’14
Student-Mentor Award — Sydney Henson ’14
Initiative Award — Amy Jacobs ’14
Outstanding Behind-the-Scenes Contributor Award — Brandon Stroble ’16
ABCD (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty) Award — Marielle Rando ’14
Student Organization Advisor of the Year — Catherine Khoo ’11
Virginia Hill Worden Exemplary Leadership Award — Abigail Smith ’15
Volunteer Leadership Award — Amy Jacobs ’14
Deans’ Leadership Award — Glenna Gray ’14
Student of the Year Award — John Grundy ’14