May 2020 Graduating Student Awards
Each spring Dean College recognizes its outstanding graduates. We celebrate our graduating students’ significant accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom. These students have excelled academically and in service, making a lasting impact on Dean College. We are delighted to announce the following award recipients.
Alumni Council Award
The Alumni Council Award is given to a graduating student who has exhibited extraordinary devotion and service to the College through volunteerism while maintaining high academic standing.
This year the Alumni Council Award is presented to
- Courtney Holden
Campus Involvement Awards
The Campus Involvement Award is presented to students who have persistently and diligently devoted their time and effort to the co-curricular life of the College in such a manner that their involvement has made a notable difference in one or more club, organization, or athletic team.
Campus Involvement Awards are presented to the following Associate Degree students:
- Wai Yan (Bella) Ko
- Chan Hoi (Trev) Ng
Campus Involvement Awards are presented to the following Bachelor’s Degree students:
- James Dumas
- Leslie Fitzpatrick
- Alexandra McMahon
Bulldog Spirit Awards
The Bulldog Spirit Award is presented to the student who has demonstrated Dean spirit, pride, loyalty, and a commitment to making a difference. The student has freely given of their time and could always be counted on to bring others together to get the job done. This individual is a true Bulldog and displays a joy for living each day to its fullest.
The Bulldog Spirit Award for an Associate Degree student is awarded to
- Nathan Kai Chan
The Bulldog Spirit Award for a Bachelor’s Degree students is awarded to
- Nayiri Bekiarian
- Mollianne Delaney
- Frank Romero, Jr.
The Excellence in Leadership Award
The Excellence in Leadership Award is the highest leadership honor bestowed on a student. It is awarded to the student who has contributed significantly to the extra- and co-curricular life of the College throughout the past four years. Nominees include, but are not limited to, students who have held executive officer positions in clubs and organizations or important leadership positions in some other capacity.
This year the Excellence in Leadership Award is presented to
- Amanda Hyden
Arthur W. Peirce Prize
The Arthur W. Peirce Prize was established by the Class of 1917 to be awarded annually to a member of the graduating class who is honest and loyal in character, as well as friendly and cooperative in spirit. This class also wanted to recognize a student who not only works hard but believes in and honors what is good in all their classmates. These were the traits so characteristic of Arthur W. Peirce, who served as headmaster of Dean Academy from 1897 to 1934.
This year the Arthur W. Peirce Prize is presented to
- Glenn Morales-Carbaugh
Brian Cohen ’97 Memorial Scholarship
The Brian Cohen ’97 Memorial Scholarship was established by the Honorable Larry and Carol Cohen, Brian’s parents, along with his brothers and sister, as a memorial to Brian, who was killed in a tragic automobile accident during his second year at Dean. Prior to coming to Dean, Brian withdrew from high school and ultimately earned his G.E.D. When he decided to go to college, his high school guidance counselor recommended Dean, a place that he knew would help Brian tap his full potential.
An honors student while at Dean, Brian finished his first year with a perfect 4.000 GPA, was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, and received one of the first Presidential scholarships at Dean. The Cohen Scholarship serves to recognize and encourage students who, like Brian, first realize their academic potential at Dean College and exhibit a joy for living and demonstrated leadership qualities both inside and outside the classroom.
The Brian Cohen ’97 Memorial Scholarship is awarded to
- Jennifer Jacovino
The Trustees’ Prizes are awarded in each of our Schools. The Trustees’ Prize is presented to the student deemed by the faculty of their School to be the outstanding graduating student in their respective discipline(s). Recipients of a Trustees’ Prize have distinguished themselves in the classroom and represent truly outstanding effort and scholarship.
The Trustees’ Prize for the School of the Arts, Bachelor’s Degree Program is presented to
- Marissa Browning
The Trustees’ Prize for the School of Business, Associate Degree Program is presented to
- Ainsley Vasquez
The Trustees’ Prize for the School of Business, Bachelor’s Degree Program is presented to
- Ross Rubin
The Trustees’ Prize for the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance, Bachelor’s Degree Program is presented to
- Rebecca Murphy
The Trustees’ Prize for the School of Liberal Arts, the Humanities and Social Science Department, Associate Degree Program is presented to
- Ching Hong Brian Yeung
The Trustees’ Prize for the School of Liberal Arts, the Mathematics, Science, and Sport/ Fitness Studies Department, Associate Degree Program is presented to
- Asahi Hirokawa
The Trustees’ Prize for the School of Liberal Arts, Bachelor’s Degree Program is presented to
- Allison Defosses
The Trustees’ Prize for General Excellence
The Trustees’ Prize for General Excellence is the most prestigious honor the College awards to graduating students. One prize is awarded to an associate degree student and a second is awarded to a bachelor’s degree student. These awards are presented to students who are not only recognized for their exemplary scholarship, but also for demonstrating loyalty and outstanding contributions to the College.
The Trustees’ Prize in General Excellence, Associate Degree Program is presented to
- Kristen Gonzales
The Trustees’ Prize in General Excellence, Bachelor’s Degree Program is presented to
- Courtney Holden