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29th Annual Phi Beta Kappa Discovery Essay Competition for First-Year Students and Sophomores

Shared 1st Prize $100
Christian Gum, "Flirting at the Monastery: Paganism in Artybashev's Sanin;· for RUSS 522W: Morality, Sex and Revolution in Russian Literature, Ronald LeBlanc, Professor of Russian and Humanities.

Shared 1st Prize $100
Jocelyn Scout Vierzen, ''Loving in the United States;· for HIST 506: African-American History, J. William Harris, Professor of History.

9th Annual Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

1st Prize $100
Stephanie Morales, "The Impact of the Berlusconi Administration on Gender Equality in Italy:· Presented at the Parents' Association Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 2017. Faculty Mentor Professor Dilsa Deniz.

The Edmund G. Miller Phi Beta Kappa Award, Outstanding Juniors

Caroline Rebecca Consoli
Anh Phuoc Thien Nguyen 
Kathleen Patricia Wadiak 
Katherine Elizabeth Zampini

The Phi Beta Kappa Key Award, Outstanding Senior

Elizabeth Renee Ambler Gill

New Members, Spring 2017

Margot Berman* Lia Marie Bonoli Marina Jayne Bowie* Margaret Eve Brush
Caitlin Quinn Bucksbaum Leah Mary Francis Burke Alexander Whitty Chase Lilah B. Cherim*
Kerri Ann Cobb§ Ellis Owen Arnold Codd Cielle Elyse Collins Caroline Consoli*§
Lincoln J. Crutchfield Grace Dietz Christina M. DiMeo* Lisa Dittman*
Megan Dixon Kathleen B. Doherty* Andrea Elizabeth Engen* Maren Michelle Forsyth
Jessica Gero* Jacqueline Gilbert Elizabeth Gill Chris Grinley
Emily Lane Haley* Virginia E. Harmon Amalia Jereczek* Taryn Johnson
Amelia Keane§ Rachel Kelley >Emily May Kepner Jacqueline F. Klatt*
Paul S. Kuster Jr. Hannah Jordan Lane Amanda Lathrop Magna Susan Leffler
Morgan C. Lynch Bailey Marshall* Claire McCarthy* Mackenzie Ryan Meier*
Stephanie Morales Jordan T. Mrvos Crystal Napoli* Anh Phuoc Thien Nguyen*
Courtney O'Brien Talia J. Pepin Jessica L. Peterson* Justin Daniel Poisson*
Samantha Powers Margaret Quick* Gabrielle Raymond* Celine Rogers*
Jamie Noelle Smith Eliza Howell Sneeden Benjamin D. Sumner Daniella Elizabeth Tancredi
Caitlin Paula Truesdale Erinn Shannon Vittum Kathleen Wadiak Katherine Zampini

*Junior 
§UNH at Manchester

28th Annual Phi Beta Kappa Discovery Essay Competition for First-Year Students and Sophomores

1st Prize $100
Jesse Austin, "'Our Deadly Foe or Our Steadfast Friends: A Critical Examination of the Relationship between the British Radicals and the American Revolution through Major John Cartwright." Written for Revolutions Across the Atlantic (HIST 444B), Janet Polasky, Professor of History.

2nd Prize $50
Christian Gum, "Father Knows Best? The Patriarch in Anna Karenina:' Written for Morality, Sex, and Revolution in Russian Literature (RUSS 522W), Ronald LeBlanc, Professor of Russian and Humanities.

8th Annual Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

1st Prize $100
Kelli Minelli, "Bernard Herrmann's Wuthering Heights." Presented in the Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium, April22, 2016. Lecturer Rose Pruiksma, Advisor.

