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The following awards were presented at the Institute Awards Convocation on May 4. Some awards announced at the convocation appear with their respective departmental awards.
William L. Stewart Jr. Awards--for contributions by an individual student or student organization to extracurricular activities and events during the preceding year
David A. Berry G, biological engineering, Mt. Kisco, N.Y.
William S. DelHagen G, EECS, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Peter T. Rye G, chemistry, Merrimack, N.H.
Hans Tung G, management, Ranchos Palos Verdes, Calif.
Rose A. Grabowski '05, management, Andover, Mass.
Fahad H. Kajani '05, management, Richmond, Texas
John R. Velasco '05, political science, La Mesa, Calif.
Laya Wiesner Community Award--for a member or friend of the MIT community for conspicuously effective service that reflects Mrs. Wiesner's concerns for enhancing life at the Institute and the world
Maryanne Kirkbride, MIT Medical's clinical director for campus life
Priscilla King Gray Award for Public Service--for an undergraduate exceptionally committed to public service at MIT and its surrounding communities
Anne Kloimwieder '04, biology, Dayton, Ohio
James N. Murphy Award--for an employee whose spirit and loyalty exemplify inspired and dedicated service, especially with regard to students
Gabrielle Abelard, program manager for graduate residences in Student Life Programs
Robert T. Ramsay Jr., house manager of MacGregor House
Gordon Y Billard Award--for special service of outstanding merit performed for the Institute
Vicky Sirianni, chief facilities officer in Facilities
Karen Nilsson, director of Housing
Karl Taylor Compton Prize--for achievements in citizenship and devotion to the welfare of MIT
R. Erich Caulfield G, EECS, Baton Rouge, La.
Emily Cofer '04, mechanical engineering, Millis, Mass.
John S.W. Kellett '47 Award--for a commitment to creating a more welcoming environment at MIT, including but not limited to improving the experience of lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgendered (LBGT) and questioning individuals
Benjamin R. Wagner '05, EECS, Nashua, Mont.
Edward L. Horton Fellowship Award--for fostering fellowship in the graduate student body
Alexandre Debs G, economics, Drummondville, Quebec
Frank E. Perkins Award--for excellent advising for graduate students
Associate Professor Peter So of mechanical engineering
Irwin Sizer Award for the Most Significant Improvement in MIT Education
Associate Professor Caroline A. Ross of materials science and engineering
Graduate Student Council Teaching Award--for excellence in teaching a graduate-level course, given each year to one professor or teaching assistant from each school
Professor William Porter, architecture
Professor Lee Gehrke, HST
Assistant Professor Jared Curhan, Sloan School of Management
Professor Asuman Ozdaglar, EECS
Dionisios Margetis, instructor in mathematics
Professor David Kaiser, STS
Shan-Yuan Ho G, EECS, San Francisco
Goodwin Medal--for a graduate student whose performance of teaching duties is "conspicuously effective over and above ordinary excellence"
Brian C. Dean G, EECS, Cambridge, Mass.
Rajeev Malhotra G, HST, Murrieta, Calif.
Everett Moore Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Professor Donald R. Sadoway of materials science and engineering
Sarah A. Tabacco, instructor in chemistry
Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching
Professor Ian Hunter of mechanical engineering
Arthur C. Smith Award--to a faculty member for meaningful contributions and devotion to undergraduate student life
Professor Stephen M. Meyer of political science
Women and minorities
Albert G. Hill Prize--for minority juniors or seniors with high academic standards and continued contributions to improving the quality of life for minorities at MIT
Pius A. Uzamere '04, EECS, New Castle, Penn.
Terrence Strader '04, EECS, CIncinnati, Ohio
Laya W. Wiesner Award--for an undergraduate woman who has most enhanced MIT community life
Monique A. Johnson '04, architecture, Morrisville, N.C.
Ronald E. McNair Scholarship Award--for black undergraduates with strong academic performance and considerable contributions to the minority community
Kasetta V. Coleman '04, materials science and engineering, Philadelphia
Nnennia L. Ejebe '04, chemical engineering, Plymouth, Minn.
Christine P. Fleming '04, EECS, Bronx, N.Y.
Adrian E. Townsend '04, aero/astro, Rochester, N.Y.
Afiya A. Whisby '04, architecture, Macon, Ga.
Association of MIT Alumnae (AMITA) Senior Academic Award--for senior women who have demonstrated academic excellence through coursework and related professional activities at MIT
Irit Rappley '04, BCS, Cambridge, Mass.
Sonya C. Tang '04, chemistry, Great Neck, N.Y.
Harold J. Pettegrove Award--for outstanding service to intramurals
Kent A. Ross '04, mathematics, Tokyo
Betsy Schumacker Award--for a female undergraduate for excellence in athletic competition
Kathryn M. Duffy '04, chemistry, Port Washington, Wis.
Howard W. Johnson Award--for the male senior athlete of the year
Nicholas R. Nestle '04, EECS, Smyrna, Ga.
Malcolm G. Kispert Award--for the male and female senior scholar-athletes of the year
Martha W. Buckley '04, physics, Washington, D.C.
Rory E. Foster '04, mechanical engineering, Madison, Wis.