2016 Senior Awards Convocation 2016 Program

Posted: May 20, 2016

 

Welcome

Amy Marcus-Newhall, Interim President

 

Introduction of the Speaker

Minjoo Kim, 2015-16 President,
Scripps Associated Students

“The Mountain is a Mountain”

   Warren Liu, Associate Professor of English

Presentation of the Senior Class Gift

Tilly Barnett and Hallie Byers

Members, Senior Class Gift Committee

Recognition of Students and Presentation of Awards

Amy Marcus-Newhall

Julia E. Liss, Interim Vice President for Academic

Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Libby Greig DeMeo ’95, President, Alumnae Association 

Guests are invited to visit the Scripps Senior Art Exhibition in the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery on 11th and Columbia, open until 5:00 p.m., and the Scripps Senior Slocum Award exhibition in Denison Library, open until 4:30 p.m.

  

Awards & Recipients

 Fulbright Scholar Awards

The Fulbright Program was established by Congress in 1961 to “enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” Although the majority of grants are for graduate students, a small number of awards are reserved for graduating seniors who wish to further their studies or teach English abroad.

Grace Dahlstrom

English Teaching Assistantship in Malaysia

 

Xitlaly Sánchez

English Teaching Assistantship in Mexico

 

Aishwarya Subramanian

English Teaching Assistantship in Malaysia

 

Haley Wilhelm

English Teaching Assistantship in Germany

 

Zoe Dilles

English Teaching Assistantship in Mongolia

 

 

Davis Projects for Peace Award

The Davis Projects for Peace program supports undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to propose grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2016. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.


Melissa Krassenstein

 

Napier Initiative Award

The Napier Initiative Award is given each year to up to three graduating Claremont Colleges students who have demonstrated leadership in social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability. Created in partnership with The Pilgrim Place community, these awards were established as a memorial to Davie and Joy Napier, longtime residents of Pilgrim Place, who in earlier years had remarkable careers as prophetic advocates for a just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

 

Melissa Krassenstein

Documenting Rehabilitation of the Ottery Youth Care Centre Juvenile Justice Model

  

Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

PiLA matches partner NGOs and multilateral organizations engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities throughout the region.

 

Kayla Lemus

Dominican Republic

 

 

Phi Beta Kappa

The Theta of California Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was established at Scripps College in 1962. Seniors are elected to membership on the basis of their academic standing and the regulations for eligibility established by the chapter and the national society.

Sarah Barnes

Maya Espiritu

Maryl Evans

Jennie Frishtick

Bethany Ho

Stephanie Huang

Kehaulani Jai

Miel Jasper

Laurel Kitada

Katherine Liu

Emily Long

Reyna McKinnon

Kristina Millar

Victoria Nguyen

Ellen Pelos

Madeleine Pierson

Xitlaly Sánchez

Tianna Sheih

Rebecca Shope

Lauren Silver

Aida Villarreal

 

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Founded in 1915, Omicron Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies. The Scripps College chapter, Alpha Upsilon, was established in 2009 to recognize scholastic attainment and honor outstanding achievements in economics and to foster close ties between students and faculty in economics within the College.

Sam Abrams-Widdicombe

Emma Beriker

Nia Gillenwater

Katherine Goree

Emily Long

 

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications.

Kaylene Au

Samantha Eagle

Atika Gupta

Alynn Hembrough

Francesca Jimenez

Dana Jones

Caroline Joyce

Laurel Kitada

Kelley Ogami

Kate Restaino

Tianna Sheih

 

Sigma Delta Pi

The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society

Sigma Delta Pi is a national honorary Spanish society. Juniors and seniors are elected to membership on the basis of academic standing.

Daniela Canas-Baena

Juliana Canas-Baena

Jennie Frishtick

Emily Long

Nora McNeary

Chiara Moore

Charlotte Startin

Maya Suzuki-Jones

Katherine Tully

Aida Villarreal

Olivia Wilson

 

Honorary Member

Ester Navarro García

Sigma Xi

The Claremont Colleges Club of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, elects seniors to associate membership in the national society on the basis of outstanding aptitude for scientific research and achievement in science.

Kaylene Au

Sarah Barnes

Hannah Chia

Summer Gernon

Haley Godtfredsen

Ashley Gould

Rachael Hamilton

Alexandra Leibholz

Amanda McQuade

Michelle Ozaki

Aishwarya Subramanian

Rebecca Wolber


 

Anthropology Senior Thesis Award

This award recognizes the senior thesis in anthropology that best engages all aspects of the ethnographic process, from conception to fieldwork to analysis and final written presentation.

Lauren Silver

Alcatraz and the Contemporary Carceral Landscape:

A Counter-Visual Analysis

 

Art Department Innovation Award

Established in 2012, the Innovation Award goes to a senior art project that is noted for its innovative spirit and may be in any media.

Grace Poole

Family Portrait

 

Asian American Studies Merle Woo Project Prize

This award recognizes excellent work in the field of Asian American Studies.

