The National Alumni Association Senior Achievement Awards are given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate leadership to the College, academic excellence, demonstrated character and citizenship, commitment to Trinity and its advancement, and potential for alumni service.
The American Studies Prize, established by the American Studies Program in 2007, is awarded annually to a graduating senior for the best thesis or that makes an original contribution to interdisciplinary work in American culture.
The Rosamond M. Mancall Prize, established in 1991 by family and friends in memory of Rosamond M. Mancall, IDP ’73, is awarded annually to an outstanding member of the junior class who is an American Studies major.
The Ann Petry Book Prize was established by the American Studies Program in 1992 to honor Ann Petry, the outstanding African American writer and Connecticut resident. It is awarded to the junior or senior who presents the best essay on race in American culture and its intersections with other conditions, especially gender and class. Submissions may not exceed 25 pages.
The Frederick K. Errington Prize in Anthropology was established by the department in 2009 upon the retirement of Frederick Errington, distinguished professor of anthropology, emeritus, to honor his career. The prize is given to a graduating anthropology student who in the judgment of the department has demonstrated superior academic achievements and intellectual engagement in the discipline.
The Thomas Hume Bissonnette Biology Achievement Award was established in honor of Thomas Hume Bissonnette, a world renowned animal physiologist who served on the Trinity biology faculty during the 1920s through 1940s. It is given to a senior Biology major who is recognized for academic excellence and for significant contributions to the Biology Department.
The J. Wendell Burger Prize in Biology is an award given to a graduating senior majoring in biology who, by vote of the faculty of biology, is considered to have demonstrated the greatest promise for a career in biological science. The prize is from a fund established in honor of the late James Wendell Burger, the J. Pierpont Morgan Professor in Biology, Emeritus.
The James M. Van Stone Memorial Book Prize is awarded by the Biology Department to the first-year student or students who have performed outstanding work in the classroom and laboratory of the introductory biology course. The prize is from a fund established in honor of the late James M. Van Stone, professor of biology, emeritus.
The David Winer Award is given by the Senior Class Committee in recognition of David Winer’s 22 years of commitment to improving student life as dean of students at Trinity College. The award is given to a member of the College community who is committed to improving the quality of life for students at Trinity in an especially meaningful way.
Center for Urban and Global Studies
The Kenneth S. Grossman ’78 Senior Research Prize for Global Studies, established in honor of Professor of History and American Studies Eugene E. Leach, supports student investigations of global issues that will confront humankind collectively in the 21st century. Examples of such issues include, but are not limited to, human rights, peacekeeping, the preservation of the ecosphere, migrations and diasporas, international health standards, and the consequences of revolutionary advances in information technology and bioengineering.
The Steven D. Levy ’72 Urban Programs Senior Research Prize supports student investigations of a broad range of key urban issues confronting humankind in the 21st century. Of special interest are projects that highlight the urban realities of the city of Hartford. Examples of such issues include, but are not limited to, diasporic communities, educational and health policy, residential segregation, environmental problems, urban art/culture, human rights, and the creation and maintenance of public spaces (both physical and social).
The American Institute of Chemists Award is presented to seniors majoring in chemistry and biochemistry who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, ability and character.
The Louis Aronne, Class of 1977, Prize in Biochemistry is awarded to a senior or a junior biochemistry major (with preferences being given to a senior) who, in addition to being an outstanding student in biochemistry, has demonstrated interest in general scholarship and campus activities. The awardee is selected by a member of the Chemistry Department and a member of the Biology Department who teaches a biochemistry course.
The Lisa P. Nestor Chemical Rubber Company Awards are made to freshman chemistry students for outstanding achievement in general chemistry.
The Lisa P. Nestor Award for Excellence in Student Teaching in Chemistry is given in memory of Lisa Nestor, a beloved teacher in the Chemistry Department. The recipient will be a student, who, through his/her dedication and passion as a student teacher in the chemistry department, has made a positive and lasting contribution to the education of fellow students.
The Connecticut Valley Section of the American Chemical Society Award is given to a senior in recognition for outstanding accomplishment in the study of chemistry and biochemistry.
The Division of Analytical Chemistry of the American Chemical Society Award is given to a student who has completed the third undergraduate year and who displays interest in, and aptitude for, a career in analytical chemistry.
The Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society Award is given to a student for achievement in inorganic chemistry.
The Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the American Chemical Society Award is given to a student for outstanding achievement in the study of inorganic chemistry.
The Division of Polymer Chemistry of the American Chemical Society Award is given to the outstanding sophomore/junior student in the two-semester organic course for chemistry majors.
The Jessica Alisa Owens Memorial Award is given in memory of Jessica Owens ’05 by the faculty members of the Chemistry Department for academic achievement in chemistry or biochemistry and outstanding contributions to community service.
The Rev. Paul H. Barbour Prizes in Greek were established in honor of the Rev. Paul H. Barbour of the Class of 1909 on the occasion of his 90th birthday. They are given to the students who achieve excellence in a special examination in Greek.
The James Goodwin Greek Prizes, founded in 1884 by Mrs. James Goodwin of Hartford, are offered to students in Greek who attain the highest grade of excellence in the courses taken and in a special examination. A student who has received a prize is not again eligible to compete for the same prize. The winners also are awarded a Greek coin of the classical period. The examination, to be held in April, is designed to test the student’s general knowledge of Greek and skill in sight translation such as he or she may properly be expected to acquire from reading in connection with courses. No prize will be awarded unless the work offered is excellent.
The James A. Notopoulos Latin Prizes are from a fund named after Professor James A. Notopoulos in appreciation of his interest in promoting high ideals of learning. The fund was established by an anonymous donor who has suggested that the income from this fund be used to offer a prize primarily for freshman excellence in attainment in Latin, then to upperclassmen. The examination, to be held in April, is designed to test the student’s general knowledge of Latin and skill in sight translation such as he or she may properly be expected to acquire from reading in connection with courses.
The Melvin W. Title Latin Prizes, founded in 1958 by the late Melvin W. Title of the Class of 1918, are offered to students in Latin who attain the highest grade of excellence in the courses taken and in a special examination. A student who has received a prize is not again eligible to compete for the same prize. The examination, to be held in April, is designed to test the student’s general knowledge of Latin and skill in sight translation such as he may properly be expected to acquire from reading in connection with courses. No prize will be awarded unless the work offered is excellent.
The John C. Williams Prize in Greek was established by his students, colleagues, and friends in 1992 in honor of Professor John C. Williams, Hobart Professor of Classical Languages, Emeritus. It is awarded to the student or students who have demonstrated excellence in the study of first-year Greek.
Community service and civic engagement
The Samuel S. Fishzohn Awards was established in 1966 in memory of Samuel S. Fishzohn, Class of 1925, a prominent figure in social work and welfare. Awards are given each year to at least two students: one who has demonstrated initiative and creativity in community service related to important social issues, and the other who has worked with dedication in civil rights, civil liberties or race relations.
The Alexander A. Goldfarb Award for Community Service is awarded jointly by the city of Hartford and Trinity College to the Trinity student who, through community service, has done the most during this current year to benefit the City of Hartford and its citizens.