The Edmund G. Miller Phi Beta Kappa Award, Outstanding Junior

Elizabeth A. Haas

The Phi Beta Kappa Key Award, Outstanding Senior

Scott B. Webster

New Members, Spring 2016

Hannah Marie Betit Olivia Ann Bochicchio Kristin Boelzner§ Sarah Bogert
Evice Ann Bolton John Ramirez Bowen Alyssa Carlisle Meghan Carroll
Emily Ciabattoni Devon Clarke* Elizabeth A. Coit Annabelle Marie Collins*
Ross Conroy Carol Lee Cummings Anthony Daley Gabriela Diaconu§
Gina DiDonna Kelsey Rae Douville Mckenzie A. Dow Morgan Hartin Fay*
Bria K Frehner* Allison H. Gardner* Gianna Louise Gerhardt* Elizabeth A. Haas*
Emily Ham Alexander Harling Casey Harrigan Alexandria Hashem*
Daniel Hertig Gabriel Mark Folium Hoffman* Aaron Jones Samantha Jones
Enrica Lucia Jossi* Joseph D. Juknievich Julia Kahr* Katja Kleyensteuber
Erin Lee* Jacob Anthony Lehoux Samantha D. Leiper* ZiweiLiu*
Emily Elizabeth Loud Megan Lusignan Brice S Maloney Kelly Anne Martin
Abbygale Martinen* Michael Anthony Mignanelli Rebecca Joy Migotsky* Stefanie Orn
Caitlin Palmer Sameer Panesar* Danielle Lee Pomeroy* Bruce Anthony Rheaume§
Tiana Autumn Salsman* Julia Schmidt Rebecca Scialabba* Liam Spinicci
Drew Elizabeth Stazesky Emily W. Tumber* Cameron R. Twombly Lyndsay Ulin*
Meixian Wang Ziyang Wang* QizhenXie Sarah E. Yetman

*Junior 
§UNH at Manchester

Twenty-Seventh Annual Phi Beta Kappa Discovery Essay Competition for First-Year Students and Sophomores

1st Prize $100
Madison Pierce, “Eugenics and the Italian-American Experience.” Written for Italians Come to America: Representing Emigration and Immigration on Both Sides of the Atlantic (ITAL 444A), Spring 2015, Amy Boylan, Associate Professor of Italian.

Eighteenth Annual Humanities Program Essay Competition for Juniors and Seniors

1st Prize $100
Taylor McFadden, “The Impact of Hierarchical Petersburg Society.” Written for Devils, Deities, and Madness in Russian Literature (RUSS 521W), Spring 2015, Ronald LeBlanc, Professor of Russian and Humanities.

Seventh Annual Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

1st Prize $100
Eva Golden, “The Effect of Syllable Position on the Pronunciation of Sibilants and Liquids in Puerto Rican Spanish.” Presented in the Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 24, 2015. Professor John Chaston, Advisor.

The Edmund G. Miller Phi Beta Kappa Award, Outstanding Juniors

Katelin Angela Collins  and Kelsie Schanlaber

The Phi Beta Kappa Key Award, Outstanding Senior

Scott B. Webster

New Members, Spring 2015

Anna Allen

Nicole Anderson

Edith Aromando

Casey Benner

Joshua Colin Berk

Amber M. Brooks

Evan J. W. Bruno

Abigail M. Burmeister

Kyle Charrette

Emily Coburn

Mikayla Collins

Katelin Collins

Mollie Conant

Cassidy Croci

Claire Czotter

Jessica David

Kelsey Diemand

Victoria DiPippo

Christina M. Doherty

Laura Donegan

Hannah Drake

William Dykes

Nathan Faro

Jennifer Flood

Eric Fortier

Alyssa Frechette

Candace French

Eva Golden

Melanie Green

Catherine Hall

Ellen Haynes

Christopher Healy

Henry Herndon

Isabel Hughes

Ragnar Kempf

Caelie E.S. Kern

Alison Kessler

Gretchen Klempa

Noelle Kotelly

Stephanie Kuhn

Emily Kwesell

Mondi Lam

Patrick Landroche

Amanda Luongo

Shaina Maciejewski

Ian MacKay

Maura MacLellan

Brittany Marien

Cathryn McCann

Taylor McFadden

Sarah Milicia

Daniel Minukhin

Keshav Nepal

Dimitri Newman

Siddharth Nigam

Amelia Ordway

Nicholas Pacheco

Sumer Panesar

Kirby Parm

Hannah Pender

Amanda Perron

Elizabeth Pettitt

Kristin Phyles

Sarah Pollard

Laurianne Posch

Ariel Pueyo Encinas

Caroline Reckelhoff

Yosub Rim

Nicole Sayed

Kelsie Schanlaber

Emily Schostack

Casey Sheehan

Tom Spencer

Brianna Stoyle

Sean Thoel

Valeriu Tomescu

Kathleen Uhlman

Kelsey Walsh

Yandan Wang

Scott Webster

Caroline Wilhelm

Parker Woolley

Twenty-Fifth Annual Phi Beta Kappa General Education Essay Competition for First-Year Students and Sophomores

No prize awarded in 2014.

