Departmental Awards

Francis R. Aumann Award for Distinguished Senior AchievementPhoto of Jayan Nair

The Francis R. Aumann Award is presented to the best all-around senior students in political science. This award was established by alumni, friends, and associates of Dr. Aumann, professor emeritus, as a way of rewarding scholastic excellence and promoting the academic goals of the department. The winners receive $500. 

Photo of TJ Beavers2016 Award Recipients:

Mr. Timothy Beavers

Mr. Jayan Nair

Ms. Robin Smith

 

Francis R. Aumann Award for Distinguished Junior Achievement

The Francis R. Aumann Award for Distinguished Junior Achievement is presented to the best all-around third-year students in political science. The winners receive $500. 

Winners of the Aumann Junior prize2016 Award Recipients: 

Ms. Jenna Gravalis

Ms. Hyeji Kim

Mr. Samuel Whipple

 

 

 

Lawrence J.R. Herson Award for Academic Excellence

The Herson Award recognizes those seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence and are graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA. The award is named in honor of one of our most distinguished emeritus faculty, Lawrence J.R. Herson, a long-time member of the department who served as Department Chair and went on to become Dean of the College. The winners receive $250.

Image of student2016 Recipients: 

Mr. Cain Crouse

Mr. Alex Downie

Mr. Raymond Gans

 

 

William Jennings Bryan Prize for Best Paper in American Politics and Political Theory

This award was established by Mr. Bryan in 1898 and is given for the best papers written for a course in the field of American Politics and Political Theory. The winners receive $250.

Steven Mahr2016 Recipient for American Politics: 

Mr. Russell Patterson

Honorable Mention: Ms. Kaile Kilner

2016 Recipient for Political Theory: 

Steven Mahr

 

Jacobina Aman Award for Best Paper in Comparative Politics and International Relations

This award was established in 1959 with a bequest from Katherine A. Siebert in memory of her mother, Jacobina Aman, and is given for the best paper written for a course in the field of International Relations or Comparative Politics. The winners receive $250. 

Spencer Dirrig2016 Recipients for Comparative Politics: 

Mr. Spencer Dirrig

Honorable Mention: Ms. Rachel Skrewer

2016 Recipients for International Relations: 

Mr. Joe Twinem

Honorable Mention: Ms. Robin Smith

 

Henry R. Spencer Award for Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis in Political Science

Max Mauerman2016 Recipient: 

Mr. Jayan Nair

Honorable Mention: Mr. Max Mauerman

 

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