Senior Awards Convocation 2015

Posted: May 16, 2015

Awards & Recipients

Scripps College recognizes the achievements of the Class of 2015 at Convocation. For a copy of the awards program, visit here.

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.

Heather Anderson
English Teaching Assistantship in Taiwan
Danica Harootian
English Teaching Assistantship in Armenia
Shalina Omar
English Teaching Assistantship in Indonesia
Sarah Owens
English Teaching Assistantship in Mexico
Vaishali Ravi
English Teaching Assistantship in Malaysia
Rebecca Shin
English Teaching Assistantship in South Korea
Alison Slater
Research Award in Mexico
Colleen Syms
English Teaching Assistantship in Malaysia

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 2015. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.

Sarah Han
Rx for Veggies and Wellness

Princeton in Africa Fellowship

Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.
Martha Kresz Bierut
Kasiisi Project, Uganda

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a one-year grant for purposeful, independent study outside the United States, awarded to graduating seniors nominated by one of 40 partner colleges.
Leah Hughes
Collective Intervention: Understanding Appalachia Through Artist-Led Political Mobilization Abroad

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 academic standing and the regulations for eligibility established by the chapter and the national society.

Tatiana Bradley
Genna Brown
Eleanor Dwyer
Molly Freed
Meghan Gallagher
Megan Goldman
Rachel Grate
Ariane Gushue
Emily Hampshire
Leah Hughes
Breeana Johng
Kathryn Keisling
Carolyn Lasch
Mackenzie Leake
Su Anne Lee
Hannah Long
Sarah Lopez
Emma Manning
Lauren Mitten
Michaela Moffett
Jessica Ng
Sarah Owens
Mengqi Pan
Jill Penman
Molly Robbins
Lauren Rowse
Laurel Schwartz
Brianna Tran
Madeleine Wills
Janine Yim

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.
Kaixin Bao
Vicky Bouche
Genna Brown
Emily Condon
Caroline Davis
Sarah Johnston
Isabelle Kaplan
Madeline Klein
Carolyn Lasch
Annina Pearce
Katherine Pecoulas
Laura Rosenthal
Elaine Tsao
Christina Whalen

Sigma Delta Pi

Sigma Delta Pi is a national honorary Spanish society. Juniors and seniors are elected to membership on the basis of academic standing.
Devika Agrawal
Angie Aguilar
Genna Brown
Emily Hampshire
Emily Horne
Kathryn Keisling
Carolyn Lasch
Grace Lutz
Beatriz Maldonado
Michelle Nagler
Lucía Núñez
Sarah Owens
Katherine Ann Pecoulas
Molly Robbins
Larkin Sheldon
Allison Marie Slater

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.

Rachel Brunetti
Amy Chang
Samantha Decker
Rebecca Dutta
Isabel English
Alexandra Forsyth
Kristen Keller
Mackenzie Leake
Elizabeth Mannucci
Anna Marks
Lauren Mitten
Jessica Ng
Robyn Sherman
Taia Wu

Theta Alpha Kappa

Scripps College is a member of The Claremont Colleges chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, a national honor society for Religious Studies/Theology. Students are elected to membership on the basis of academic standing and regulations for eligibility established by the national society.

Rebecca Shin

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.

Danica Harootian
Contextualizing the Elimination of Syria’s Chemical Weapons: The Nonproliferation Regime, U.S. Policy, and Cultural Assumptions of the Middle East

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.
Susanna Ferrell

Asian American Studies Merle Woo Project Prize

This award recognizes excellent work in the field of Asian American Studies.
Sheena Iwamoto, Co-recipient
All of Us Can Be the Movement: An Analysis of Educator Activism in Hawai’i

Athlete of the Year

This award is given to the outstanding athlete for the 2014-15 academic year, co-sponsored by the Dean of Students Office and CMS Athletic Department.

Shaina Raskin

Noëlle and Veronique Boucquey Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award

The Noëlle and Veronique Boucquey Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award was established in 2006 by Thierry Boucquey, a current Professor of French at the college, in honor of his daughters. The scholarship annually recognizes a senior student athlete who was distinguished during four years of athletic eligibility by an outstanding performance or other extraordinary achievement or distinction in one of CMS’ competitive sports, while concurrently earning a minimum cumulative GPA of A- (11.00 or 3.66). The student is selected by the Joint Athletics (CMS) coaching staff.

Molly Freed
Robert B. Palmer Classics Award
This award, established in memory of the late Robert B. Palmer, Trustee Professor of Classical Studies at Scripps from 1949 to 1977, is given to students who have displayed distinguished scholarship and promise in their studies of the Classics.
Jessica Gadis
Caving into the Will of the Masses?: Relics in Augustine’s City of God
Shaina Raskin
Analysis and Ethical Conservation of a Roman Statue Head in the Scripps College Permanent Collection

Crombie Allen Award

An award presented for the best creative written work: essay, short story, poetry, or play, which was established in 1929 by Mr. Crombie Allen, a former editor of the Ontario Daily Report.

