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The Fall 2014 HSS Awards for Academic Excellence

Every year the School of Humanities and Social Sciences selects outstanding seniors in each major and in each minor that does not have a major for recognition for academic excellence in their chosen field.  The group gathers together for an evening in which faculty who have mentored these students present their students with the award, telling stories about the students’ accomplishments.  Family members are invited to this special celebration, which wraps up with some sweets and iced tea.  This year’s celebration was held on Friday, October 24 in the Library Auditorium.  Our extraordinary students, all members of the Class of 2015, who were recognized with awards that evening are listed here:


Stephanie Agresti – Journalism

Teresa Akkara – Classical Studies

Kimberly Bernstein – Criminology

Steven Cukar – Spanish

Kaitlyn Davis – Public Health

Rebecca Flores – Political Science

Jennifer Fraunberger – History

James Goetschius – Italian

Erin Grosskurth – Chinese

Katherine Kahn – Anthropology

Annabel Lau – Robert Cole Prize

Nicholas Lauda – Laureate Prize for Philosophy

Mark Marsella – Professional Writing

Joanna Peluso – Russian and Sociology

Susan Pereny – English

Jimmy Reyes – Japanese

Erin Shannon – Women’s & Gender Studies

Gerald Tyrrell – German

Jeimy Herrera Velasquez – Spanish Secondary Education

Nina Ventresco – French and Psychology

Andrew Wallach – International Studies


School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Building, Room 302
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628