2017 UAlbany Honors, Awards and Scholarships

Presented annually through UAlbany's philanthropic entity, The University at Albany Foundation.


Undergraduate Senior Awards

CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR STUDENT EXCELLENCE

Mathew Boll
Caitlin Qingyang Briggs
David Bunn
Cassandra Edwards
Kayla James
Ermida Koduah
Akeela Makshood
Naomi McPeters
Stuti Misra
Aritra Saha

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR-LEADER AWARD

(A President's Award for Leadership: Graduates wearing intertwined purple and gold cords are recipients of this award)

Brittany Egnot

OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD

A President's Award for Leadership: Graduates wearing intertwined purple and gold cords are recipients of this award)

Erik Augspurger
Mathew Boll
Caitlin Briggs
Rashan Brown
David Bunn
Carlie Eagle
Cassandra Edwards
Grant Hilsenrath
Kayla James
Ermida Koduah
Laini Leindecker
Michael Lorka
Akeela Makshood
Colin Manchester
Jibin Manimala
John McCauley
Naomi McPeters
Stuti Misra
Troy Norton
Kayla Potter
Nicholas Rizzo
Kimberly Roc
Aritra Saha
Elizabeth Snow
Natalie Turner

PRESIDENTIAL UNDERGRADUATE AWARD FOR RESEARCH

College of Arts & Sciences

Mathew Boll
Haylee Shepard
Deirdre Curry
Sebastian Herrera
Margaret Norway
Sean Johnson
Naomi McPeters
Seunghyun Shin
Caitlin Briggs

College of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Stuti Misra

Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy

Jona Hoxha

School of Public Health

September Johnson

PHI BETA KAPPA

Phi Beta Kappa, established in 1776, is the nation’s oldest and most respected undergraduate honors organization. Its name comes from the initials of its Greek motto meaning “love of wisdom, the guide of life.” Its mission is to foster and acknowledge excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Members are elected from candidates for degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, usually from the upper tenth of the graduating class. Election is based not only on the quality of academic achievement as measured by the GPA, but also on the breadth of study in the liberal arts and sciences. Phi Beta Kappa seeks to recognize students of high intellectual and moral character who demonstrate broad intellectual interests and understanding. The following undergraduate students elected to Phi Beta Kappa are listed as of April 10, 2017.

Fall '15

David Bunn
Ashley Cummins
Troy Norton
Dhruv Patel

Spring '16

Mary Adeyeye
Caitlin Briggs
Selina Casadei
Francis Cone
Jacob Davis
Sarah Farrell
Matthew Jaslove
Adam Opitz-Leewe
Daniel Palumbo
Alexandra Payne

Fall '16

Matthew Boll
Jonathan Fedczuk
Jessica Genzale
Jesse Marsh
Hasina Noory
Katie Seaward
Trinny Terrazas

Spring '17

Erik Edward Augspurger
Samantha Rose Babyer
Juliana Marie Bernier
Rebecca Ann Conklin
Katherine Desmond
Adam Gardell
Melissa Grandison
Melissa Guarin
Rachel Levit
Jun Yong Park
Travis John Peene
Omar Perdomo
Alex Pinto
Gabrielle Pollicino
Maxi Primus
Xiaoyang Shi
Anthony Tirelli

PHI BETA KAPPA PRIZE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Established by Distinguished Service Professor James W. Corbett (Physics); Professors Emeritus Jarka M. and Grayce Burian (Theatre); Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus M.E. Grenander (English); Professors Emeritus Kendall A. Birr (History), Catharine Newbold (History), Mary G. Goggin (Classics), Helen G. Horowitz (Economics), Arthur Collins (English), Anonymous, Matthew H. Elbow (History), Ralph Kenney (Education); Martha Wright Miller (Administration); and Bernard Horowitz (SUNY Cobleskill). Awarded to the graduating Phi Beta Kappa senior with the highest grade point average. The students elected to Phi Beta Kappa are listed as of April 10, 2017.

Samantha Rose Babyer
Adam Opitz-Leewe
Jun Yong Park
Dhruv Patel
Alexandra Payne

Purple and Gold Student Ambassadors

Mary Adeyeye
Marc Cohen
Shayne Coluccio
Joseph De Santis
Patrick J. Farrell
Harlan Ginsburg
Emily Guererri
Kayla James
Nicholas Ketter
Madeeha B. Khan
Jessica Levine
Michael Lorka
Ryan Maestre
Adam Mrowca
Maksim Papenkov
Mitchell Rybak
Zacharie St-Hubert
Subha Tasnim
Alizabeth Volkman
Jacob Wasserman
Nadine Zaky Kotb