Cornell University

April 28 2013

Students, Professors Honored

McPherson event recognizes students and faculty members

McPherson AwardsMore than 25 students and five professors were honored at ILR's 20th annual McPherson Honors and Awards event.

Faculty members were nominated by their students for exemplary teaching and mentoring awards, and students were selected by faculty for outstanding scholarship, leadership and service to the community.

Seniors who are candidates for graduation with the honors designation, which includes completion of a research project and thesis, were also recognized during Thursday's program at the Statler Hotel.

Professor George Boyer, the school’s director of teaching, and Student Services Director Laura Lewis led the program.

  • Gary Fields, General Mills Award for Exemplary Graduate Teaching 
  • Eli Friedman, MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching 
  • Paul Velleman, MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching 
  • Liz Karns, Robert N. Stern Mentoring Award 
  • David Lipsky, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellowship

Students receiving awards were:

  • Simon Boehme ’14, Truman Scholarship and Stuart Linnick Memorial Prize 
  • Shane Seppinni ’13, SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence 
  • Alex Bores ’13, Merrill Presidential Scholar and Daniel Alpern Award 
  • Lucas Kowalczyk ’13, Merrill Presidential Scholar 
  • Elizabeth Spivak ’13, Daniel Alpern Award 
  • Amy Dreisiger ’13, James Campbell Award 
  • Jonathan Weinberg ’13, Irving M. Ives Senior Award 
  • Erica Mildner ’13, John O’Donnell Prize in Labor Law 
  • Jessica Reif ’13, Salvatore Family Prize in American History 
  • Todd Dickey MS ’13/Ph.D. ’14, Seidman Prize 
  • Leighann George ’13, Seidman Prize 
  • Shane Seppinni ’13, Edward M. Snyder Prize in Statistics 
  • Alyssa Esber ’13, Stuart Linnick Memorial Prize

Candidates for graduation with honors are:

  • Won Sun "Flora" Baik ’13 
  • Alex Bores ’13 
  • Frederic Brace ’13 
  • Sebastian Deri ’13 
  • Roneal Desai ’13 
  • Amy Dreisiger ’13 
  • Adam Gitlin ’13 
  • Leighann George ’13 
  • Shannon Isaacs ’13 
  • Rishu Jain ’13 
  • Noah Karr Kaitin ’13 
  • Lucas Kowalczyk ’13 
  • Angela Lu ’13 
  • Paul Maier ’13 
  • Jeffrey Schick ’13 
  • Brennan Schrade ’13 
  • Needhy Shah ’13 
  • Zachary Smith ’13 
  • Saba Vahdat ’13