Student Awards

THOMAS E. HILL PRIZE

Established by the faculty of the Philosophy Department. A year's subscription to a philosophical journal of the student's choice, awarded for outstanding work in philosophy.

2014 Samuel H. Eklund
2013 Tyler R. Hanck
2012 Stefan P. Norman
2011 Gerard A. Hoogvliet
2010 Zachary J. Dotray 
2009 Miroslav Losonsky
2008 Michael B. McNulty
2007 Gregory P. Taylor 
2006 David C. Sackris 
2005 Marianna Saavedra Espinosa 
2004 Carolyn J. Gotner, Sarah L. Oviatt 
2003 Andrew B. Brantingham
2002 Marc. E Johansen
2001 Anthony M. Nadler, Anna M. Zalusky
2000 Jon M. Stapnes

THE ROGER K. MOSVICK ENDOWED PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY

Established by former students, Judge Jack Mason '60 and James Fahlgren '60, in honor of Dr. Roger K. Mosvick '52, in recognition of his contributions to the development of the Department of Communication Studies and his 47 years of service to the college. A cash prize is awarded each year to a senior majoring in philosophy who has demonstrated academic excellence in the fields of critical thinking, argumentation and logic. The recipient is chosen each spring by a majority of the permanent faculty of the Department of Philosophy.

2014 Emily R. Wade
2013 Shoua Thao
2012 Brenna O'Neil
2011 Andrew C. Van Denover
2010 Lauren O. Roso 
2009 Rachel H. Miller 
2008 Stuart J. Reich 
2007 Carly R. Martin, Kendra B. Oyer 
2006 Tobias D. Pforr, Samuel G. Rayner 
2005 Kevin T. Blum 
2004 Nicholas S. Napolitan

THE HENRY R. WEST PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY

Established by Macalester faculty, staff, alumni and friends in recognition of the many years of teaching, scholarship and service to the college. The prize will be given to the student who in the judgment of the Macalester Philosophy Department has written the best essay for the academic year in Ethics, Social or Political Philosophy.

2014 Emily R. Wade
2013 Ellen Noble
2012 Lawrence Huang
2011 Stefan Norman
2010 Gerbrand A. Hoogvliet 
2009 Rachel H. Miller

THE JAKOB LAUB PRIZE

A cash prize awarded to an advanced Macalester student for an exemplary paper or honors thesis in the history or philosophy of science (including mathematics). Jakob Johann Laub (1884-1962), was a collaborator, long-time friend, and the first co-author with Albert Einstein. When he had to leave Europe he emigrated to Argentina, where he played a seminal role in introducing theoretical physics and relativity to South America and beyond. The prize was established by former Macalester faculty member Hans Wendt, who was Laub's nephew, to honor Laub and his work.

2014 Madeline K. Brasunas
2013 Nathan S. Scheiner
2012 Casey M. Rufener
2011 Meghan J. Erti-Bendickson
2010 Gayatri Sarin