Fall honors day awards

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.

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.

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.

Delta Phi Alpha Prize
Awarded to the outstanding student for the year in the Department of German.

Malcolm R. Dougherty Mathematical Award
Established by the Columbian Cutlery Company, Reading, Pennsylvania, in memory of Malcolm R. Dougherty ’42, to be awarded to the student who had the highest average in mathematics during his or her first year of college and who is working to earn part of his or her college expenses.

Dr. Carl Arnold Hanson, President Emeritus, Leadership Award
Created by his wife, Anne Keet Hanson, friends and alumni, in honor of Dr. Carl Arnold Hanson, President of Gettysburg College from 1961 to 1977. Awarded to a student who has achieved at least a 3.0 average in his or her major through the middle of the junior year and has demonstrated significant leadership abilities in one or more areas of college life

Margaret E. Fisher Memorial Scholarship Award
Created by Dr. Nelson F. Fisher ’18 in memory of his mother, to be awarded to a male student who excels in one or more varsity sports and who achieves the highest academic average among winners of varsity letters.

Samuel Garver Latin Prize
Created by the Rev. Austin S. Garver (1869) in memory of his father, to be awarded to the student who has made the greatest progress in Latin during the first year of college.

Samuel Garver Greek Prize
Created by the Rev. Austin S. Garver (1869) in memory of his father, to be awarded to the student who has made the greatest progress in Greek during the first year of college

Gettysburg College Award in Athletics
Awarded to a female student who excels in one or more varsity sports and who achieves the highest academic average among winners of varsity letters.

David H. Greenlaw Memorial Prize
Created by Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Greenlaw in memory of their son, David H. Greenlaw ’66, to be awarded to the student who has offered exceptional contributions to the College’s theatre program.

Edwin T. Greninger Award in History
Established by Edwin T. Greninger ’41, to be awarded on the basis of the quality of a student’s paper written for any of the courses in the Department of History.

James Hamilton and Lucretia Irvine Boyd Hartzell Award
Created by James Hamilton Hartzell ’24 and his wife, to be awarded to a sophomore student for outstanding scholarship and promise in the field of history.

John Alfred Hamme Awards
Two awards, established by John Alfred Hamme ’18, to be given to the two juniors who have demonstrated in the highest degree the qualities of loyalty, kindness, courtesy, true democracy, and leadership.

James Boyd Hartzell Memorial Award
Established by James Hamilton Hartzell ’24 and his wife, Lucretia Irvine Boyd Hartzell, to be awarded to a junior student majoring in economics or in management for outstanding scholarship and promise in these fields.

Mildred H. Hartzell Prize
Created by Louise B. Hartzell, in memory of her sister, Mildred H. Hartzell ’26, to be awarded to a student who shows high quality in more than scholarship; preference is given to a member of Alpha Phi Omega, the national service fraternity, or other organizations that may reflect similar quality and ideals.

Harry C. and Catherine Noffsinger Hartzell Award
Created by James Hamilton Hartzell ‘24 in memory of his parents, to be awarded to the outstanding junior student in the Department of Sociology and in the Department of Anthropology.

Hassler Latin Prize
Established by Charles W. Hassler, to be awarded to the best Latin student in the junior class.

John A. Hauser Meritorious Prize in Business
Created by the family of John A. Hauser, to be awarded to an outstanding organization and management studies major who has achieved excellence in both academic studies and campus leadership, while demonstrating good character and concern for high moral standards.

Grace C. Kenney Award
Created to honor Grace C. Kenney, an educator for 39 years at Gettysburg College, to be given to a junior or senior. First preference is given to a student who has participated in health sciences studies and who has demonstrated the highest academic accomplishments and leadership skills.

Rev. George N. Lauffer (1899) and M. Naomi Lauffer (1898) Scholarship Award
Given each year to a junior who has maintained high scholarship and who evidences outstanding ability and character. It is understood that the recipient will complete the senior year at Gettysburg College.

J. Andrew Marsh Memorial Awards
Awarded each year to the sophomore and junior students of Gettysburg College who best exemplify the “whole person” concept through positive attitude, exceptional spirit, high standards, and notable achievement, both curricular and extracurricular.

