COMMENCEMENT AWARDS (May 2013)
Candidates for General Honors
Degrees with distinction are conferred on candidates for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering degrees who have completed at least 55 credits and achieved grade point averages of 3.85 (summa cum laude), 3.7 (magna cum laude) or 3.5 (cum laude).
Degrees with distinction are conferred on candidates in the Health Sciences programs for the Bachelor of Science degree who have completed 60 credits (or 43 credits for Registered Nurse Baccalaureate program) and achieved grade point averages as follows: School of Health Technology and Management, 3.85 (summa cum laude), 3.75 (magna cum Laude), 3.60 (cum laude); School of Nursing, 3.80 (summa cum laude), 3.70 (magna cum laude), 3.60 (cum laude); and School of Social Welfare, 3.90 (summa cum laude), 3.80 (magna cum laude), 3.70 (cum laude).
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
All honors listed are based on the current grade point average at the time of publication. The actual honor awarded may be different as it is based on the FINAL grade point average, determined after finals are completed. The actual honor will appear on the final transcript and diploma.
Provost’s Awards for Academic Excellence
The Provost’s Awards for Academic Excellence are given to a select number of students. The awards are based on a student’s achievements in research, teaching, clinical work, internships, fieldwork and service.
|Christine Boucher, Linguistics, French Language and Literature
|Mohammed Naeem, Health Science
||Jason Sockin, Economics and Mathematics
|Katherine Chu, Political Science and History||Olesya Levsh
|Jonathan O’Rawe, Psychology||Ying Tang, Biology and Applied Mathematics and Statistics|
|James Ging, Engineering Sciences||Steven Licardi, Psychology and Philosophy||Sean Thomas O’Shaughnessy, Politial Science and Sociology||Daryl Vuli, Electrical Engineering|
|Mark Goodenough, Chemistry||Tung Thanh Mai, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and Statistics||Vihitaben Patel, Biomedial Engineering and Applied Mathematics and Statistics||Tianyu Zhan, Biology|
|Kirolos Ibrahim, Biochemistry||Jon McGinn, Biology||Joan Rosenthal, History|
|Peter John, Biochemistry, Philosophy||Virginia Mule, Biology and Anthropology||Kevin Sackel, Mathematics and Physics|
Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence
The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement or career achievement.
|Rachel Jaffe, English and Environmental Humanities||Karthik Rao
Mathematics and Physics
Political Science and History
Psychology and Philosophy
Ward Melville Valedictorian Award
The University’s most distinguished undergraduate honor, named in honor of the first chairperson of the Council of Stony Brook University, the Ward Melville Valedictorian Award is given to the graduating senior who has attained the most outstanding academic record during four years at Stony Brook.
To be announced at Commencement
H. Lee Dennison Valedictorian Award
The H. Lee Dennison Award, named in honor of Suffolk County’s first chief executive, is presented to the graduating senior who entered Stony Brook as a transfer student, completed at least 60 credits of letter-grade work at Stony Brook, and attained the most outstanding academic record at Stony Brook in that work.
To be announced at Commencement
President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students
This Stony Brook Foundation award is made possible by Donald Squires and Marian Steinberg. Criteria for selection include the quality of the dissertation and its research base, the student’s outstanding contributions in ability or service to the University, or the student’s overcoming of personal or social handicaps. This year’s recipients are:
- Ping Cao, Biophysical and Biological Insights into Amyloid Formation by Islet Amyloid Polypeptide: Implications for Type 2 Diabetes (Chemistry)
- Guang Cheng, Nanoindentation on Piezoelectric Materials (Materials Science and Engineering)
- Bryce Gadway, Matter-Wave Dynamics in Tailored Optical and Atomic Lattices (Physics)
- Christopher Koenigsmann, Designing a New Class of Electrocatalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells: Probing Size, Composition and Structure Dependent Electrocatalytic Performance in High-Quality, One-Dimensional Noble Metal Nanostructures (Chemistry)
- Qiang Zhu, Crystal Structure Prediction and Its Application in Earth and Materials Sciences (Geosciences)
Phi Beta Kappa
The Stony Brook Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the 237-year-old national honor society devoted to the promotion of excellence in liberal education, has elected the following seniors in recognition of their scholarly attainment in the liberal arts and sciences.
Nga Ching Au
Jae Hong Kim
Mei Yi Li
Sai Feng Lu
Wai Siong See Tho
Yany Wu Feng
Xue Pian Yang