The St. Anthony Hall Community Service Award was established by the St. Anthony Hall Trust of Hartford. It is awarded annually to a Trinity College fraternity or sorority member who has demonstrated initiative, creativity, and commitment in the areas of service, activism, and/or civic engagement during the academic year. In conjunction with this award, a financial contribution will be made in the recipient’s name to support a nonprofit organization or community programming initiative of his or her own choosing.
The Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize is awarded to a student whose senior research project in the field of computer science has been deemed the most outstanding by an independent board chosen from Trinity faculty and The St. Paul Travelers staff.
The Ralph E. Walde Prize in Computer Science was established to honor Ralph E. Walde, professor of computer science, and one of the founding members of the Computer Science Department. The prize recognizes a rising senior computer science major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in computer science. The recipient is chosen by a vote of the Computer Science Department faculty.
Dean of faculty
The Trinity Papers, established by a group of President’s Fellows in 1982, is an annual journal which publishes outstanding examples of student scholarship. Students whose work is selected for publication in The Papers receive certificates at Honors Day in recognition of their exceptional achievement.
Dean of students
The Class of 1922 Award, established in 1974 by vote of the class, is granted annually to a graduating senior who has done outstanding work in a particular academic field.
The Connecticut Commandery, Military Order of Foreign Wars Book Award is made to the member of the graduating class who has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities.
The Human Relations Award is awarded annually to an undergraduate who during the year has exhibited outstanding citizenship and sportsmanship. Sportsmanship is interpreted in its broadest sense and does not necessarily include achievement in athletics.
The John C. Alexander Memorial Award was established by friends of John C. Alexander ’39, to memorialize his name and, in some way, to identify a Trinity undergraduate who possesses some of the qualities that he possessed. It is presented annually to a senior economics major who is a member of a varsity squad and who has demonstrated the most academic progress during his/her Trinity career.
The Faculty of Economics Award is presented annually to that graduating senior major in economics who, by vote of the faculty of economics, is considered to have demonstrated the greatest promise as a professional economist. The award comes from the Mead Fund in Economics.
The Ferguson Prizes in Economics, founded in 1890 by the late Professor Henry Ferguson of the Class of 1868, are offered annually to seniors for the two best essays on topics approved by the Department. The essays must be submitted to the department’s office coordinator on the Friday two weeks after spring break.
The G. Keith Funston Prize in Economics was established in honor of the late G. Keith Funston, a member of the Class of 1932, by his family. Mr. Funston, a former president of Trinity College, was a charter trustee of the College. The prize is awarded annually to a senior majoring in economics who is an outstanding scholar and is actively involved in the life of the College.
The Peter J. Schaefer Memorial Prize was established by the classmates of Peter J. Schaefer, Class of 1964, to memorialize his name, consists of the annual award of books to the freshmen who have achieved the highest grades in introductory economics in the preceding academic year.
The Jonathan Levin Prize in Education, established by a member of the Trinity College Class of 1960 who chooses to be anonymous, is presented annually to a junior or senior who plans to pursue a career teaching in an area with a high proportion of disadvantaged youth. The prize is given in memory of Jonathan Levin ’88, who, as a teacher at William H. Taft High School in the Bronx, New York, dedicated his life to improving the lives of young people. Recipients must possess a superior academic record, intend to pursue a teaching career, and demonstrate a commitment to help young people through practice teaching, tutoring, mentoring, or equivalent activity.
The Richard K. Morris Book Award for Excellence in Education is given annually to the member of the senior class who best fulfills the following qualifications: communicates effectively, stimulates inquiry, demonstrates excellence in scholarship, manifests moral and ethical attitudes towards professional responsibility, and participates in community activities in an educational capacity. This award is given by the Trinity Education Graduate Association in honor of the late Richard K. Morris, a former professor of education.
The Theodore R. Blakeslee II Award was established in 1992 by the family, friends, and colleagues of the late Professor Theodore R. Blakeslee II, associate professor of engineering, to reward the outstanding teaching assistant in engineering.
The Hartford Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Prize is awarded by the Hartford Chapter of The American Society of Mechanical Engineering to a full-time junior or senior who is concentrating in mechanical engineering with financial need, an excellent academic record, good citizenship, and a resident of Connecticut.
The Hartford Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Top Senior Award recognizes the Trinity College Engineering senior, concentrating in mechanical engineering, with the top academic record.
The Junior Engineering Book Prize recognizes a rising senior engineering major who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and shown evidence of professional development. The recipient is chosen by a vote of the Engineering Department faculty.
The Edwin P. Nye Award, established in 1983 by family, friends, and colleagues of the late Professor Emeritus Edwin P. Nye, goes to an undergraduate who has demonstrated understanding and concern for the need to achieve a harmonious balance between man’s technology and the natural environment. Selection of the recipient is made by the Engineering faculty.
The Travelers Companies Foundation Senior Research Prize is awarded to student(s) whose senior research project(s) in the field of engineering has been deemed the most outstanding by an independent board chosen from Trinity faculty and The Travelers staff.
The Academy of American Poets Prize was established by Trinity College in conjunction with the Academy of American Poets and the University and College Poetry Prize Program. It is awarded in recognition of the best individual poem written by a Trinity College student.
Alumni Prizes in English Composition, from the income of a fund contributed by the Alumni, are awarded to the students who present the best essays on subjects approved by the Department of English. Essays originally prepared for academic courses, for publication in the Trinity Tripod, or especially for the contest will be accepted.
The F. A. Brown Prizes, founded in 1897 by Mrs. Martha W. Brown of Hartford in memory of her husband, are awarded to students who deliver the best orations.
The Jan Cohn Senior Thesis Award, established in 2005 by the Trinity English Department, will be presented annually to the English major who is judged to have written the best senior thesis for the year. The prize honors the memory of Jan K. Cohn, one of the College’s most vibrant teachers. She was former dean of the faculty of Trinity College, and G. Keith Funston Professor of American Literature and American Studies.
The Ruel Crompton Tuttle Prizes were established in 1941 by the bequest of Ruel Crompton Tuttle of Windsor, Connecticut, Class of 1889, to be awarded annually by the chairperson of the English Department to the two students who are deemed the best and second-best scholars in the English Department from the junior class. The terms of award rest solely on the judgment and discretion of the chairperson of the English Department.
The John Dando Prizes were established by friends and former students of the late Professor Emeritus John Dando, in recognition of his distinguished career, spanning three decades as a teacher of Shakespeare in the English Department. The prizes are awarded annually to one or two undergraduates for outstanding work in the study of Shakespeare.
The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation Scholarship, established in 2000 by Linda McCoy-Murray, is awarded to a Connecticut resident sophomore English major for the best essay on a specific topic on sports journalism. It was established to honor the alumnus English major Jim Murray. The English Department will review submitted essays. One finalist is selected as a Murray Scholar.
The Hugh S. Ogden Poetry Prize was established by family, friends, former students, and colleagues in loving memory of Hugh S. Ogden, professor of English at the College from 1967 through 2006. The prize will be awarded annually to an alumnus or alumna who has shown exemplary talent and commitment to poetry. Recipients of the prize will be selected by a committee made up of an Ogden family member, a Trinity alumnus/a, and a faculty member in the English Department. The recipients will receive an honorarium from the College and be provided with funding for their return to the College to present a poetry reading during the month of March in honor of Professor Ogden’s birthday.
