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Blackwell-Hale Awards

Blackwell-Hale Academic Achievement Awards

Welcome to the awards page for the inaugural Blackwell-Hale Awards program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges! Named after two of our extraordinary community members, Elizabeth Blackwell and Benjamin Hale, this event celebrates some of our most academically accomplished students.

On behalf of the Hobart and William Smith Deans, we invite you share with us in celebrating the award winners listed below. Recipients are selected by various academic representatives, including faculty, deans, entire departments and even national organizations. In every instance, they signal extraordinary achievement and years of effort. They join our 200-year tradition of deep and broad thinkers whose academic and civic engagement continues to elevate our community.

Congratulations to all of our award recipients on your wonderful achievement!

Why Blackwell-Hale?

For generations, William Smith and Hobart Colleges have hosted separate academic award ceremonies: The Benjamin Hale Dinner for Hobart College and Moving Up Day for William Smith College. After conversation with alums, faculty, students and staff, the deans envisioned this shared event to celebrate the life of the mind as a central value of our heritage and future. We named the event after Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in America to receive the Doctor of Medicine degree and Benjamin Hale, the first college dean of a liberal arts college in the United States, because their intellectual accomplishments reshaped HWS, just as our honored students continue to do. We had originally planned to host the inaugural Blackwell-Hale Awards Dinner on April 7, 2020. Unfortunately, we were not able to host the event on campus due to COVID-19. So, we are “virtually” celebrating all of our wonderful students this year and look forward to an on-campus celebration in future years, as we continue this new tradition.

The Rev. Benjamin Hale

Hale

Benjamin Hale served the College for a total of 22 years. Under Hale the faculty and library grew significantly, a variety of capital improvements took place, and the financial situation of the young institution improved dramatically. At a time in American higher education when a great many institutions were forced to close their doors for extended periods, Benjamin Hale managed to keep the College running. In the words of Warren Hunting Smith, a widely regarded historian of the Colleges, “next to Bishop Hobart himself, no other man did so much for the College.”

Elizabeth Blackwell

Blackwell

Known worldwide as the first woman to receive her degree as a Doctor of Medicine, Elizabeth Blackwell represents a historic moment in modern medicine and women's liberation. Several years after her family immigrated to the United States, Dr. Blackwell studied privately with independent physicians, an education which culminated at Geneva Medical College in Upstate New York. Upon graduation, Dr. Blackwell founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. Later, she helped found the National Health Society, was the first woman to be placed on the British Medical Register, and taught at England’s first college of medicine for women. She pioneered in preventive medicine and in the promotion of antisepsis and hygiene.

HUMANITIES

The John Lyndenberg Memorial Prize

To the American Studies senior whose academic work best exemplifies the high standard for American Studies scholarship set by Professor John Lydenberg, who was one of the leaders in the field and who founded the American Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

  • Brandy Vargas

Epsilon Alpha Kappa Honor Society in American Studies

  • Brandy Vargas
  • Rachel Meller
  • Page Jones

The Arthur Dove Art Award

This award was established by William B. Carr in honor of Arthur Dove, Hobart 1903, well known painter, and native of Geneva. The income from the endowment of this award is to be used to purchase a work of art created by a student at the Colleges that, in the judgment of the Awards Committee, best expresses the essential spirit and ideas that Arthur Dove sought in his work. Based on work submitted to the Student Art Exhibit.

  • Grace Hammett
  • Genevieve Pietrusinski
  • Shannon Smith
  • Yuanfei Zhang

The Martha Monser Justice Prize

This art history prize is awarded annually to a student selected by the Department of Art.

  • Mallory Burrall
  • Rachel Yackel

The Elizabeth Sibley Stebbins Art Prize

Established by a bequest from Elizabeth S. Stebbins who received an honorary degree from the Colleges in 1942, this award is for excellence in Art.

  • Grace Stribling-Hough

Architectural Studies Faculty Award

For leadership within the Program, and within the Student Architectural Society.

  • Lucas Harris
  • Jordan Levi
  • Lucas Mischler
  • Clare Naylor
  • Bramm Watkin

Senior Architecture Prize for Leadership, Service and Academic Achievement

Awarded by faculty in Architectural Studies to graduating seniors who have shown extraordinary dedication to design and improving the quality of the built environment through their leadership in the Architectural Studies Program, service to the department, campus and Geneva community, and academic achievement in their major coursework.

  • Michael DiBenedetto
  • Lauren Downes
  • Abigail Frederick
  • Evan Kifner

Elena Ciletti Endowed Prize

Established in honor of Professor Elena Ciletti in grateful recognition of her four decades of teaching and scholarship at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The Ciletti Prize is awarded annually to a graduating HWS senior from Art History. Students will be selected by a faculty committee and will be judged on the quality of their academic work and departmental engagement.

  • Shannon Smith

The Sutherland Prize in Classics

Awarded for excellence in the Classics.

  • Alexander Cottrell

The William Smith Prize in Classics

For excellence of academic work and for richness of appreciation in Greek, Latin, or Classical Studies by a William Smith student.

  • Elizabeth Fajardo

Eta Sigma Phi Honor Society in Classics

  • Peter Gaudette
  • Alice Hollocher
  • Lex Jones
  • Shea McIntyre
  • Deirdre O’Malley
  • Patrick Overton
  • Jonathan Phillips
  • Ashfaqur Rahman
  • Sarah Zeger

The Janet Seeley Award in Dance

Established in honor of Janet Seeley, former dance instructor at William Smith from 1932 to 1971. Seeley served as coach of the Field Hockey team and Director of the Physical Education Department in addition to her years as a choreographer, instructor, and performer of dance. For outstanding achievement in dance, including performance, choreography, scholarship, and/or contributions to the Department of Dance.

  • Alexandra Bilodeau

The William A. Howe II ’15 Award in Education

This endowed award, created by his son, William G. Howe, was established to honor his father for his service to the educational community as a teacher and administrator. Each year the award is given to a graduating Hobart and/or William Smith senior who is pursuing graduate work in education. Selection each year is made by members of the Department of Education.

  • Sophie Kaufman
  • Hugh Mckenny

The Frances Nolting Temple Prize for Teaching

Frances Nolting Temple was a teacher who pushed beyond the limits of tradition and commonplace in order to find the best in young people and help them connect their gifts to the needs of this world. In her own words: “Here’s...the gamble, as I see it, and I realize that it is enormously pretentious; I’m gambling that there is something ineffable and fine in humans that can be touched and stirred by beauty, whether of story or color or music, and that if you think that by some luck you might have a shot at touching it, then you should try.” The Frances Nolting Temple Prize for Teaching will be awarded to a Hobart or William Smith senior completing the Colleges’ Education Program leading to certification in teaching.

  • Cassidy Carrafiello
  • Emilie Sauvayre

The Cobb Prize in English and Comparative Literature

To the writers, in the senior or junior class, of the two best essays on a subject connected with English literature.

  • Newton Jones Burkett
  • John Schenk

The Claudette Kemper Columbus Prize

For the student who has shown exceptional and persuasive imagination in their critical and creative work.

  • Hannah Bassett
  • Bailey DiSanto
  • Madison Johnson
  • Sophie Ritter

The Kathryn Cook Prize in English and Comparative Literature

Established in honor of Kathryn Cook, Professor of English at the Colleges, 1942-1979, this award is given to a Hobart or William Smith student for excellence in English.

  • Aurora Cunningham

The Alice Brandt Deeds ’45 Prize

This prize recognizes excellence for creative writing.

  • Allison Palmer

The Charles H. Hurd Prize in English and Comparative Literature

Established in honor of Charles H. Hurd, Hobart 1872, this award is given to the writer of the best poem or poems totaling not less than eighty lines.

  • Christopher Costello

The Chester J. Hampton Prize

This prize was established by Chester J. Hampton for excellence in English.

  • Madeline Conroy

William Prall Prize in English and Comparative Literature

Established by the Reverend William Prall, Ph.D., D.D. who received an honorary degree (S.T.D.) from Hobart in 1892, this prize honors the best essay upon the relation between the French and English literatures.

  • Colin McKay

The Susan Kranzler Scibilia ’68 Memorial Prize

To the William Smith senior who, in the opinion of faculty, has shown the most distinction and promise in the writing of fiction.

  • Ergisa Xhuveli

Herbert Bayard Swope Prize in English and Comparative Literature

This prize was established by Herbert B. Swope who received an honorary degree from the Colleges in 1924 and who received several Pulitzer Prizes and was a distinguished leader in world affairs. It is given to the Hobart student who wrote the best essay on a subject of general interest.

  • Kevin Lin

The Deborah Tall Prize in Poetry/Creative Nonfiction in English and Comparative Literature

This award recognizes the William Smith or Hobart student who, in the opinion of the English Department faculty, has shown the most distinction and promise in the writing of poetry or creative nonfiction. Tall was a distinguished poet and nonfiction writer and a beloved teacher of writing and literature at HWS for 25 years. During that time she edited the Colleges’ national literary journal Seneca Review.

  • Abigail Frederick

The John E. (Ted) Thiesmeyer Prize in English and Comparative Literature

This prize honors excellence in English.

  • Anna Flaherty
  • Nicole Wright

The Milton H. Turk Memorial Prize in English and Comparative Literature

Established in honor of Milton Haight Turk, Professor of English and Dean of Hobart, 1890-1938, this award honors that member of the graduating class who has shown in college the greatest improvement in the use of clear, concise, correct, and convincing English, both oral and written. The award being based upon the recipient’s work in all departments.

