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Biology

Biology Annual Awards

The Biology Faculty Prize

Awarded to the biology major who has demonstrated the greatest intellectual growth while at the Colleges.

Recipients:

  • 2015: Caitlin Maloney
  • 2016: Katrin Ayer, Lauren Walter
  • 2017: Karly Jeter, Abbey Foote
  • 2018: Jonathan Spaan
  • 2019: Madison Cullinan
  • 2020: Celided Colon

The Kevin P. O’Neill ’84 Memorial Award

Given to the senior Biology major who has demonstrated high interest and aptitude in Field Natural History as expressed in extracurricular activities and honor grades in field oriented work.

Recipients:

  • 2015: Nick Steijn
  • 2016: Nicolette Andrzejczyk, Madeline Holly Balman
  • 2017: Not awarded
  • 2018: Rachael Best
  • 2019: Penelope Murphy
  • 2020: McKenzie Frazer

The Biology Research Award

Awarded to the student who conducted superior research in the department. 

Recipients:

  • 2015: Caitlyn Mitchell
  • 2016: Alexander James Gatch
  • 2017: Namita Neerukonda
  • 2018: Not awarded
  • 2019: Carl Wagner
  • 2020: Brianna Hurysz

Outstanding Biology Student Prize

Awarded to the student who has shown outstanding accomplishments in several areas of biology including coursework, research, and contributions within the department.

Recipients:

  • 2015: Melissa Mahajan
  • 2017: Kayleigh Buffington
  • 2018: Banan Otaibi
  • 2019: Grace Marshall
  • 2020: Alessandra Bryan, Allie Seminer

Biology Leadership Award

Awarded to the student who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the department during her/his four years at the Colleges.

Recipients:

  • 2016: Elizabeth Lunderman
  • 2017: Abigail Arky, Grace Marola
  • 2018: Not awarded
  • 2019: Dani Gosselin
  • 2020: Not awarded

Joint Awards

The Eaton-Cross Prize

Established in memory of Elon Eaton, Professor of Biology, and Edward Cross, Professor of Chemistry.  To a member of the junior class who is concentrating in Biology and/or Chemistry.

  • 2015: Alex Gatch
  • 2016: James Cooper
  • 2017: Michael Conroy
  • 2018: Jonathan Thrall, Carl Wagner
  • 2019: Jonathan Thrall
  • 2020: Bartholomew Voto