University Awards


The Binghamton University Foundation grants approximately $50,000 annually in undergraduate and graduate student awards from its restricted and unrestricted funds. Consideration for awards is given to students who have been nominated by faculty, staff, or fellow students. Award recipients are selected by representatives of the various academic departments or organizations that sponsor the award to recognize excellence and to honor students for exemplary service. No application process exists for awards, differing in this respect from scholarships and fellowships. Notification is made either at recognition ceremonies for senior students or at the Foundation Reception honoring scholarship and award recipients.


ALL UNIVERSITY

John Bilos Alumni Athletic Award: Given to a graduating senior female and a graduating senior male who have shown outstanding performance in athletics.

Jerry E. Cunningham Memorial Award: Estab lished in memory of the coordinator of financial assistance for Binghamton's Educational Opportu nity Program. This award is given to an EOP student with a minimum 2.5 GPA, who has an unmet financial need and the ability to demonstrate experience or interest in human services as evidenced by career goals, an internship and/or extracurricular activities.

Mary V. Faughnan Memorial Award: Awarded to a graduating senior who, through his or her own high standards for individual conduct and participation in campus activities, contributes to the quality of campus life.

Foundation Award for Outstanding Performance in Athletics: Presented to a graduating senior who has shown outstanding leadership and performance in athletics.

Foundation Award for Outstanding Performance in Extracurricular Activities: Awarded to a graduating senior who has shown outstanding performance and leadership in extracurricular activities.

Richard Hall Humanitarian Award: Given to an African American student with at least a 2.5 GPA, who has made local, national, or global contribu tions to the African American community via the University.

Fred Handte Memorial Award: Established in 1988 in memory of Fred Handte, 1987 editor-in-chief of the student newspaper Pipe Dream. This award is given to a junior or senior involved with the Pipe Dream.

Edward A. Imm Award: Established in memory of a founding member of the Public Relations Society of the Southern Tier. This award is given to an outstanding graduating senior who intends to pursue a career in public relations.

Nell Jackson Memorial Award: Established in honor of the late director of physical education and athletics at Binghamton. This award is given to an outstanding graduating female student-athlete.

Orthopedic Associates Student Trainer Award: Donated by Orthopedic Associates. This award is given to a graduating senior who has significantly contributed to the athletic program and the care of athletes at Binghamton. The award is based on dedication, leadership, and willingness to learn about the sports medicine field.

Outstanding Hispanic-American Student Award: Awarded to acknowledge outstanding academic achievement as well as services and contributions to the University and/or local community by a graduating senior of Hispanic descent.

Mrs. Francis Pettus Memorial Incentive Scholar ship Award: Awarded to an African American freshman for outstanding achievement and promise of leadership.

Pauline J. Piaker Memorial Award: Established in 1996 by Professor Philip M. Piaker in memory of his wife. The award is based on an essay pertaining to harmonizing relations between Jewish and other ethnic groups.

Henrietta L. Pitler Award: Established by Lawrence Pitler and presented to a graduating senior female who has excelled both as a scholar and as a student leader.

Jake Pitler Athletic Award: Presented by Lawrence Pitler to a graduating senior male who has contributed to athletics at Binghamton. The award is based on athletic achievement, leadership, and other meaningful contributions to the University and is not limited to varsity athletics.

Mary Richardson Award: Established in honor of the first associate vice president for student life who retired in 1981. This award is given to an outstand ing student organization at Convocation.

Rishel/Searles Memorial Award: Awarded to a graduating senior with outstanding academic excellence and service to the University and/or the community.

1986 Senior Class Award: Given to either a sophomore, junior, or senior who has exhibited a strong involvement in campus activities and has maintained a B average or its equivalent.

Albert Tillman Memorial Award: Awarded in memory of a former EOP student to a graduating senior in the Educational Opportunity Program with the best achievement record.


HARPUR COLLEGE

Ursula H. Africa Award: Established by Professor Thomas Africa in memory of Ursula Africa. This award is given to two sophomore students for outstanding performance in German.

Aswad Family Award for Excellence: Given to an outstanding graduating senior who reflects high ethical ideals and has been accepted to a medical school.

Award for Excellence in Arabic: Given to an outstanding graduating student of Arabic.

Award for Excellence in Biochemistry: Presented annually to outstanding senior biochemistry majors, based on their academic excellence and research capability.

Award for Excellence in Economics: Presented annually to a graduating senior demonstrating scholarship and promise of a career in economics.

Award for Excellence in Mathematical Sciences: Given to the outstanding graduating senior majoring in mathematical sciences.

Awards for Excellence in Political Science: Presented to a graduating senior for demonstrated excellence in academic study, research, writing, and/or application of knowledge in the field of political science.

Cecil Bacheller Award for Excellence in Romance Languages and Literatures: Awarded annually to a graduating major in the department with the highest achievement.

Stevenson Barrett Memorial Award: Established by Professor Emerita Roberta Schlosser. This award was named to honor a former music faculty member (1971-78) and a distinguished, internation ally known vocal coach and accompanist. The award is presented to the Music Department senior who achieves the highest level of vocal performance or vocal accompaniment.

Glenn G. Bartle Class of '52 Award: Given to an outstanding graduating senior in geological sciences, who best emulates Glenn Bartle's ideal of academic excellence. The award is named for the first President of Harpur College.

Lathrop V. Beale Prize: Given in honor of Professor Beale by the Sociology Department to an undergraduate submitting the best essay or term paper in a sociology course.

Helen P. Beard Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics: Established by Gerald Miller '67 in honor of Professor Beard, who retired in 1982. This award is given to a Harpur College junior or senior mathematics major who plans to pursue a college teaching career.

Jack Berman Theatre Award: Given annually to outstanding third-year undergraduates in the Theatre Department in either the performance or production areas, whose service and achievement creates an expectation of significant contribution in the student's senior year.

Claudia Bernardo Memorial Award for Excellence in Humanities: Established by Distinguished Service Professor Aldo S. Bernardo, chair of the Humanities Division during 1959-67, in memory of his wife. It is given annually to two graduating seniors for outstanding work in a humanities discipline, excluding the fine arts.

Cingranelli Prize in American Politics and Public Policy: Established by Matthew Shafit '81, awarded to a graduating senior who excels in political science and has completed an internship with a government agency.

Ralph Digman Prize in Geology: Awarded by the Department of Geological Sciences to an outstanding senior geology major.

George R. Dunham Poetry Prize: Awarded annually to a graduating student whose poems have been selected in open competition by an outside judge.

Portia Dunham Award in Fiction: Presented annually to a graduating creative writing student whose work in fiction has been selected in open competition by an outside judge.

Faculty Award for Excellence and Service in Anthropology: Awarded to recognize the achieve ments and contributions of a graduating senior anthropology major who has an outstanding record of academic excellence, has made significant service contributions to the department, and has enhanced undergraduate-faculty interaction.

Filley Award in International Relations: Presented to a political science major who has performed unusually well in the international aspect of the department's program.

Foundation Awards for Academic Excellence: Given to three graduating seniors for their superior academic achievement.

Foundation Award for Creative Work in the Fine Arts: Presented to four students, one each in art, cinema, music, and theatre.

Friars Foundation Scholarship/Award: Awarded to students engaged in the study of the performing arts, drama, music, and/or theater design.

Philip Friedheim Memorial Award: This memorial fund honors Professor Freidheim, a member of the music faculty for several years before his death in 1987. It is presented to an outstanding graduating master's student in any field of music specialization.

Eugene C. Gerhart Senior Law Award: Presented to the graduating senior holding the highest overall GPA at the end of the first semester of the senior year, and has been accepted at an accredited law school.

Amy M. Gilbert Prize in History: Presented annually to an outstanding graduating senior for excellence in history.

Mathew Goldstein Memorial Scholarship Award: Presented to an outstanding graduating senior in anthropology who is planning to pursue a graduate career in anthropology or related endeavors.

