2022 Rockefeller College Award Winners

Rockefeller College Awards Ceremony

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Department of Political Science

Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation

Keith Alfred Preble
Economic Sanctions and Opportunism


James Unger Memorial Undergraduate Award for an Outstanding Research Paper

Razan Elsir
Female Genital Mutilation: Ensuring the Protection of Women in Sudan


Martin Edelman Excellence in Teaching Award

Christine Bird


Outstanding Graduate Student Service Award

Wilson Han


Outstanding Student Leadership

Charles Hailer


Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society

Anastasia Acerno
Sean Boylan
Fiona Donovan
Holland Fernandes
William Ferrer
Ava Green
Ivan Kristhiane Guzman-Daquial
John Hansley
Micah Jobson
Yasmin Kadir
Astrid Marz
Jasone Rodriguez
Olivia Thibault
Kenneth Walker


Political Science Outstanding Adjunct Instructor Award

Zheng Wang


Political Science Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

Battulga Buyannemekh


Presidential Undergraduate Award for Outstanding Research Paper

Alyssa Guiang
Iba Tayo: Filipino Americans as an Ethnic Subgroup


The Rockefeller College Capstone Paper Award

Cassidy Griffin


Meghan Brink
Sean Lisk


Department of Public Administration and Policy

Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation

Amani Rene Edwards
19th Century Exam, 21st Century Policing: An Examination of the New York State Civil Service and Police Officer Recruitment


First Penguin Undergraduate Research Award

Macy Hayes
The Future of Climate Action: Evaluating Three Prospective Solutions to the Climate Crisis


Outstanding Candidacy Paper Award

Yongjin Choi
“What Counts? Policy Evidence in Public Hearing Testimonies: The Case of Single-Payer Healthcare in New York State”


Outstanding Student Leadership

Jillian Palmer

Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research

Macy Hayes

Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society

Tural Binnatov
Michael Borisade
Gioele Feltrin
Kylie Gilbride
Leandra Hernandez
Stevie Hunter
Setcher Krywanczyk
Makenzie Lopresti
Julie Redmond
Stella Reggidori
Kevin Schwartzbach
Shakera Tems
Gladys Valverde
Peng Zhang

Steve Jackson Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award

Battulga Buyannemekh

The Rockefeller College Undergraduate Community Service Award

Joanna Ogrodnik


Macy Hayes
Sophia Loukides


School of Criminal Justice

Bruce L. Davis Criminal Justice Scholarship

Jillian Benedict


Distinguished Professor David Bayley/Walter M. Francis Policing Award

Andrew Palladino
Samuel Thomson


Distinguished Teaching Professor James Acker/Dr. Walter Francis Award

Thalia Allen


Donald J. Newman Award for Outstanding Achievement

Jazmin Rodriguez


Dr. Walter M. Francis Award for Excellence in Master’s Study

Precious Agyeman-Badu
Julianna Caruso
Andrew Palladino


Eliot H. Lumbard Award for Academic Excellence

Nathaniel Schutten


J. Edgar Hoover Foundation Leadership Scholarship

Jillian Benedict
Cierra King


Lt. John F. Finn Scholarship

Kristin Krieg


Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research

Mina Gul
Human Rights Challenges in Turkey Under the Erdogan Regime


Presidential Award for Undergraduate Research

Morgan Thomas
NYS Youth Justice Institute News Media Project Data Validation



Hailey Khatchatourian



2022 Rockefeller College Awards Ceremony