  • Joseph Mallon

The White Essay Prize in English and Comparative Literature

Established by Horace White, Former Trustee of Hobart College, this prize is given to the writer of the best English essay in prose or verse.

  • Stephen D’Alterio

Excellence in French

To be awarded to graduating seniors.

  • Margaret Hollister
  • Emilie Sauvayre

First Year Prize in French

Awarded to the most promising French and Francophone Studies sophomores.

  • Julia Cilano
  • Lauren Earley
  • Erika Sipos

Second Year Prize in French

Awarded to the most promising French and Francophone Studies majors.

  • Louise Kehres
  • Sofia Schuller

The Professor Norbert Busch Prize in German

This award was established in honor of Professor of Modern Languages Norbert A. Busch who taught German at the Colleges from 1968 to 1996. It is given in recognition of excellence in the study of German language, literature, and culture; an appreciation for the importance of liberal arts education; and commitment to applying the lessons learned in the classroom to everyday life.

  • Anna Flaherty

American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) Post-Secondary Russian Scholar Laureate

  • Alexandra Curtis '20

The John Rothrock Memorial Prize in History

Established in memory of Colonel John E. Rothrock USAF, Ret. ’64 by Mary Lu Greenwoord, this prize is awarded to either a Hobart or William Smith senior who, through their knowledge and understanding of history, exhibits the potential to creatively make a positive change in the future.

  • Clara Lombardi

The Robert A. Huff Prize in History

Awarded in honor of Professor of History Emeritus Robert A. Huff to the senior History major who has the best academic record.

  • Hannah Bini

The Marvin Bram Prize for Civic Mindedness in History

Awarded in honor of Professor of History Emeritus Marvin Bram to the senior History major who demonstrates the greatest civic mindedness through history.

  • Colin Maczka

The History Faculty Award

Presented to the first year or sophomore student who has the best academic record in history.

  • Charlotte Peterson

The John H. Ehrlich Prize in Judaic Studies

Established by John H. Ehrlich ’66, this prize is awarded to a Hobart and William Smith Colleges junior or senior who has demonstrated a commitment to Judaic Studies and who has exhibited the qualities of empathetic inquiry, personal integrity and outstanding achievement in that course of study.

  • Jillian Crocetta

The Latin American Studies Association Prize

This prize recognizes excellence in Latin American Studies.

  • Walker Anderson

The Marilyn Jimenez Media and Society Student Film Award

Professor Marilyn Jimenez was an integral member of the Colleges’ faculty from 1984-2020, teaching interdisciplinary courses that fused history, theory, and practice for the Media and Society and Africana Studies Programs. This award goes to the Media and Society student who best exemplifies Jimenez’ generous, creative and adventurous spirit. The student who wins this award is, like Jimenez, innovative, dedicated and tireless. They have produced work that reflects her investment in inclusive perspectives, the artistic vision of inspiring filmmakers, and the transformative power of storytelling.

  • Chloe Emler
  • Addison Gilbard
  • Brian Haeffner
  • Israel Oyedapo

The Friedman Outstanding Student Award in Media and Society

Lester Friedman was a dynamic member of the Media and Society Program from 2005-2017. A prolific writer and beloved teacher, Professor Friedman dedicated his career to expanding our critical awareness of American cinema and advocating for the study of media across disciplines. This award goes to the Media and Society students who best exemplify Friedman’s engaging and insightful scholarship. The students who win this award have produced exceptional writing and therefore reflect Friedman’s passion for the field and commitment to sharing ideas through thoughtful prose.

  • Kelsea Brown
  • Eve Martin
  • Gabriel Pietrorazio
  • John (Jake) Preston

The Nick Cusimano Memorial Award in Music

This award is given for excellence in Music.

  • Matthew Nardone

The Robert M. Steele ’60 Music Award

This award honors excellence in Instrumental Music.

  • Orson Sproule

The Professor Joseph M. Berta Prize in Music

The recipient of this prize will exemplify commitment to the Colleges, music and community.

  • Ethan Luschen-Miskosky
  • Lauren Rubino

The Josephine and Paul D’Angelo Memorial Award in Music

This award is given to a senior music major from Hobart and/or William Smith. It recognizes that student who has exemplified the qualities of excellent musicianship, intellectual achievement and personal integrity, and who, because of these attributes, has demonstrated the most improvement in musical achievement.

  • Michael Grieco
  • Abigail Hearty

The Foster P. Boswell Philosophy Award

Established in memory of Foster P. Boswell, Hobart 1901, and Professor of Philosophy 1903-1947, this award is given for general excellence in Philosophy.

