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School of Arts and Sciences Celebrates Seniors

May 15, 2018

Nearly 40 students from across disciplines were recognized during the School of Arts and Sciences Awards Celebration on Friday, May 11.

Austin McDeid, Lindsey Heckman, Dr. Barbara Rockell, and Alexandra Lapointe

Award recipients were honored for their academic achievement and excellence, as well as department leadership.

“Our wonderful Fisher graduates represent the breadth and the depth of a liberal arts education with their impressive work across a range of fields, demonstrating exceptional research skills in disciplines as diverse as modern languages and chemistry,” said Dr. Ann Marie Fallon, dean of the School, who served as master of ceremonies. “We are privileged to have known them in our classrooms and now to see them taking their vision, ethics, and clear thinking into the world.”

Award winners included:

  • American Studies Senior Award: Gabrielle Gruttadaro
  • John Fisher College Award in Anthropology: Caelan Welch
  • Citizen-Scholar Award in Anthropology: Caelan Welch
  • Award for Excellence in Biology: Anthony Emanuel
  • Joan Rowan Memorial Award: Justin Townsend
  • Award for Excellence in Natural Science: Olivia Fraser and Colin McGraw
  • Award for Academic Excellence in Chemistry: Robert Potenzino
  • Award for Excellence in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Lindsey Heckman, Austin McDeid, and Alexandra Lapointe
  • John Fisher College Award in Economics: Monica Moses
  • Clarence Amann Award in English: Alison Beck
  • Matthew Richards Prize in English: Antonia Piccirillo
  • Provost’s Award for Best Paper: Antonia Piccirillo
  • Award for Excellence in Film and Television Studies: James Bailey, Karlie Neale (received award in 2017)
  • John A. Murray Award for History: Amanda Crisafulli
  • James E. Doyle Memorial Award for Excellence in Experiential Learning in History: Brian Boye, Rachel Huff; Amanda Witscheber
  • Zelda Lyons Award: Amanda Witscheber
  • Marsherall Award for Academic Achievement: Devyn Fairbairn
  • Honors Award for Contribution to the Academic Experience: Andrew Cohen
  • Boris D. Rakover Award in Mathematical and Computing Sciences: Sarah Sorrentino
  • James Seward Senior Award for Excellence in Media and Communication: Claire Sauter
  • Barbara F. Wheeler-Schneider Memorial Award in Media and Communication: Claire Sauter
  • Keough Founding Editors’ Award: Diana Russo
  • Gary “Scoop” Cuminale Award: James Bailey
  • Senior Award for Excellence in Media Management: Morgan van der Horst
  • Award for Excellence in Foreign Languages: Kera Turner
  • Robert G. Miller, CSB Award in Philosophy and Classical Studies: Brian Tran
  • Stefan Maczynski Memorial Award in Political Science: Justine Bartnick and Christopher Saar
  • Award for Excellence in Legal Studies: Cali Anne Cleaves
  • Mock Trial Award: Alison Beck
  • Award for Commitment to Scholarly Activity in Psychology: Matthew Carter
  • Academic Achievement Award in Psychology: Julia Greene
  • Award for Academic Engagement in the Department of Psychology: Julia Greene
  • Veteran and Active Duty Military Recognition Award: Justin Albrecht
  • John F. Murphy Award in Religious Studies: Justin Townsend
  • Outstanding Sociology Student Award: Timothy Horan
  • Academic Achievement Award in Sport Management: Rebecca Davis
  • Deirdre McKiernan Hetzler Award for Women and Gender Studies Scholarship: Kera Turner
  • Kate Gleason Award in Women and Gender Studies: Alexandra Willmes

See photos from the ceremony on Fisher’s Facebook page.