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Student Awards

The following awards are presented to students at the annual Dorr Dinner which takes place in Winter term of each academic year.


Undergraduate Student Awards


Eugene and Elizabeth Singer Award for Academic Excellence

To be given to a Junior in Geology before their final year of coursework. The award will be based on GPA and rigor of coursework. The student must be a US citizen or permanent resident.


Department Award for Academic Excellence
2021 Jonathan Hoffman, Claire Zwiers
2020 Anastasia Alexandrova, Olivia Mathiesen
2019 Kristen Hayden
2018 Sirawich Pipatprathanporn, Serena Scholz
2017 Charlotte Connop
2016 Molly Moroz
2015 Jesse Fenno
2014 Kevin Roback, Alex Thompson
2013 Peter Chutcharavan
2012 Megan Mueller
2011 Keegan Melstrom
2010 Alistair Hayden
2009 Alexander Costakis


Camp Davis Field Geologist Award

To the student with the highest letter grade in the Advanced Field Geology course at Camp Davis. In the event of a tie, the winner will be decided by a vote of all the course instructors.


Camp Davis Field Geologist Award
2021 Lindsey Lammlin, Elizabeth Ratajczyk, Ryan Foley
2020 Lydia Pinkham, Ellie Simon, Eden Blutstein
2019 Bianca Gallina, Lily Matlof
2018 Williiam Arnuk, Isabel Engelhart, Ryan Horwitz, Ian Vamossy
2017 Michael Radke, Katherine Swager, Alex Dworman, Raquel Goosey 
2016 Jeffrey Bennett, Sarah Washabaugh, Ryan Graham
2015 Ryan Gabelman
2014 Chris Whalen
2013 Megan Mueller
2012 Zachary Calamari
2011 Evin Maguire
2010 Luke Pettinga
2009 David Azzolini
2008 Megan Tuura
2007 Karen Kimm
2006 Kory Pund
2005 Hetaher Wittington
2004 Erin DiMaggio
2003 David Whipp
2002 Emily Johnson
2001 Douglas Boyer


Alumni Undergraduate Award

To a junior or senior nominated by the Faculty or GeoClub who displays a high level of involvement and commitment to the intellectual life of the department. 


Alumni Undergraduate Award
2021 Hannah Bartlett, Claire Zwiers
2020 Lydia Pinkham
2019 Bianca Gallina
2018 Drake Yarian
2017 Megan Hendrick
2016 Jess Hicks
2015 Aaron Kurz
2014 Anna Clinger
2013 Tess Nugent
2012 Marissa Gunarsson
2011 Alistair Hayden
2010 Patrick Hastings
2009 Lauren Miller
2008 Eric Portenga, Kelly Umlauf
2007 Sara Worsham
2006 Megan Tuura
2005 Monamie Bhadra
2003 Tanya Shavalia
2002 Tracy Kolb
2001 Douglas Boyer, Demi Spounias


Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award

To be given to a fourth year student who is eligible to graduate in May, with a minimum GPA of 3.5. The award will be based on GPA, rigor of coursework, and participation in independent research within the department.

Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award
2021 Olivia Mathiesen, Trent Stegink
2020 Henry Schnaidt 
2019 Serena Scholz
2018 William Arnuk, Austin Carter
2017 Junjie Dong, Peiyun Zhu
2016 Kevin Roback, Aaron Kurz
2015 Allison Sharrar
2014 Andrea Davila, Madeline Dibble, Chris Whalen
2013 Nathan Kerns
2012 Keegan Melstrom, Sul Gi Ye Park
2011 Mastura Johari, Ka Yan, Semechah Lui
2010 Ellie Ferguson
2009 Jessica Zinger, Mary Peterson
2008 Kelly Umlauf
2007 Jessicas Malone, Megan Tuura
2006 Karen Kimm
2005 Brian Ellis
2004 Lora Armstrong, Emily O'Donnell
2003 Emily Johnson
2002 Douglas Boyer, Demi Spounias
2001 Laura Holladay