 Pamela Ng

WTF is #modelminoritymutiny?: Solidarity, Embodiment,

and Practice in Subverting Ascribed Asian American

Racial Positioning

 

The Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Senior Thesis Award

The Chicana/o-Latina/o Senior Thesis Award recognizes excellent work in the field of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies.

Elisa Gomez

Deconstructing Mexicanidad: How Mestizaje Excludes

Morenos and Indigenas

 

English Senior Thesis Award

This award recognizes the English senior thesis that best meets the criteria of an important, well-sustained, and cogently developed argument; of thoughtful, discriminating use of secondary sources; of thoroughness of research; and of excellence in writing.

Devan Brettkelly

The V-Formation

 

Stephanie Steinbrecher

The Philosophy of Ecology in John Steinbeck’s

The Grapes of Wrath

 

The Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department Award

This award recognizes the accomplishments of a graduating senior majoring in FGSS who has significantly contributed to the department through the quality of academic work, the collegiality of interactions, and commitment to the advancement of feminist ideals.

Jing Gu

Sensing Feminist Epistemology: A Formal and Material Analysis

 

The Ruth George Poetry Prize

This award, established in 1951 in recognition of Professor George’s devoted and inspiring teaching of writing and the appreciation of poetry, is given for an outstanding poem or collection of poetry.

Catherine Chiang

 

The Frederick Hard Award

The distinguished Shakespearean scholar who served as president of the College from 1944 through 1964, is honored by this award, which is presented to a student at Scripps College for outstanding contributions to our knowledge and appreciation of the Elizabethan Age.

Ashley Minnis-Lemley

“Tis Magic that Hath Ravished Me”: The Scholar Magician in English Renaissance Drama 

 

The History Senior Thesis Award

This award is presented by the Hispanic Studies faculty for the best senior thesis in Hispanic Studies and its related disciplines.

Sierra McCormick

“Blood on the Leaves”: Lynchings, Police Murders, and the Narration of Racial Terrorism Against Black Bodies

 

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Senior Thesis Award

This award is presented by the Latin American Studies faculty for the best senior thesis in Latin American and Caribbean studies.

Vivienne Muller

Bulldykes, Coon-Shouters and Struttin’ Black Bottoms:

Queer Women as the Center of 20th Century Black Diasporic Cultural Production

 

Xitlaly Sánchez

Shifting Relations with Cuba Suggest the Start of a “New Chapter”—Or Do They?: Portrayal of Cuba in the New York Times, January 2014-July 2015

 

 

The Lind Family Prize in Mathematics in

Honor of Mary Barron and Professor Louis Barron 

This award is designated in loving memory by their nephew, Matthew M. Lind, parent of Katy Lind ’06. The prize is awarded to an outstanding senior who is a math major.

Indra Kumar.

Graphical Applications of Complex and Quaternionic Fractional Linear Transformations

 

Barbara McClintock Science Award

The Barbara McClintock Science Award, named for America’s first woman Nobel Laureate, was established in 1991 in honor of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser. The prize is awarded for the best senior thesis written by a graduating Scripps senior in the sciences.

Michelle Ozaki

Dsk1 and Kic1 Protein Kinases Affect Pre-mRNA Splicing of Important Cell Cycle Genes

 

Payton Watkins ’09 Media Studies Award

The Watkins Award recognizes the accomplishments of a Scripps graduating senior majoring in Media Studies who has significantly contributed to the Intercollegiate Media Studies program through the quality of academic work, committed exploration of creative possibilities, and the mastery of chosen media as a means for issuing social thought.

Stephanie Huang

Nostos

 

Agnes Moreland Jackson Outstanding Senior Thesis and Project Award

This award is presented by IDAS faculty for the best senior thesis in Africana Studies.

Nicole Rufus

Moving Towards Home: An Exploration of Black American and Palestinian Solidarity

 

The Padelford French Award

Established in memory of Louise Restieaux Hawkes Padelford, assistant professor of French from 1929 to 1931 and trustee emerita. The book award is given to an outstanding Scripps College senior who is distinguished in French Studies. The student is selected by the French faculty.

Jinna Johnson

“Dans le pays des Hurons”: Female Spirituality, French Jesuits, and the Huron Nation in France and New France During the Seventeenth Century

 

Gladys Pattison Music Award

Established in 1973 in memory of the widow of Lee Pattison, Professor of Music at Scripps from 1941 to 1962, this award is given to the most deserving student in the field of music for the purpose of enriching the recipient’s music library.

Melody Ko

Senior Violin Recital

 

Madhuri Rao

Senior Composition Recital

 

Marguerite Pearson Drama Award

Mrs. Lillian Grey established this award in 1974 to commemorate the life-long interest in drama of her sister, Marguerite Pearson. Students are selected on the basis of their contributions in one or more fields of dramatic art.

Harrison Malone Goodall III, Pomona College

 

The Politics and International Relations

Senior Thesis Award

The award is presented for the best senior thesis written by a graduating Scripps senior in politics and international relations.