The Paul Smith Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award, established in 1998 by Keith O’Hara (M’94) and Dena Cocozza O’Hara, is an award presented to the graduate student who has written the most distinguished master’s thesis in the English Department for the year. The prize honors the memory of Paul Smith, James J. Goodwin Professor of English, Emeritus.
Trinity Alumnus Prizes in Prose Fiction are annual awards established by the late Mr. Clarence I. Penn of the Class of 1912. Original manuscripts of short stories or novelettes are to be submitted to the Department of English.
John Curtis Underwood ’96 Memorial Prizes in Poetry are annual awards established by the late Mr. Clarence I. Penn of the Class of 1912. Original manuscripts should be submitted to the Department of English.
The Fred Pfeil Memorial Prize in Creative Writing is awarded to a student who has written a literary work (fiction, poetry, play script, screenplay, creative nonfiction) which addresses the issue of social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships. The prize honors Fred Pfeil’s commitment to literature and to activism.
The John L. Nicholas ’87 Award in Entrepreneurial Studies is given annually to an undergraduate who demonstrates the greatest aptitude for an entrepreneurial career. This award recognizes the student who submits the most promising portfolio of academic work in preparation for entrepreneurial endeavors, along with a report of entrepreneurial projects completed or a proposal that demonstrates a thoughtful analysis of a possible venture. Ventures in any area are eligible, but those employing computer technology in some form are expected to be common.
The Environmental Science Senior Prize is given to a graduating senior majoring in environmental science who, by vote of the faculty of environmental science, is recognized for academic excellence and significant contributions to the Environmental Science Program.
Fine arts—art history
The Esther and Lloyd Cooper Prize in Fine Arts was established by George Brinton Cooper in honor of his parents, and by Allen Brinton Cooper, Class of 1966, in honor of his grandparents. It is awarded to the junior or senior of whatever major who demonstrates distinction in any branch of the history or practice of the fine arts.
The Friends of Art Award for Art History is given to the graduating major whose academic record and promise of future achievement best epitomizes the goals of The Friends to cultivate and sustain the arts among us.
The John C.E. Taylor Prize in Architecture was established in 1986 by family, colleagues, and friends in memory of John C.E. Taylor, Professor of Fine Arts from 1941 to 1970. It is awarded to a student who has demonstrated outstanding promise in the field of architecture or architectural history.
Fine arts—studio arts
The Jacqueline Caples Prize in Sculpture is given by the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts in memory of their colleague, Professor Jacqueline Caples. It is awarded to a student in recognition of significant accomplishment in sculpture.
The Friends of Art Awards for Studio Arts are given to students for exceptional achievement in painting, graphics, sculpture, or photography.
The Anna C. Helman Prize for Painting was established by Rabbi Leonard Helman, Class of 1948, in honor of his late mother, Anna C. Helman. The award is given to a student of painting, esteemed by the faculty of fine arts to be distinguished in accomplishment and promise.
The Fern D. Nye Award for Graphic Arts is presented annually on the basis of work of originality and excellence in graphic arts.
The Mitchel N. Pappas Memorial Prize was funded by the Philip Kappel Endowment to honor the memory of Mitchel N. Pappas of Trinity’s Fine Arts Department. It is awarded to senior students who show special promise in the area of studio arts.
The First-Year Papers Awards are given to those students whose papers written for a first-year seminar were selected for inclusion in The First-Year Papers, a yearly online publication. Inclusion is determined by a panel of first-year mentors and the dean of the First-Year Program.
The George B. Cooper Prize in British History was established by Dr. D. G. Brinton Thompson upon the retirement of Dr. George B. Cooper, Northam Professor Emeritus, to recognize Dr. Cooper’s distinguished career. It is awarded to the senior who has done the best work in British history at Trinity.
The Micki and Hy C. Dworin Awards grant two prizes annually to seniors who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship in Asian Studies and in East European studies. Awards are made upon the recommendation of the faculty.
The Ferguson Prizes in History, founded in 1890 by the late Professor Henry Ferguson of the Class of 1868, are awarded for essays of at least 20 pages in length written independently or for courses or seminars. All Trinity undergraduates are eligible to compete for the Ferguson Prizes. All essays must be typewritten. They must be submitted to the chairman of the Department.
The George J. Mead Prize in History is awarded under the terms of a bequest from the late Mr. George J. Mead, Hon. ’37. It is awarded to an outstanding history major in the freshman or sophomore class.
The D. G. Brinton Thompson Prize in United States history was established by Dr. D. G. Brinton Thompson, Northam Professor Emeritus and a former Chairman of the History Department. It is awarded for the best essay of at least 20 pages in length in the field of United States history submitted by an undergraduate. Senior seminar essays in United States history are eligible.
The Miles A. Tuttle Prize will be awarded to the member of the senior class who writes the best essay of at least 20 pages in length in history on a topic selected by the contestant and approved by the Department of History. Senior Seminar essays are eligible for the Tuttle competition. If, in the judgment of the department no essay meets the standards of excellence, no prize will be awarded.
The Technos International Prize shall be awarded annually to an outstanding graduating senior who is committed to the cause of international understanding and has excelled in an academic field that is among those offered at the Technos International College of Japan, on whose behalf the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust has established the prize. Eligible fields include art, computer science, engineering, language and culture studies, and international studies.
The Professor Albert L. Gastmann Book Prize in International Studies Award was established in 2000 by the faculty of the International Studies Program in honor of Albert L. Gastmann, professor emeritus in political science at Trinity College, and for decades a scholar and student of many regions of the world outside Europe and the United States. The award is given annually to a senior major in international studies with experience abroad who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. The recipient will be selected each April of every year by the International Studies Program director in consultation with the coordinators of the program.
The Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin Prize in Jewish Studies is awarded annually for excellence in Jewish Studies to a member of the junior or senior class. The prize is in memory of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and given by Berel and Helen Lang in honor of Sarah Stamm Lang.
Language and culture studies
The Cesare Barbieri Endowment Prize is awarded to a student for achievement in Italian studies.
The Book Prizes for Excellence in Languages are presented to students who have shown outstanding progress and achievement in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, or Russian at the College.
The Samuel Barbin Coco Scholarship Award was established in 1992 by Hannalou and Samuel B. Coco in honor of their daughter, Caroline S. Coco ’85. The award is to provide financial assistance to a rising junior who wishes to spend either the fall or spring term at the Trinity College Rome Campus. Preference is given to a student pursuing Italian studies.
The Lova and Tania Eliav Prize for Excellence in Hebrew honors author, teacher and humanitarian, Israeli leader Arie Lova Eliav and Tania, his Lithuanian-born wife, whom he met while in command of blockade-running ships bringing 1,000 Holocaust survivors to Palestine. This prize was established in 1999 by their friends and colleagues at Trinity College.
The Erasmus Prize in the Humanities was established in 2001 by John Molner ’85 and David Molner ’91 in honor of Kenneth Lloyd-Jones, John J. McCook Professor of Modern Languages, and a member of the faculty since 1978. It is awarded annually to the junior or senior adjudged to have written the best essay in the humanities after completion of the sophomore year.
