Student Profile
Lizzy Sunderhaus'12

Lizzy is an award winning scholar/athlete.

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Scholarships, Awards & Prizes

Whether it’s in the classroom, in the lab, at a conference, or in the field, Cedar Crest College forensic science students perform high-quality work, and they are frequently recognized by the College and external organizations for their achievements. Here are some of the recent award-winning students from our program:

Outstanding Forensic Science Senior Award

This award is based on excellence in academics, active participation in the Forensic Science Student Organization (FSSO) and professional involvement. Recent winners of this award include:

2013 – Daniella Mendez
2012 - Elizabeth Sunderhaus
2011 – Jennifer Bonetti
2010 – Caitlyn Hauke
2009 – Kellen Millner
2008 – Stacie Kaufman
2007 – Skye Mullarkey
2006 – Nani Watimar
2005 – Jennifer Hannum
2004 – Nicole LaRosa

Scholarships, Awards and Prizes from External Organizations

Many of the most prestigious forensic science organizations in the nation have recognized Cedar Crest College forensic science students. Some of the recent honors include:

Lizzie Martin ‘13 – Peter R. De Forest Forensic Science Student Research Award (best undergraduate research presentation), 2012 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists.

Heather Moody ‘13 – Peter R. De Forest Forensic Science Student Research Award (best poster), 2012 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists.

Kaitlin Hafer ‘13 – 2012 George Neighbor Scholarship, Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists.

Kristin Johnson ’11 – Recipient of the 2011 George Neighbor Memorial Scholarship from the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (graduate division)

Elizabeth Sunderhaus ’12 - Recipient of the 2011 George Neighbor Memorial Scholarship from the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (undergraduate division)

Tara Fikes ’12 - Winner of the 2011 Peter R. De Forest Student Research Award from the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (Best Poster)

Elizabeth Sunderhaus '12 - Winner of the 2011 Peter R. De Forest Forensic Science Student Research Award from the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists (Best Undergraduate Presentation)

Michelle Schmidt ’10, ’11 – Recipient of 2011 Educational Research Award from the Society of Forensic Toxicologists

Victoria Richards ’11 – Winner of the 2010 Peter R. De Forest Student Research Award from the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists

Jennifer Bonetti ’11 – Recipient of the 2010 George Neighbor Memorial Scholarship from the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists

Jennifer Bonetti ’11 – Recipient of a 2010 National Institute of Justice/Forensic Science Foundation Student Research Grant

Tara Whispell ’10 – “Best Poster” 2010 Spring Symposium of the Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley, “Analysis of Goldenseal Hydrastis L. and Related Alkaloids in Urine using LC/MS/MS”

Michelle Schmidt ’10, ’11 – Recipient of a 2009 National Institute of Justice/Forensic Science Foundation Student Research Grant

Michelle Schmidt ’10, ’11 – Recipient of the 2009 New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists Scholarship

Michelle Schmidt ’10, ’11 – Recipient of the 2009 George Neighbor Memorial Scholarship from the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists

Caitlyn Hauke ’10 – Recipient of a 2009 National Institute of Justice/Forensic Science Foundation Student Research Grant

Michelle Tetreault ’09 – Recipient of the 2008 New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists Scholarship

Michelle Tetreault ’09 – Winner of the 2008 Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientist Collegiate Competition

Stacie Kaufman ’08, ’09 – Recipient of the 2008 George Neighbor Memorial Scholarship from the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists

Christina Mulligan ’08, ’09 – Recipient of the 2007 George Neighbor Memorial Scholarship from the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists

Lindsay Carbone ’08 – Recipient of a $20,000 Innov-X-Systems Academic & Research Relations grant

Megan Zellner ’07, ’08 – Winner of the 2007 Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists Collegiate Competition

Michelle DePaola ’02, ’09 – Recipient of the 2007 New Jersey Association of Forensic Scientists Scholarship