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2014 Award Recipients


Taylor Arnoff ’17 The Dr. Edward Fitch Prize in Latin
The Dr. Edward Fitch Prize in Latin, founded by E. Root Fitch, Class of 1886, is awarded annually to that student who, on completion of one or two years of Latin, has maintained the best record in that subject. To be eligible for the award, the appointee must elect Latin in the following year.
Joelle Baer ’16 Clare Boothe Luce Prize for the Outstanding Woman Scientist in Computer Science, Physics, or Chemistry
The Clare Boothe Luce Prize for Outstanding Woman Scientist in Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry, established by The Henry Luce Foundation, is awarded annually to the most promising and accomplished female student in these disciplines.
Rose Berns-Zieve ’15 The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship
The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship, established by Alexander C. Soper, Class of 1867, is awarded to a senior who has excelled in mathematics and who elects a course in that discipline during the senior year.
Jake Blount ’17 The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.
Aleksandra Bogoevska ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.
Shannon Boley ’17 The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.
Jonah Boucher ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.

The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship
The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship, established by Mrs. Benjamin Walworth Arnold in memory of her husband, provides three prize scholarships. One is awarded annually to a member of the sophomore, junior and senior classes who, in the preceding year, has achieved the best record in college coursework.

The Brockway Prize
The Brockway Prize, established by A. Norton Brockway, Class of 1857, is awarded to that member of the first-year class who has the best academic record.
Kateri Boucher ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.
Emma Bowman ’15 The Willard Bostwick Marsh Prize Scholarship
The Willard Bostwick Marsh Prize Scholarships, established by Willard B. Marsh, Class of 1912, in memory of President Melancthon Woolsey Stryker, Class of 1872, are awarded to juniors and seniors who have maintained a scholastic average of at least B since entering the College.
Aleta Brown ’17 The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.
Ana Castro Reynoso ’17 The Grant Keehn Prize Scholarship
The Grant Keehn Prize Scholarships, established by friends in memory of Grant Keehn, Class of 1921, a distinguished businessman and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, is awarded after the first year to one or two students who have demonstrated notably strong characteristics of leadership and who are in good academic standing. Preference is given to minority students.
Hawer Conteh ’17 The Francis W. Gilbert Prize
The Francis W. Gilbert Prize was established by the Class of 1953 in memory of Francis Gilbert, fellow in history at Hamilton from 1946 to 1953. It provides a cash award to that sophomore who, in the opinion of the dean of students, has shown the greatest scholastic improvement in the spring term of the first year.
Jennifer Crawford ’17 CRC Press - First Year Prize in Chemistry
The CRC Press - First-Year Prize in Chemistry, donated by CRC Press, is awarded to a rising sophomore who has demonstrated excellence in chemistry.
Kianee De Jesus ’17 The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.
Daniel Farina ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.
Bryan Ferguson ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.

CRC Press - First Year Prize in Chemistry
The CRC Press - First-Year Prize in Chemistry, donated by CRC Press, is awarded to a rising sophomore who has demonstrated excellence in chemistry.
Rachel Friedman ’15 The Rusty Smith Memorial Teaching Prize in Computer Science
The Rusty Smith Memorial Teaching Prize in Computer Science, established in memory of Russell G. Smith III, Class of 1995, is awarded to that concentrator selected as being most committed to helping other students of computer science through shared learning. The recipient receives the designation of head departmental teaching assistant.
Sophia Gaulkin ’17 The Dwight N. Lindley Prize
The Dwight N. Lindley Prize, established in honor of Dwight N. Lindley, Class of 1942 and a professor of English at Hamilton from 1952 to 1986, provides an award for the best essay written during the academic year in an introductory-level course in English-language literature.
Danielle Gauthier ’15 The Duell German Prize Scholarship
The Duell German Prize Scholarship, established by the Honorable Charles Holland Duell, Class of 1871, is awarded to a senior who has excelled in the study of German and who elects an advanced course in that subject during the senior year.
Benjamin Goldman ’17 The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.
Robert Huben ’15 The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship
The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship, established by Alexander C. Soper, Class of 1867, is awarded to a senior who has excelled in mathematics and who elects a course in that discipline during the senior year.
Mbuotidem Isaac ’15 The Marcel Moraud Memorial Prize Scholarship
The Marcel Moraud Memorial Prize Scholarship, established by family and friends in memory of Professor Moraud, who taught French at Hamilton from 1951 to 1982, is awarded to the senior majoring in French and returning from the Junior Year in France Program who demonstrates academic excellence, strength of character and a sense of humor.
Lily Johnston ’16 The Ann Miller Harden Prize Scholarship
The Ann Miller Harden Prize Scholarship, established in memory of Ann Miller Harden in 1993 by her husband and Hamilton College Trustee David E. Harden, Class of 1948, is awarded to the outstanding woman painter at the end of her sophomore year.
Alexis Judd ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.