The Ronald H. Ferguson Prizes in French were established in 1951 in memory of Ronald H. Ferguson, Class of 1922. The prizes are awarded to students for excellence in overall work within the major.
The PRESHCO Prize in Hispanic Studies was established in 1986 by the Programa de Estudios Hispánicos en Córdoba (Spain), of which Trinity College is a member. It is awarded to a Spanish major or majors who have achieved excellence in courses devoted to Spanish language, culture, and literature.
The PRESHCO Prize in Latin American Studies is awarded for distinction in Spanish achieved by a graduating senior majoring in Latin American studies.
The Jerome P. Webster, Class of 1910, Student Book Collectors Prizes were established by Dr. Jerome P. Webster ’10 to recognize students’ passions for books and book collecting. An avid book collector, he served as a Trustee of the College and was one of the founders of the Trinity College Library Associates. These awards are made to as many as three students who present collections of books in a specific field or an intelligently selected nucleus of a general library for the future. Emphasis is placed on the student’s knowledge of the contents of the collection and its usefulness. The total number of books or their monetary value is not a determining factor.
The Irving K. Butler Prize in Mathematics, established through a bequest from the late Mr. Butler, is given annually to a rising senior (i.e., member of the junior class) who in the judgment of the Department of Mathematics has done outstanding work in mathematics.
The Mary Louise Guertin Actuarial Award was established in 1952 by Alfred N. Guertin ’22, in memory of his mother. The award will be made annually to the senior judged by a committee to have personal qualities indicative of future executive capacity and leadership in the actuarial profession. The student must have demonstrated genuine interest in considering the actuarial profession and have acquired outstanding grades as an undergraduate in each of mathematics, English, and economics. The committee shall consist of two members, named by the College, of the Society of Actuaries or the Casualty Actuarial Society.
The Phi Gamma Delta Prizes in Mathematics are offered to students taking Mathematics 131, 132, and 231. These prizes are from the income of a fund established in 1923, and increased in 1931, by the alumni authorities of the local chapter of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
The Phi Gamma Delta Senior Prize is awarded annually to the person adjudged by the Department of Mathematics to be its most outstanding senior major. This prize is from the income of a fund established in 1923, and increased in 1931, by the alumni authorities of the local chapter of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
The Phi Gamma Delta Teaching Fellowship is awarded annually to students having distinguished work in mathematics courses and who, in the opinion of the Department of Mathematics, are qualified to aid the department in its instructional endeavors.
The Robert C. Stewart Prize was established in honor of Professor Robert C. Stewart, who retired after 46 years with the Department of Mathematics. The prize is awarded to a student who has demonstrated an interest in a teaching career.
The Harry Dobelle Book Prize in Musical Theater is given annually to a junior or senior who, in the judgment of the Music Department, has exhibited exceptional dedication to musical theater at the College through work, on-stage, back-stage, or both, in multiple productions. Former President Evan S. Dobelle and his wife, Kit, established the prize in recognition of the delight their son, Harry, took performing in several Trinity musicals while a youngster growing up on the campus between 1995 and 2001.
The Helen Loveland Morris Prize in Music, established by gift of the late Robert S. Morris ’16, is awarded to the student who, in the opinion of the Department of Music, has made an outstanding contribution to music in the College. The prize is awarded to a nominee who is judged by his or her record in music courses and in department-sponsored performance activities. The department reserves the right to withhold the prize in any year if the required excellence is not achieved.
The Lise Aerinne Waxer Prize in Music honors the memory of the Department of Music’s beloved colleague, ethnomusicologist Lise Waxer, who passed away in 2002. Established by a gift of Lise’s mother, Diane Yip, and Lise’s colleagues at Trinity College and in Hartford, the prize is awarded to the student who, in the opinion of the Department of Music, has made an outstanding contribution to ethnomusicology or a world music ensemble in the College. The department reserves the right to withhold the prize in any year if the required excellence is not achieved.
The Priscilla Kehoe Prize in Neuroscience, established in 2003, is awarded to students with a distinguished academic record in neuroscience and at the College, who have completed a senior thesis, and who have contributed substantially to neuroscience in Trinity’s program or the community, as determined by the faculty. It was established in honor of Priscilla Kehoe, former Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, founder of the Neuroscience Program at Trinity, and an inspiring teacher and influential scholar.
The Blanchard W. Means Prize in Philosophy was established by Louise Means in memory of her husband Blanchard W. Means, the Brownell Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Trinity faculty from 1932 to 1972. The prize is awarded to a currently enrolled Trinity student who writes the philosophical essay judged best by the Philosophy Department faculty. Essays should be submitted by noon on the Monday following spring vacation.
The Albert J. Howard, Jr. Prize is awarded to a member of the junior class who has done outstanding work in physics. The prize was established in 2004 by friends and colleagues of the late Albert J. Howard, Jr., professor of physics, in honor of his more than 40 years of service to the Physics Department.
The Physics Prize, established by the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 1976, is awarded to a student for achievement in Physics 131L and Physics 231L.
The Physics Senior Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship in physics. Established in 1976 by the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, it is awarded to a senior physics major for demonstrated excellence in physics at the advanced undergraduate level.
The Ferguson Prizes in Government, founded in 1890 by the late Professor Henry Ferguson of the Class of 1868, are offered for the two best essays submitted for any undergraduate course, tutorial, or seminar in the Department of Political Science during the previous calendar year. All essays must be typewritten. They must be submitted to the chairman of the department by the Friday before spring break.
The George J. Mead Prize in Political Science is awarded under the terms of a bequest from the late Mr. George J. Mead, Hon. ’37. It is awarded to the sophomore or junior receiving the highest mark in Political Science 104. Introduction to International Relations.
The Psychology Prize, given by the department, is awarded to students with a distinguished academic record in psychology and the College, who have completed a senior thesis, and contributed substantially in service to the College, the department, or the community.
Public Policy and Law
The Public Policy and Law Book Prize was established by the Public Policy and Law Program in 2004. The prize is awarded annually to the student who writes the best paper in the area of public policy and law as judged by the program faculty.
The First-Year Hebrew Award in Hebrew grammar is given to encourage the study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible among college students. It is awarded to the first-year student who demonstrates the best understanding of the Hebrew language as a tool for the scholarly study of the Bible.
The John Andrew Gettier Prize in Hebrew Bible, established in 2001 by Robert Benjamin, Jr., of the Class of 1971, is awarded to that undergraduate, preferably a senior, who demonstrates significant academic and personal growth as a student of the Hebrew Bible.
The Abraham Joshua Heschel Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of religion.
The Theodor M. Mauch Memorial Prize is the gift of Thomas M. Chappell, 1966, Hon. ’06, P’89, ’92, ’97, ’06, of Kennebunk, Maine, in memory of Theodor M. Mauch, Professor of Religion and Ellsworth Morton Tracy Lecturer Emeritus, a revered member of the Religion Department from 1957 to 1987, who taught and inspired Mr. Chappell.
The Sociology Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship in sociology. The prize was established in 1984 by the Department of Sociology and is awarded to a sociology major for achievement at the advanced undergraduate level.
