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Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Awards & Prizes

Whether it’s in the classroom, in the lab, at a conference, or in the field, students in our biological sciences department excel, and they are frequently recognized by the College and external organizations for their achievements. Here are some awards available to Cedar Crest students in our biological sciences programs.

Beta Beta Beta Award
Given by the Theta Psi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta to the senior concentrating in biology who has achieved academic excellence and has made substantial contributions to Tri Beta and the department of biological sciences

Donald E. Morel Award in Nuclear Medicine Technology
Given to the student who has achieved academic excellence in the clinical year

J. Robert Halma Prize
Given in memory of J. Robert (“Bob”) Halma, professor in the department of biological sciences for 37 years

Professor Halma was a noted and respected expert on the natural history and geology of the Lehigh Valley and the Pocono Mountains, as well as an accomplished artist and illustrator. This award is given to the senior whose academic work and community engagement best reflect Professor Halma’s ideals of scientific scholarship and stewardship of the environment.

Kent Fitzgerald Prize in Neuroscience
Given in honor of Kent Fitzgerald, the second director of Cedar Crest College’s neuroscience program in the department of biological sciences.

This award is given to the senior majoring in neuroscience whose academic excellence and commitment to campus life, including community service, best reflect Dr. Fitzgerald’s ideals.

Noble/Baird Scientific Award
Given to the senior who demonstrates outstanding accomplishment and shows promise for a career in medicine

Recognition From External Organizations
Here are a few awards our biological science students have earned recently from external organizations:

  • Catherine Mogle ’11: Second place for undergraduate posters at the annual meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience in Oct., 2010
  • Kayla Sween ’11: First place poster at the annual meeting of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience