Class of 2009

2009 Graduating with High Honors

Summa Cum Laude
Jillian Grace Brems, Caitlin Elise Carey, Sarah Elizabeth Lyons, David Michael Nemer, Megan Michelle Rybarczyk

Magna Cum Laude
Emily Susan Balthasar, Jacqueline Kelly Dineen, John Casey Engelbert, Stephanie Anne Kalchik, Leeah Renee Kohley, Kathryn Mary Sabella, Alexander Robert Woller, Tesia Marie Zientek, Mark Andrew Quaresima

Cum Laude
Lourdes Hogan Long, Madeline Ann Boyer, Jennifer Caitlin Cassidy, Allison Kay Ciesielski, Christina Anne Del Guzzo, Julie Elise Garcia, Monica del Carmen Garcia-Blizzard, Rupa Jose, Elizabeth Anne Nye, Jordan Paul Pearce, Brandon Arnold Sparks, Elizabeth Rose Wrape, Nicole Yamaguchi, John Alex Zachman, Teresa Marie Backes, Mary Rebecca DeAgostino, Kathryn Marie Keegan, Meghan Ann Morrissey, Andrew Remkus Renner

2009 Honor Societies

Academic Honor Society of Phi Beta Kappa
– Emily Susan Balthasar, Jillian Grace Brems, Caitlin Elise Carey, John Casey Engelbert, Sarah Elizabeth Lyons, Mark Andrew Quaresima, Megan Michelle Rybarczyk, Tesia Marie Zientek

Anthropology Honor Society of Lambda Alpha – Emily Susan Balthasar, Madeline Ann Boyer, Jillian Grace Brems, Caitlin Elise Carey, Jennifer Caitlin Cassidy, Allison Kay Ciesielski, Christina Anne Del Guzzo, Jacqueline Kelly Dineen, Megan Elizabeth Ericson, Stephanie Anne Kalchik, Kristin Lauren Kaulas, Kathryn Marie Keegan, Lourdes Hogan Long, Kelly Elizabeth Maxwell, Shannon Elizabeth McVeigh, Emily Davyes Newport, Elizabeth Anne Nye, Colin Patrick Reimer, Andrew Remkus Renner, Kathryn Mary Sabella, Brandon Arnold Sparks, Alexander Rober Woller, Nicole Yamaguchi

English Honor Society of Sigma Tau Delta– Jessica Marie Hagemann

Political Science Honor Society of Pi Sigma Alpha – Jennifer Caitlin Cassidy

Sociology Honor Society of the Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta– Allison Kay Ciesielski

Italian Honor Society of Gamma Kappa Alpha– Monica del Carmen Garcia-Blizzard

Spanish Honor Society of Sigma Delta Pi– Monica del Carmen Garcia-Blizzard

2009 University Awards within the Department of Anthropology

The Dept of Anthropology Departmental Service Award - To the student who has contributed the most to the Department of Anthroplogy's sense of community. The recipient in 2009 was Lourdes Hogan Long.

The Peter Brown Professional Achievement Award- To the anthropology student with outstanding performance in the tasks of a professional academic in one or more of the following arenas: publication, presentation at professional meetings, grants, fellowships. The recipient for 2009 was Katherine Elizabeth Shakour.

The Roberto DaMatta Excellence in Anthropology Award - To all students who achieve a 4.0 in the anthropology major. The recipients for 2009 were Mark Andrew Quaresima and Kathryn Mary Sabella.

The Paul Farmer Service Award - This award recognizes the student who has used their anthropological training for public service. In 2009 the recipient was Mary Rebecca DeAgostina.

The David Huffman Scholar/Athlete Award - This award is presented to students with outstanding performance in the anthropology major and in athletics. In 2009, the recipient was Nicole Lauren Yergler.

Raymond W. Murray, C.S.C. Award in Anthropology - Each year the department honors our top graduating senior for exemplary work in anthropology with this college award. In 2009, the honored student was Jillian Grace Brems.

The Irwin Press Prize in Medical Anthropology - Established in 2001 by emeritus faculty Irwin Press, this award recognizes the best paper in medical anthropology submitted by a graduating senior. The recipient for 2009 was Mary Rebecca DeAgostino.

The Julian Samora Award - This award is presented to an outstanding senior majoring in anthropology. In 2009, the recipient was Nicole Yamaguchi.

2009 Other University Awards

Endowment for Excellence Award in Romance Languages and Literature - To a graduating senior for excellence in Romance Languaes and Literature. In 2009, the recipient was Monica del Carmen Garcia-Blizzard.

The Peter Yarrow Award in Peace Studies – For an outstanding student in the concentration in Peace Studies with a commitment to justice and service work. In 2009, the recipient was Megan Suzanne Towle.

Catherine Hicks Award - To a graduating senior for outstanding work in theatre. In 2009, the recipient was Jacqueline Kelly Dineen.

Father Anthony J. Lauck Award - Awarded to best of show for a senior. In 2009, the recipient for the category of photography was Sara Inez Schreiber.

Paul Neville Journalism Award - To a senior in American Studies or the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy, for excellence in journalism. In 2009, the recipient was Jessica Kryston Farmwald.

Senior Recognition Award in Psychology - In recognition of outstanding achievement in research, academic performance and student-life activities, while pursuing a major course study in psychology. In 2009, the recipient was Elizabeth Anne Nye.

The Brother Simeon Prize for Distinction in Irish - For excellence in Irish language and literature. In 2009, the recipient was Cara Elizabeth Davies.

The Richard T. Sullivan Award for Fiction Writing - Awarded to the undergraduate student submitting the best written work in fiction. In 2009, the recipient was Jessica Marie Hagermann.

The Lawrence H. Baldinger Award - To seniors in the preprofessional program who excelled in scholarship, leadership and character. In 2009, the recipient was David Michael Nemer.

Samuel J. Chmell, M.D. Award - High academic achievement and integrity. In 2009, the recipient was Mark Andrew Quaresima.

Outstanding Biological Scientist - To the seniors who have demonstrated the most promise in the biological sciences as evidenced by both academic performance and research participation. In 2009, the recipients were David Michael Nemer and Megan Michelle Rybarczyk.

Paul F. Ware, M.D., Excellence in Undergraduae Research Award - To the senior who has demonstrated the highest achievment in scholarly research as evidenced by intellectual input and research productivity including presentations and publications. In 2009, the recipient was David Michael Nemer.

Band Service Award - Awarded to a band member for dedication and service to the Notre Dame Band. In 2009, the recipient was Kelly Elizabeth Maxwell.

Citation of Merit Award - For contribution to Notre Dame's residential mission through service in the student's residence hall. In 2009, the recipients were Erin Marie Brennan and Megan Michelle Rybarczyk.

The Reverand John Considine, MM Award - For outstanding student contributions to the study of, or service to, the Catholic Church in Latin America. In 2009, the recipient was Megan Michelle Rybarczyk.

The John W. Gardner Student Leadership Award - To a graduating senior, graduate, or professional student who has exemplified the ideals of the University through outstanding volunteer service beyond the University community. In 2009, the recipient was Megan Michelle Rybarcyzk.

The Daniel H. Pedtke Memorial Award - To the seniors in the Notre Dame Glee Club in recognition of musical leadership, exemplary personal character, and overal contribution to the success of the group. In 2009 the recipient was Robin Yeong Yim.