Fall Convocation 2015 Awards List

Posted: September 1, 2015

At fall convocation, Scripps College recognizes the achievements of its continuing students during the past academic year. We celebrate their accomplishments and honor their hard work and dedication.



Psi Chi

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded purposes in 1929 for the of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. The following students were elected at the conclusion of their junior year at Scripps:


Kaylene Au ’16
Atika Gupta ’16
Alynn Hembrough ’16
Dana Jones FA ’15
Caroline Joyce ’16
Yuqing Lei ’18


Sigma Xi

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

Shravya Raju ’16


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

Elise Berendt  ‘17
Daniela Canas-Baena ‘16
Juliana Canas-Baena ‘16
Ariana Stuart ‘17
Nora Kate McNeary ‘16
Emily Long ‘16
Charlotte Startin ‘16



Claremont Colleges Library Undergraduate Research Award

This award celebrates excellence in undergraduate research in all disciplines, and is awarded to current students whose recent research has made skillful and creative use of resources from the Library and beyond, and who has learned about the research process through inquiry and discovery.


Stephanie A. Steinbrecher ’16 Junior Winner


The Virginia Esterly Research Awards

The Esterly Awards, established in 1949 in memory of Virginia Judy Esterly, assistant to the president and counselor of human relations at Scripps from 1934 to 1946, are given to scholars who combine the qualities of good scholarship, effective service in student activities, and responsible citizenship. The awards are granted to students who present a worthwhile educational project to be undertaken during the summer.


Jennifer Lehr ’17
Annie Nguyen ’17


Isabel Fothergill Smith Scholarship

Named in honor of the late Professor Isabel Fothergill Smith, first dean of the College, this scholarship recognizes scholastic excellence among Scripps students whose major field of interest is in mathematics or the physical sciences and who also demonstrate a commitment to the Humanities.


Maggie Wei Wu ’17
Mabel Kyinn ’16


The Ruth George Poetry Prize

The Ruth George Poetry Prize is a cash award for an outstanding poem or group of poems. This award was established in 1951 in recognition of Professor George’s devoted and inspired teaching of writing and the appreciation of poetry. The prize is awarded only for work of special merit and is not necessarily given each year.


Stephanie Huang FA ’15


Getty Multicultural Internship

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery awards summer internships for undergraduates of diverse cultural backgrounds. The program is designed to introduce students of African/African American, Asian/Asian American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, or Pacific Islander descent to careers available in museums and related fields.


Jocelyn Lo, Occidental College ’17
Liam Machado, University of La Verne ’16
Crystal Yang, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ’15


The Martha Wehmeier Hammer Scholarship

Established in 1997 in honor of former Board Chair, Martha Wehmeier Hammer ’66, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding sophomore at the conclusion of the student’s third semester of the Humanities Core Program. The recipient receives the scholarship for the junior year and presents a paper or project to the Scripps community.


Iris Holzer ’17
Vanessa Rosato ’17


The Hsu Fund for Academic Interactions with China

Established by Tony and Lily Hsu, parents of Alle Hsu ’11, the Hsu Fund supports faculty and /or student travel to China and exchanges and /or delegations with Chinese Universities that further the academic and/or research pursuits of the faculty, student, and College.


Natalie Barnett ’16


The Mary W. Johnson and J. Stanley Johnson Student Research Award

This award was established in 1995 to support student summer research projects. Students work under the guidance of Scripps faculty members and present their results to the college community at programs of the Humanities Institute.


Atika Gupta ’16
Philippa Haven ’17
Maria Newman ’16
Tara Partow ’17
Hannah Sands ’17
Madison Wagner ’18


Samella Lewis Scholarship

The Samella Lewis Scholarship was established in 2002 by former students, friends, and admirers of Samella Lewis, Professor Emerita of Art History. The scholarship honors Samella Lewis as an educator, artist, and mentor. The scholarship is awarded to an African American student on the basis of scholastic achievement, excellence in character, leadership, and responsibility.


Chelci Houston-Burroughs ’17


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, Mathew M. Lind, who also is the parent of Katy Lind ’06. The prize, a tuition-offsetting scholarship, is awarded to an undergraduate who has shown particular promise in Math.


