Biology Department

Awards

Mark Rosenthal Memorial Annual Senior Prize

An annual fund created in memory of Mark Rosenthal, Class of 1976. Following graduation from Union, with a degree in Biology, Mark attended the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and later became a renown cardiologist practicing in Dresher, Pennsylvania, outside of Philadelphia. As a student, Mark was well known for his sense of humor, keen mind, and commitment to Union. He continued this dedication and commitment throughout his life as a community activist, husband and father and it is in recognition of these qualities this prize is established.

The Mark Rosenthal ’76 Memorial Annual Prize will be awarded to a senior at Union College who best mirrors the attributes of Mark Rosenthal by being involved in Union College community activities, a student in good academic standing, and planning to attend medical school after graduation. The recipient will be chosen by the Chair of the Biology Department.

Previous Winners

  • 2020 - Shreya Srivastava
  • 2019 - Emmanuela Oppong
  • 2018 - Sharmeen Azher
  • 2017 – Sharmeen Azher
  • 2016 – Kathryn Kurchena
  • 2015 – Eva Zimmerman
  • 2014 – Sarah Rand
  • 2013 – Ayon Ibrahim
  • 2012 – Kenia Valdez

Goodnow Neuroscience Endowed Prize

Awarded annually to the graduating neuroscience student who shows the most promise for success in graduate school and beyond.

  • 2020 - Annika Eberle, Julia Waszak
  • 2019 - Olga Khazen/Beejit Sarker
  • 2018 - Clarie Kelly
  • 2017 – Bailey Balouch and Katherine Maximov
  • 2016 – Jakub Kaczmarzyk
  • 2015 – Yilun Zhang
  • 2014 – Alana Curran

Stephen F. Leo (1984) M.D. Prize

To the student on scholarship who attains the highest grades in the graduating class and who has been accepted in medical school.

  • 2020 - Kara Leyden
  • 2019 - Brian Lee
  • 2018 - Saad Akhtar
  • 2017 – Emily Su
  • 2016 – Stanley Soroka
  • 2015 – Meaghan Jain
  • 2014 – Elliot Feld

Edith Emilee MacCoy Prize

To the student who excels in botany.

  • 2020 - Sean Rigney
  • 2019 -
  • 2018 - Jessica Gilbert
  • 2017 – Anna Doran and Ashley Rosa
  • 2016 – Olivia Williamson
  • 2015 – Brina Dillon
  • 2014 – Kyle Pilkington

Dr. Reuben Sorkin (1933) Award for Proficiency in Premedical Studies

To a senior demonstrating proficiency in undergraduate studies with an outstanding aptitude for continuing work leading to a degree in medicine.

  • 2020 - Rose Parisi
  • 2019 - Elizabeth Altman
  • 2018 - Lakhena Leang
  • 2017 – Jack Bragg
  • 2016 – Theodor Di Pauli von Treuheim
  • 2015 – Philip Kretschmer
  • 2014 – Samantha Tyler

Lee and William Wrubel Memorial Prize

To the senior preparing for dentistry or medicine, based on academic achievement and character.

  • 2020- Madeleine Aitken
  • 2019 - Stephanie Tate
  • 2018 - Steven Maksymowych
  • 2017 – Rachel Fried
  • 2016 – Jakub Kaczmarzuk
  • 2015 – Chetna Prasad
  • 2014 – Ankur Shah