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2020 Virtual Degree Conferral Celebration

 

Message from the Dean

Congratulations Department of Anthropology Class of 2020 and to the parents, partners, siblings, and friends who supported them. Thank you for joining us to honor our students and be a part of this special celebration. The past couple of months have brought new challenges unlike many of us have ever known. I applaud each of you, our amazing Seawolves in your Stony Brook red. Our courageous and dedicated students who did not lose sight of the finish line, eager to complete this phase of your education and achieve your dreams. Our next wave of leaders. Today, toss your virtual caps in the air. You’ve earned it. You made it!  And it will be an experience you will never forget. 

Cheers, 

Dean Sampson

 

Message from the Chair

Hearty Congratulations to all of our graduates! The faculty and I are so proud of you and your accomplishments. Chasing a dream requires hard work, passion, and many sacrifices. You have accomplished your dream to graduate from Stony Brook University, and we can’t wait to see what you accomplish in the future.  The road ahead may have its share of obstacles, but you have faced one of the greatest with which we have been challenged in our lifetimes over the past two months. You have prevailed, showing that you have the strength and ambition to overcome anything. I am certain that you have created some incredible memories with your family, friends and the faculty and staff of the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook - I hope that you will cherish these as much as we do! Your journey through life after graduation will continue to present challenges and opportunities - we hope that you will continue to grasp the opportunities to face and overcome the challenges. Congratulations on your big day!   

Warmest regards,

Fred Grine

Awards

 

Honors in Human Evolutionary Biology

  • Lydia Myers (Gabrielle Russo, Advisor), "A  Lorisoid-like distal humerus from the middle Miocene at Napudet, Kenya".
  • Durr-E-Ajam Riaz (Andreas Koenig, Advisor), " Agonistic behavior among Nepalese gray langur females".  

 

Honors in Anthropology 

  • Kristen Tomasini (Elizabeth Stone, Advisor), "Changes in Mesopotamian Domestic Burial Practices Between the 3rd and Early 2nd Millennium B.C.: An Examination of the Family's Influence at Ur".

 

Outstanding Student, Anthropology & Human Evolutionary Biology

In recognition of exemplary leadership, service, and performance in the classroom. 

  • Jennifer Guo, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Lydia Myers, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Durr-E-Ajam Riaz, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Kristen Tomasini, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

 

University Honors

Summa Cum Laude

  • Jennifer Guo, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Lydia Myers, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Kristen Tomasini, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Jhinelle Walker, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Magna Cum Laude

  • Jonathan Chianese, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Kerilynn Cronin, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Kevin Huang, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Emily Pulver, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Durr-E-Ajam Riaz*, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Jeffrey Wray, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Cum Laude

  • Elizabeth Wong, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

Graduates

  • Hillary Babalola, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Camilla Benitez Vasquez, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Thomas Bertino Jr., Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Acacia Blanchard, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Amanda Caliguiri, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Jessica Casale, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Hui Chen, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Laurin Donnelly, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Daniel Flood, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Robert Goldstein, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Alexandra Guida, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Magdalena Jankowski, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Nkosinathi Magubane, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Jessica Manson, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Jessi McNeilly, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Rachel Odabashian, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Jack O’Heir, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Thomas Pitelli, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Gillian Pollhein, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Tristan Ramirez, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Brianna Reed, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Julianna Richards, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Gabriella Rodriguez, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Brittany Spoto, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Summer Stoff, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Calvetta Williams, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Carissa Wong, Bachelor of Science in Human Evolutionary Biology
  • Melanie Young, Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

*Phi Beta Kappa

 

Ph.D. in Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences

Fall 2019

  • Ryan Gardner-Cook (Elizabeth Stone, Advisor). " Diversity, Connectivity & Organization: How Social and Ecological Landscapes Shaped the Resilience of Complex Societies in the Early Bronze Age Southern Levant".
  • Jesse Wolfhagen (Katheryn Twiss, Advisor). " Bringing Cattle to Ҫatalhöyük: Economic and Social Impacts of Early Cattle Management at Neolithic Ҫatalhöyük (Turkey)".

Summer 2020

  • Stephanie Carnation (James Rossie, Advisor). "Phylogenetic Reconstruction of the Colobinae".
  • Dorien de Vries (Erik Seiffert & John Fleagle, Co-Advisors). "  Evolution of Dental Topography in the Endemic Primate and Rodent Radiations of Africa and South America".
  • Lauren Petrullo (Amy Lu, Advisor). " Vertical transmission and maturation of the vervet monkey gut microbiome".

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