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Past Honorees - Students

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to sophomores and juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue advanced degrees in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering.

  • Sean Bearden
  • Stephanie Kong (Honorable Mention)
  • Nigel Michki
  • Kristina Monakhova (Honorable Mention)
  • Christopher Dundas
  • Phillip Tucciarone
  • Daniel Salem
  • Maxwell L. Bileschi
  • Jasmine May
  • Claire Lochner
  • Bradley Cheetham
  • David A. Marsh
  • Yekaterina V. Merkulova
  • Andrew S. Paluch
  • Christina S. Yaccob
  • Rachael D. Brust
  • Mark D. Huntington
  • Mary Elise Rumpf
  • Christopher L. Wirth

British Marshall Scholarship

Forty Marshall Scholarships are awarded per year to finance young Americans of high ability to study at the graduate level at a United Kingdom institution in any field of study.

As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their ultimate personal success.

  • Phillip Tucciarone
  • Brian A. Danielak

Clifford C. Furnas Scholar-Athlete Award

  • Brittany Kuras
  • Shanté L. White
  • Marissa Hornbaker
  • Mary Veith

Critical Language Scholarship

Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, this award offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in eleven critical need foreign languages. The CLS Program is part of the National Security Language Initiative, a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages.

  • Matthew Zambito

Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) realizes that the country's strong science and technology community provides a critical advantage in the development and implementation of counter-terrorist measures and other DHS objectives. The DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the DHS mission.

  • No awardees
  • Danielle Schrader

Fulbright Program

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."

  • Dominique Bertrand
  • Laura LeVon (Alternate)
  • Amanda Buonopane
  • Karl Barber
  • Grace Mukupa
  • Thawab Shibly
  • Tanya A. Bucierka (Alternate)
  • Rachel M. Hoorwitz
  • Joseph A. Lake
  • Brian McSherry
  • Justin M. Parks
  • Melissa Schindler
  • Dale Hess
  • Karen E. Corey
  • Melinda K. Wright
  • Shifa I. Ali
  • George D. Dalbo
  • Joshua I. Gentzke
  • Carla M. Sanderson

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation - the federal memorial to our thirty-third President - awards merit-based scholarships to college students who plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) Fellowship

  • Mike Habberfiled

Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship identifies and supports young people of exceptional promise, application, deportment, and character who have financial need and demonstrated excellence in academic endeavors and extracurricular activities. The fellowship provide up to six years of support, which can total as much as $50,000 per year.

  • Ogechukwu Etudo
  • Ola A. Mscichowski
  • Allana Krolikowski

Morris K. Udall Scholarship

The Morris K. Udall Scholarship Foundation awards eighty $5,000 scholarships annually to undergraduates who will pursue careers relating to the environment, and to Native American or Alaska Natives interested in tribal public policy and Native American health care. Through these scholarships, the Foundation hopes to encourage future leaders across a wide spectrum of policy, science, education, social science and health fields.

  • Esther Buckwalter
  • Kristina Blank (Honorable Mention)
  • Christopher Llop
  • Aaron Krolikowski
  • Kelly R. Miller
  • Peter C. Rizzo

National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship

The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support ($40,000 per year plus tuition waiver and fees) for graduate study leading to research-based masters or doctoral degrees in mathematical, physical, biological, engineering and behavioral and social sciences, including the history of science.

  • Phillip Tucciarone
  • Nikita Butakov (Honorable Mention)
  • Sourobh Ghosh
  • Daniel Salem
  • Bradley Darrall
  • Erin M. Jacklin (Honorable Mention)
  • Claire M. Lochner
  • Daniel P. Muffoletto (Honorable Mention)
  • Kelly Miller
  • Stacy Pustulka
  • Mark D. Huntington
  • Christopher L. Wirth
  • Mark J. Cianchetti
  • Michelle A. Kline
  • Robert Spengler

National Security Education Program: David L. Boren Scholarships

NSEP supports undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate high levels of academic performance and strong motivation to internationalize their education by developing expertise in the languages, cultures, and world regions less commonly studied by Americans.

