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Moravian College
Commencement

Award Recipients

Given During Commencement

The Alumni Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

To a graduating senior in the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences on the basis of grade-point average, independent study, and involvement in college and/or community affairs. Awarded by the Moravian College Alumni Association.
Benjamin P. Seitz


The Alumni Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the School of Natural and Health Sciences

To a graduating senior in the School of Natural and Health Sciences on the basis of grade-point average, independent study, and involvement in college and/or community affairs. Awarded by the Moravian College Alumni Association.
Brittany M. Strausser 


The Alumni Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Interdisciplinary Studies

To a graduating senior in interdisciplinary studies on the basis of grade-point average, independent study, and involvement in college and/or community affairs. Awarded by the Moravian College Alumni Association.
Shane Alexander Hansen


The Timothy M. Breidegam Memorial Student Service Award

To the student who has unselfishly given his or her service to the college community, following the example of Timothy M. Breidegam of the Class of 1978.
Eric L. Morton Jr.


The Charles A. Albrecht Memorial Award

To the senior class member or members with the best four-year record at Moravian College in scholarship and effective participation in student activities.
Lauren Marie Bertucci · Angela Marie Kilburg


The Master of Business Administration Award

To the graduating MBA student with the highest grade-point average in courses taken at the graduate level.
Morgan Keschl


The Master of Science Achievement in Nursing Award

To a master of science student selected by the nursing faculty for outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional practice.
Maryfrances E. Watchous


The Moravian College RN to BSN Nursing Excellence Award

To an RN to BSN student who, in the judgment of the nursing faculty, has displayed educational commitment and academic excellence, based on outstanding student performance and professionalism throughout the program of study.
Natalia Tikhonova


The Graduate Education Thesis Award

To the candidate for the master of education or master of arts in teaching degree whose thesis meets the highest standards of scholarship, critical reflection, and benefit to the practice, in honor of excellence in teacher action research.
Steven Anthony Kapral


The Outstanding Master of Science in Athletic

Training Student Award To the athletic training student selected by the graduate faculty for outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional practice.
Shawn Francis Fliszar


Moravian College Awards Ceremony 2018

Given Prior To Commencement

The Zeta Psi Award

To the art major who, in the judgment of the art faculty, has demonstrated leadership ability, a superior scholastic record, and outstanding artistic achievement.
Angela Kilburg


The Daniel W. Tereshko Memorial Prize in Studio Art

To the senior art major who has demonstrated outstanding creative, technical, and intellectual achievement in the field of studio art.
Emese Jordan


The Biological Sciences Prize

To the senior biology major who has best demonstrated excellence in academics, in the conduct and dissemination of research, and in his or her contributions to the department.
Brandon Dimick


The Biochemistry Prize

To a student who, in the judgment of the biochemistry faculty, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in biochemistry and shows potential for significant future contributions to biochemistry or related fields.
Kayla Troutman


The American Chemical Society Award

Upon recommendation of the chemistry faculty, to a senior chemistry major with an outstanding academic record and promise of an academic or research career in chemistry or a related discipline.
Robert Hillman


The Edwin L. Stockton Prize in Economics and Business

To the senior with the highest cumulative GPA in the Department of Economics and Business.
Lauren Bertucci


The Willis N. Baer Award

To the economics and business student who has shown the greatest improvement over a period of five terms. Austin Markowski The Patricia Erskine Memorial Award To the junior or senior Moravian College Theatre Company member who has contributed most to that organization.
Leanna Altenburg


The English Prize

To the graduating English major who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of literature and language.
Sara Weidner


The James M. Beck Oratorical Prize

To a student demonstrating excellence in the art of public speaking.
Vina-Andrea Aguirre and Makenna Masenheimer


The James M. Beck Shakespeare Essay Prize

For the best essay on a Shakespearean topic by a student.
Kelsie Lynn


The Zinzendorf Prize

To the graduating senior English major with the highest cumulative GPA in English.
Skylar Eidem


The Environmental Science Prize

To a senior environmental science major for outstanding academic achievement in the study of environmental issues.
Maria Manz


The Environmental Policy and Economics Prize

To a senior environmental policy and economics major for outstanding academic achievement in the study of environmental issues.
Jacqulyn Cook


The Irving S. Amrhein Prize in French and Spanish

To a graduating senior for distinguished work in French and Spanish.
Carol Hanna


The History Prize

To the history major who, in the judgment of the Department of History, has demonstrated excellence in historical scholarship and shows the most promise of future achievement.
Skylar Eidem


The E.C. Schultz History Prize

To a student who has demonstrated distinction in historical scholarship and indicated a commitment to continued excellence and studies in the field, according to the wishes of Edward C. Schultz ’62.
Brittany Burda


The Marlyn A. Rader Memorial Prize in Mathematics

To a student who, having completed at least six courses in mathematics at the College, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics.
Brittany Strausser


The Al Lazaro Memorial Jazz Prize

To a music major of the current junior or senior class who has shown significant growth and excellence in jazz performance. Awarded in memory of standout student jazz performer Al Lazaro.
Patrick Kerssen


The Leon Prokofy Leonovich Memorial Prize

To a member of the sophomore class who has shown significant growth and excellence in the study of music.
Steven Berger


The T. Edgar Shields Memorial Prize in Music

To a member of the graduating class for progress and proficiency in music studies.
Amber Emerson


The Judith Green Memorial Prize

To a music student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and an exceptional talent in writing about music or has demonstrated excellence in musical scholarship and shows promise for future achievement.
Amber Emerson


The Steven K. Van Auken Memorial Prize in Music Performance

To a member of the sophomore or junior class for notable achievement in vocal or instrumental performance.
Kayleigh Bennett


The Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award

To an outstanding music major at or near the end of the student’s junior year.
Kayleigh Bennett


The Betty Airestock Moore Prize

To the most outstanding junior keyboard musician during his or her second semester junior year.
Holly Hinkle and Eliana Zebro


The Neuroscience Award

To a senior neuroscience major who has demonstrated excellence in academic and research pursuits in understanding the brain and behavior.
River Jordan


The Priscilla Payne Hurd Prize in Nursing

To a nursing student selected on the basis of overall outcomes of academics, professionalism, student involvement in campus programming, athletics, and community care.
Cortney Vrabel


The Nursing Practice Excellence Award

To the nursing student who has demonstrated outstanding performance in practice excellence and professionalism.
Jessica Lawton


The Douglas R. Anderson Prize in Philosophy

To a graduating philosophy major who, in the judgment of the Department of Philosophy, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of philosophy and outstanding service and leadership within the department.
Colton Carlisle


The Frederick (Jiggs) McConnell Prize in Moral Philosophy

To a graduating senior who, in the judgment of the Department of Philosophy, has demonstrated excellence in moral philosophy.
Hannah Matthews


The Ronald J. Stupak Award

To a student who, in the judgment of the political science faculty, has performed distinguished work in political science.
Rosemary Roberts


The Albert Ferkel Jr. Memorial Prize

To a senior political science major for demonstrated service in raising awareness of social justice issues to his or her fellow students.
Karina Fuentes


The Psi Chi Service Award

To a Psi Chi member who has shown outstanding achievement, dedication, enthusiasm, and participation in the field of psychology.
Erin Adolt


The Theta Alpha Kappa Undergraduate Achievement Award

To a Theta Alpha Kappa member who has shown outstanding achievement and dedication to excellence in religious studies and theology.
Eric Yeakel


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Outstanding Achievement Award in Women’s Studies and Advocacy

To a senior student who shows exceptional promise in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies.
Marisa Vinciguerra