Cornell University

April 30 2012

ILR Awards

McPherson AwardsProfessors and students honored at McPherson event

At ILR's McPherson Honors and Awards banquet, four ILR faculty members won awards for exemplary teaching and mentoring and 17 students were honored for outstanding scholarship, leadership and service to the community.

Twenty-two seniors who are candidates for graduation with honors also were acknowledged at the 19th annual event at the Statler Hotel Thursday.

The names of award recipients were presented by ILR Director of Teaching Professor George Boyer and ILR Director of Student Services Laura Lewis. They included:

  • Professor Kate Bronfenbrenner, Kendall S. Carpenter Memorial Advising Award
  • Professor Risa Lieberwitz, MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching
  • Professor Veronica Martinez-Matsuda, MacIntyre Award for Exemplary Teaching
  • Professor Dan Cohen, Robert N. Stern Mentoring Award
  • Alex Bores, Truman Scholar
  • Melanie Berdecia, SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
  • Gleb Drobkov, SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence
  • Ethan Erickson, Merrill Presidential Scholar and Linnick Memorial Prize
  • Rob Solomon, Merrill Presidential Scholar
  • Matt Danzer, Daniel Alpern Award
  • Kalisha Dessources, Daniel Alpern Award
  • Sofya Muftishvili, James Campbell Award
  • Alyssa O'Connor, Irving M. Ives Senior Award
  • Geoffrey Rosenthal, John O’Donnell Prize in Labor Law
  • Sarah Benowich, Salvatore Family Prize in American History
  • Paul Maier, Salvatore Family Prize in American History
  • Tashlin Lakhani, Seidman Prize
  • Kalisha Dessources, Seidman Prize
  • Michael O'Donnell, Edward M. Snyder Prize in Statistics
  • Charles Clausner, Stuart Linnick Memorial Prize
  • Anna Favrot, Stuart Linnick Memorial Prize
  • Brian Nathanson, Eric Lawrence Ehrenberg Memorial Prize  

Candidates for graduation with honors are:

  • Melanie Berdecia
  • Peter Bouris
  • Deborah Cho
  • Soolean Choy
  • Matt Danzer
  • Kalisha Dessources
  • Jenna Dorfman-Tandlich
  • Eva Drago
  • Eden Ellis
  • Ethan Erickson
  • Mary Finn
  • Austin Moag
  • Darya Moldavskaya
  • Alyssa O'Connor
  • Michael O'Donnell
  • Deanna Ping
  • Anna Predleus
  • Emily Ranson
  • Nathan Schwartzberg
  • Robert Solomon
  • Kathleen Soo Hoo
  • Phoebe Yu