  • Sarah Boerschig
  • Matthew Zambito (Alternate)

Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarships, in short, are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at the University of Oxford, and the applicant's undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for further study in the proposed field. The scholarships, which include all educational costs and living and travel allowances, are awarded to students who exhibit intellectual excellence, leadership, and concern for others.

  • Brian A. Danielak
  • No Awardees

Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Award

  • Stacy L. Bender
  • Katrina M. Bytschkow
  • Adrienne J. Curry
  • Jason C. Findlayter
  • Michael J. Glenn
  • Daniel A. Hatch
  • Joanna N. Rose
  • Luis Martinez
  • Jon Anthony Middleton
  • Marie Anne Sanon
  • Jeff Thomas
  • Lindsey Vedder
  • Mathew Woodfork
  • Richard Yau

Sigma Xi Research Awards

Sigma Xi is an international honor society of science and engineering. Its mission is to enhance the health of the research enterprise, foster integrity in science and engineering, and promote the public's understanding of science for the purpose of improving the human condition. Here at UB, the local chapter has sponsored the Sigma Xi Student Research Competition annually for over 20 years, providing a venue for UB's research community to share their work across the entirety of science and engineering. Three winning posters are selected; the student winners are presented with certificates.

  • Carleara Ferreira da Rosa Silva
  • Santosh Rohit Yerrabolu
  • Xiaochen Zhao
  • Sandeep Mouli Nalluri
  • Teresa Semalulu
  • Alissa Verone
  • Shannon Clough
  • Richard Linares
  • Laura Marks
  • Alex Morrison
  • Erin Walsh
  • Alicia Brasel
  • Sandeepan Dutta
  • Jamie Harden
  • Loukia Karacosta
  • Dipak Pisal
  • Matthew Farren
  • Lye Theng Lock
  • Anushree Sharma
  • Jinying Wang
  • Alex Gregorski
  • Jonathan Missel
  • Dhaval Shah
  • Daniel Fisher
  • Lisa Milford
  • Cornelia Landersdorfer
  • Heather Stewart


SMART The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

  • Erin Jacklin

SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Student Excellence

This special award honors SUNY students who have best demonstrated and been recognized for their integration of academic excellence with other aspects of their lives, which may include leadership, athletics, career achievement, community service or creative and performing arts.