Seventeenth Annual Humanities Program General Education Essay competition for Juniors and Seniors

First Prize, $100, Tanya Decker: "The Artist as God in The Master and Margarita.”
Written for Devils, Deities and Madness in Russian Literature (RUSS 521W)
Spring Semester 2013, Ronald LeBlanc, Professor of Russian & Humanities

Second Prize, $50, Sean Thoel: "As One Kisses the Bishops’ Hand: Spirituality and Carnal Restraint in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.”
Written for Mortality, Sex and Revolution in Russian Literature (RUSS 522W)
Spring Semester 2014, Ronald L. LeBlanc, Professor of Russian & Humanities

Ninth Annual Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Prize, $100, Caitlin Duttry: “Copycat People: Media Imagery and Counterfeit Identities in Tash Aw’s Five Star Billionaire.”
Presented at the Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 25, 2014 
Sandhya Shetty, Professor of English, Advisor

The Edmund G. Miller Phi Beta Kappa Award, Outstanding Juniors

Sarah A. Shouse and Emily Marie Planchet

Beta Chapter Phi Beta Kappa Key Award, Outstanding Senior

Alexander James Nardone

New Members, Spring 2014

Marie Ainaire Laura Bello Madeleine C. Bennett Danielle Blevens Steven Bosse
Bryan H. Boucher Ashleigh Boulton Erica Bourque Henry Bowen Kaitlyn Boyle
Alexander R. Braile Emma M. Brown Megan E. Barry Julia Brush Jasmin Cesko
Benjamin Claxton Alyssa Clement Stehpanie Cofrin Brianna A. Cole Amanda G. Condon
Meghan M. Craig Theunis deBoer Christopher DiPersio Abigail Douglas Caitlin R. Duttry
Mary Foster Amanda Gagnon Ethan Gauvin Ryan Clauson Megan E. Gibbons
Timothy Gillam Allison L. Ginwala Susannah J. Gross Luke Hansford Dylan Hegarty
Jennifer Hogan Luke T. Holzapfel Chloe Hood Alexis H. Kasparian Amanpreet Kaur
Katarina Kieleczawa Caroline M. Kras Riley Lacasse Timothy Lachance Shannon Langtry
Michael J. Laverriere Brendan Lortie Thomas D. Lusted Kelly L. Marion Olivia Marple
Kevin McAleese Jamie McDonough Casey McGoldrick Katherine McKay William Meyer
Alexander Nardone Lauren Nawfel Alexander Newman Tuan Minh Nguyen Rebekah Olson
Chelsea Parent Audrey Petteruti Vivian H. Pham Rose Phipps Emily Planchet
Amanda A. Plante Melanie Platt Amber Quinn Thomas Raviele Theresa Renker
Shannon Reville Benjamin Rideout Adrienne Roche Alexis Scargill Sarah Shouse
Kelsey L. Slade Connor Strobel Kelly Taveras Annika Taylor Jocelyn G. Thibault
Christine M. Turner Samantha-Jo Virga Amanda Vispo Hannah Waller Hannah Whalen
Sophia White Peter Wilkinson Kristen Wilson Jingxuan Yang Kristina G. Zarrilli

Twenty-Fourth Annual Phi Beta Kappa General Education Essay Competition for First-Year Students and Sophomores

First Prize, $100, Zach Laganiere: "Guilt"
Written for Devils, Deities and Madness in Russian Literature(RUSS 521W)
Spring Semester 2013, Ronald LeBlanc, Professor of Russian & Humanities

Sixteenth Annual Humanities Program General Education Essay competition for Juniors and Seniors

