CATALOG • 2009-2010
Prizes and Awards
Alumnae Prize: Given by the Alumnae Association to the member of the graduating class who throughout her college life has shown outstanding qualities of cooperation and responsibility and has contributed unselfish service to the College.
Ruth Rebecca Ayres Junior Award: Given in memory of Dr. Reuben J. Butz, for many years a member of the Board of Trustees, by his daughters, Mary Butz Leister ‘26 and Ruth Butz Dent ‘37, to the student in the senior class who has exerted the best influence in her college life and association.
Reuben J. Butz Prize: Given in memory of Dr. Reuben J. Butz, for many years a member of the Board of Trustees, by his daughters, Mary Butz Leister ‘26 and Ruth Butz Dent ‘37, to the student in the senior class who has exerted the best influence in her college life and association.
Frank M. Cressman Prize: Given by Dr. Frank M. Cressman, Life Trustee, to the senior who, having begun her college work at Cedar Crest and having done most of it here, has attained the highest average during the four years, including credits and grades earned at other institutions under such programs as the Washington Semester and Junior Year Abroad.
Mary L. Romig Prize: Given to the student whose personal characteristics best exemplify those that were the hallmark of Mary L. Romig: cheerfulness, concern for others and initiative.
Freshman Valedictory Award: Given by the Alumnae Association to the freshman, returning as a sophomore, who has earned the highest academic average during her freshman year.
Howard Agar Memorial Prize: Howard Agar Memorial Prize: Given to a senior in any discipline who has demonstrated significant ability in the studio arts.
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.
Noble/Baird Scientific Award: Given to the senior who demonstrates outstanding accomplishment and shows promise for a career in medicine.
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.
Institute of Internal Auditors Award: Given by the Institute of Internal Auditors to the senior who has shown outstanding achievement in accounting and auditing.
Institute of Management Accountants Award: Given by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Association of Accountants to a senior who has achieved excellence in accounting.
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award: Given by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants to the senior who has achieved excellence in accounting.
Sally Turner Weigel Award: Given by her family in memory of Sally Turner Weigel, Class of 1954, to the senior business administration major who has the highest grade-point average and who has done most of her work at Cedar Crest College.
Christina M. Snopek Prize: Given in memory of Christina M. Snopek, Class of 1995, by family and friends, to two senior members of the continuing education program who have done most of their work at Cedar Crest College and who are business administration majors with an interest in banking or finance or who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in business.
American Chemical Society Award: Given by the Lehigh Valley Section of the American Chemical Society to the senior who has attained the highest average in chemistry.
American Institute of Chemists Award: Given by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Chemists to the student showing the most promise in chemical research.
Communication Award: Given by the Communication Program to the senior who has achieved distinction in Communication.
The Crestiad Award: Given by the Communication Program to the senior who has made the greatest contribution to advancing The Crestiad by dedicating her time and energy to improving and maintaining the integrity of the student-run campus newspaper.
Edward B. Deery Award: Given by colleagues and friends in memory of Dr. Edward B. Deery, professor of education and chairman of the education department 1958-1970, to the senior in elementary education who has indicated the greatest promise of success as an elementary school teacher.
Delta Kappa Gamma: Given by the Delta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International to the senior who has done outstanding work in the field of education.
Anne Biddle Pullinger Award: Given in memory of Anne Biddle Pullinger, Class of 1929, by her nephew, E. Ellsworth McMeen III, to the senior in secondary education who has indicated the greatest promise of success as a secondary school teacher.
The Samuels Ethics Award: Given to a sophomore student who best personifies the characteristics of honor and integrity, character, moral responsibility, innate goodness and kindness.
The Outstanding Forensic Science Senior Award: The award is presented to the outstanding senior in the Forensic Science program. The award is based on excellence in academics, active participation in the Forensic Science Student Organization and professional involvement.
The Holstrom Scholarship: Awarded by the history department to the senior who has shown outstanding ability, interest and enthusiasm in the study of history.
Helen S. Weinberger Prize: Given in memory of Helen S. Weinberger, Class of 1924, to the senior history major who has received the highest academic average in the junior and senior years.
Margaret M. Bryant Prize: Given by the Humanities Department to the senior going on to graduate school in the field of humanities who has achieved distinction in scholarship and shows great promise.
The Humanities Prize: Given by the Humanities Department to the senior who has demonstrated outstanding and imaginative performance in the humanities.
