Award Winners 2005

Presidential Awards (5 at $1,000)

Tricia Barbagallo
Tricia Barbagallo is pursuing a doctoral degree from the Department of History. She will use this award for costs associated with her research on paupers in colonial Albany, New York.

Elizabeth K. Brown
Elizabeth K. Brown, a doctoral candidate in the School of Criminal Justice, will use this award to fund dissertation research materials, including books and computer software. Her thesis focuses on public opinion and the politics of crime control in New York.

Carmen Caamaño
P.h.D student, Carmen Caamaño will use this award to cover research costs associated with her dissertation, "Contending Subjectivities: Costa Rican Migrants Solidarity Networks, Social Capital and the Construction of Governmentality in Transnational Spaces."

Tiffany Fuse
A Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology, Tiffany Fuse, will use this award to support research costs associated with her dissertation, "Psychophysiological Response to Sexual Assault Related Imagery in Sexual Assault Survivors With and Without a History of Tonic Immobility."

Katerina Passa
Katerina Passa, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, will use this award to fund research costs for her dissertation, "Research on Using Propensity Score Methods to assess Social and Behavioral Effects of Character Education Programs: A Middle School Application." 

 

Endowed Awards

Louise C. and Earl M. Applegate Award ($1000)
Kristen Dams-O'Connor
A Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology, Kristen Dams-O’Connor will use this award to cover the cost of tuition for Spanish language classes for mental health professionals and other costs associated with attending an immersion program in Guatemala.

Lillian Barlow Award ($500)
Kathleen A. McDonald
A Ph.D. candidate in English, Kathleen A. McDonald will use this award to fund travel costs to the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston to complete her dissertation research.

Christine E. Bose and Edna Acosta-Belen IFW Feminist Research Award ($500) plus $300 in general funds
Liz Espinoza
Liz Espinoza, a graduate student in Latin American and Caribbean Studies will use this award to cover research costs associated with her Master’s thesis on transnational Peruvian migration.

Gloria R. DeSole Fund ($1000)
Monette Fils
Monette Fils, a graduate student in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies' Certificate of Advanced Study program, Ms. Fils will use this award to fund research costs associated with her thesis on the politics of education in Haiti.

Ford Foundation IFW Women in Science Fellowship
Elizabeth Albert --$500
A Master's degree student in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Elizabeth Albert is working on a thesis entitled, "Depleted Uranium in Sediments of Patroon Reservoir: Solid Phase Speciation and Implications for Uranium Transport Processes." She will use this award to purchase polishing materials and for the use of the RPI microprobe.

Jessica Blair -- $700
Jessica Blair, a graduate student enrolled in the Forensic Molecular Biology program, will use this award to cover costs associated with attending the annual forensic sciences conference in New Orleans.

Jamie Hoey -- $700
Jaime Hoey, a graduate student in Forensic Molecular Biology will use this award for travel costs associated with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in New Orleans.

Amanda Keller -- $700
Amanda L. Keller is working on a Masters in the Forensic Molecular Biology program. Ms. Keller will use this award to fund costs associated with attending the annual conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Maria Orsino --$700
Maria Orsino, a graduate student on the Department of Biological Sciences, will use this award to cover costs related to attending a conference entitled, “21st Century Crime- 21st Century Forensic Science.”

Samantha Walters --$700
Samantha Walters, a student in the Masters of Science program in Forensic Molecular Biology, will use this award to fund costs associated with attending the 57th annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Judy L. Genshaft IFW Award ($500)
Joy D. Ewing
A university employee, Ms. Ewing will use this award to cover tuition costs associated with completing a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies.

Haynes-Davis Memorial Scholarship ($700)
Latasha Cardona
Latasha Cardona is working towards a Bachelor's degree in Business, with a concentration in Accounting. She will use this award to help defray the costs of a laptop.

Karen R. Hitchcock New Frontiers Fund (2 @ $1,000)
Lisa Sacco
Lisa Sacco, a Ph.D. student in the School of Criminal Justice, will use this award to support her dissertation project “Counterterrorism Policy and Practice: What Has Changed Since 2001 and Understanding the Relationship Between Risk Assessment and Preparedness.”

Maria Tcherni
Maria Tcherni, a first year Ph.D. student in the School of Criminal Justice, is researching cultural and deterrent effects of domestic violence laws in the United States. She will use this award to cover living and child care expenses.

Honoring Our Mothers Fund
Corrina C. Duvall --$500
Corrina C. Duvall, a fourth year doctoral student interested in equity for women and students from ethnic and linguistic minority backgrounds, will use this award to cover child care services.

