Student Awards

Presidential Leadership Award for Outstanding Seniors

  • Zachary Avre '14
  • Merita Bushi '14
  • Denish Rathakrishian '14

Neil Award

  • Erin Slater '15
  • Adan Matinez '16

Ann Bolger Vision Award

  • Annie Gurvis  '15

Fulbright Teaching assistantship

  • Rebecca Galey , 14 (Sault Ste. Marie. MI) received Fulbright to Germany to teach English

Political Science Awards


  • Claire Runquist '14

Peter Weisman Award

  • Allan Martinez Venegas '14

Brent Williams Award

  • Jacob Waxman '14

Political Science Leadership & Service Award

  • Emma van Emmerik '14

Political Science Academic Excellence Award

  • Rebecca Kane '14

Excellence in Scholarly Writing

  • Luke Allen '14

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Fulbright Scholar

Jamila Humphrie '11, a double major in Hispanic Studies and Political Science, will spend up to 25 hours each week assisting an English as a Foreign Language teacher at a University or Binational Center in Brazil. When she is not in the classroom she hopes to explore through an oral history project how race and ethnicity have impacted the school system, classrooms and teacher's experiences in Brazil.


Humphrey-Mondale Award

Awarded to the outstanding student or students majoring in Political Science whose careers exemplify the highest standards of scholarship and education for service to society.

Weisman Award:

Awarded to the students majoring in Political Science who have demonstrated, by working with underprivileged, humanitarian concern and commitment.

Williams Award:

Awarded to Political Science majors who have had debate and speech experience and have been active in College and community affairs.

Academic Excellence Award:

This Award honors the graduating Political Science major who best exemplifies the values of “Academic Excellence.

Leadership and Service Award:

This award honors the graduating Political Science major who has best exemplified leadership and service to the Political Science Department throughout his or her college career.

Award for Excellence in Scholarly Writing:

This award honors the graduating Political Science major who has submitted the best essay or honors thesis in the preceding academic year.