The Senior Essay Prize in English: Given by the English Program to the senior English major who submits the best essay written for a class in the major.
Paul V. Kunkel Award: Given in memory of Paul V. Kunkel, member and chairman of the mathematics department from 1935 to 1967, to an outstanding senior.
Lillian S. Brunner Award: Given by the Department of Nursing, through the Lillian S. Brunner Endowment Fund, to the senior nursing major who has demonstrated general excellence in nursing.
Haff Award: Given by the Haff Hospital Nurses Association in memory of Dr. Donald Haff and in honor of Dorothea Wilker Haff, Class of 1934 to the member of the junior class with the highest academic average in nursing.
The Nightingale Award: Established to recognize the graduating nursing senior who demonstrates scholarship, outstanding clinical performance and commitment to the nursing profession.
Olga Ripic Award: Given in memory of Olga Ripic (a graduate of Allentown School of Nursing), by her husband, to the graduating senior nursing student who has demonstrated both scholarship and leadership over the two years of nursing education at Cedar Crest.
Cecilia C. Ryan Memorial Award: Given by family, colleagues and friends in memory of Cecilia C. Ryan, Class of 1926, a member of the Cedar Crest faculty for 45 years, to the senior R.N. student in the nursing program with the highest cumulative average.
Theta Rho Award: Given by the Theta Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing, to the graduating senior who has demonstrated exceptional abilities in the areas of nursing scholarship, leadership and research.
Anne O. Winkler Award: Given by colleagues and friends in honor of Dr. Anne O. Winkler, Professor of nursing and first chairman of the nursing department (1974-1986), to the senior who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in nursing theory and practice and has displayed leadership potential while in the nursing program.
Allen Center for Nutrition Award: Given to a graduating senior who has achieved academic excellence and is a highly motivated self-starter.
Alice Mansur Award: Given in memory of Alice Mansur Packard, founder of the Greek Play at Cedar Crest, by friends and family to the winner of the annual Prose/Poetry Oral Interpretation Contest.
Alpha Psi Omega Award: The Alpha Psi Omega Award is given by Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary chapter Iota Gamma, the performing arts department and The Friends of Cedar Crest Theatre to a member of the graduating senior class who has demonstrated excellence in the performing arts.
Buskin Award: The Buskin Award is given by The Buskin Society, the performing arts department and The Friends of Cedar Crest Theatre to the graduating member of the senior class who has done the most outstanding work in technical theatre or stage managing.
Beverly S. Logan Prize: Given by family and friends in memory of Beverly S. Logan, Class of 1981, who died of breast cancer, to the senior music major or minor preparing for graduation in the coming year, who has made the greatest contribution to advancing the cause of music at Cedar Crest College by example, performance or initiative, and who, most importantly, is a multidimensional achiever.
Linda Fechnay Baas Award: The Linda Fechnay Baas Award is given in memory of Linda Fechnay Baas, founding director of the Forensics Speech Team. The award is given to a forensic speech student who best exemplifies Linda's spirit of good will, optimism and unconditional support for the forensics team and its members through participation, peer coaching and dedication to excellence in speech.
The Carol Welton Kelly Dance Award for Movement Studies: Given in memory of Carol Welton Kelly, the first director of the dance program at Cedar Crest College, to an outstanding senior dance student who during her first three years exhibited promise in human movement exploration from mastering the physical technique to scholarly research in dance and is committed to human movement possibilities though theory and practice.
Dr. Florence L. Denmark Award: Given to the graduating senior psychology major who has distinguished herself in campus and departmental extracurricular activities and who has made outstanding contributions to the psychology department and to the College.
Virginia Staudt Sexton Award: Given by Dr. Virginia Staudt Sexton, professor of psychology at St. John’s University, to the senior psychology major who has done outstanding work.
Fogel Prize: Established by Miss Minnie G. Fogel, Class of 1891, in memory of her parents, the Reverend Dr. Edwin J. and Jennie E. Fogel, to be given to the member of the senior class who in her entire college curriculum has been outstanding in study and religious
Prize in Religion: Given by the Penn Northeast Conference of the United Church of Christ to the student who has received the highest grades in the study of religion.
Lecie G. Machell Prize in Social Work: Given to the senior social work major who has demonstrated outstanding achievement both in the classroom and in field work experience.