Academic and institutional achievement awards bestowed on the graduating class of 2014

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On Friday, May 16th, the Tulane Law School Payson Center for International Development celebrated its third annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony and Picnic in the Park to recognize their accomplished graduate, undergraduate and doctoral students. Dean of Law School, David D. Meyer, Payson Center founder, Eamon Kelly and Doctoral Student, Joshua Schoop presided over the ceremony.

For the 2014 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:  Danielle DiPietro

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.

​Zaw Myat Lin was also nominated by his fellow graduate students to represent the Payson Center as a speaker at the Law School Diploma Ceremony held on Saturday, May 17 at Devlin Fieldhouse.


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:  Brooke Kania

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: Ophir Haberer

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

 

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