PYNE HONOR PRIZES, the top award for undergraduates, went to: ANNABEL BARRY ’19, English with certificates in European cultural studies, humanistic studies, and theater. A 2017 journey along the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland inspired Barry’s junior independent paper on postcolonial critiques of cartography in contemporary Irish literature. SYDNEY JORDAN ’19, philosophy with a certificate in Near Eastern studies. Jordan’s senior thesis investigates the complications of balancing diverse views on corporate social responsibility with freedom of speech. She has played on the varsity women’s basketball team for four years and plans to attend law school.
THE PORTER OGDEN JACOBUS FELLOWSHIPS, which fund a graduate student’s final year, were awarded to four students: MÁTÉ BEZDEK, inorganic chemistry. His work focuses on the development of environmentally friendly fuels using ammonia. SARAH CARSON, history. She studies the history of state meteorology in India and hopes to shed light on imperial governance and scientific predictions. DANIEL FLORYAN, mechanical and aerospace engineering. His dissertation uses computational tools to explain how fish swim most effectively, knowledge that could influence the design of swimming robots. MATTHEW RITGER, English. He studies the role of literature in the formation of correctional practices in the age of authors such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Thomas More.
THE CLASS OF 1993 received the Class of 1926 Trophy for raising a record $11,661,993 for its 25th reunion. The Harold H. Helm Award for sustained service to Annual Giving went to BARBARA MCELROY ’81 of Birmingham, Ala.