Theater and dance
The Diebold Family Prize in Dance was established in 2002 by the Diebold family of Roxbury, Connecticut. The prize is awarded to the junior or senior of any major who participates extensively in Trinity’s dance program and demonstrates distinction in choreography and dance performance. Additional grants that become available may be awarded to students participating in community service programs and summer activities at the discretion of the chairperson of the Theater and Dance Department.
The George E. Nichols III Prizes in Theater Arts were established by the friends and former students of Professor George E. Nichols III. These prizes are to honor those graduating students whose college careers best exemplify high standards of artistic and intellectual achievement in theater at Trinity College.
The Frank W. Whitlock Prizes in Drama were founded by a legacy of Mrs. Lucy C. Whitlock, of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and by her direction bear the name of her son who was a graduate of the Class of 1870. These awards are given to students who have written outstanding plays over the last academic year.
Women, gender, and sexuality
The Sicherman Prize in Women, Gender, and Sexuality is awarded to a student who has demonstrated intellectual and community leadership in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Program. It was established in 2005 in honor of Professor Barbara Sicherman, whose academic and personal contributions to the field of women’s history at Trinity College and beyond have strengthened diversity and rigorous scholarship, supported junior scholars and students, and helped define women, gender, and sexuality as a field of inquiry.
Women and Gender Resource Action Center
The Women’s Empowerment Activist Award was established by the Women and Gender Resource Action Center in 2005. The award is granted annually to a student who has exhibited extraordinary initiative, enthusiasm, and effort towards the education, empowerment, and betterment of the lives of female students on campus.
The Samuel and Clara Hendel Memorial Book Prize is awarded annually to the undergraduate who is judged to have written the best paper on a topic involving issues of civil liberties or social justice. The prize was established in 1978 by friends, colleagues and former students to honor Samuel Hendel, professor emeritus of political science, and Mrs. Hendel.
The John F. Boyer Award was established in 1983 for the purpose of giving due recognition to a Trinity student who has devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy to one or more of the student publications. It is given annually to the senior who, in the judgment of representatives from the staff, has made the most significant contribution to the Tripod in the last year or years. The award is given in memory of John F. Boyer who took an avid interest in extra-curricular activities and who himself made a significant contribution to student publications.
The Elma H. Martin Book Prize was established in 1995 in memory of Elma H. Martin, who with her husband, Harold, the Charles A. Dana College Professor of the Humanities, graced the Trinity community from 1977 to 1984. The prize is given annually to an undergraduate woman who exemplifies qualities that her friends so admired in Elma Martin: an amiable manner, generosity of spirit, love of reading, involvement in the civic life of her community, and a commitment to the welfare and advancement of women, for whom she was, at Trinity and elsewhere, a model and inspiration.
The Pi Gamma Mu Scholarship Plaque, authorized by the National Board of Trustees of the Society, is given by the Connecticut Alpha Chapter in the interests of the promotion of scholarship in the social sciences on the Trinity campus. The plaque is given to a senior student who is a member of Pi Gamma Mu, has a very high GPA, and has done outstanding service for the College or the Hartford community.
The Student Government Association Award was established in 1982 for the purpose of giving due recognition to Trinity students who have done unusual service for the college community or local community. It is given annually to the individual student or group of students who, in the judgment of the SGA, has contributed the most to the betterment of the Trinity community in the last year or years. The award is not restricted and can be bestowed upon College-funded groups, coalitions, and fraternities/sororities as well as upon student groups and individuals.
The Student Government Association Student Activities Award was established in 1991 to recognize Trinity students who demonstrate extensive involvement in student activities and exhibit superior student leadership. The recipients are chosen annually by the Student Government Association.
The Trustee Award for Student Excellence may be presented annually to a full-time junior or senior who has compiled an outstanding academic record and whose achievements in one or more other areas of activity, such as athletics, campus or community service, or leadership of student organizations, exemplify the high standards of excellence to which Trinity College expects all of its students to aspire. The recipient is chosen by the Board of Trustees in the spring, and the Award is presented at Commencement if the recipient is a senior and the following fall term if the recipient is a junior.
The Women’s Club of Trinity College Award is awarded to a graduating IDP student for superior academic and personal achievement.
The Brownell Prize was funded in 1986 by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Briger. Named in honor of the first president of Trinity College, Thomas Church Brownell, the prize is given biennially to a senior faculty member who has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching. Mr. Briger is a member of the Class of 1961.
The Faculty Scholar Prize was funded in 1987 by a gift from the faculty of Trinity College. It is given to the member of the current sophomore class judged to have demonstrated outstanding scholarly accomplishment and potential, as evidenced by uniformly distinguished work done in the first year, in a selection of courses displaying a commendably wide-ranging interest in our liberal arts curriculum.
The Dean Arthur H. Hughes Award for Achievement in Teaching, a gift of former President and Trustee of Trinity, G. Keith Funston, is named in honor of Arthur Hughes, who in his 36-year career at Trinity, served as professor of German, chairman of the Department of Modern Languages, dean of the College, dean of the faculty, and, on two occasions, acting president. The Dean Arthur H. Hughes Award recognizes relatively new and/or junior members of the Faculty for achievement in teaching.
The Trustee Award for Faculty Excellence may be presented annually to honor a faculty member whose achievements in scholarship, teaching, and one or more other spheres of professional, civic, or personal endeavor exemplify Trinity College’s high standards of excellence and bring distinction to the institution. The recipient is chosen by the Board of Trustees in the spring, and the award is presented at Commencement.