Clare Boothe Luce Prize for the Outstanding Woman Scientist in Computer Science, Physics, or Chemistry
The Clare Boothe Luce Prize for Outstanding Woman Scientist in Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry, established by The Henry Luce Foundation, is awarded annually to the most promising and accomplished female student in these disciplines.
Dawit Kassa ’17 The Winslow Prize in Latin
The Winslow Prize in Latin, established by William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, is awarded to the member of the first-year class attaining the greatest proficiency in Latin for the year.
Brendon Kaufman ’15 The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages
The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages, established by William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, is awarded to a member of the junior class attaining the greatest proficiency in romance languages while in college.
Lauren King ’16 Clare Boothe Luce Prize for the Outstanding Woman Scientist in Computer Science, Physics, or Chemistry
The Clare Boothe Luce Prize for Outstanding Woman Scientist in Computer Science, Physics and Chemistry, established by The Henry Luce Foundation, is awarded annually to the most promising and accomplished female student in these disciplines.
Lyndsay LaBarge ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.
Joany Lamur ’17 The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.
Truman Landowski ’17 The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.
Sara Lewis ’16 The Lawrence Yourtee Prize Scholarship
The Lawrence K. Yourtee Prize Scholarship, established by friends and former students in honor of Professor Yourtee, who taught chemistry at Hamilton from 1948 to 1982, is awarded to the student who has shown the greatest improvement in general chemistry in the first year.
Tyler Lovejoy ’16 The Robert A. Bankert, Jr. Prize Scholarship
The Robert A. Bankert, Jr. Prize Scholarship was established in 1970 in memory of Robert A. Bankert, Jr., Class of 1970, by his family and friends. Preference is given to a student who has evidenced broad-based extracurricular involvement and who, at the beginning of the junior year, has shown the greatest improvement in academic average.
Jeremiah Lowe ’15 The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages
The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages, established by William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, is awarded to a member of the junior class attaining the greatest proficiency in romance languages while in college.
Catherine Luciani ’15 The Captain Gerald FitzGerald Dale Senior Scholarship
The Captain Gerald FitzGerald Dale Senior Scholarship is awarded to a senior who has completed the junior year with distinction in literature, language, music, science or social science and ranks in the top tenth of the class. In addition, the student must have demonstrated promise for useful citizenship by character, standing among fellow students and contributing to the extracurricular life of the College.
Erika Marte ’15 The Jenny Rubin Memorial Prize Scholarship
The friends of Jennifer L. Rubin, Class of 1983, have established the Jenny Rubin Memorial Prize in her memory. The prize is awarded to that senior woman who has evinced interest in, and ongoing commitment to, helping others improve their lives.
Kaitlin McCabe ’16 The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing
The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing were established in 2001 by A. Barrett Seaman, Class of 1967 and a trustee of the College, and by his father, Alfred J. Seaman, Jr. Recipients must be sophomores who demonstrate excellence in writing, richness and clarity of thinking, and the ability to effectively communicate to a wide audience.
Erin McCulloch ’16 The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing
The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing were established in 2001 by A. Barrett Seaman, Class of 1967 and a trustee of the College, and by his father, Alfred J. Seaman, Jr. Recipients must be sophomores who demonstrate excellence in writing, richness and clarity of thinking, and the ability to effectively communicate to a wide audience.
Sophia Millman ’16 The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing
The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing were established in 2001 by A. Barrett Seaman, Class of 1967 and a trustee of the College, and by his father, Alfred J. Seaman, Jr. Recipients must be sophomores who demonstrate excellence in writing, richness and clarity of thinking, and the ability to effectively communicate to a wide audience.
Sarah Moore ’16 The Ann Miller Harden Prize Scholarship
The Ann Miller Harden Prize Scholarship, established in memory of Ann Miller Harden in 1993 by her husband and Hamilton College Trustee David E. Harden, Class of 1948, is awarded to the outstanding woman painter at the end of her sophomore year.
Danielle Nelson ’16 The Donald A. Hamilton Prize Scholarship
The Donald A. Hamilton Prize Scholarship, established by the family and friends of Donald A. Hamilton, Class of 1924, is awarded to a junior who has displayed leadership, creativity and determination in the classroom and in extracurricular activities, and who has made exceptional academic improvement in the previous year.
Minh Nquyen ’17 The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.
Adrian Ophals ’15 The Chauncey S. Truax Prize Scholarship in Greek
The Chauncey S. Truax Prize Scholarship in Greek is awarded to the senior who has stood highest in the study of Greek for the first three years with an average grade of no less than 85. Preference is given to candidates who entered Hamilton as first-year students with credit in Greek.
Rui Osaka ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.

The Class of 1990 Scholarship
The Class of 1990 Scholarship was established to support a multicultural student who has demonstrated academic success in his or her first year at Hamilton.
Jeanne Penn ’17 The Grant Keehn Prize Scholarship
The Grant Keehn Prize Scholarships, established by friends in memory of Grant Keehn, Class of 1921, a distinguished businessman and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, is awarded after the first year to one or two students who have demonstrated notably strong characteristics of leadership and who are in good academic standing. Preference is given to minority students.
Anne Pooley ’16 The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing
The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing were established in 2001 by A. Barrett Seaman, Class of 1967 and a trustee of the College, and by his father, Alfred J. Seaman, Jr. Recipients must be sophomores who demonstrate excellence in writing, richness and clarity of thinking, and the ability to effectively communicate to a wide audience.
Leah Pranschke ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.
Elizabeth Prescott ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.