Diane Lynn Gusa -- $925
A doctoral student in Curriculum and Education, will use this award to purchase software, equipment, and research travel for her research, “The Experiential Actuality of Place and Its Influences on Women’s Persistence: Overcoming the Barriers of Poverty.”

Initiatives For Women Endowment Award ($900) 
Nan Mullenneaux
Nan Mullenneaux, a Ph.D. candidate in American History, will use this award to fund travel and equipment costs associated with her dissertation research, “Walking Ladies: The Development of Identity, Agency, and Community in Antebellum American Women in the Arts.”

Physicians' Endowment Fund for Initiatives For Women ($700) plus $900 in general funds
Asanté Shipp-Hilts
Asanté Shipp-Hilts, an undergraduate student majoring in human biology, will use this award to fund costs associated with attending an eight-week MCAT preparation course.

 

 

Special Awards

The IFW Fine Art Scholarship Award ($400)
La'Trice Ewing
Art major, La’Trice Ewing, will use this award to purchase photography equipment needed to create a portfolio for admission to graduate school.

Secretarial/Clerical Council Award ($500) plus $350 in general funds
D'Andrea L. Brooks
D'Andrea L. Brooks, an Administrative Assistant for the Computer Training Services unit of the Professional Development Program at Rockefeller College, is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree from Empire State College. She will use this award to cover costs associated with attending a Women's Studies Residency. 

 

General Awards

H. Catherine Bailey --$600
H. Catherine Bailey is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Criminal Justice. Her award will be used to cover research costs associated with a survey of corrections policy interest groups in New York State and to attend the 2005 American Society of Criminology Conference.

Marie L. Balfour --$500
A doctoral candidate in the School of Criminal Justice, Marie L. Balfour will use this award to purchase research materials on the evolution of the Japanese Yakuza's (mafia) cultural image over the later half of the 20th Century.

Kerri Clancy --$700
A junior in the School of Business, Kerri Clancy will use this award to fund an LSAT review course. This will bring her closer to fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer.

Sheila Gaddy -- $770
Sheila M. Gaddy, a returning undergraduate student in Africana Studies, will use this award to cover the cost of books and fees related to her pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree.

Ellen Hauschen --$1000
Ellen Hauschen, a Criminal Justice major, will use this award to help defray tuition costs related to attending summer school classes.

Carrie Hong -- $500
A doctoral student in the Department of Reading, Carrie E. Hong, will use this award to cover travel costs and conference registration fees to present relevant papers on her dissertation research entitled, “Learning Other Cultures’ Ways of Knowing: Literacy and Subjectivity in an ESL Classroom.”

Catherine Mosher -- $500
A doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, Catherine Mosher will use this award to fund research costs associated with her dissertation which addresses discriminatory attitudes toward women with cancer.

Stephanie Pleasure -- $710
An undergraduate student majoring in Business Management and Communications, Stephanie will use this award for books and other costs related to her pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree.

Crystal Rion -- $610
Crystal Rion, a Ph.D. student in the Educational Administration and Policy Studies Department, will use this award to fund travel costs to attend the annual Association for the Study of Higher Education conference this fall.

Crystal Rogers --$900
A doctoral student in the School of Social Welfare, Crystal Rogers, will use this award for her dissertation research which focuses on the stress and coping of pregnant women with Sickle Cell Disease.

Natalie Jay-Short --$500
Natalie Jay-Short, an undergraduate working towards a Bachelor's degree in Community and Human Services, will use this award to cover costs to attend a course entitled “International Treatment of Women of Color in Criminal Justice.”

Jessica Strolin --$1000
Jessica Strolin, a doctoral student in the School of Social Welfare, will use this award to cover costs associated with attending ICPSR summer quantitative methodology workshops.

Justine Tedesco -- $500
A Master’s degree student in the School of Social Welfare, Justine Tedesco will use this award to purchase Open Book scanning software and other assistance technology.

Katherine Turner -- $1000
Katherine Turner is an undergraduate majoring in psychology. Ms. Turner will use this award for books and other costs related to her pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree.

Myla Valor -- $1000
Myla Valor, a doctoral student in the School of Criminal Justice, is currently working on her comprehensive exams focusing on the evolution and impact of sex offender and registration laws. She will use this award to defray costs associated with acquiring a laptop and software.

Evelyn Williams -- $500
Evelyn Williams, a Ph.D. student in the School of Social Welfare, will use this award to fund research to complete her doctoral work. The study she is undertaking examines the influences of identity and career choice on the professionalization experiences of African American, social welfare graduate students.

Rachel Zitomer --$500
A doctoral candidate in the English Department, Rachel Zitomer, will use this award to fund registration costs to attend the International Women’s Writing Guild summer conference. 

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