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Twelve Scholars and Five Teachers Honored
Sunday May 5, 2019 at the Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley

In fulfillment of its mission to encourage scholarship and research, the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association is honoring the following outstanding Phi Beta Kappa graduate students with $7,500 scholarship awards to assist them in completing their educational objectives:

The Scholarship awards for 2019 were presented to:

Keru Cai, UC Berkeley, Comparative Literature

Abrar Choudhury, UC San Francisco, Medicine/Biomedical Sciences

Melissa Cronin, UC Santa Cruz, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Natalia Duong, UC Berkeley, Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies

Adrienne Epstein, UC San Francisco, Epidemiology & Translational Sciences (Hendess award)

Steven Foley, UC Santa Cruz, Linguistics (Gilliland award)

Stefan Lemke, UCSF, Neuroscience 

Ryane Logsdon, UC Davis, Animal Behavior Graduate Group

Mashail Malik, Stanford, Political Science

Araceli Serrano, UC Santa Cruz, Earth Science (Norall award)

Emma Steigerwald, UC Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (Reed award)

Gloria Yu, UC Berkeley, History  (Hardardt award)

 

See the students and read about their accomplishments here or click on the names above

 

Students1 Keru Cai, Abrar Choudhury, Melissa Cronin, Natalia Duong, Adrienne Epstein, Steven Foley

Keru Cai, Abrar Choudhury, Melissa Cronin, Natalia Duong, Adrienne Epstein, Steven Foley

 

Stefan Lemke, Ryane Logsdon, Mashail Malik, Araceli Serrano, Emma Steigerwald, Gloria YuStefan Lemke, Ryane Logsdon, Mashail Malik, Araceli Serrano, Emma Steigerwald, Gloria Yu

Scholarship Committee members: Joanne Sandstrom (Chair), Jeff Fenton, Lynne Fovinci, Julie Fuchs, Jean James

From 1982 through 2018, the Association awarded 325 scholarships totaling $1,317,214 to outstanding Phi Beta Kappa graduate students


The Teaching Excellence awards for 2019 were presented to:

The Teaching Excellence Committee has selected the following persons to receive Teaching Excellence Awards:

James Housefield, Department of Design, U.C. Davis

Daniel Mason, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford

David Olson, Department of Chemistry, U.C. Davis

Gabriel Oberi Gann, Department of Physics, U.C. Berkeley

Robert Siegel, Department of Microbiology, Stanford

See the teachers and read about their accomplishments here or click on the links above

TE Awardees - James Housefield, Daniel Mason, David Olson, Gabriel Oberi-Gann, Robert Siegel

James Housefield, Daniel Mason, David Olson, Gabriel Oberi Gann, Robert Siegel

Teaching Excellence Committee members: Narcinda Lerner (Chair),Kimberly Aquilar, Mary Hanel, Bryan Phan


The awards were presented on May 5, 2019 at the Bancroft Hotel, Berkeley, at our Annual Luncheon. On that occasion we celebrated our primary mission: providing scholarships and teaching awards to deserving scholars and professors to recognize and enhance their educational and research activities.