Congratulations to the 2018 CAS Merit Award winners!

On April 28, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences held its annual Merit Awards Ceremony, where the college honors and celebrates outstanding students who exhibit academic excellence and embody the spirit, energy and core values of the college. The award winners were nominated and selected by the faculty, and awards were presented for each academic program, as well as several special memorial awards.


2018 Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Award Winners

Special Awards:

  • Alexander Rose Memorial Award for Creative Writing: Samantha Allen
  • Beatrice Kanigel Prize for Language and Literature: Lily Herman
  • Betty Tarpley Turner Award for English: Elizabeth McMahon
  • Charles Fisher Award for History: Darby DeJarnette
  • E. Halcott Turner Award for Jurisprudence: Shannon Thomas

Outstanding Student Awards (by program):

  • Applied Information Technology: Blessing Leonard
  • Digital Communication: Susan Olson
  • English: Elizabeth McMahon
  • Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology: Nels Schumacher
  • History: Ashley Tippie
  • Integrated Arts: Ellen Stevenson-Cerasuolo
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: Exel Mori-Candelaria
  • Jurisprudence: Andrew White
  • Philosophy, Society and Applied Ethics: Mary (Beth) Harmon
  • Simulation and Digital Entertainment: Christian Villalobos


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