Harpur Foundation Awards
Call for Nominations
Once again it is time to identify the most deserving graduating Harpur College seniors for several Foundation awards to be conferred at Commencement. You may nominate students for these awards by writing a brief memo describing how their achievements match the criteria for the award. In addition, all nominations must be accompanied by the student's resume and at least one Harpur College faculty recommendation letter (if a Harpur faculty member is the nominator, that letter will stand as the faculty recommendation letter). Nominations will be accepted from students, faculty and staff; student self-nominations will also be accepted. All nominations should be submitted electronically to Diane Kalmen (firstname.lastname@example.org) and are due by Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
(*includes those who completed their studies in August or December 2012 as well as those who will complete in May 2013)
- Claudia L. Bernardo Award for Excellence in the Humanities. This award was established in 1980 by Professor Aldo Bernardo in memory of his wife, Claudia, who died in 1976. Given to two graduating seniors ($450 each) for excellence in a humanities discipline, excluding the fine arts.
- Edward H. Prentice Award. This $500 award is given to a graduating senior who has, during his or her college or university career, most distinguished himself or herself, by character, scholarship and contribution to the academic and extra-curricular life of the University.
- Mildred Sweet Memorial Liberal Arts Award. This $300 award is given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of literature and/or theatre. Mr. Marvin Sweet established this award in 1986 as a memorial to his late wife.
- Dale B. Terry Memorial Award. This $300 award is given to a graduating senior majoring in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or physics, who has shown the greatest improvement in his or her major field. Established in 1976, this award is taken from funds received by the Dale B. Terry Memorial Fund. Mr. Terry was director of admissions and student development from 1970-1975.
- Eric Lawrence Ehrenberg Memorial Award. Established in 2011 by his parents Ronald and Randy Ann Ehrenberg, this $800 award is given to a graduating senior who has overcome serious health problems or other adversity. Selection based on academic achievement, financial need, and service to students with disabilities.
- Jason Matthew Hendler Memorial Award. This $450 award is given to a graduating senior who has performed deeds of charity and goodness for people, the environment or charitable organizations. Academic Excellence is not a requirement.