HSA Student Honors and Awards

Departmental Honors

Departmental Honors are awarded to a small group of seniors at the time of their graduation. Those to be awarded honors are selected on the basis of their dedication to the humanities, social sciences, and arts; the quality of their academic programs; the excellence of their grades; and in recognition of their contributions to the department and their fellow students.

William and Margaret Radley Prize in Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

The William and Margaret Radley Prize in Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts is awarded annually to the Harvey Mudd College student whose work in the HSA program best exemplifies the College’s goal that all students should gain an understanding of themselves and their fellow human beings as well as of the physical world around them.

Students may be nominated for the award by individual department faculty; the full department meets to discuss the nominees and arrive at a selection. The award is presented at the close-of-school Awards Ceremony in May; it includes a check for $800 and an inscription on a plaque displayed near the department office.

Radley Prize Recipients
Academic Year
Recipient(s)
2016–2017Emma Klein and Bonnie Chen
2015–2016Morgan Mastrovich
2014–2015Tongjai Sh and Priya Donte
2013–2014Sam Gutehurst
2012–2013Corwyn Evans-Klock
2011–2012Tselil Schramm
2010–2011Yen–Kuei Tu
2009–2010Robert Best and Alex Steinkamp
2008–2009Adrian Sampson
2007–2008Samuel Eisenberg
2006–2007Amanda Hickman and Mina Youssef
2005–2006Lia Corrales and Elaine Hart
2004–2005Adam Pivonka and Gwen Spencer
2003–2004Thomas Henage
2002–2003No prize awarded
2001–2002Sarah H. Olmstead and Anne G. Short
2000–2001Ryan A. Kirkby and Karl E. Mahlburg
1999–2000Houston Nash Gilbert
1998–1999Neil Burrell
1997–1998Nathaniel James Brown
1996–1997Holly Hoa Minh Thai
1995–1996Abigail S. Brown and Selina DeRose
1994–1995Orna Amir and Rebecca A. Flitton
1993–1994Neva M. Howard
1992–1993Matthew E. Harris
1991–1992James Patterson and Elisabeth Davis
1990–1991Carol Wawrukiewicz and Thomas Konrad
1989–1990Robert A. Knop, Jr. and Charles J. Williamson
1988–1989Kyle G. Roesler
1987–1988Hodong Nam
1986–1987Lauren Atagi and Kristin Hubner
1985–1986Michial Duff Howell
1984–1985William Hoving
1983–1984Ben Noviello
1982–1983Colin Williams and Michael J. Sailor
1981–1982Joel Berendzen

The First-Year Writing Prize in Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts

The First-Year Writing Prize in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts is awarded annually to the author of the best HSA-10 research paper. Nominations can be made by any member of the department who taught a section of the course. A panel of department faculty members read the nominated selections and decide on a recipient of the prize, which is awarded during Convocation at the beginning of the following school year. The prize consists of a certificate, a check for $300, and an inscription on a plaque displayed near the department office.

First Year Writing Prize Recipients
Academic Year
Recipient
2017–2018Giselle Serate
2016–2017Eli Weissler
2015–2016Sasha Friedich
2014–2015Timothy Middlemas
2013–2014Angela Ng
2012–2013Kathleen Schaefer
2011–2012Lauren Winkler
2010–2011Braden Neufeld
2009–2010Tselil Schramm
2008–2009Andy Leverentz
2007–2008Kristen Huff
2006–2007Natalie Durgin
2005–2006Elaine Hart
2004–2005Gwen Spencer
2003–2004Courtney Rotstan
2002–2003Christine Spritke
2001–2002Michael Gratton
2000–2001John Staroba
1999–2000Cynthia Tech
1998–1999Amanda Leach
1997–1998Andrew D. Hutchings