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Lafayette College students received the prizes and awards listed below at the 1999 All-College Honors Convocation.

(Note: Marquis Scholars, selected from among the College’s most-promising applicants, receive a special financial-aid award and other important benefits. EXCEL Scholars do collaborative research with faculty and earn a stipend.)


FREDERICK KNECHT DETWILLER PRIZE. Awarded to a senior art major for distinguished work in art and art history.

Emily M. Quillen ’99, Maplewood, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)

Mark C. Sokoloff ’99, Eastchester, N.Y.

VIVIAN B. NOBLETT PRIZE IN STUDIO ART. Awarded to an art major — with preference given to a student with an interest in studio art — who has demonstrated proficiency in painting and drawing and who shows potential for future achievements.

Katie A. Behler ’99, Palmerton, Pa.


GILBERT PRIZE. Awarded annually to students who, in the judgment of the Department of English, have demonstrated superiority in English.

Jennifer L. Womer ’99, Fairless Hills, Pa.

Jeffrey P. Wren ’99, Severna Park, Md.

Lee A. Friend ’00, Orange, Conn.

Brian L. Want ’00, Hazleton, Pa. (Marquis Scholar and EXCEL Scholar)

Caitlin S. Gray ’01, Easton, Pa.

MacKNIGHT BLACK POETRY AND LITERATURE PRIZE. Awarded annually to the student who submits the best poem or group of poems in a contest conducted by the Department of English.

Christian K. Rose ’99, Binghamton, N.Y.

CLASS OF 1883 PRIZE. Awarded to a senior who, in the opinion of the faculty in the Department of English, has demonstrated excellence in English.

Kevin C. Murphy ’99, Staten Island, N.Y.


FRANK KLINE BAKER SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION AWARD. Awarded annually to the student(s) who attain(s) the greatest proficiency in the study of Spanish and Latin American civilization.

Steven Alcaide ’99, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

Eva C. Borden ’99, Hawley, Pa. (Marquis Scholar and EXCEL Scholar)

Jeffrey R. Butterworth ’99, Glenmoore, Pa.

Elizabeth A. Holt ’99, Miami, Fla.

Karen M. Khatchadourian ’99, Norwood, N.J.

Jayma E. Nann ’99, Middlebury, Conn.

Emily A. Trayes ’99, Hawley, Pa.

Denise I. Trubiano ’99, Natick, Mass.

Jennifer S. Wess ’99, Needham, Mass. (EXCEL Scholar)

GEORGE H. CATLIN PRIZE. Awarded to the senior with the highest average in the study of the classics.

Jeffrey P. Wren ’99, Severna Park, Md.

JAMES ALEXANDER PETRIE PRIZE IN FRENCH. Awarded annually to a student demonstrating a high degree of proficiency in French.

Lia C. Caiazzo ’99, Rye Brook, N.Y. (EXCEL Scholar)

Petya N. Ivanova ’99, Karlovo, Bulgaria (EXCEL Scholar)

Laure S. Morgenthaler ’99, Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.

REXROTH PRIZE IN GERMAN. Awarded to a student for meritorious achievement in German.

Outstanding Senior Award: Safia A. Nurbhai ’99, Coudersport, Pa.

Culture/Literature Studies Award: Amanda M. Fisk ’01, Haddonfield, N.J.

Language Studies Award: Andree L. Verhulst ’01, Newport Beach, Calif.


JOHN D. RAYMOND MUSIC AWARD. Awarded annually by the Department of Music to a deserving music student.

Huldah L. Adams ’00, Colonia, N.J. (Marquis Scholar and EXCEL Scholar)


LOUISE M. OLMSTED PRIZE IN ETHICS. Awarded to a student who, in the judgment of the members of the Department of Philosophy, has done outstanding work in theoretical ethics, applied ethics, or a related field.

Amanda C. Basta ’99, Archbald, Pa. (Marquis Scholar and EXCEL Scholar)


AMERICAN BIBLE SOCIETY SCHOLARLY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. Given to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the study of the Bible.

Laura B. Antonaccio ’99, Morris Plains, N.J. (EXCEL Scholar)

REVEREND J. W. AND R. S. PORTER BIBLE PRIZE. Awarded annually to students judged by the Department of Religion to have demonstrated high proficiency in the study of religion, based upon work done in their first and second years.

Laura A. Anastasia ’00, Farmingdale, N.J.

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