  • Kelsey Barbour
  • Erin Ellis
  • Emily Fiore
  • Courtney Kodweis
  • Taylor Lansing
  • Andrew Lyons
  • Elise Martin
  • Kayla Maxwell
  • Daniel Ovadia
  • Elise Roberts
  • Amanda Sherman
  • Matthew Silver
  • Christine Tjahjadi-Lopez
  • Phillip Tucciarone
  • Trenton Van Epps
  • Jay Amin
  • Maxwell L. Bileschi
  • Elise N. Blasingame
  • Paul D. Garman
  • Sourobh Ghosh
  • Sharlene M. Green
  • Megan E. Klyczek
  • Matthew G. Leibowitz
  • Peter J. Oldani
  • Daniel P. Salem
  • Marlee E. Sroka
  • Paul M. Stephan
  • Lauren B. Stutzman
  • Jessica J. Walts
  • Kristina N. Blank
  • Mara C. Deckard
  • Allison P. Funk
  • Emily Gargiulo
  • Emily Gibson
  • Taylor M. Hiller
  • Bridget K. Hughes
  • Andrew D. Hunt
  • Lauren M. Little
  • Jasmine L. May
  • Madeline T. Morcelle
  • Shannon E. O'Leary
  • Mary K. Scheda
  • Thawab Shibly
  • Shanté L. White
  • Joshua M. Adams
  • Desiree C. Albert
  • Felicia Cao
  • Justin M. Karter
  • Ryan A. Linden
  • Claire M. Lochner
  • Angelica J. Maier
  • Chikashi Miyama
  • Grace C. Mukupa
  • Sarah C. Mye
  • Laura C. Neese
  • Derek M. Peloquin
  • Laura B. Radecki
  • Krista E. Scimeca
  • Crystal L. Sterling
  • Eliane A. Abou-Jaoude
  • Kevin J. Barnum
  • Kristen M. Baroudi
  • Tom T. Fadial
  • Julie M. Ficarra
  • Leslie J. Fisher
  • Shannon M. Griffin
  • Chelsey M. Hartley
  • Jessica R. Keaton
  • Isaac D. Kramer
  • Deborah Naybor
  • Jennifer Rahman
  • Julie M. Sawnor
  • Martin J. Smallidge
  • Sarah J. Ventre
  • Lisa L. Braun
  • Katrina M. Bytschkow
  • Bradley W. Cheetham
  • John B. Coles
  • Przemyslaw W. Garbaczewski
  • Aaron M. Krolikowski
  • Michelle M. Matteliano
  • Daniel P. Muffoletto
  • Hieu Q. Nguyen
  • Catherine J. Nicastro
  • Shannon M. Palermo
  • Steven I. Pancio
  • Angel J. Rosario Jr.
  • Michael A. Steenberge
  • Jessica H. Zak
  • Katherine A. Brewer
  • Jessica A. Colwell
  • Ashley M. Corliss
  • Kaitlyn M. Dudek
  • Catherine R. Dunning
  • Lauren M. Hammond
  • Tina E. Jacob
  • Deborah A. Liana
  • Jessica A. Minney
  • Otto H. Muller
  • Rajavi S. Parikh
  • Ramanujam G. Prativadi
  • Jennifer A. Stabel
  • Alyssa M. Tevens
  • Christina S. Yacoob
  • Rahul C. Chopra
  • Michael P. Colby
  • Karen E.H. Corey
  • Fara E. Ditkowsky
  • Josh T. Hancock
  • Mohammad V. Hussain
  • Craig E. Keller
  • Zac M. Lochner
  • Sarah A. Meunier
  • Ola A. Mscichowski
  • Robert A. Richards
  • Peter C. Rizzo
  • Balbir K. Singh
  • Ann A. Zykina
  • William Chapman
  • Brittany Dolph
  • Deepa Govindaraj
  • Rebecca Haderer
  • Kelly Harris
  • Nicholas Holzmacher
  • Amie Kraus
  • Allana Krolikowski
  • Rena Malik
  • Samir Nayyar
  • Erica Pastore
  • Jeet Patel
  • Danelle Schrader
  • Robert Spengler
  • Phillip D. Badaszewski
  • Surbhi Bandal
  • Amy Daniels
  • Ruth A. Kleinman
  • Susan Y. Min
  • Rahul Nayyar
  • Timothy J. Olewniczak
  • Derek D. Reformat
  • Sujata Sofat
  • Elizabeth M. Terragnoli
  • David C. Turnbull
  • Matthew Watkins
  • Bryan Weinstein
  • Sophia R. Balderman
  • Laura M. Halliday
  • David A. Ingleman
  • Elizabeth M. Lagowski
  • Sara E. Nye
  • Heather M. O'Gavaghan
  • Ajay N. Pachal
  • George H. Pape Jr.
  • Narasimhachar G. Prativadi
  • Jennifer L. Pugh
  • Sheela K. Rao
  • Rachelle A. Ricotta
  • John B. Taylor
  • Robin L. Vail
  • Amy L Wojciechowski
  • Geoffrey S. Andrews
  • Rebecca L. Ashare
  • Sara M. Center
  • Pamela A. Cocol
  • Jennifer E. Drake
  • Hedva Krauze
  • Crystal R. Oliver
  • Danielle L. Sheather
  • David P. Bartels
  • Melissa A. Burgio
  • Naniette H. Coleman
  • Amy E. Fuller
  • Preethi Govindaraj
  • Jenna K. Keenan

UB Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award

Presented annually by the Graduate School, the Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated truly exceptional performance in the execution of their teaching responsibilities. The exemplary talents and abilities of the award recipients underscore UB's long tradition and firm commitment to providing students with instruction of the highest quality.