The Winslow Prize in Greek
The Winslow Prize in Greek, established by William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, is awarded to the member of the sophomore class attaining the greatest proficiency in Greek for the year.
Kenneth Ratliff ’16 The Oren Root Prize Scholarship
The Oren Root, Jr. Prize Scholarships, established by friends of Professor Root, who taught mathematics at Hamilton from 1860 to 1862 and again from 1880 to 1907, are awarded to the two juniors who have the best records in mathematics during their first and second years, and who continue that subject through the junior year.
Emma Reynolds ’17 The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10 students at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.
Kevin Rovelli ’15 The Leo Mackta Prize in Physics
The Leo Mackta Prize in Physics, established in honor of Dr. Leo Mackta by his daughter, Betsy Mackta Scott, Kirkland College Class of 1972, and her husband, Thomas J. Scott, Jr., is awarded to a student who excels in applied physics.
Philippa Schwarzkopf ’16 The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing
The Alfred J. and A. Barrett Seaman Prizes in Writing were established in 2001 by A. Barrett Seaman, Class of 1967 and a trustee of the College, and by his father, Alfred J. Seaman, Jr. Recipients must be sophomores who demonstrate excellence in writing, richness and clarity of thinking, and the ability to effectively communicate to a wide audience.
Aida Shadrav ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.
Hunter Sobczak ’17 The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarship
The Charles A. Dana Prize Scholarships are awarded annually to approximately ten sophomores at the end of their first year in recognition of academic achievement, character, and leadership. The prize scholarships continue through the senior year, provided the recipients continue to fulfill the requirements.

The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.
Steven Stone ’16 The Oren Root Prize Scholarship
The Oren Root, Jr. Prize Scholarships, established by friends of Professor Root, who taught mathematics at Hamilton from 1860 to 1862 and again from 1880 to 1907, are awarded to the two juniors who have the best records in mathematics during their first and second years, and who continue that subject through the junior year.
Gretha Suarez ’15 The Matthew Houlihan Prize Scholarship
The Matthew Houlihan Prize Scholarship, made possible by an annual gift from the Matthew Houlihan Foundation, was established in 2002 in memory of Matthew Houlihan, Class of 2003. It is awarded to a rising senior who demonstrates solid academic achievement (minimum 3.0 GPA), strong extracurricular involvement, a loyal commitment to classmates, exemplary school citizenship and unselfish devotion to Hamilton.
Ryan Sutyla ’16 The Willard Bostwick Marsh Prize Scholarship
The Willard Bostwick Marsh Prize Scholarships, established by Willard B. Marsh, Class of 1912, in memory of President Melancthon Woolsey Stryker, Class of 1872, are awarded to juniors and seniors who have maintained a scholastic average of at least B since entering the College.

The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship
The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship, established by Mrs. Benjamin Walworth Arnold in memory of her husband, provides three prize scholarships. One is awarded annually to a member of the sophomore, junior and senior classes who, in the preceding year, has achieved the best record in college coursework.
Nicholas Vassos ’15 The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship
The Benjamin Walworth Arnold Prize Scholarship, established by Mrs. Benjamin Walworth Arnold in memory of her husband, provides three prize scholarships. One is awarded annually to a member of the sophomore, junior and senior classes who, in the preceding year, has achieved the best record in college coursework.
Dominic Veconi ’15 The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship
The Edward Huntington Memorial Mathematical Prize Scholarship, established by Alexander C. Soper, Class of 1867, is awarded to a senior who has excelled in mathematics and who elects a course in that discipline during the senior year.
Mariah Walzer ’17 The Dr. Edward Fitch Prize in Greek
The Dr. Edward Fitch Prize in Greek, founded by E. Root Fitch, Class of 1886, is awarded annually to that student who, on completion of one year of Greek, has maintained the best record in that subject. To be eligible for the award, the appointee must elect Greek in the following year.
Maude Wilson ’17 The Vrooman Prize Scholarship
The Vrooman Prize Scholarship, established through the generosity of John W. Vrooman, is awarded to a rising sophomore who has achieved academic excellence and who has enrolled in at least one course in the Classics Department.
Casey Wright ’15 The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages
The Winslow Prize in Romance Languages, established by William Copley Winslow, Class of 1862, is awarded to a member of the junior class attaining the greatest proficiency in romance languages while in college.
Emma Zanazzi ’15 The Arthur W. Soper Prize Scholarship in Latin
The Arthur W. Soper Prize Scholarship in Latin, established by Arthur W. Soper, M.A. (Hon.) 1893, is awarded to a senior who has excelled in Latin and who elects a course in the discipline during the senior year.
Emerson Zhaime ’17 The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prize
The Phi Beta Kappa Book Prizes were established by an alumnus and his wife to recognize and to encourage students who have completed their first year at Hamilton and are likely to become eventual candidates for election to Phi Beta Kappa. The prizes are awarded to the 10 students who have the highest grade point averages at the conclusion of their first year of study.
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