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Lafayette recognized outstanding intellectual achievement and contributions to campus life at its 17th annual Minority Awards April 20 in the Marlo Room of Farinon College Center.

The event is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Studies.

Buffie Longmire ’02, a psychology major from Baltimore, Md., received the Leroy D. Nunery ’77 Award for Intellectual Citizenship. The Nunery Award honors a student whose scholarship advances knowledge on important social, political, or economic issues in a multicultural community and who demonstrates outstanding perseverance, concern, and perspective in pursuing research interests. Recipients of this award also develop and implement programs that benefit others and positively influence their stay at Lafayette

Jacobi Cunningham ’03, a neuroscience major from Mattapan, Mass., received the David A. Portlock Award, presented to a student for working diligently to promote cross-cultural relationships on campus or within the community.

Farhan Ahmed (Utter Pradesh, India), Adam Donnelly (Pottstown, Pa.), and Stephanie Ingram (Maplewood, N.J.) received the Chakrabarti Foundation Scholarship Award, presented to first-year students who have demonstrated initiative, perseverance, and the ability to overcome significant obstacles in attaining academic excellence in science and engineering in their first year at Lafayette. The Chakrabarti Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education around the globe.

Leela Strong ’02, an International Health Policy major from Fallsburg, N.Y., received the Dean of Studies Academic Scholarship Award, presented annually to a student who has completed or is currently working on a research project (thesis or other scholarly paper or conference presentation).

Jadrien Ellison ’02, an Africana Studies major from Paterson, N.J., and Kira Stackhouse ’02, an art major from Easton, Pa., received the Dean of Studies Artistic Scholarship Award.

Herb Kennedy ’03, a chemistry major from Troy, N.Y., and Asoka Ratnayake ’02, an electrical and computer engineering major from Valparaiso, Ind., received the Dean of Studies Scholar Athlete Award, given to successful varsity athletes who have achieved an outstanding level of scholarship.

Kenya Allen ’02, a psychology major from Allentown, Pa., received the Dean of Studies Citizen Athlete Award, given to a successful varsity athlete whose community involvement serves as an example to others.

Landon Adams ’02, a religion major from Columbus, Ohio, received the Leadership Award, presented to a student who has provided outstanding leadership in an area of activity such as student government, social services, mass media, etc., at Lafayette.

Nana Bentsi-Enchill ’02, a government and law major from Falls Church, Va., Vivienne Felix ’03, an International Affairs major from Hollis, N.Y., and Aperna Sherman ’02, a government and law major from Oxford, Pa., received the Inspiring Student Leader Award, presented to students who toil behind the scenes to make certain that student programs are successful, taking the initiative, accepting and carrying out responsibility, and completing tasks without fanfare.

Zakia Dilday ’02, a Spanish major from Boston, Mass., received the Volunteer Service Award, presented to a student who has given an exceptional amount of volunteer effort and made important contributions to on-campus or community service organizations.

Association for Lafayette Women received the Student Organization Award, presented to an organization or group that has most significantly promoted multiculturalism and/or promoted the academic advancement of students of color at Lafayette.

Robert Weiner, Thomas Roy & Lura Forrest Jones Professor of History, received the Faculty Award for consistently promoting multiculturalism and demonstrating concern for and the sensitivity to the needs of students of color and international students.

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