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Martin B. Travis Political Science Award

Martin B. TravisThis award is made annually to a student completing a major in political science who plans to attend law school. The award honors the founding chair of the Department, Professor Emeritus Martin B. Travis (1917-2006). Dr. Travis came to Stony Brook from Stanford University in 1961, a year before the University actually moved to Stony Brook. Upon retirement, Dr. Travis retired to his farm, The Homestead, in Laurel Hollow, where he served as village trustee, police commissioner, and mayor. He also served as President of the Cold Spring Harbor school district. In 1992, Dr. Travis's wife, Olivia Travis (1916-2005), and former student James Weller ('85) established the  Martin B. Travis Endowed Scholarship. Dr. Travis passed away in 2006, at the age of 88. 

 

 

 

Dixon

2021 Recipient

Brandon Dixon

 

Past Recipients

Award Year

Award Recipients

2021

Brandon Dixon

2020

Andrew Bearkland
Rebecca Oestreicher
Nouhaila Saboula

2019

Thor Hawrey

2018

Tina McAuliffe

2017

Elizabeth Morgan

2016

Shawna M. Burke

2015

Kyle Gruder

2014

Anthony Lomonaco

2013

Joshua M. Sinclair
Samuel H. Cushner
Kyle Stefurak
Katherine Chu

2012

Deborah Machalow
Christopher Cash

2011

Michelle Mbekeani
Tiffany Villalobos

2010

Sarah Millings

2009

Patrick Dolan
Syeda Nuruzzaman

2008

Alexsandra Borodkin

2007

Kiran Siddiqi

2006

Peter Sluka

1998

Marilyn Lord-James

1996

Tracey J. Schneider
Dawn M. Schneider

1995

Thomas S. Russo