 

Maryl Evans

The Divided People: How Perceptions of Israel Influence Jewish American Political Party Identification

 

Reyna McKinnon

Indigenous Rights Policy and Terrorist Discourse: A Strategy to Stifle Mapuche Self-determination in Chile

 

Edith Potter German Award

 The Edith Potter German Award is given to one or more students majoring in German or German Studies. This award honors Edith Potter, the late professor of German, who retired in 1990 after 23 years of teaching at Scripps College.

Haley Wilhelm

 

The Lois Langland Psychology Award

This award, named in honor of Lois Langland, Professor Emerita of Psychology who retired from Scripps after 20 years of teaching, is given annually to one or more students majoring in psychology who wish to study the attributes and functioning of women in their various capacities as individuals and as members of society.

Kate Restaino

The Other Side of the Glass Ceiling: For Females, Climbing the Corporate Ladder is Only Half the Battle

 

 

The Margaret Siler Faust Psychology

Senior Thesis Award

This award, named in honor of Margaret Siler Faust, Professor Emerita of Psychology, who retired from Scripps College after more than 30 years of teaching and research in psychological science, is given to the senior whose thesis best exemplifies the use of careful, empirical research to address important psychological questions about human behavior and experience.

Kelley Ogami

Persuasion in the Health Field: Framing the Message for Attitude Change

 

Joan Robinson Senior Thesis Prize in Economics

The Joan Robinson Prize in Economics was established in memory of a highly accomplished female economist. The prize is given by the economics faculty for superior accomplishment in senior thesis, judged on analytical and creative merit.

Sam Abrams-Widdicombe

The Impact of State-Provided Paid Family Leave on Wages: Examining the Role of Gender

  

The Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures

and Cultures Senior Thesis Award

This award is presented by the Spanish, Latin American and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures faculty for the best senior thesis in Spanish and its related disciplines.

Aida Villarreal

“Pa’l Norte,” “Sueño Americano” e “Ice El Hielo”: Un análisis del video musical en el desmontaje de la retórica anti-inmigrante en los Estados Unidos

 

 

Slocum Award

The Slocum Award was established in 1936 by Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Slocum, whose two daughters attended Scripps. This award is presented annually to the senior who has formed the best personal library during four years of college.

Maria Newman

Library Collection

Biological and Cultural Diversity: The Bay Area Perspective

 

 

 

Lucia Suffel Crafts Award

Established in 1973 in memory of Lucia Suffel of the class of 1960, this award is given annually to an outstanding student in the field of art.

Chrysanna Daley

Women and the Earth Must Endure A Lot

 

Tiffany Goncalves

A Personal Navigation of the In-between

 

Sallie Suzanne Tiernan Memorial Award

Sallie Tiernan Reynolds attended Scripps College before graduating from Stanford University in 1945 with a degree in chemical engineering. She was one of four women to graduate from the first law school class of UCLA in 1953 and served on the Scripps Board of Trustees for over four decades. The award is given to a student who will be attending law school. 

Kehaulani Jai

 

The Scripps Art Conservation Internship

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

This award funds a Scripps art conservation internship at a Los Angeles area museum. In its inaugural year, the internship is offered at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Abigail Rodriguez

 

Edward A. White Award in American Studies

This award was established in 1976 as an appropriate honor to Edward A. White, the late Nathaniel Wright Stephenson Professor Emeritus of History and Biography at Scripps College, and is given to a senior who has done outstanding work in the study of the United States and its history, culture, or politics.

Jinna Johnson

“Dans le pays des Hurons”: Female Spirituality, French Jesuits, and the Huron Nation in France and New France During the Seventeenth Century

Sierra McCormick

“Blood on the Leaves”: Lynchings, Police Murders, and the Narration of Racial Terrorism Against Black Bodies

 
Kathleen Wicker Religious Studies Senior Thesis Award

This award was established in 2003 by Professor Kathleen O’Brien Wicker and religious studies students to recognize the senior thesis that best deals critically and insightfully with a topic in the area of religion.

Jinna Johnson

“Dans le pays des Hurons”: Female Spirituality, French Jesuits, and the Huron Nation in France and New France During the Seventeenth Century 

 

Rosalyn S. Yalow Science Award

The Rosalyn S. Yalow Science Award, named for the 1977 Nobel Laureate, was established in 1991 in honor of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser. The prize goes to a graduating Scripps science major with the highest GPA.

Bethany Ho

Subject Factors Associated with Anti-CCP Positivity in Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Fair Screening

Alumnae Athletic Award

This award is funded in part by the parents of Mollie Clyde Wilson ’32, and is given for excellence in athletics by the Scripps College Alumnae Association.

Mara Falahee

 

Annual Alumnae Award

Each year the Scripps College Alumnae Association presents this award to one or more seniors in recognition of outstanding contributions to the life of the College.

Tiffany Goncalves

 

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