Award-Winning Phi Kappa Phi Members

Annual Fall Awards

The Presidential Scholar award program was established to honor outstanding student academic performance combined with exceptional depth and breadth of interest and outstanding community service. Named after the first four past presidents of Phi Kappa Phi, who were distinguished Ithaca College faculty members, the awards are thus named the Shirley Hockett Award, the John Bernard Award, the John Harcourt Award, and the Raquib Zaman Award.

The Ithaca College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi held its annual Fall Awards & Induction Ceremony on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Clark Lounge, Campus Center.  See Event Photos here.


The Shirley Hockett Scholar: TIMOTHY CONNERS, Communications Studies
Nominating Faculty Members: Professor Bruce Henderson, Communications Studies, and Associate Professor Robert Sullivan, Communications Studies

Timothy is a senior studying Communication studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College. He is also minoring in Finance at the School of Business. Aside from being an exceptional student, Timothy is also extremely active in both campus activities as well as outside volunteer work. He is a current Ithaca College Diversity Peer Educator and serves as the president of the debate club. In spring 2016 Timothy was named Ithaca College’s top fundraising individual at its annual Relay for Life event. Timothy also routinely participates in Paige’s Butterfly Run 5k, which seeks to fight pediatric cancer through donations and funding. More than his volunteer and on campus work though Timothy is a celebrated motivational speaker, giving speeches all over the country about perseverance and service leadership.

The John Harcourt Scholar: CHRISTINA TUDOR, Writing and Politics
Nominating Faculty Member: Associate Professor Barbara Adams, Writing

Christina is a Writing and Politics major in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College. She is also a Women’s and Gender Studies minor. Christina brings with her a wealth of experience in writing and social justice both on campus as well as off campus. On campus she is a writing tutor in the writing center at Ithaca College as well as a contributing writer to Ithaca’s Buzzsaw Magazine, writing about anything from the objectification of women to the 2016 Presidential election. Off campus though Christina currently serves as President of Planned Parenthood Generation Action in Ithaca, NY. One her main activities in this role is organizing events on reproductive justice and sexual health at Ithaca College campus and in the Ithaca community. Her previous internships include stunts with The Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington D.C., as well as serving as a political intern for Counselor Kevin Bonavia in London. 

The John Bernard Scholar: MARGARET BUTLER, Anthropology
Nominating Faculty Member: Associate Professor and Assistant Chair Jennifer Muller, Anthropology

Margaret is a senior at Ithaca College studying Anthropology at the School of Humanities and Sciences as well as minoring in Environmental Studies. A consistent member of the Dean’s list at Ithaca College, Margaret has presented research at many prestigious conferences. During her junior year she worked on paper focused on the John Hopkins Fetal Collections where she conducted research on 112 fetal skulls to determine their identity and origin. The research was then presented at Ithaca College’s Whalen Symposium. Currently Margaret is working on her senior thesis titled “Breast is Best: Women in Ithaca, NY Reveal the Complexities of Choosing to Breastfeed.” The thesis aims to research the nutritional benefits associated with breastfeeding for both infants and their mothers as well as looks at the different factors that go into a women’s choice to breastfeed. Margaret also serves as both a teaching and research assistant on campus.

The Raquib Zaman Scholar: CARSON MOHLER, Occupational Therapy
Nominating Faculty Member: Assistant Professor Amie Germain, Occupational Therapy, and Assistant Professor Jessica Valdez Taves, Occupational Therapy

Carson is an Occupational Therapy student working towards her masters in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performances. She is also a Health Policy and Management minor. She currently serves as the secretary of Ithaca College Project Generations where she assists in the organization of the club’s social, fundraising and community activities and maintains a record of meeting minutes, activities, and members of the organization. Carson is also a committee member on the Ithaca College Senior Class Cabinet. During the summer of 2015 Carson served as an international student clinician at Centro de Rehabilitacion, Educacion, Capacitacion, Estudios y Recursos, Inc. in Ecuador. It was here that she provided Occupational Therapy services under the supervision of Ithaca College Occupational Therapy Faculty and worked hands on with Occupational Therapy clients ranging from age 3 to 80+with diagnoses of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Alzheimer’s, and other life altering conditions. She has also been named to the Dean’s list every semester she has been at Ithaca College.

Ithaca College Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Presidential Scholar Award Winners


Shirley Hockett Award

John Bernard Award

John Harcourt Award

Raquib Zaman Award

2015 Kaitlyn Dehority Sean Themea Danice Kelley Merrideth Maley
2014 Rachel Snyder Curt McConnell Candace Burton Carin Pracht
2013 Benjamin Van De Water Andrew Becker Macy O'Hearn Lee Henig


Sam Gates

Maria Barton

Brianna Gobetz

Katherine Oertel


Miriam Schildkret 

Kaylee Underkofler 

Alana Koehler 

Macy Sutton 


Allyce Barron

Jillian Neeley

Abigail Jamiel

Jacquelyn Simone


Madeline Smith

Matthew Zeitler

Joseph Fraioli

Allison Walker


Jill Cadby

Janelle Mackereth

Elizabeth Getman

Sarah Brylinsky


Nicole Cade

Lia Stelljes

Dana Cizmas

Stephanie Elowson


Nicholas Kunkle

Nitan Rajan

Megan Keenan

Michael Salvaggio


Dominic DiOrio

Matthew Pearsall

Andrew Dippell

Joseph Wladkowski


Sara Barasch

Barbara Bujak

Kristen Ryczak

Syrena Shirley


Todd Sandstrom

Matthew Sprague

Megan Sullivan

Nicole DeVita


Andrea Vedock

Tracy Robinson

Betsy Leach

Elizabeth Davis


Brian DeMaris

Amanda Rudy

Heather Harmon

Zachary Miner


Paul Fowler

Michelle Fura

Melissa Bernardin

Daniel Sternberg


Hans Van Der Schaaf

Brin Tucker

Karin ChunTaite

Dylon Curatolo


Matthew Hoch

Elizabeth Pender

Michele Moritis

Patrice Lyons


Shawna Cutting

Michael Axtell

Amy Childers

Anthony DeSare


Heather Young

Julie Quimby

Anna Thomas

Lisa Kline


Teresa Lemery

Lawrence D. Finger

Carrie Perfetti

Thomas Hoaglin


Pablo Cora

Angela Boniello

Natalya Shneyder

Marc Maloney


Ann Stewart

Monica Srodon

Thomas Boyd

Angel Houghton


Jennifer Kwiecinsky

Thomas Boyd

Lisel Gorell

Erika Schweitzer


Kirk Wallace

Jennie Menickelli

Lisa Sharfstein

Cynthia Warnokowski


Walter Eppich

Kristen Bjornberg

Susan Werking

John Sperry


Wendy Schaefer

Michelle Gibbons

Coleen Hubler

Heather Trypuc


Steven D. Wickham

Joseph M. Bliss

Richard E. Graef

Michele A. Tesbir


Jean M. Rodriguez

Teresa L. Longin

Jacqueline K. Szablewski



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