  • Claire Abelson
  • Joshua Andrews
  • Edens Fleurizard

The Nathan Lapham Prize in Public Speaking in Philosophy

This prize is awarded to the student in either College adjudged to be outstanding in public speaking and debate.

  • Bartholomew Lahiff

The Heaton/Franks Prize in Religious Studies

This award is to students who have shown evidence, by the time of their junior year, of the capacity for empathetic and rigorous study of the varieties of religious experience and contribution to the Religious Studies Department.

  • Cailyn Garber

The Saiving/Heaton Prize in Religious Studies

This prize is for outstanding work in religious studies.

  • Hannah Farrar
  • Katherine Mandarano

The E.E. Griffith Prize in Theatre

Established in memory of Professor E. E. Griffith who taught English and Drama at the Colleges from 1946 to 1979, this prize is given to the student of Hobart or William Smith who has most contributed to the Bartlett Theatre as an undergraduate.

  • Margaret Hollister

The Ann Palmeri Prize in Women’s Studies

The award is given to a William Smith senior who exemplifies the qualities and concerns of Ann Palmeri, that is: a concern for the link between philosophical theory and practical political action; a quality of quiet courage; a capacity for outrage; a thorough, scholarly attempt to grapple with the philosophical issues around the liberation of women; a focus on children and policies dealing with them; and a gift for friendship and community.

  • Yamileth Cedeno

The Toni Flores Prize in Women’s Studies

This award is being given to the student who reflects Toni Flores’ unselfish spirit of caring and ability to teach us to live fully in the blazing world.

  • Tatianna Suriel

The First Year Writing Prize

Sponsored by the Writing Colleague and Writing Fellow Programs, this award celebrates outstanding writing in First-Year Seminars. Recipients of this award must be nominated by their first-year seminar professor, revise their essays for submission for the prize, and be selected by a jury of faculty from across the Colleges.

  • Ian Albreski
  • Jackson Danforth
  • Anne Husband

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Excellence in Anthropology Prize

This prize recognizes students that demonstrate consistent superior academic achievement throughout the Anthropology major curriculum. The recipient is elected by Anthropology faculty for excellence in all phases of the course of study, including comprehension of theories and methods, effective expression in writing and other media, and engagement of our discipline in the current issues and problems confronting humanity.

  • Abbey Brown
  • Jordan Raivel
  • Whitney Swanson

The Lauren Bessette ’86 Memorial Prize in Economics

Established in honor of Lauren by her friends and family, this annual academic award is given to an outstanding William Smith student in Economics. The recipient will have demonstrated the academic ability and personal promise that Lauren exemplified.

  • Duinya Syed

The Blair C. Currie Prize in Economics

This prize recognizes the Hobart senior and William Smith senior who has achieved the highest grade point average in their Economics major. The prize has been endowed by family, faculty, students, and friends of Professor Blair C. Currie, who served students at the Colleges for 27 years from 1963 to 1989. Currie dedicated his academic life to the teaching of Economics and Environmental Studies and to increased opportunities for students to attain the highest standard of academic achievement.

  • Mike Goulart
  • Amelia McGowan

Omicron Delta Epsilon International Honor Society in Economics

  • Tanner Arnold ’20
  • Delia Lawver ’21
  • Michael Baroody ’21
  • Parkman Levis ’21
  • Oliva Bloch ’20
  • Kevin Lin ’20
  • Darius Brummell ’21
  • Xiaojin Lin ’20 ⋆
  • Marie Carrau ’21
  • Lawson MacDougall ’20 ⋆
  • Katherine Consoli ’20 ⋆
  • Maris Malanoski ’20 ⋆
  • Alexander Cottrell ’20 ⋆
  • Daniel Masino ’21
  • Samuel Denney ’20 ⋆
  • Ethan Massat ’21
  • Albright Dwarka ’21
  • Daniel McFeeters ’20 ⋆
  • Samuel Eaton ’20 ⋆
  • Amelia McGowan ’20
  • Grant Emerson ’20 ⋆
  • Garrett McGowan ’21
  • Lindsay Fleischer ’21
  • Gregory Narzikul, Jr. ’20
  • Christine Fromageot ’20
  • Jack O’Shea ’20 ⋆
  • Mike Goulart ’20 ⋆
  • Gregory Partyka ’20 ⋆
  • Kyle Hackett ’21
  • Angus Pratt ’20 ⋆
  • William Harrison ’20
  • Joshua Pugliese ’20 ⋆
  • Collin Hudgins ’20
  • Martin Roeck ’20
  • Kieran Keane ’20 ⋆
  • Robert Tasker ’21
  • Julianna Kennedy ’21
  • Katherine Vangaever ’21
  • Bartholomew Lahiff ’20
  • Margaret Wagner ’21
  • Grace Larson ’21
  • Zachary Sternbach ’20 ⋆

Students were inducted as Juniors

The Professor Kenneth R. Carle Prize in Environmental Studies

This prize was established in 1993 to honor Professor Emeritus Kenneth R. Carle’s 33 years of teaching at the Colleges and awarded to the most outstanding Hobart and William Smith Colleges graduating senior majoring in Environmental Science.

