Awards Made For Academic Excellence
At the end of each semester, DIS gives out very important awards in each program in recognition of students who have distinguished her- or himself by outstanding academic performance, diligence and commitment.
December 11, 2012
Among the winners so far is American political science student, Megan Huber, who was selected as the European Politics Program Distinguished Student for the Fall 2012 semester. Her instructor, Jakob Buksti, described her as "highly diligent, exemplary in her performance on assignments and during the study tour, and committed to the success of the program, as demonstrated by her service as a class representative".
Scott Carpenter, a visiting faculty from Carleton College, was similarly full of praise about European Humanities winner, Daniele Arad-Neeman: “Every now and then you get a student who is like yeast: her presence elevates the whole class. That's what Daniele Arad-Neeman did in the France section of Memory and Identity. Always engaged, never pretentious, Daniele participated in discussions, helped lead group work, set the tone during our study tours, and performed at the highest level in her exams and final paper.”
The winners announced so far for Fall 2012 together with their DIS program and home school are as follows:
- Architecture, Henry Lennon, University of Kansas
- Biomedicine, Paige Arnold, Duke University - Read Paige's blog!
- European Humanities, Daniele Arad-Neeman, Bryn Mawr College
- European Politics, Megan Huber, American University
- Global Economics, Program Academic, Max Perricone, Lehigh University
- Information Design, Sam Hosman, Pacific Lutheran University - Read Sam's blog!
- Interior Architecture, Izabel Nielsen, Smith College
- International Business, Amy Yang, Georgetown University
- Justice & Human Rights, Roza Essaw, Southern Methodist University
- Medical Practice and Policy, Ricardo Guerra, Duke University
- Psychology, Alexander Wood, Denison University
- Public Health, Deeyar Itayem, Georgetown University
- Science and the Environment, Jasmyne Spencer, University of Maryland, College Park
- Sociology, Mihai Sirbu, University of Maryland, College Park
- Sustainability in Europe, Laura Smith, Vassar College
- Urban Design, Eliza Rodrigs, University of Massachusetts, Amherst