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Graduation And Commencement Awards

New York University and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study have long-standing traditions of bestowing awards at the Graduation ceremonies to students and faculty who are nominated by members of the community. Below are descriptions of the awards that are given. The student and faculty speakers are also selected from candidates who are nominated. Students, faculty, and the Gallatin administration may submit nominations for awardees and speakers online.

Note: The Gallatin Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award has been established to recognize faculty who have contributed significantly to the intellectual life of the Gallatin School through their teaching. For more information please contact Rachel Plutzer, Director, Dean's Office Operations, at rachel.plutzer@nyu.edu.

School Banner Bearer

The student selected by the faculty to carry the school banner and lead the processional during the New York University Commencement Exercises.

2011 Recipient: Ian Kessler  

Bachelor of Arts Degree Representative

The student selected by the faculty to represent the entire class of Bachelor of Arts degree recipients and candidates at the New York University Commencement Exercises.

2011 Recipient: Liora Connor

Master of Arts Degree Representative

The student selected by the faculty to represent the entire class of Master of Arts degree recipients and candidates at the New York University Commencement Exercises.

2011 Recipient: Avital Weinberg

Alumnae Club Key Pin Award Recipient

An award given by the Alumnae Club to a female student for her outstanding scholarship and exemplary participation in extracurricular activities.

2011 Undergraduate Recipient: Stacey DaSilva

2011 Graduate Recipient: Sheila Bandyopadhyay

Leo Bronstein Award

An award given by the Léo Bronstein Homage Endowment at Gallatin to a student whose work follows in the spirit of this great scholar/teacher.

2011 Undergraduate Recipient: Raphael Mishler

2011 Graduate Recipient: Sheiva Rezvani

Special Service Award

An award given by the faculty and dean in recognition of outstanding service to the Gallatin School and New York University.

2011 Undergraduate Recipient: Emily He

2011 Graduate Recipient: Leah Hamos 

Richard J. Koppenaal Award for Distinguished Interdisciplinary Study

An award given by the faculty to a student who has completed an exemplary interdisciplinary program of study.

2011 Undergraduate Recipient: Jonathon Reitzel

2011 Graduate Recipient: Caroline R.K. Ritson 

 

Student Speaker

The student selected to deliver the student address at the New York University Commencement Exercises.

2011 Recipient: David Sugarman

Faculty Speaker

The faculty member selected to represent the faculty at the New York University Commencement Exercises.

2011 Recipient: Kimberly DaCosta

Adviser of Distinction

An award given to a faculty adviser in recognition of excellence in advisement and mentoring, the cornerstone of the Gallatin program.

2011 Recipient: Christopher Cartmill