  • Anna Moreau

The Environmental Studies Faculty Prize

This prize is given for outstanding work in Environmental Studies.

  • Brigid Keane

The George M. Ashmun ’41 Memorial Prize in Environmental Studies

This prize was established in honor of Captain George M. Ashmun ’41, a U.S. Marine Corps aviator, who lost his life in aerial combat in 1944, while serving as a fighter pilot in the South-West Pacific during World War II. While a student at Hobart College, he was described as “highly respected by his fellow classmates because of his habits, character, courtesy, and utter lack of selfishness.” This is awarded annually to a Hobart senior who has excelled in Pre-Medical or Environmental Studies and whose academic work best reflects a commitment to helping others and a respect for the world in which we live and its people.

  • Matthew Burnett

The Ithiel De Solo Pool Prize in Political Science

This prize honors graduating senior Political Science majors, from either College, who have distinguished themselves in service and commitment to political science.

  • Mikaela Zallen

The Paul F. Colarulli ’72 Endowed Prize in Political Science

Establish in 2018 by the family of Paul F. Colarulli ’72, this is a permanent endowment fund created in memory of Paul F. Colarulli ’72 to provide an endowed prize to a Hobart or William Smith student majoring in political science. Preference will be given to the student who submits the best political science seminar paper in the Law and Society course.

  • Colin Maczka
  • Drew Blanchard, Honorable Mention
  • Veronica Rogers, Honorable Mention
  • Brian Schaumloffel, Honorable Mention

Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society in Political Science

  • Joshua Barnes
  • Vanessa Bonanno
  • Meredith Brown
  • Elizabeth Carlson
  • Eva Catanzariti
  • Shannon Drew
  • Samantha Hirkaler
  • Alice Hollocher
  • Sydney Hummel
  • Madison Johnson
  • Colin Maczka
  • Katherine Mandarano
  • Morgan Nelis
  • Gabriel Pietrorazio
  • Alexis Racioppa
  • Emily Rich
  • Divya Tewari
  • Mikaela Zallen

The Irving Lewis Horowitz Prize in Sociology

This prize is awarded to the junior at either Hobart or William Smith College who is majoring in Sociology and plans to go to graduate school.

  • Carissa St. Germaine

The Professor Larry Young Prize in Sociology

Established in honor of Professor of Sociology Larry Young who taught at the Colleges from 1964 to 1992, this prize is given to the Sociology major or combined Anthropology/Sociology major who has contributed the most to intercultural communication.

  • Davida Eyam-Ozung


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NATURAL SCIENCES

The Biology Faculty Prize

This prize is awarded to the Biology major who has demonstrated the greatest intellectual growth while at the Colleges.

  • Celided Colon

The Kevin P. O’Neill ’84 Memorial Award in Biology

This award is 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 course work.

  • McKenzie Frazer

The Research Award in Biology

This award is given to the student who conducted superior research in the Biology Department.

  • Brianna Hurysz

Outstanding Biology Student Prize

This prize is given to the student who has shown outstanding accomplishments in several areas of Biology including coursework, research, and contributions to the department.

  • Alessandra Bryan
  • Allie Seminer

The Analytical Chemistry Prize

This prize is awarded to a junior who has displayed interest in and aptitude for a career in Analytical Chemistry.

  • Lin Zhenyu

The Carl Aten Physical Chemistry Prize

This award recognizes an outstanding student in Physical Chemistry.

  • Joshua Wasserman

The Ralph Hadley Bullard Prize in Chemistry

Established in memory of Ralph H. Bullard, Professor of Chemistry 1922-1961, this prize is awarded for excellence in Chemistry.

  • Matthew Burnett
  • Brianna Hurysz
  • James Monaco

The Chemical Rubber Company First-Year Chemistry Achievement Award

This award is given to an outstanding first-year Chemistry student.

  • Maxwell Horton
  • Sophia Velto

The Chemistry Achievement Award of the Rochester Section of the American Chemical Society

This award honors a senior Chemistry major who has an outstanding academic record and has actively participated in research.

  • Joshua Wasserman

The Rocco L. Fiaschetti ’40 Prize in Chemistry

This prize is awarded to a graduating senior for outstanding achievement in Chemistry academically and through active involvement in research.