  • Category was celebrated at a separate gathering
  • Prentiss B. Clark
  • Nicole A. Dunham
  • Nicholas D. Hoffman
  • Peter M. Koch
  • Olivier LeBlond
  • Laura A. LeVon
  • Shannon P. Lupien
  • Alice Mitchell
  • Rae L. Muhlstock
  • Deborah A. Naybor
  • Nicholas P. Nicoletti
  • Michael A. Rosas
  • Scott Simpson
  • Stephen J. Tulowiecki
  • Ariana F. Young
  • Dobin Choi
  • Sima M. Fortsch
  • Amy E. Frazier
  • Valerie F. Hastings
  • Amanda Leigh Herberger
  • Peter J. Kedron
  • Beth A. Kuberka
  • Jason R. Marley
  • Courtney A. Pfahl
  • Violetta Ravagnoli
  • Steven A. Ruszczycky
  • Jacqueline M. Sievert
  • Adam Sposato
  • Sophie Letter
  • Virginia Gutierrez-Berner
  • Kevin D. Pelletier
  • Scott F. Ferguson
  • Michael Frank
  • JeongMi Choi
  • Scott Paauw
  • Anneliese L. Vance
  • Elizabeth A. Gage
  • Luke J. Goble
  • Timothy M. Connolly
  • Peter M. Heller
  • Nancy M. Bailey
  • Niharika Banerjea
  • Maria Bettaglio
  • Kathryn A. Bottonari
  • Sherry M. Farrow
  • Lindsey M. Hair
  • Jill N. Kearns-Bodkin
  • Daniel E. Kehoe
  • James L. Maynard
  • Craig Miller
  • Susanna I. Rodriguez
  • Elisa Ruhl
  • Andrew D. Spear
  • Jonathan Trinidad
  • James J. Zambito
  • Barish Ali
  • Eleftheria Antoniou
  • Lori A. Emerson
  • Elisabeth Etopio
  • Paul R. Gleed
  • Rahul Jain
  • Evan A. Johnson
  • Theodora B. Kopestonsky
  • Frankie N. LaVarnway
  • Voichita Nachescu
  • Amy Marie Piwowar
  • Laurel Silber
  • Jessica S. Smith
  • Michael Stamatikos

UB Student Organization Award for Excellence in Academics and Service

This award recognizes clubs that take what they learn in the classroom, and apply it to assist others. The award-winning organization receives a plaque engraved with their name. The plaque and a group photo of their membership are displayed in the Student Union during the next academic year. Additionally, the group receives a $500 stipend to be used for the continuation of their service to others while utilizing their unique academic talents.

  • UB Against Cancer
  • The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society
  • American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists
  • UB Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • UB Chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World
  • Beta Alpha Psi

UB Undergraduate Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity

The UB Undergraduate Awards for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creativity recognize outstanding contributions from each decanal area that achieve superiority in presentation, content, and scope, and which therefore merit acknowledgement as efforts worthy of university-wide distinction. The University at Buffalo is pleased to recognize undergraduate student projects that exhibit the highest characteristics of achievement among this select group.