Indra Kumar 16

Mellon Undergraduate Research in the Humanities & Social Studies Fellowship

The Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellowship program provides opportunities for students to gain critically important research skills and training in a faculty-directed research fellowship, and to pursue their own research questions and more fully develop their senior theses with a pre-thesis fellowship.


Fall 2014

Jasmine Kusumowidagdo ’16

Spring 2015

Harriet Lindeman ’17
Julia Thomas ’17
Summer 2015
Leah Jeffers ’17
Laura Kent ’17


Mellon Undergraduate Pre-thesis Fellowships

Chandra Dickey ’16
Corinna Fukushima ’16
Jing Gu ’16
Madeleine Pierson ’16


Lucile Morrison Dance Award

Established by the late

Trustee Mrs. Lucile Morrison in 1947, this award was designed to provide students with an opportunity to broaden their horizons and to encourage their interest in dance as a vital educational experience. It is given to a sophomore or junior to enable students to study with outstanding professionals in a summer school program.


Maile Blume ’17


Peggy Phelps Summer Internship

Through the generosity of Peggy Phelps, the Williamson Gallery hired one Scripps student for the summer of 2015. The internship is designed to give Scripps students exposure to and experience curating and organizing art exhibitions. The intern organized two exhibitions from the Scripps permanent collection to be shown at Mt. San Antonio Gardens exhibition space in Claremont in Fall 2015 and


Spring 2016.

Chelsea Fusco ’16


The Ellen Clark Revelle Scholarship

“The Nellie” is an innovative and transformative scholarship honoring the alumna and former trustee Ellen Clark Revelle ’31. Designated as an Ellen Clark Revelle Scholar, the recipient of this award must be a continuing student who is making excellent academic progress, demonstrates financial need, and fully engages in the Scripps College community and beyond through leadership activities.


Rebekah Manikowski ’16

The Marie McSpadden Sands Writing Awards

Established in 1995 by the sons of Marie McSpadden Sands, a member of the Class of ’34, these awards recognize excellence in writing among first-year students.


Christina Grizanzio ’18
Mariah Mastrodimos ’18


Scripps Environmental Analysis Award

The Scripps College Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Environmental Analysis provides opportunities for students to gain critically important research skills and training in a faculty-directed research fellowship, to pursue their own research questions and more fully develop their senior theses with a pre-thesis fellowship on topics related to the environment, and to support senior thesis research on topics related to the environment.


Fall 2014

Sarah Barnes FA ’15
Tricia Light ’17
Amanda Maheras ’17 Elizabeth Medford ’16 Avery Pheil ’17
Shimona Srivastava ’17

Spring 2015
Vivian Yu ’17
Odaris Barrios-Arciga ’18


Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship

This $10,000 merit-based scholarship is awarded to those who have demonstrated an interest in public service, have outstanding leadership potential, have developed and can demonstrate effective communication skills, and who wish to “make a difference” in local, regional, or national communities.

Meril Tomy ’16


The Jane Hurley Wilson and Michael G. Wilson Internship in Art Administration

The Wilson Internship, offered by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, is a summer internship made possible by Scripps alumna Jane Coila Wilson ‘64 and Michael Wilson (Harvey Mudd College ’63) as part of their generous contribution in support of the Scripps Art program.


Allegra Cox ’18

Madeline Helland ’18

Summer Internships

On behalf of Scripps College and our summer internship grant recipients, we would like to extend our gratitude to the donors who have supported the Scripps College Internship Grant Program by establishing named operating and endowed internships as well as the many donors who support the program through their annual gifts. In 2014-15, our named internships include:


Rebecca Barber Adams ’61 Internship
Barbara Bice Public Interest Internship
Barbara Bixby Blackwell ’63 Internship
Fran Brossy ’50 Non-Profit Internship Grant
Barbara Bruner ’76 Human Rights Internship
The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation in Environmental Analysis
Angelica Kusar Clark ’84 Internship
Summer Internship in Conflict Management
The Davis Family Foundation Internship
Joanna Dunklee ’62 Internship
Gabrielle Giffords ’93 Internship in Public Service
Judith Nelson Keep ’66 Internship
Landye Family For-Profit Internship
Eileen Schock Laspa ’67 and Jude Laspa (HMC ’65) Internship
The Marquardt Family Internship
David “The Dogman” Null Internship


We are incredibly grateful to all of the donors who give students amazing growth opportunities by supporting internships at Scripps College.