  • Kaitlyn Sockett
  • Joshua Wasserman

The Hill/Franks Prize in Chemistry

Established by Dr. Edward Franks in honor of Professor John Hill, this prize recognizes students who through their first three years at HWS have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and wide-ranging interests and abilities within the Chemistry Department.

  • Jasmine Jackson
  • Roslyn Patel

The Robert L. Beinert Memorial Prize in Mathematics

Established in memory of Robert Lewis Beinert, Hobart 1942 and Professor of Mathematics 1948-1963, this prize is given for excellence in Mathematics and is to be awarded to a Hobart or William Smith senior.

  • Kaitlyn Geraghty
  • Hugh Mckenny

Irving Bentsen Prize in Mathematics/Computer Science

This prize is given to the Hobart sophomore with the best record in Mathematics and/or Computer Science.

  • Dimosthenis Chrysochoou

The John S. Klein Prize in Computer Science

This prize is to be awarded to a Hobart or William Smith senior for excellence in Computer Science. It was established with gifts from alumni and alumnae in honor of John Klein, Professor of Mathematics from 1964 to 1988, at the time of his retirement.

  • Max Brodheim

The Glenn M. Lee Prize in Mathematics

This prize is awarded annually to the Hobart senior deemed to have been most proficient in the areas of Mathematics and Athletics during the first three years of college.

  • Andrew Koonz
  • Peter Thibodeau

The Abigail Mosey Prize in Mathematics

Established in honor of Abigail Mosey, Professor of Mathematics from 1944 to 1991, this prize recognizes generosity in assisting others to learn and appreciate mathematical ideas.

  • Hugh (Nick) Mckenny
  • Cody Roberts

The William Ross Proctor Prize in Mathematics

Established by Mr. William Ross Proctor in 1918 for the purpose of stimulating excellence in Mathematics, this prize is awarded to the student who held the highest rank in Mathematics during their first two years.

  • Julia Bellamy
  • Colleen Boucher

The Catharine Adele Rippey ’35 Prize in Mathematics

Established by Joseph S. Rippey in memory of his sister, Catharine Adele Rippey ’35, this prize is given to a William Smith graduating senior for excellence in mathematics and computer science.

  • Kaitlyn Geraghty

The Albert Holland Prize in Physics

This prize is awarded to the winner of the Albert Holland competition for a public, oral presentation of an important physics derivation.

  • Andrew Schrader

The Albert Holland Prize in Physics

This prize is awarded to the winner of the Albert Holland competition for a public, oral presentation of an important physics derivation.

  • Andrew Schrader

The Outstanding Major Prize in Physics

This prize is given to the outstanding senior Physics major.

  • Joshua Andrews

First Year Students Prize in Physics

This prize is awarded for exemplary performance in introductory physics by a first year student.

  • Misty Chien
  • Anupam Dhungana
  • Willow Munn-Oberg

The Stephanie Christie ’82 Memorial Award in Psychology

This is an award to acknowledge a graduating Hobart or William Smith student who has shown evidence of a commitment to helping people with special needs.

  • Hadley Browning

The Dr. Stephen L. Cohen ’67 Prize in Psychology

Awarded by Stephen L. Cohen ’67 to the graduating Psychology major who has shown special aptitude and continued interest in applying psychological knowledge in the pursuit of graduate education or in employment that makes use of the principles of psychology.

  • Leland Barclay

The Psychology Book Prize

This prize is awarded annually to a select group of graduating seniors who have demonstrated excellence in the Psychology major through a combination of course work, scholarship and service.

  • Abbey Brown
  • Stephanie Buchel
  • Jessica Goldman
  • Khanh Le
  • Kathryn Oswald
  • Katharine Peglow
  • Eileen Rath

The Professor Jeffrey M. Greenspon Memorial Award in Psychology

This award is given to a graduating Hobart or William Smith student who has shown high achievement and a strong interest in neuroscience and/or biopsychology.

  • Samantha Buckenmaier
  • Chloe Emler

Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology

  • Walker Anderson ’21
  • Oliver Annson ’21
  • Adrian Bayless-Marr’21
  • Emilia Brush ’21
  • Angela Bussone ’21
  • Madison Filkorn ’21
  • Mackenzie Frary ’21
  • Makenna Hambley ’21
  • Emma Hardee ’21
  • Gizem Hussain ’21
  • Claire Joshi ’21
  • Mary Margaret Joyner ’20
  • Louise Kehres ’22
  • Emma Kelly ’21
  • Sarah Laferrera ’21
  • Khanh Le ’20
  • Mekayla Montgomery ’20
  • Danielle Naimie ’21
  • Samantha Nelson ’21
  • Travis Schneider ’21
  • Fair Smith ’21
  • Carissa St. Germaine ’21
  • Jennifer Yuodsnukis ’21
  • Henry Vachon ’20

COMBINED DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER PRIZES

Dr. Arnold Cohen Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize

This prize is given by Phi Beta Kappa to the Hobart and William Smith students who have the highest grade point average at the end of their first full year.