First Prize, $100, Kenneth Deyett: "Keep Asking for Envelopes: Moral and Empirical Evidence in The Brothers Karamazov"
Written for Humanities and the Law (HUMA 650), Fall Semester 2012, Ronald LeBlanc, Professor of Russian & Humanities

Second Prize, $50, Zachary Kay: "La Roma di Mussolini"
Written for The Golden Age of Rome (CLAS 604)
Spring Semester 2012, R. Scott Smith, Professor of Classics

Eighth Annual Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Prize, $100, Tegan O'Neill: "Regional Political Integration in Southeast Asia and Natural Disasters"
Presented in the Parents Association Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 26, 2013
Professor Alynna Lyon, Advisor

The Edmund G. Miller Phi Beta Kappa Award, Outstanding Juniors

Cory McKenzie and Amy L. Oldenquist

Beta Chapter Phi Beta Kappa Key Award, Outstanding Senior

Monica Charlene Stewart

New Members, Spring 2013

Maria Aiello Colby R. Aiken Katherine Allen Dylan L. Arky Nathaniel C. Ascani
Nicole M. Ashmankas Maisea L. Bailey Lauren E. Banker Elizabeth D. Barker Henry C. Barnes
Jessica E. Barrett Lauren E. Barry Megan E. Barry Kathryn L. Beaulieu Kerstin J. Becker
Nicole A. Bell Ariel C. Berry Darrin J. Broadhurst Kimberly A. Buchwald Alexander H. Buell
Molly M. Bulger Elizabeth Burgess Lynsey K. Burke John L. Callahan Kaitlyn T. Cameron
Maria Carrasquillo Allison L. Casey Linda E. Chardon Ryan Clauson Sarah M. Collins
Melissa P. Copeland Kyle G. Cormier Kayla Cruikshank Megan B. Currier Danielle Cushing
Carmelina D'Andreti Graham A. Derby Michael A. DeStefano Nicholas A. Devanney Richard H. DiCecca
Nicholas J. Fogarty William Ford Anthoni B. Fortier Emily M. Fortin Alexander Freid
Kathereine M. Gager Kathryn Garland Jeffrey J. Garside Valerie H. Gauthier Colleen Geraghty
Alyssa S. Gilbert Lydia B. Gove Benjamin K. Grande Sarah L. Gregg Gina B. Guadagnoli
Sean A. Hardies Garrett P. Healey Christine Hebert Chandler E. Hull Alicia K. Jacobs
Molly E. James Jenny Jing Melanie E. Johnson Kristin M. Jones Kelly E. Juster
Hillary J. Kayser Grace L. Kirkpatrick Brian J. Kispert Brian Kraus Alexander L. Lamothe
Megan L. Landale Edward A. LaVilla Hannah Lawrence Jared H. Liamos Kasey Lynch
Lynnette V. Macomber Amanda R. Maillet Margaret J. Marsano Emily M. Martin Arly Maulana
Ruth E. McBain Cory McKenzie Whitney A. Mills Suzanne S. Moberly John Morgan
Emily E. Morrison Gabrielle Najmy Jac-Leen Nash Duncan I. Nelson Alyson Nesson
Jessica E. Newkirk Andrew H. Ntapalis Amy Oldenquist Halie R. Olszowy Rachel I. Orzechowski
Melissa J. Otis Emily L. Pacetti Kelsey A. Packard Brett T. Palmer Alexander M. Parkes
Melissa Parks Austin A. Perea Marie A. Petropoulos Stefanie N. Piroso Ashley C. Pond
Mallika Prabhakar Elizabeth M. Puris Samy S. Ramadan Joshua Ratliff Dana M. Roach
Julia B. Romano Kristina S. Romano Ashley R. Roney Mary E. Ross Alanna H. Rourke
Eric R. Sales Alexandra Sargent Erik R. Schmidt Trisha F. Schuman Lindsey Shapiro
Emily V. Smith Kelly N. Smith Amanda St. Jean Samuel L. Stevens Monica C. Stewart
Alyssa M. Taliaferro Maegan N. Teichman Benjamin J. Trolio Sarah E. Truchon Zachary Turgeon
Brendan Wile Daniel P. Winslow Joel D. Wyatt Michael A. Yereniuk Samantha Zinno