Aarti for Girls Kohsheen Sharma ‘18
Allied Integrated Marketing Samantha Simon ‘17
American Dance Festival Sharon Keenan ‘17
Asian Pacific Islander Obesity Prevention Alliance Stephanie Doan ‘17
Breakthrough Collaborative, Austin Maya Salas ‘17
Breakthrough Collaborative, San Jose Meghana Ravikuma ‘17
Breakthrough: Summerbridge Sawyer Henshaw ‘17
Casa Colina, Research Institute Annie Nguyen ‘17
Center for Investigative Reporting Kate Restaino ‘16
Centura Health Global Health Initiative Bethany Ho ‘16
Chi Heng Foundation Jiahui Zeng ‘17
Child Family Health International Hallie Byers ‘15
Claremont Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP) Jenna Perelman ‘16
College Access Now Rachel Berner-Hays ‘17
Congressman Alan Grayson Jacqulin Givelber ‘17
Congresswoman Barbara Lee Felicia Agrelius ‘17
Consortium for Gender, Security, and Human Rights Ashley Achee ‘16
COPE Health Solutions Reilly Anderson ‘17
Dr. Laurie Tom (Endocrinologist) Tama Fukuyama ‘16
Earth Rights Institute Isabella Levin ‘17
Elle Décor Lillian Comba ‘16
Family Mason Animal Clinic Emily Gratke ‘17
FAYLA New Orleans Marissa Okazaki ‘15
Global Financial Integrity Emily Armstrong ‘17
Ho‘ola Na Pua Maile Blume ‘17
Indiana School of Medicine, Dep’t of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology Rebecca Shope ‘16
Jun He Law Offices Jennifer Lee ‘17
Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office Elisabeth Mayer ‘15
Laurie Shigekuni and Associates Amelia Hamiter ‘16
Legal Aid Society of Orange County ReAndra Johnson ‘17
Local + Lejos Grace Xue ‘16
Made Sewing Studio Chrysanna Daley ‘16
Marie Claire Julia Thomas ‘17
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Shelby Wax ‘16
McLean Hospital, Behavioral Health Partial Program Caroline Joyce ‘16
Mi Casa en Ipauratu Cynthia Flores ‘17
Mi Casa en Ipauratu Nereida Montes ‘17
More Art, Inc. Mary Jane Coppock ‘17
Moroccan Association Support and Assistance for Persons with Down Syndrome (Association Marocaine de Soutien et Aide aux personnes Trisomiques) Kayla Lemus ‘16
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Elise Berendt ‘17
Nebraska Democratic Party Kinzie Mabon ‘16
Oregon Health & Sciences University, Global Southeast Asia Division Hana Litvin ‘17
Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage Jennifer Sheasley ‘18
PaleoResearch Institute Erin Matheson ‘18
Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest Suzette Guzman ‘18
Portland Museum of Art Gina Robertson ‘17
Public Defender Office of San Francisco Melissa Krassenstein ‘16
Sierra Club, Sierra Magazine Stephanie Steinbrecher ‘16
Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance and the Interdisciplinary Consortium for Advanced Motion Performance at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Alana Gonzales ‘18
Summerbridge Vivian Zhang ‘17
Sustainable Harvest Kathryn Keisling ‘15
The HART Gallery Jasmine Russell ‘17
The Kennedy Center Francesca Jimenez ‘16
Tinkering Studio @ Exploratorium Florence Walsh ‘18
UC Berkeley, Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab Alynn Hembrough ‘16
University of Colorado Isabel Lippincott ‘17
University of Kansas, Psychology Department Ariana Turner ‘16
University of Washington, Department of Global Health Hannah Atlas ‘16
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics Marie Vail ‘17
Zoo New England: Franklin Park Zoo Kaya Mark ‘18

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