Clea Harris

English Senior Thesis Award

This award recognizes the senior English 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.
Rachel Grate
Love at First Sight? Jane Austen and the Transformative Male Gaze
Emily Kolpien
Queer Paradise Lost: Reproduction, Gender, Sexuality
Clea Harris
The Germ Theory of Dystopias: Fears of Human Nature in 1984 and Brave New World

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.

Claire Hirschberg
Carceral Humanism and Ethics of Care in Gender Responsive Incarceration

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.

Olivia Buntaine

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.

Emily Kolpien

The Hispanic Studies Senior Thesis Award

This award is presented by the Hispanic Studies faculty for the best senior thesis in Hispanic Studies and its related disciplines.
Beatriz Maldonado
Papers and Legitimacy: An Analysis of Legal Documentation and Migrant Salvadoran’s Perceptions of “Being American”

The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Scholarship

The Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Scholarship is funded by the Jungels-Winkler Charitable Foundation in London to support a Scripps student who is admitted to the MA program in Art History at the Courtauld Institute at the University of London, which is one of the best graduate programs in the world. The scholarship covers tuition fees and a living stipend.

Anna Sido

Legal Studies Senior Thesis Award

This award is presented for the best senior thesis written by a graduating Scripps senior in Legal Studies.

Teesta Bhandare

Someone Else’s Honor: Women as Repositories of Male Honor and Their Subsequent Vulnerability to Sexual Violence in India

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.

Tatiana Bradley
A Cryptographic Attack: Solving the Discrete Logarithm on Elliptic Curves of Trace One

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.
Emily Muller
Site-Specific Gene Editing with the CRISPR/Cas9 System in the Jewel Wasp

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.
Anjali Gupta
Beneath Still Waters

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.
Hannah Swan
Corpus Intactum: La Subversion Corpotextuelle Féminine des Constructions de Dualité et d’Objectivité du Discours Colonialiste dans “Le Pied de momie” et “Le Roman de la momie” de Théophile Gautier

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.
Sarah Chung
Violin Senior Recital: Works by César Franck, Ludwig van Beethoven, Amy Cheney Beach, Claude Debussy, and Pablo de Sarasate
Ariane Gushue
Self-Expression Through The String Quartet: An Analysis of Shostakovich’s String Quartets No. 1, No. 8, and No. 15

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.
King-Edqux Robinson, 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.
Yushuang Sun
Exploring the Failure of Aid Conditionality: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

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.
Ann Elisabeth Diemer
What is She Doing Here? Implicit Barriers to the Tech Industry’s Boys’ Club

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.
Isabelle Kaplan
Context-Dependent Insecure Attachment as a Product of Parental Dynamic
Annina Pearce
Depression and the Risk of Elder Financial Exploitation: Mediating Effects of Physical Health and Loneliness

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.
Janine Yim
Race, Gender, and Stand Your Ground Laws: An Analysis of Homicide and Justifiable Homicide

Sybil Smith Memorial Latin Prize

This award is given annually to outstanding classics majors who are preparing for professional careers in the classics.
Jill Penman
Spolia and Spectacle: Art Collecting Culture in Late Republican Rome

Slocum Awards

The Slocum Awards were established in 1936 by Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Slocum, whose two daughters attended Scripps. They are presented annually to the seniors who have formed the best personal libraries during four years of college.
Kaela Nurmi
Beatriz Maldonado

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.
Lily Alan
Interior, Concept and Clay
Leah Hughes
Tammy (Romancing the Vessel)
Teagan Blain-Rozgay
Cairns: A Journey into Art and Nature

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.
Mengqi Pan

Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83 Internship

Through the generosity of Elizabeth Robbins Turk ’83, this ten-week summer internship was created to provide a training opportunity for Scripps art conservation students.
Kaela Nurmi

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.
Anna Marburger
Queer Content in Science Fiction Allegory and Analogue: Is It In Disguise?
Laurel Schwartz
#Flawless: The Intersection of Celebrity Culture and New Media in the Feminist Movement

Writing Program Thesis Award

This award is presented by the Writing Program faculty for the best senior thesis in the Writing Program.
Elisabeth Pfeiffer
Placing Munich: A Search Through Aufbruch

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 G.P.A.
Lauren Mitten
Phthalates: Science, Advocacy, and Biomonitoring

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.
Molly Freed

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.
Olivia Buntaine
Tori Sepand

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