Phi Beta Kappa Class of 2012: Leslie Pereira Ahlstrand, Alessandra Maria Ambrogio, James Joseph Armillay Jr., Alice Foster Barr, Marina E. Bartzokis, Elliot Mason Bauer, Hallie Rita Blejewski, John Patrick Bower, Adam Nathaniel Boynton, Merrill Moore Brady, Brian Charles Castelluccio, Gong Chen, Yuhan Chi, Andrea Mariana Chunga-Celis, Nichola Allyson Clark, Savvas James Constantinou, Jessica Leigh Cote, My Dam, Michelle Carol Deluse, Michael J. DeMayo, Kayla Lorraine Demers, Nicolae Dragu, Christine Elizabeth Ganley, Pamela Hathway, Kevin Huang, Theresa A. Incampo, Katherine Windsor Joachim, Srish Khakurel, Viktoriya Ivanova Lineva, Chang Liu, John Michael Mason, Sean C. McCarthy, Thomas Andrew McTeague, Yuan Mei, Ginger N. Mills, Todor Nedelchev Mitev, Mary Katherine Morr, Adam Timothy Norton, Kelly Ann O’Brien, Danielle E. Padula, Aalok Raj Pandey, Caroline Lindsay Peck, Steven Joseph Petkovsek, Nancy Rossi, Anna Mika Roux, Lorenzo Rakesh Sewanan, Elizabeth Burns Sherman, Shannon Leigh Smith, Amanda Nicole Sweat, Carolyn D. Taratko, Alexander Pierrepont White, Helena Zhang
Pi Gamma Mu Class of 2012: Angus Wells Anderson, James Joseph Armillay Jr., Antinea Maria-Greer Ascione, Miecha Ashley, Warren Dillaway Ayres III, Alice Foster Barr, Elliot Mason Bauer, Jane Kirkland Beilenson, Alexander North Bermingham, Christopher James Binnie, Merrill Moore Brady, Caroline Peyton Bralver, Sarah Elizabeth Breslin, Herman Brito, Jr., Ashley Burke, Shayla Campbell, Jenna Elizabeth Carroll, Brian Charles Castelluccio, Courtney Anne Chaloff, Gong Chen, Yuhan Chi, Molly Elizabeth Cohen, Pantelis Ioannis Constantinides, Ann Cook Cutler, Matthew Dominic Del Conte, Michelle Carol Deluse, Michael J. DeMayo, Jeffrey S. Devereux, Tanya Dhamija, Erin Yvonne Dorsey, Courtney Rose Duffy, Paige Yearley Durgin, Alexandre William Edgar, Elizabeth Blakeslee Fagan, Victor Carlton Farr, Geraldine M. Fernandez, Hallie Elizabeth Finan, Thomas John Finnucan, Alexandra Hannigan Fox, Molly Rose Goodman, William Bennett Goodman, Sophie Katherine Goodwin, Anne Brooke Grasberger, Gerald J. Hansen IV, Muhammad Hardiansyah, Claire Gregersen Hellwig, Robert Landis Hershey IV, Otis James Holloway, Leigh Howard, William Tyler Kaufman, Samantha Nichols Kerr, Taliaferro Thompson Krusen, Jaime Beth Lanen, Joseph A. Laws, Jenny Sydney Isabella Ley, Viktoriya Ivanova Lineva, Nicole Elizabeth Lustig, Augusta Eleanor MacLaughlin, Preston Maddock, Meghan Mahder, John Michael Mason, Daniel Robert Mayernick, Sean C. McCarthy, Nora Elizabeth McCloskey, Charles Eric Neilson McConnell, James Joseph Matthew McCullough, Yuan Mei, Julia Seiler Melnick, Racha Menhem, Lindsay Frisch Monaghan, Milan Moore, Mary Katherine Morr, Kevin Christopher Mortimer, Matthew James Nestor, Jasmine Owarish-Gross, Aalok Raj Pandey, Emily Michael Pariseau, Alexa Whitney Parsons, Daniel Louis Pelo, Lily Frances Pepper, James Jackson Perkins, Katherine Alexandria Poulos, Alexandra Alice Powell, Julia Mary Quattro, Kristen Carol Ramsay, Khurty K. Ramudu, Sarah Hanna Reingold, Lauren Stetson Rice, Caroline Whalen Robinson, Nancy Rossi, Anna Mika Roux, Allison Janice Selby, Katherine Tara Shaughnessy, Elizabeth Burns Sherman, Mark Anthony Snyder, Amanda Nicole Sweat, Brian Szeto, Brandon M. Taaffe, Archana Vamathevan, Jennifer Lynn Waddington, Alison Kate Wettstein, Adam Ellery Whitehurst, Rebecca Baton Williams, Taylor Gordon Williams, Kristina Wai-Lan Yu
The George Sheldon McCook Trophy, the gift of Professor and Mrs. John James McCook in 1902, is awarded annually through a Committee of the Faculty and the captains and managers of all varsity teams to a student in the senior class, who must be in good scholastic standing, on the basis of distinction in athletics. In determining the award, diligence and conscientiousness in the observance of all rules of drill, training, and discipline are taken into account, as well as courtesy, self-control, uprightness, and honor at all times, especially in athletic sports and contests. The name of the student receiving the award is attached to the trophy on a silver bar bearing the name and class date. He receives as his permanent property a handcrafted pewter bowl. This trophy is the athletic distinction most coveted in the College.
The Trinity Club of Hartford Trophy, established in 1978, is awarded annually through a Committee of the Faculty and the captains and managers of all varsity teams to a woman student, a senior, who must be in good scholastic standing, on the basis of distinction in athletics. In determining the award, diligence and conscientiousness in the observance of all the rules of drill, training and discipline are taken into account, as well as courtesy, self-control, uprightness, and honor at all times, but especially in athletic sports and contests. The name of the student receiving the award is attached to the trophy on a silver bar bearing her name and class date. She receives as her permanent property a small replica of the trophy. This trophy is the athletic distinction most coveted in the College.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference “Outstanding Scholar-Athlete” Award is presented annually to the senior male who is voted the most outstanding in athletics and scholarship.
The Susan E. Martin “Outstanding Scholar-Athlete” Award is presented annually to the senior woman who has combined excellence on the fields of competition with excellence in the classroom. This award was established in 1978 and was named for “Suzie” Martin ’71, who was one of the first Trinity women to compete in inter collegiate athletics.
The Bob Harron “Outstanding Scholar-Athlete” Award, established in 1971 by his friends in memory of Bob Harron, former Director of College Relations at Trinity, is presented annually to the junior male who is voted the most outstanding in athletics and scholarship.
The Board of Fellows “Outstanding Scholar-Athlete” Award was established by the Board in 1979 and is presented annually to the junior woman who is voted most outstanding in athletics and scholarship.
The Blanket Award is awarded to students who have earned nine varsity letters in three different sports. The award is a Trinity College blanket.
The Mears Prize was established under the will of Dr. J. Ewing Mears of the Class of 1858. It is awarded by the faculty on the recommendation of the chairman of the Department of Physical Education. The prize is awarded to the Trinity undergraduate student who writes the best essay on a topic announced by the Department of Physical Education. The topic may change from year to year, and will be one relevant to college physical education or athletics. No prize is awarded unless two or more students are competing.
The Larry Silver Award, named in memory of Lawrence Silver, Class of 1964, is made annually to the student, preferably a non-athlete, selected by the Trinity College Athletic Department, who has contributed the most to the Trinity Athletic Program.
The Bantam Award is presented annually to a non-student who has made a distinguished contribution to the Trinity Sports Programs. The selection is made by the Trinity College Athletic Department. The trophy was given to the College by Raymond A. Montgomery, Class of 1925.
The “1935” Award is presented annually by the Class of 1935 to the player who has been of “most value” to the varsity football team. The qualifications for this award are leadership, sportsmanship, team spirit, loyalty, and love of the game. A major trophy is kept in the College trophy case.
The Dan Jessee Blocking Award, endowed by Donald J. Viering ’42, is given to that member of the varsity football team who has given the best blocking performance throughout the season.
The Roy A. Dath Soccer Trophy, established in 1978, is presented annually to the member of the men’s varsity soccer team who best fulfills the following qualifications: (1) makes the greatest contributions to the team’s success and (2) demonstrates gentlemanly conduct, good sportsmanship, and inspirational leadership. The trophy is kept in the College trophy case.
The Harold R. Shetter Soccer Trophy, established in 1950 in memory of Harold R. Shetter, coach of soccer 1948-1950, is awarded annually to the member of the varsity men’s soccer squad who has shown the greatest improvement as a player over the previous year and who has also demonstrated qualities of team spirit and sportsmanship.