James D. Grierson Award for Excellence in Botany: Established in memory of Professor Grierson, who devoted his teaching career to inspiring botany students. This award is given to a graduating senior majoring in biology who has demonstrated excellence in, and enthusiasm, for the botanical sciences.

Guardian Insurance Company Award: Given annually in the spring and fall to two graduating seniors on the basis of their performance in preparatory courses and successful completion of Part I of the actuarial exam.

Albert V. House Prize in History: Established in memory of Professor House, who taught at Binghamton from 1948 when it was known as Triple Cities College. This award is given to a distinguished graduating senior majoring in US history.

C. Max Hull Award: Awarded by the Department of Chemistry to an undergraduate for work in organic chemistry.

Italian-American Memorial Award: Established by a local Italian-American group in honor of Aldo S. Bernardo, first professor of Italian at Bingham ton. It is awarded annually to an undergraduate and a graduate student for outstanding work in Italian studies.

Jewish Federation of Broome County Award for Excellence in Hebrew Studies: Awarded to a graduating senior excelling in Hebrew language and culture.

George E. Moore Award for Academic Achieve ment in Physics: Established by family and friends in memory of Professor Moore. This award is presented to seniors majoring in any physics program.

Most Promising Translator Awards, Undergradu ate and Graduate: Gift by Translators of Western New York to Binghamton's Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP), awarded to the most promising undergraduate and graduate translators.

Music Faculty Award: Given to an outstanding graduating senior who majored in music.

Samuel Newhouse Foundation Prizes: Awarded annually to a senior in creative writing, in fiction, and in poetry.

Martin A. Paul Award in Chemistry: Established to honor a member of the original faculty of Harpur College. This award is presented to a graduating senior for excellence in chemistry.

Jacob and Sarah Piaker Memorial Award for Excellence in Judaic Studies: Presented by Philip and Abraham Piaker in honor of their parents. The award is given to a graduating senior in Judaic studies.

Edward M. Prentice Award: Established through Mr. Prentice's estate to honor a graduating senior who has demonstrated distinguished character, scholarship, and contribution to the academic and extracurricular life of the University.

Ringle Award for Academic Excellence: Presented to a graduate student for significant scholarly achievement in the program in philosophy and computer systems science.

Emilio Roma III Memorial Award: Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior for extraordinary service rendered to the program in philosophy, politics, and law during the academic year.

Ruth Friedland Seiwatz Memorial Award: Established by the late Professor Isadore Freidland in memory of his daughter. This award is given to an outstanding graduating senior.

Johan N. Semaan Award: Awarded to a graduating senior who writes the best article in a Binghamton University student newspaper dealing with racism, discrimination, or abuse of human rights of minority groups, while enhancing harmony on campus.

Alex Shrift Award for Excellence in Scientific Writing: Established in memory of Professor Shrift who taught at Binghamton from 1966 until his death in 1992. This award is given to a senior student who has demonstrated excellence in scientific writing.

N. Theodore Sommer Pre-Law Award: Established in honor of the past Foundation president and Harpur College alumnus of 1958. The award is given to a senior with an outstanding record of academic achievement who plans to attend law school and who has demonstrated a commitment to community service, either on or off campus.

Susquenango Kennel Club Award: Given to an outstanding senior Broome, Chenango, Delaware, or Tioga County resident (or out-of-area recipients if there are no local candidates). A strong academic record and acceptance into veterinary school are the primary award criteria.

Mildred Sweet Memorial Liberal Arts Award: Endowed by Mrs. Sweet's husband. This award is given to an outstanding undergraduate student for academic excellence in the liberal arts.

Dale B. Terry Award: Established in memory of Dale Terry, former director of admissions and student development from 1970 to 1975. This award is given to a senior majoring in biology, chemistry, or physics who has shown the greatest improvement in his or her major field.

Theatre Department Award in Fine Arts: Given to an outstanding graduating senior for outstanding service and achievement in theatre production.

Annette Van Howe Awards: Given to a sopho more and a junior woman having the highest scholastic average in their respective classes.

Vasilew Award in Rhetoric: Established in honor of Professor Eugene Vasilew, founder and former director of the rhetoric program. This award is given to a rhetoric major.

