Academic and institutional achievement awards bestowed on the graduating class of 2013

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On Friday May 17th, the Tulane Law School Payson Center for International Development celebrated its second annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Picnic in the Park to recognize their accomplished graduate, undergraduate and doctoral students. Executive Director Colin Crawford presided over the ceremony and was joined by Dean of Law School, David D. Meyer and Payson Center founder, Eamon Kelly .

For the 2013 graduating class, the Payson Center announced a number of academic and institutional achievement awards by which the Center recognized superior performance by graduation candidates at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Make sure to view the photo slideshow below.

The awards and their recipients are:


The Eamon Kelly Prize, given to the undergraduate student in international development who, in the judgment of the faculty, best reflects the values of leadership and academic rigor in development that Dr. Kelly's life work exemplifies. 

  • Award Recipient:  CLAIRE GALLEY

The William Bertrand prize, given to the graduate student in international development who, in the judgment of the faculty, demonstrates an abiding commitment to positive social and economic change through applied development work.

  • Award Recipient:  ANNE ROLFES

The Payson Center Faculty and Staff Prize, awarded to the international development student who, in the judgment of the faculty and staff, worked to promote the Payson Center and its activities both within and outside the university.


The Executive Director's Prize for the undergraduate honor's thesis on a topic of International Development that, in the judgment of the faculty, constitutes an original contribution to the literature and shows great promise for a future career in development work.

  • Award Recipient:  TANVI SHAH

The Executive Director's Prize for the paper submitted by a graduate student in an International Development course that demonstrates exceptional analytical ability in the study of international development challenges.


The Payson Center Undergraduate Prize for the graduating undergraduate student with the highest cumulative grade point average in international development.

  • Award Recipient:  AMELIA CONRAD

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