The Arthur P. R. Wadlund Basketball Award, awarded annually to the most valuable player on the men’s varsity team, was donated by V. Paul Trigg, Class of 1936, in memory of Professor Arthur P. R. Wadlund, Jarvis Professor of Physics. A major trophy is kept in the College trophy case.
The Coach’s Foul Shooting Trophy is awarded annually by the men’s varsity basketball coach to the member of the team who has made the highest foul shooting average in varsity contests.
The John E. Slowik Swimming Award is made annually in memory of John E. Slowik, Class of 1939, captain in the U.S. Army Air Corps who was killed in action over Germany. The award is to be made to the most valuable member of the varsity men’s swimming team considering ability, conscientiousness in the observance of all rules of practice and training, and qualities of leadership. The first award was made in 1950.
The Robert Slaughter Swimming and Diving Award is made annually to the “most improved” member of the men’s varsity swimming and diving team. This award honoring their coach was presented by the members of the swimming team of 1962 and endowed in his memory by his friends in 2009. The award will be determined by team vote.
The Brian Foy Captain Award is given each year to the captain of the men’s varsity swimming team exemplifying outstanding qualities of leadership. The award was established in 1974 by his friends and classmates in memory of Brian Foy, Class of 1960, co-captain of the swimming team, who suddenly passed away on May 1, 1973.
The Karl Kurth Award, established in 1988, to be presented annually to the most valuable member of the men’s varsity squash racquets team.
The John A. Mason Award, established in 1953, is presented to that member of the men’s varsity squash racquet squad showing the greatest improvement during the year.
The Virginia C. Kurth Award, established in 1988, to be presented annually to the most valuable member of the women’s varsity squash racquets team.
The Phyllis L. Mason Award, established in 1977, is made annually to the member of the women’s varsity squash racquet squad showing the greatest improvement during the year.
The Dan Webster Baseball Award is awarded annually to the player who has been of “most value” to the varsity baseball team. The major trophy is kept in the College trophy case.
The William Frawley Award is given annually to the most improved varsity baseball player; one who demonstrates enthusiasm and determination. This award was established in 1974 by his friends and classmates in memory of William Frawley, Class of 1960, captain of the baseball team, who was reported missing in action in Vietnam in 1966.
The Robert S. Morris Track Trophy, established in 1953, is awarded annually to the most valuable member of the varsity track team. The qualifications for this award are outstanding performance, attitude, and sportsmanship. The trophy will be kept in the College case.
The Edgar H. and Philip D. Craig Tennis Award, established in 1956, and revised in 1992, is awarded annually to the member of the men’s varsity tennis squad who has proven himself to be the most valuable to the team’s efforts in pursuit of excellence, team spirit, and sportsmanship.
The John Francis Boyer Most Valuable Player Award, established by St. Anthony Hall in 1957, is presented to the player who has been of “Most Value to the Men’s Lacrosse Team.” A major trophy is kept in the College trophy case.
The Robert A. Falk Memorial Award established in 1983 in memory of Robert Falk, a member of the Class of 1984. This award is presented annually to the member of the men’s varsity lacrosse team who makes the most outstanding contribution to the team’s defense.
The Wyckoff Award is presented annually to the winner of the men’s varsity golf team tournament.
The Torch Award, established in 1962 by Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Morgan, Bryn Mawr, Pa., is awarded to the person who has done the most to foster and perpetuate crew at Trinity.
The David O. Wicks, Jr. Prize, established by David O. Wicks, Jr. ’63, is awarded to the freshman who best exemplifies the spirit of the founders of the Trinity College Rowing Association.
The Albert C. Williams Hockey Cup is given by his friends and family in memory of Albert C. Williams, Class of 1964, who helped to establish hockey as a sport at Trinity. The cup is awarded to that hockey player who has demonstrated the qualities of leadership, team spirit, and sportsmanship.
The Frank Marchese Hockey Award, established in 1975, is awarded to the most valuable hockey player. The major trophy is kept in the trophy case and a bowl is presented annually to the winner.
The Thomas H. Taylor Fencing Trophy is awarded annually to a member of the Trinity College fencing team who, in enthusiasm and sportsmanlike conduct, has captured the spirit of the art of fencing.
The Marsh Frederick Chase Memorial Fencing Award is presented to the member of the team who has contributed most significantly to the cause of fencing.
The Susan B. Scott Award was established in 1981 by the Class of 1956 in memory of the wife of Donald J. Scott ’56. The award is presented to a member of the women’s varsity swimming team who has shown the most improvement during the season.
The Robert R. Bartlett Award is presented annually to the male and female students who have combined excellence in athletics with devotion to community and/or campus service. This award was established in 1992 by Mrs. Louise Bartlett and friends in honor of the 60th anniversary of her late husband’s graduation from Trinity College in 1929.
The John E. Kelly Outstanding Offensive Football Player Award was established in 1993 by his friends in memory of John E. Kelly ’34. This annual award is voted on by the offensive players and awarded to the outstanding offensive football player.
The John E. Kelly Most Improved Basketball Award was established in 1993 by his friends in memory of John E. Kelly ’34. This annual award is voted on by the members and coaches of the men’s basketball team and is awarded to the most improved basketball player.
The John E. Kelly Golden Glove Baseball Award was established in 1993 by his friends in memory of John E. Kelly ’34. This annual award is voted on by the members and coaches of the varsity baseball team and is awarded to the player who possesses the best defensive baseball skills.
Richard W. Ellis Softball Award was established by softball alumnae in 1996 in honor of Coach Dick Ellis. This award is presented annually, by vote of her teammates, to the player who has exemplified the qualities Coach Ellis values most in a student-athlete: commitment, enthusiasm, hard work, and all-around team play.
The Alice A. and Elizabeth A. Chick Squash Trophy was established in 1996 in honor of Alice and Elizabeth by their father, Peter Chick. The recipient of the award is determined by the head women’s squash coach. The trophy is awarded to a player on the women’s varsity squash team who, throughout the season, has been a hardworking, determined, and an outstanding competitor.
The Alice A. and Elizabeth A. Chick Tennis Trophy was established in 1996 in honor of Alice and Elizabeth by their father, Peter Chick. The recipient of the award is determined by the head women’s tennis coach. The trophy is awarded to a player on the women’s tennis team who, throughout the season, has been a hardworking, determined, and an outstanding competitor.
The Gregory M. Hill Class of 1987 Track and Field Sportsmanship Award was established in 1997 by Gregory M. Hill ’87. The recipient of the award, chosen by the coaching staff, may be either a male or female member of the track team and a junior or senior. The qualities considered will be leadership, comradeship, character, academics, and commitment.
The Chantal Lacroix Women’s Ice Hockey Award is presented annually by the coach of the women’s ice hockey team to that player who, in the opinion of the coach, has displayed outstanding ability on the ice and exceptional dedication and loyalty to Trinity women’s ice hockey. This award, established in 1997 by the 1996-1997 women’s ice hockey team, is in honor of Chantal Lacroix, coach of the first women’s ice hockey team.
The Working Boast Squash Award is presented annually by vote of his/her teammates to the player on each of the men’s and women’s squash racquet teams who spends the extra time and energy fostering a positive team attitude and who emanates a love of the game both on and off the court. This award, established in 1999 by their parents Eloise and Bo Burbank ’55 is in honor of Charlotte ’84, Douglas ’85, Timothy ’87, and Sarah ’99, all four-year squash racquet players.