Don A. Watters Award: Awarded to a graduating senior in recognition of outstanding service and achievement in theatre and dance.

Bruce Weinberg Memorial Award: Established in memory of a psychology student who died in 1981. This award is given to a student involved in psychological counseling services to students.

Edward Weisband Award for Distinguished Achievement in Political Science: Established by Professor Weisband. This award is given to a graduating senior in political science with an outstanding academic record who has, in addition, made a distinguished contribution to the undergraduate program while in political science at Harpur College, and who has demonstrated a deep commitment to public affairs and public service.

James H. Wilmoth Awards for Excellence in Biology: Established in memory of Professor Wilmoth. Two awards are given to graduating seniors with outstanding academic records in biology or biochemistry.


DECKER SCHOOL OF NURSING

The Decker Foundation Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence: Presented to a graduating student in the baccalaureate accelerated track program. The award recognizes academic excellence based on a Binghamton University GPA of 3.9 or above in all upper division nursing coursework and excellence in clinical practice.

Decker School of Nursing Faculty Award in Clinical Excellence: Presented to a graduating senior to recognize excellence in clinical practice.

Foundation Award for Academic Excellence: Presented to an outstanding graduating senior.


SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Foundation Award for Academic Excellence: Presented to an outstanding graduating senior student.

Marine Midland Award for Excellence in the School of Education and Human Development: Given to an outstanding senior student in SEHD, for academic excellence combined with other areas of service, accomplishment, or special participation.


SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Donna Curley Memorial Accounting Scholarship Award: Established in memory of the late Donna Curley ('89). This award is given to an outstanding female junior accounting major.

Foundation Award for Academic Excellence: Presented to an outstanding graduating senior.

U.S. Greene Auditing Award: Endowed by Urban S. Greene, CPA, Binghamton. This award is given to a graduating senior who has excelled in courses in auditing.

Thomas J. Kelly Memorial Summer Research Award: Established by Dean Thomas F. Kelly in memory of his father. This award is given to a doctoral student for summer research.

Lawrence Knaphle Award in International Management: Established in 1989 by Lawrence Knaphle. This award is given to an outstanding graduate student who has excelled in the field of

international management research, as demonstrated by the best paper or research project.

National Contract Management Association Award: Awarded to a School of Management junior and/or first-year MBA or MS in accounting graduate student who demonstrates academic excellence and the ability to realize his/her career goals. Special consideration is given to applicants who indicate a desire to pursue careers in some aspect of federal contract administration.

Philip M. Piaker Award for Commitment to Excellence: Established to honor graduating seniors who, through leadership efforts in promoting the ideals of service and ethical standards in the profession of accounting, best exemplify the qualities demonstrated by Professor Piaker.

Sales and Marketing Executives Leadership Award: Presented to an undergraduate or graduate student who has demonstrated leadership in the marketing community.

Mitchell Titus and Company Scholarship Award for Excellence in Accounting: Awarded to a junior minority student who is pursuing the study of accounting.


THOMAS J. WATSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, APPLIED SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY

American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Section Award: Given for high academic achievement and service to ASME. Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior.

Foundation Award for Academic Excellence: Given to an outstanding graduating senior.

The Goel Prize for Academic Excellence in Graduate Studies: Given to a matriculated graduate student who, through course grades and other activities, exhibits academic excellence during the first year of graduate studies.

Hakuto/Universal Prize: Awarded to an under graduate engineering student who has demonstrated superior academic performance and has given evidence of interest in fostering international business cooperation.

Floyd H. Lawson Senior Prize in Engineering: Established in 1988 in honor of Floyd H. Lawson. This award is given to two first semester seniors, one in electrical engineering and one in mechanical engineering.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Chapter 35 Award: Awarded to a first semester junior student with interest in manufacturing.


ALUMNI AWARD

Edward Weisband Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service or Contributions to Public Affairs: Recognizes one alumnus/alumna each year whose life, work, career, and contributions exemplify the highest standards of public service and deepest dedication to public affairs and sustenance of the common good at home and abroad.