Skip to Main Content

Connect with Us Remotely

Maxwell School / News & Events
  • 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.

  • 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.


    SU Hult Prize winners announced, history major leads winning team

    Farm to Flame Energy, founded by William Lee Mendes McKnight, a history major in the Maxwell School, won the Syracuse University campus qualifier for the prestigious Hult Prize and will advance to one of the 15 regional finals in March 2018. The Hult Prize, known as “The Nobel Prize for student startups,” seeks out game-changing student social enterprises that compete to solve the world’s toughest challenges.


    Cameron MacPherson '16 BA (IR) named as SU's first Mitchell Scholar

    Cameron MacPherson ’16 BA (IR) has been named a recipient of the prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship for graduate study in Ireland. He is Syracuse University’s first Mitchell Scholar. MacPherson is one of only 12 U.S. students selected from more than 300 applicants for the award this year.


    Model UN team named distinguished delegation at DC conference

    A Syracuse University/Maxwell team participating in the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference earlier this month was named a “Distinguished Delegation” for its portrayal of the Republic of Finland/Suomi. The conference, held in Washington, D.C., drew more than 1,000 college and university students from across the U.S. and nine other nations.


    Inaugural Otey and Barbara Scruggs graduate scholars named

    The Maxwell School has named two graduate students as the inaugural Otey and Barbara Scruggs Graduate Scholars: John R. Barruzza, a PhD candidate in the history department, and Chelsea M. Thomas, a student in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.


    Maxwell students named as 2017-18 SoldierStrong scholars

    Maxwell graduate students Mitch Forbes and Chris Tonsmeire, both U.S. military veterans, have been named as this year’s SoldierStrong scholars, under terms of a scholarship the SoldierStrong Foundation provides to veterans at the School. Forbes is pursuing an Executive MPA and Tonsmeire is a first-year MA student in international relations.


    Maxwell econ alum captures top prize in innovation competition

    Josh Aviv '15 BA (Econ), co-founder and CEO of SparkCharge, won grand prize at the Blackstone/Techstars global venture pitch competition in New York City on October 18, 2017.


    Yinger selected as APPAM's 2017 Steven D. Gold Award recipient

    The award recognizes a person who has made a significant contribution to public financial management in the field of intergovernmental relations and state and local finance and is given annually by the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).


    Sammies honor outstanding federal employees, innovative solutions

    Maxwell alumna Emily Simonson '15 MPA/IR was part of the winning Urban Waters team led by director Surabhi Shah, which created public-private partnerships to clean and revive urban waterways and their surrounding lands. For their efforts, the team received the People’s Choice Award.


    Nabatchi awarded 2017 Sharon M. Pickett Award by the ACR

    Tina Nabatchi has been awarded the 2017 Sharon M. Pickett Award by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) for her book Collaborative Governance Regimes (Georgetown University Press, 2015), co-authored with Kirk Emerson. The award recognizes contributions to environmental and public policy issues.


200 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1020
Phone: +1.315.443.2252