• Recent Awards and Honors

    Research. Teaching. Scholarship. Service. Each year, Maxwell faculty, students and staff distinguish themselves as educators, investigators and future leaders committed to excellence in the public interest. Their awards and accolades are many. To follow is a partial list of notable recent honors.

  • Alumnus Josh Aviv wins $1 million startup competition

    Joshua Aviv ’14 BA (Econ)/G’17 (iSchool), founder and CEO of SparkCharge, a company that produces a portable, fast charging battery unit for electric vehicles, has earned the top prize of $1 million at the 43North startup competition.
     

    D'Amico receives 2018 James Duah-Agyeman Award for Faculty

    In recognition of her "service, dedication, and commitment," Francine D'Amico, teaching professor of international relations, was awarded the 2018 James Duah-Agyeman Award for Faculty from the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Syracuse University.
     

    Maxwell announces promotions, tenure for eight faculty

    The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is pleased to announce the promotion of eight distinguished individuals from Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology.
     

    Maxwell students Marcus Lane, Taj Harris receive Clements Awards

    Tajanae (Taj) Harris '20 BA (Anth) and Marcus Lane '19 BA (PSt) were among the 2018 recipients of the Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Award. The award is intended to enable Syracuse University students to undertake unique internships that wouldn't be possible without financial help.
     

    Kutcher receives graduate faculty recognition award

    Norman Kutcher, associate professor and chair of history, was among the eight recipients of the 2018 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. The award honors faculty who have a significant, positive influence on graduate education at Syracuse University through their commitment to superior graduate teaching, dedication to departmental and community presence, and research initiatives.
     

    Maxwell students receive Fulbright UK Summer Institute grants

    Kevin Treadway, a freshman history and political science major, and Janaisa Walker, a sophomore policy studies major, have been named as student cultural ambassadors through the US-UK Fulbright Commission’s UK Summer Institute program. The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are fully funded three- to four-week summer study programs for first- and second-year U.S. undergraduates.
     

    History student Tammy Hong named 2018 Seinfeld Scholar

    Tammy Hong, a history major in the Maxwell School, has been named a Syracuse University 2018 Seinfeld Scholar. The Seinfeld Scholar Program recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the beauty of the world, to human values and to ending human abuse anywhere in the world.
     

    Popp to receive the William Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching

    David Popp will receive the 2018 William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m. in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. The Wasserstrom Prize is named for the great English professor at the University who died in 1985.
     

    Maxwell students selected for 2018-19 Fulbright awards

    Luke Chadwick, a senior majoring in economics and international relations, and Sara Schleicher, a senior majoring in political science, were selected to participate in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program. Chizobam Nwagwu, a senior majoring in policy studies, was selected to receive a Fulbright research grant.
     

    Maxwell students selected as 2018-19 Remembrance Scholars

    Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2018-19 Remembrance Scholars. The scholarships were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
     

    Khalil receives Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence

    Osamah F. Khalil, associate professor of history, received the Chancellor’s Citation for Faculty Excellence and Scholarly Distinction at the second annual One University Awards, held on Friday, April 20. The award recognizes faculty members who are collaborators in works of intellectual richness that have the potential for future impact.
     

    Geography student Jade Rhoads earns prestigious Pickering Fellowship

    Jade Rhoads, a senior majoring in geography and minoring in global security studies, has been named a 2018 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellow. She is one of only 30 recipients chosen from hundreds of applicants from more than 200 colleges and universities around the nation.
     

    Anthropology student Danielle Schaf is SU’s first Beinecke Scholar

    Danielle Schaf, a junior majoring in anthropology at the Maxwell School, is a recipient of a 2018 Beinecke Scholarship. The program encourages and enables highly motivated students of exceptional promise to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
     

    2018 Moynihan junior faculty award to be presented to Gonda

    This year's Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research, recognizing outstanding non-tenured faculty members at the Maxwell School, will be given to Jeffrey Gonda, assistant professor of history. As a new Moynihan Award winner, Gonda will be the featured speaker at the Maxwell School's annual Graduate Convocation on Friday, May 11, in Hendricks Chapel.
     

    Karas Montez awarded prestigious Carnegie Fellowship

    Jennifer Karas Montez, the Gerald B. Cramer Faculty Scholar in Aging Studies, has been named a 2018 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, the most generous and prestigious fellowship in the social sciences and humanities. The fellowship will support Karas Montez's research on health disparities among U.S. states.
     

    Meredith Professor Perreault, teaching awardee D'Amico honored

    Tom Perreault, professor of geography, was named a 2018-21 Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, and Francine D'Amico, teaching professor of international relations, was given the Meredith Teaching Recognition Award at a ceremony on Friday, April 20, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel.
     

    Maxwell students Eldawy, Letona receive prestigious Truman Scholarship

    Dina Eldawy, an international relations and citizenship and civic engagement major, and Crystal Letona, a policy studies major, have been named as 2018 recipients of the prestigious Truman Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to 59 exceptional college juniors in recognition of their community service, academic accomplishment, and commitment to a career of public service.
     

    Model UN team named distinguished delegation at NYC conference

    A Syracuse University/Maxwell team participating in the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference in March was named a “Distinguished Delegation” for its portrayal of Poland. The conference, held in New York City, drew more than 5,000 students, more than half from outside the United States.
     

    Klotz to receive 2018 ENMISA Distinguished Scholar Award

    ENMISA selected Audie Klotz, professor of political science, for the Distinguished Scholar Award. The award recognizes her strong impact in international relations not only due to her expertise and innovation in the field but also because of mentoring and inspiring new scholarship in international settings.
     

    Anthro student Schaf named Class of 2019 Senior Class Marshal

    Danielle Schaf, an anthropology major, and Abigail Covington have been named Senior Class Marshals for the Class of 2019 by the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience. The longstanding tradition recognizes seniors who exemplify the academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and spirit of their class.
     

    Geog student Sohrob Aslamy awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    Sohrob Aslamy, a graduate student in geography, was selected to receive a 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. The program recruits high-potential, early-career scientists and engineers and supports their graduate research training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
     

    Maxwell Dean Emeritus John Palmer named as SU mace bearer

    John Palmer will be formally installed during the One University Awards Ceremony in Hendricks Chapel on April 20. The charter mace is an ancient symbol of authority and represents the University’s mission and integrity.
     

    Maxwell students named as University Scholars, highest undergrad honor

    Caitlin Harrison and Jacqueline Page, both international relations majors at the Maxwell School, were among the twelve seniors named as the 2018 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows. The scholars will also be honored at the One University awards ceremony on Friday, April 20, at Hendricks Chapel.
     

    Maxwell students win 2018 RvD iPrize

    Farm to Flame Energy, founded by Lee Mendes McKnight, a history major in the Maxwell School, and Rematriation Magazine, founded by Janet Flores, a geography major in the Maxwell School, were among the 13 student teams selected to win the 2018 RvD iPrize.
     

    Maxwell students awarded 2018 Foundations Scholarship

    Hayley Barbara Bermel ’19 BA (Soc) and Jordan Christian Nuber ’20 BA (IR) were among those selected to receive the 2018 Foundations Scholarship. Foundations is a workshop series that introduces Syracuse University students to essential life-skills.
     
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