Class of 2017

2017 Lambda Alpha

Anthropology Honor Society of Lambda Alpha – Haley Adams, Vika Boentaram, Emily Campbell, Brittany Dymm, Alexandra Fedynsky, Louise Gallagher (inducted 2016), Sierra Hajdu, Mikhail Heber, Sarah Hennessy (inducted 2016), Molly Iott, Annalee Kuse, Hannah Legatzke, Samuel Lucas, Ricardo Pagulayan, Gabrielle Rogoff (inducted 2016), Kevin Smith, Mariana Tumminello (inducted 2016).


2017 University Awards within the Department of Anthropology


The Irwin Press Paper Award 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 recipients for 2017 were Cindy Do and Elizabeth Pagura.

Father Murray Integrative Anthropology Paper Award- Anthropology is the study of the human, writ large. But it is too often divided into a multitude of discreet ways to think about the human experience. Integrative anthropology is a broad-scale and generous anthropology, where diverse theoretical and methodological toolkits have the potential to merge, meld, deviate, and entangle. Papers in this area can cross traditional boundaries and draw from a range of different areas of scholarship in their efforts to develop a fuller, even if sometimes messier, understanding of being and becoming human. The recipient for 2017 was Hannah Legatzke.

The David Huffman Scholar/Athlete Award- This award is presented to students with outstanding performance in the anthropology major and in athletics. In 2017 the recipient was Eva Niklinska.

The Julian Samora Award - This award is presented to an outstanding senior  who has demonstrated broad engagement with academic life. In 2017 the recipient was Emily Campbell.

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 2017 was  Adam Pasquinelly.