  • Dylan Burns
  • Brittany Cesar
  • Stanley Diih
  • Robert Dingman
  • Ryan Hauser
  • Jon Goodrum
  • Susan Little
  • Ian Liu
  • Ifechukwu Ononye
  • John Pender
  • Abigail Romano
  • Christine Schaefer
  • Zi Yi Alina Tan
  • Phillip Tucciarone
  • Alyssa Herman
  • Gary Iacobucci
  • Alesia King
  • De Chang Lim
  • Sanjana Mahapatra
  • Andrea Martinez
  • Ruth McCoy
  • Sangwon Min
  • Price Obot
  • Heidi Shepard
  • Ashley Peters
  • Noura Abdel Rahman
  • Joseph Ramia
  • Joseph Swerdlin
  • Aida Andrades Valtuena
  • Brittany Walker
  • Nurul Hidayah A. Azmi
  • Oluwatobi Busari
  • Christopher Campoli
  • Daniel Ferguson
  • Zachary Fine
  • Emily Gargiulo
  • Jenna Goehle
  • Weilin Jin
  • Shanney Lacey
  • Caitlin McLeod
  • Phillip Tucciarone
  • Matthew Wattles
  • Yun Zheng
  • Rachel Berkeley
  • May Gin Cheung
  • Leah Crusan
  • Oswald Dadson
  • Ian Duncan
  • Jenna Goehle
  • Gary Iacobucci
  • Philip Mathew
  • Laura Neese
  • Tatiana Shaurova
  • Jinsoo Yeo
  • Hamzat A. Feshitan
  • Leslie J. Fisher
  • Chelsey M. Hartley
  • Bridget K. Hughes
  • Allie S. Matarasso
  • Kyle P. McHugh
  • Monique A. Mickiewicz
  • Fang Xun Ong
  • Aris B. Otminski
  • Dhwani S. Patel
  • Jonathan P. Rivera
  • Stephen M. Shchurowsky
  • Jessica L. Tobin
  • Andrew H. Tong
  • Emily DiBlasi
  • Kiang Gao
  • Amy Hardy
  • Monisha Khanna
  • Casey Kilpatrick
  • Yi Kan Leung
  • Chung Lin
  • Jian Hui Liu
  • Diane Lochocki
  • Pooja Makhija
  • Alexander Morrison-Nozik
  • Ravinder
  • Alex Wallach
  • Takako Yoshikuni
  • Frank Acheampong
  • Lori D. Glantz
  • Ji-Yeon Kim
  • Ginelle Knerr
  • Nam Le
  • Neang S. Ly
  • Karen Osei-Tutu
  • Jennifer O'Sullivan
  • Amalia Rubin
  • Tracy Stepian
  • Linda Wong
  • Marie Zieter
  • Cheng-Ting Chen
  • Brenda Lynn Chodkowski
  • Dimitra Ekonomidis
  • Kelly Miller
  • Eric Nagler
  • Ann Marie Olivo
  • Nathaniel Page
  • Elizabeth G. Rose
  • Robert Russello
  • Josh Thomas
  • Alex Wallach
  • Johnpaul Wiejaczka
  • Stephanie Vito
  • James Tara Brucz
  • Stefan Vujcic
  • David Keller
  • Charles Ekiert
  • Amy Williams
  • Jeremy Campbell
  • Catherine Dodds
  • Lisa Rubin
  • Matt Robson
  • Mary Clausen
  • Sean Smith
  • Rachelle DeCamp
  • Luis Martinez
  • Jeet Patel
  • Jajean Rose-Burney
  • Adam Sokolow
  • Brian Peer
  • Samantha Gosch
  • Kit Long
  • Mai Ling
  • Tyler Smith-Strutz
  • Justin Spiegel
  • Katherine Supple
  • Royston Ogbuagu
  • Danielle Wilbur
  • Mama Afrane
  • Breen McJurry

Undergraduate Prize for Library-Supported Research

This award recognizes excellence in student research that incorporates significant use of information resources provided via the Libraries.

  • Lee Swaydis
  • Nathan Guterry
  • Andrew D. Hunt
  • Joshua Dill
  • Lye Lin Lock
  • Sophia Azeb
  • Michael Wach
  • Alex Johnston
  • Tracy Stepien

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most. It is open to individuals-college seniors, recent graduates, and career changers-with undergraduate degrees in the arts and sciences. Fellows will attend enriched, school-based master's-level teacher education programs, complemented by intensive mentoring during the first three years of teaching at high-need urban and rural schools.

  • Megan Ross
  • Stephen Stauffer

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