Academic and institutional achievement awards bestowed on the graduating class of 2015

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On Friday, May 15th, the Tulane Law School Payson Center for International Development celebrated its third annual Graduate Recognition Ceremony with a luncheon to recognize their accomplished graduate, undergraduate and doctoral students. Dean of Law School, David D. Meyer  and Payson Center Executive Director, Colin Crawford presided over the ceremony.

For the 2015 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.

The awards and their recipients are:

  1. The Eamon Kelly Prize, awarded 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.
    Recipient: SARA E. DeSTEFANO
     
  2. The William Bertrand Prize, awarded 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.
    Recipient: LAURA OSPINA
     
  3. The Payson Center Faculty 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.
    Recipients: FERNANDO L. RAMOS (undergraduate)
    RUMMANUL FERDOUS (graduate)
     
  4. The Executive Director’s Graduate Student Prize, awarded to the graduate student who, in the judgment of the faculty, demonstrates the greatest potential to make a significant contribution to international development work.
    Recipient: KATHRYN E. CHENEY
     
  5. The Executive Director's Prize for the undergraduate paper 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.
    Recipient: MICHAELA M. LOVEJOY
     
  6. The Executive Director's Prize for the paper submitted by a graduate studentin an International Development course that demonstrates exceptional analytical ability in the study of international development challenges.
    Recipient: SHERIFF KORA
     
  7. The Payson Center Undergraduate Prize for the undergraduate student who has distinguished him or herself by a commitment to international development work.
    Recipient: HALEY J. BURNS
     
  8. 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.
    Recipient: HALEY J. BURNS

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