  • Elim Pilet
  • Julia Stockwin

The Blackwell Award in Pre-Medicine

This award was established in memory of Elizabeth Blackwell who graduated in 1849 from the Medical Institution of Geneva College, now Hobart College, and the first woman doctor to graduate from an American college. It is given to a William Smith senior or junior Pre-Medical student.

  • Roslyn Patel

The Dr. Mary Calderone Award in Pre-Medicine

This award was established in honor of Mary Calderone, M.D., 1977 winner of the Elizabeth Blackwell Award for her work in establishing the first Hospice for the terminally ill. It is given to that Hobart or William Smith student who shows the greatest promise for a career in Medicine or Medical Sociology that would be compatible with the kinds of interests Dr. Calderone’s own career has manifested.

  • Allie Seminer

The Gordon L. Richardson ’33 Prize in Pre-Medicine

This prize recognizes a Hobart junior (rising senior) who is in the Pre-Medical Program. Criteria include academic excellence and service to humankind.

  • Alec Robitaille

The Eaton-Cross Prize (Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Math/Computer Science, Psychology, Geoscience)

Established in Memory of Elon Eaton, Professor of Biology 1908-1934 and Edward Cross, Professor of Chemistry 1921-1950, this prize is given to a member of the junior class who is concentrating in Biology and/or Chemistry.

  • Bartholomew Voto

The Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award

This award is given to students of color in the graduating class of each College who have exemplified in an outstanding manner during their college career, the concern for others, commitment to improving human relationships, leadership in intercultural affairs, and dedication to intellectual excellence which characterized the life and ministry of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Edens Fleurizard
  • Jessica Ramtahal

Dr. Barbara Johnston ’34 Prize in the Sciences

This prize is awarded to a William Smith student in the sciences.

  • Brianna Hurysz

Dobro Slovo – Russian Studies

The National Slavic Honor Society

  • Autumn Bierce

The Katherine Gracey Merrill ’14 Award in Fine Arts

Established by a bequest from Katherine Gracey Merrill, this award honors a William Smith senior for academic excellence in the Fine Arts.

  • Shannon Smith

President’s Civic Leadership Awards

This award recognizes outstanding contributions to public and community service while attending HWS.

  • Claire Abelson
  • Nagina Ahmadi
  • Hamdan Ahmed
  • Tanner Arnold
  • Hadley Browning
  • Alessandra Bryan
  • Yamileth Cedeno
  • Alexander Cohen
  • Alexander Cottrell
  • Grant Emerson
  • Chloe Emler
  • Carmen Emmi
  • Davida Eyam-Ozung
  • William Fletcher
  • Christine Fromageot
  • Kaitlyn Geraghty
  • Alexandra Greenberg
  • Brandon Harding
  • Jack Hladky
  • Emma Hobika
  • Emma Honey
  • Jasmine Jackson
  • Caroline Kelly
  • Thayer Kennedy
  • Evan Kifner
  • Bartholomew Lahiff
  • Ellis Linsmith
  • Jesse Maltese
  • Colleen McGowan
  • John McGowan
  • Madison McIntee
  • Gillian Owens
  • Israel Oyedapo
  • Roslyn Patel
  • Katherine Peglow
  • Nicholas Rahaman
  • Marissa Reed
  • Allie Seminer
  • Catherine Sherwood
  • Meredith Steinfeldt
  • Corey Jaye Sturges
  • Tatianna Suriel
  • Divya Tewari
  • Alexa Tierney
  • Thomas Weiss

First Year Academic Achievement Award

This award is a gift from the Hobart Student Government and William Smith Congress for academic excellence in the first year of study. It is to be given to all students who received a 4.00 GPA or higher in their first semester at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

  • Ian Patrick Albreski
  • Andrew Thomas Barsky
  • Kathryn Lowrie Benvenuto
  • Grace Ann Li Bott
  • Eleanor Bresnahan
  • Julia Grace Cilano
  • Anupam Dhungana
  • Fatou Diokhane
  • Alexandra Rose Dwyer
  • Lauren Charest Earley
  • Abigail Linnea Evans
  • Denelis Massiel Ferreira
  • Rielly Jones Harrison
  • Maxwell Yennaco Horton
  • Kerstin J. Kelly
  • Irini Sophia Konstantinou
  • William Roger Lewis
  • John Rhys Lloyd
  • Willow Rose Munn-Oberg
  • Gabriela Rosa Nieves
  • Matthew Brian Nusom
  • Molly Nicole O’Toole
  • Caroline Wren Payne
  • Thomas Henry Perich
  • Adelyne Reynolds
  • Amelia Marie Rojek
  • Kirstin Rae Schwasnick
  • Taylor Julia Shea
  • Erika Sipos
  • Sophia Penelope Velto
  • Nicole Kathryn Wadsworth
  • Zhengrui Wei
  • Claudia Marie White
  • Katerina Yue E Yacoub
  • Sara Elizabeth Zaykowski

Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

JUNIORS

  • Walker Anderson
  • Bailey DiSanto
  • Shannon Drew
  • Emma Hardee
  • Claire Joshi
  • Olivia Rowland

SENIORS

  • Claire Abelson
  • Sam Allen
  • Joshua Andrews
  • Joshua Barnes
  • Olivia Bloch
  • Abbey Brown
  • Kelsea Brown
  • Matthew Burnett
  • Chloe Emler
  • Meredith Fennell
  • Madalyn Flood
  • Abigail Frederick
  • Mike Goulart
  • Brianna Hurysz
  • Ellis Linsmith
  • Jesse Maltese
  • Hugh Mckenny
  • James Monaco
  • Anna Moreau
  • Kelsey Pierce
  • Angus Pratt
  • Annaliese Schreder
  • Shannon Smith
  • Grace Stribling-Hough
  • Tatianna Suriel
  • Sarah Wiles
  • Mikaela Zallen

The John Milton Potter Prize in Humanities

This prize was established to honor John M. Potter, President of the Colleges from 1942 to 1947. It is awarded to the member of the sophomore class who, during their first two years in college, has achieved the most distinguished academic record in the Division of the Humanities, the award being based on their accomplishment in courses and their future promise as a scholar and writer.

  • Isabel Urquiza

The Sutherland Prize in Natural Sciences

This prize is awarded for excellence in the Natural Sciences.

  • Matthew Burnett
  • James Monaco

The Milton Haight Turk Memorial Prize for Scholarship in the Humanities

Established in honor of Milton Haight Turk, Professor of English and Dean of Hobart, 1890-1938, this prize is given to that member of the graduating class who has shown in college the greatest improvement in the use of clear, concise, correct, and convincing English, both oral and written; the award being based upon the recipient’s work in all departments.

  • James Kennedy

The James Mickel Williams Prize

This prize was established in memory of Professor Williams who taught Sociology at the Colleges from 1903 to 1939. It honors the member of the junior class of William Smith College and the member of the junior class of Hobart College who has compiled the highest grade point average in social science course work through the winter of their junior year, and who has taken at least two social science courses outside their major department.

  • Kayla Liszewski
  • Garrett McGowan

The Elizabeth and Ruth Young Peace Prize

This prize is offered each year to that Hobart or William Smith student who has made an important contribution to the cause of peace as envisioned in the Fund’s first objective.

  • Hamdan Ahmed
  • Divya Tewari

The Provost’s Academic Award

This award recognizes the sophomore with the highest cumulative grade point average.

  • Claire Joshi

The Technos International Prize

The Technos International Prizes are awarded on behalf of the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust to a Hobart College senior and a William Smith College senior to celebrate their outstanding academic performance and commitment to the relationship between the Colleges, the Tanaka Trust and Technos College of Japan.

  • Zoe Niver
  • Adrian Shin

William Smith College

Alma Mater

When the lake in silver morning
brightly gleams all blue and clear,
When the sunshine floods the hillsides,
shedding glory far and near,
Glad are we that we are with thee,
Alma Mater, ever dear.
When a-stealing o’er the campus,
soft the dreaming noondays fall,
And from out the pine trees’ shadow
wings a bird with lilting call,
Then in pride and joy we praise thee,
Alma Mater, loved of all.
When the sun behind the hilltops,
radiant sinks at close of day,
And the breeze that stirred the pine trees,
softly sighing, dies away,
Then our hearts to thee are turning,
Alma Mater, loved for aye.

Chorus:

Oh William Smith, to thee we sing
in heartfelt loyalty,
For all the days that we shall live,
we pledge our love to thee.

Hobart College

Alma Mater

Evermore thy sons shall be,
Hip Hobart, my Hip Hobart,
Champions bold of liberty,
Hip Hobart, my Hip Hobart;
Ever shall thy champions prove,
filled with brave unchanging love,
Lifting souls to heights above,
Hip Hobart, my Hip Hobart.
Evermore thy fame shall last,
Hip Hobart, my Hip Hobart,
Glorious still as in the past,
Hip Hobart, my Hip Hobart;
With a faith and courage strong,
battling ever ’gainst the wrong,
Honors great to thee belong,
Hip Hobart, my Hip Hobart.

Chorus:

Raise the orange and purple high,
Let us shame them never,
Shout the triumph to the sky,
“Hip Hobart, forever!”