Dr. George R. Miller and Dr. Richard T. Mara First-Year Student Prize in Physics
Created by alumni and friends in memory of George R. Miller ’19 and Richard T. Mara ’48, to be awarded to a sophomore for outstanding performance in physics as a first-year student.

Toni Morrison–Wole Soyinka Africana Studies Essay Award
Given annually to the student writing the best essay in Africana studies.

Muhlenberg First Year Student Prize
Created by Dr. Frederick A. Muhlenberg (1836), to be awarded to the first-year student taking Greek or Latin who attains the highest general quality point average.

William F. Muhlenberg Award
Awarded to two juniors on the basis of character, scholarship, and proficiency in campus activities.

J. Rogers Musselman Award
Established by Peter R. Musselman in memory of his father, J. Rogers Musselman, to be awarded to a student majoring in mathematics who is proficient in the study of mathematics during his or her third year of enrollment.

Dr. John W. Ostrom Composition Awards
Established by Dr. John W. Ostrom ’26, to be awarded to the student who demonstrates the greatest overall improvement in first-year writing and to the student who demonstrates consistent excellence in English 201.

Dr. John W. Ostrom English Award
Created by Dr. John W. Ostrom ’26, to be awarded to the student who has written the best expository essay for an upper level English course.

Anthony di Palma Memorial Award
Established by the family of Anthony di Palma ‘56, to be awarded to the junior having the highest marks in history. Other things being equal, preference is given to a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

Keith Pappas Memorial Award
Given as a memorial to Keith Pappas ’74, an honors graduate who made an extraordinary contribution to the life of this College and its people. Awarded to a current student who most significantly affects the College community through the quality of his or her participation in its functions and whose divergent contributions give form to what is called Gettysburg College.

Psi Chi Junior Award
Awarded to a senior psychology major who has displayed outstanding potential and initiative throughout his or her junior year.

Major General James Milnor Roberts Distinguished ROTC Award
In memory of Major General James Milnor Roberts, who served as Chief of the Army Reserves from 1971-1975, Executive Director of the Reserve Officers Association, and Chairman of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Society, this award honors an outstanding ROTC student at Gettysburg College who possesses the qualities demonstrated by Major General Roberts, including academic excellence, dedicated leadership, and personal integrity.

Martha Ellen Sachs Prize
Created by John E. Haas in memory of his aunt, a lecturer at the College, to be awarded to a student exhibiting excellence in English composition, with consideration given to improvement made during the year.

Captain Michael D. Scotton (1982) Award
Established by David R. and Sally R. Scotton, parents of Michael D. Scotton, to be awarded to a junior who demonstrates a high degree of extracurricular activity and diligence in his or her academic work.

Senior Scholarship Prize
Established by the Class of 1996 and Mr. Robert Stockberger ’33, to be presented annually to two rising seniors who best exemplify Gettysburg College through academics and service to the campus community. The Senior Scholarship Prize Fund is augmented with future senior class gifts.

Silent Leader Award
Given in memory of Emily Silverstein ’11, a passionate member of the campus community and a fervent advocate for peace, the silent Leader Award is presented annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional and sustained dedication to enacting change through service.

Student Life Committee Award
Awarded to a student in recognition of the quiet influence he or she has exerted for the improvement of the campus community.

Tarek A. Tannous Memorial Award
Established by Jana W. Jackle, Class of 1997, in memory of Tarek A. Tannous, a member of the Class of 1996, presented to a student whose insight into global issues, interest in human nature, or passion for philosophical discourse is an inspiration to others.

Samuel P. Weaver Scholarship Prizes
Established by Samuel P. Weaver ’04, to be awarded to the two students writing the best essays on an assigned topic in the field of constitutional law and government.

The Dean Frank B. Williams Memorial Prize
Established by Suzanne H. Williams '62, family, and friends, in memory of Frank B. Williams; the Prize is presented annually to a junior or senior student, selected by a representative of the College Life Division. The student must have exceptional leadership in student affairs, strength of character, integrity, be compassionate to other students, and have made positive contributions to the college community and/or the Gettysburg community.

Earl E. Ziegler Junior Mathematics Award
Created by Phi Delta Theta alumni, to be given in honor of Earl E. Ziegler, associate professor of mathematics at Gettysburg College from 1935- 1968. Awarded to the mathematics major who has the highest average in mathematics through the junior year.