All Prizes & Awards

Betty M. Barnes Memorial Award in Biology
Established by Dr. Rodger W. Baier and Mrs. Jeanne E. Baier P'79, to be awarded to a senior student of high academic ability who is majoring in the biological sciences and preparing for a career in biology or a related field.

John Edgar Baublitz Pi Lambda Sigma Awards
Created by John Eberhardt Baublitz in honor of his father, John Edgar Baublitz ‘29, who was the first president of the Gamma Chapter of Pi Lambda Sigma. Awarded to a senior major in economics, a senior major in organization and management studies, and a senior major in political science.

Baum Mathematical Prize
Created by Dr. Charles Baum (1874), to be given to the student showing the greatest proficiency in mathematics through his or her sophomore year.

Charles W. Beachem Athletic Award
Created in memory of Charles W. Beachem ’25, the first alumni secretary of the College, to be awarded to a male senior on the basis of character, scholarship, and athletic achievement.

C. E. and Mary G. Bilheimer Award
Given to the senior major in health sciences with the highest academic average.

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Award
Established by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry, to be presented to a senior biochemistry/ molecular biology major who has excelled in both course work and laboratory research.

Akiko Kobayashi Bowers Japanese Language Award
Presented to the student with the highest level of proficiency in the Japanese language through the 202 level as determined by grades and overall language proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Anna Marie Budde Award
Established by Anna Marie Budde, instructor and assistant professor of voice, 1953–1972, to be given to the outstanding sophomore voice student.

Romeo M. Capozzi Athletic Training Room Award
Created by Rose Ann Capozzi in memory of her late husband, Romeo M. Capozzi, to be given to the student who has demonstrated the greatest degree of proficiency in athletic training room techniques.

Oscar W. Carlson Memorial Award
Created by the family of Oscar W. Carlson ‘21, to be given to a senior who demonstrates excellent academic achievement through his or her junior year in three or more courses in the Department of Religious Studies, including two courses above the 100-level.

Miguel Cervantes Award in Spanish
Presented to a junior Spanish major or minor for academic excellence in Spanish, especially writing ability.

Chinese Language Award
Presented to the student with the highest level of proficiency in the Chinese language through the 202 level as determined by grades and overall language proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Suzanne Elizabeth Clark Award
Established by the Department of Philosophy in honor of Suzanne E. Clark ’01, to be presented to a philosophy student whose love of nature and concern for justice is expressed in his or her philosophical work and life.

John M. Colestock Student Leadership Award
Created by family and friends, to be given to the male senior whose optimism, enthusiasm, and strength of character have provided exceptional leadership in student affairs.

Computer Science Superior Scholarship Award
Awarded to an outstanding computer science major at the discretion of the faculty.

Anna Julia Cooper/W.E.B. DuBois/Cheikh Anta- Diop Award for Academic Excellence in Africana Studies
Given annually to an Africana studies Major or minor who demonstrates an exemplary combination of significant scholarship, at least a 3.1 average in Africana Studies, and service to the college and larger community.

G. Ronald Couchman Endowed Diversity Award
Established by G. Ronald Couchman, this award is presented annually to three students whose actions best celebrate diversity at the College and the integration of that diversity within the campus community. Diversity will be defined as diversity in race or ethnicity, intercultural diversity and diversity in sexual orientation. Students will have demonstrated their support of diversity through their character, leadership, volunteerism and participation in student activities.

Chan L. Coulter Philosophy Award
Established by the Department of Philosophy in honor of Chan L. Coulter, Professor of Philosophy from 1958–1995, to be presented to a student whose achievements in philosophy display excellence and creativity and exemplify the spirit of inquiry so essential to the examined life.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Awards in Spanish
Presented to two senior Spanish majors for academic excellence in Spanish and outstanding involvement in Hispanic activities.

Robert E. Curtis Award
Established by Margaret Curtis ’52, George White, and the members of the Education Department, in honor of Robert E. Curtis, who served as a faculty member in the Department of Education from 1987–2000, to be presented to two qualified, worthy, and promising students, one in elementary and one in secondary education, who have distinguished themselves in student teaching.