This has been a big week for SOAN students and faculty, as our department brought in a number of major awards. On the student side, senior Evan Chartier won SOAN’s Award for Academic Excellence in Sociology and Anthropology, which is awarded to the SOAN major with the highest departmental GPA. SOAN’s other major award, the Ramshaw Service Award, is named for our departed colleague Warren Ramshaw, and recognizes outstanding community service and academic achievement; this year the Ramshaw Service Award was given to two SOAN seniors, Sarah Ebner and Shaina Kaplan.
Several other SOAN seniors also won other academic and community service awards this year, including Tess Christiansen, Hannah Fitton, Jessica Hall, Sam Lee, Jennifer Rivera, Marshall Scott, Marvin Vilma, and Gillian Weaver. Evan Chartier actually won a BUNCH of awards, including Colgate’s most prestigious award for graduating seniors, the Colgate Alumni Corporation 1819 Award. Congratulations to all our student awardees—we are very proud of you and your accomplishments!
Two SOAN faculty were also honored this week with major distinctions. Professor Rhonda Levine won the 2014 French Prize for Inspirational Teaching, and Professor Mary Moran was named 2014 AAUP Professor of the Year. Congratulations—these recognitions are very well-deserved!