The Hazelton Lacrosse Award is presented annually to the men’s lacrosse player who shows the most improvement during the season. The award winner will be decided by team vote. This award was established in 1999 by Thomas ’92, James ’93, and Alexander ’99, all four-year lacrosse players, and their parents, Richard (director of athletics) and Anne Hazelton.
The Chester H. McPhee Women’s Swimming Award was established in 2000 by Chester H. McPhee, Trinity’s Swimming Coach from 1976 to 1994. Under Coach McPhee’s guidance, the women’s varsity program began in 1979. This award represents the essence of Coach McPhee and Trinity Women’s Swimming hard work, leadership, and devotion to training and competition. It is awarded annually to the varsity swimmer chosen by her teammates and coach(es) as the most valuable member of the squad.
The Chester H. McPhee Men’s Lacrosse Award is presented annually to the player who has been of “most inspiration” to the men’s lacrosse team. The qualifications for this award are leadership, sportsmanship, determination, dedication, and a passion for the game. The award winner will be chosen by a vote of coaches and team members. The award was established in 2000 by Chester H. McPhee, founder and first varsity lacrosse coach at Trinity College.
The Mooney Football Award was established in 2002 by Chad Mooney ’74, who was captain of the 1973 team. This annual award is voted on by the football team members and is awarded to the most valuable defensive football player who shows discipline, conditioning, leadership, and mental and physical toughness.
The James F. Belfiore Basketball Award, established in 2004, is awarded annually to the most valuable player on the men’s team through a vote of the coaches and players. This award was established by Jim’s classmates and teammates in memory of Jim, Class of 1966, who was the captain and MVP of the 1965 and 1966 basketball teams.
The Jane Clark Sargeant Tennis Award, established in 2004 in memory of Jane, mother of Courtney, Class of 2003, is awarded annually to a player on the women’s team whose generous contributions include an unselfish devotion to the team, an unfailing spirit and enthusiasm, and an uncompromising dedication to sportsmanship. The award will be determined by a team vote.
The Aquilina Women’s Soccer Award, named in honor of Lindsay Aquilina, Class of 2004, and established in 2003, is awarded annually to the player who has demonstrated commitment, courage, and determination in coming through the highest level of adversity. The winner of this award will be determined by the coaching staff.
The Men’s Ice Hockey Great Teammate Award, established in 2004 by John O’Leary, Class of 2000, and Gregory O’Leary, Class of 2003, both former players, is awarded to the player who portrays a strong desire to win, dedication to his team, both mental and physical toughness, a willingness to sacrifice his own individuality for the benefit of his team, and is, above all, a great teammate. The recipient of this award will be decided by a vote of the players and coaches.
The Diana P. Goldman Most Valuable Tennis Player Award, named in honor of Diana Goldman, Class of 2004, and established in 2005, is awarded to the women’s tennis player who has not only been an outstanding performer, but also has exhibited sportsmanship, team spirit, and love of the game. The winner of this award will be determined by a team vote.
The Constance E. and Richard H. Ware Men’s Ice Hockey Award For Academic Excellence, established in 2005, is awarded annually to the junior or senior player with the highest academic average. This award was established by Philip C. Ware to honor his parents for their longstanding dedication to and love for Trinity College and for their support of the men’s ice hockey program
The Brittany Anne Olwine Most Improved Tennis Player Award, named in honor of Brittany Olwine, Class of 2005, and established in 2006, is awarded annually to the women’s tennis player who has shown the most improvement over the course of the season through hard work, dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment to the team, both on and off the court. The winner of this award will be determined by a team vote.
The Tara Borawski Outstanding Offensive Women’s Ice Hockey Player Award, established in 2006 by her parents, in honor of Tara Borawski, who graduated in 2006 as the Trinity College career-scoring leader. The recipient of this award will be the leading scorer on the women’s ice hockey team.
The James F. Belfiore Men’s and Women’s Squash Award, established in 2007, is in recognition of Jim Belfiore, a Hartford native and Trinity Basketball Hall of Fame member (Class of 1966). The award will be voted on by the men’s team for the deserving male player and by the women’s team for the deserving female player. The award is in recognition of the player who overcame adversity and whose contagious personality and spirit of competition inspired fellow teammates.
The Abeles Batting Award endowed in 2008 by the William “Bill” R. Abeles, Sr. (Class of 1959) family and friends in recognition of Mr. Abeles’ 70th birthday and 50th anniversary of his receiving the “John Sweet Batting Award” in 1958. The award will go to the Trinity College varsity baseball player with the highest batting average on the team. The recipient (player) must have had at least 70 percent at bats of the player with the most at bats on the team.
The John M. Dunham Ice Hockey Coach’s Award, endowed in 2008 in honor of Trinity’s long-standing and successful former men’s hockey coach, is awarded to a men’s hockey player, determined by the head coach, who exemplifies all that is Trinity hockey. The Dunham Coach’s Award will go to the player who places his team before himself, demonstrates the ability to persevere through adversity, and, through a consistent work ethic, shows a true passion for Trinity College and the game of ice hockey.
The Alfred M. C. MacColl ’54 Gold Stick Award, established in 1968 and endowed in 2008 by the MacColl family in honor of Fred, is presented annually to the leading scorer on the varsity men’s ice hockey team.
The Trinity Crew Founders’ Award, endowed in 2008 and given in honor of the men from the classes of 1961, 1962, and 1963 who, in 1961, renewed Trinity’s rowing program as an intercollegiate sport. The award, voted on by the varsity crew, recognizes a male rower(s) who demonstrates sportsmanship, the desire to excel, shown the most improvement, and reflects the stamina, zeal, and passion for rowing as those Founders did in 1961.
The Raymond Batson Most Improved Player Award, established in 2009, is given by his family in memory of Raymond Batson, head coach of the men’s ice hockey club team from 1968 to 1970, who was instrumental in establishing hockey as a sport at Trinity. The award is presented annually to that member of the men’s ice hockey team who, in the judgment of the head coach, has shown the most improvement during the season.
The Patrick R. McNamara Football Award, established by his teammates in 2009 in memory of Pat, Class of 1980, an All-American wide receiver. The award is given annually to the offensive rookie of the year. The award goes to the offensive player (first year or sophomore) who contributed significantly in his first year of playing. The award will be determined by a team vote.
The Applebee Field Hockey Award, was established in 1986 and endowed by the field hockey parents in 2009 in honor of Constance M.K. Applebee, who first introduced the sport of field hockey to the United States in 1901. This award is chosen by the coaching staff and presented annually to the varsity player who has displayed outstanding ability on the field and exceptional dedication and loyalty to Trinity field hockey.
The David R. “Moose” Poulin Award is given within the Trinity College Football Program to a defensive underclassman who through perseverance and talent excelled early in his career as a Bantam. The designation goes to a member of the Trinity football team that has shown tremendous promise and talent without the advantage of collegiate experience. The award is given in memory of David Poulin, Captain of the 1977 squad, ferocious competitor and exceptional student/athlete. The highest levels of expectations are implied in accordance with this award.