Undergraduate Awards

2015-2016 Winners


2016
Kamal Khashoggi

2015
Nathan Fairchild

2014
Arka Pain

2013
Jonathan Burns

2012
Justin Koch

2011
Elizabeth Glenn

2010
Ethan Rubin

2009
Peter Moore

2008
Juliet Johnson

2007
Tiela Black-Law

2006
Jennifer Sichel

2005
Jared Miller

2004
Brad Berman

2003
Dasha Polzik

2002
Gregory Charak

2001
Vedant A. Kulkarni

2000
David Mogolov

1999
Lisa Edwin

1998
Sebastian Bach

1997
Stephen Yosifon

1996
Rick Furtak

1995
Stephen Foley

1994
Dawn Mann

1993
Keith Whitaker

1992
Craig O’Hara

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John Findlay, a Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy at Boston University, died at the age of eighty-three in the fall of 1987. He was known as being an imaginative and comprehensive philosopher in an era that seemed dedicated to restricting the scope and depth of philosophical investigation. Professor Findlay was born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1903. Educated at Transvaal University College there, he then went to Oxford as a Rhodes scholar, and later to the University of Graz in Austria where he obtained his doctorate in 1933. He taught in South Africa, New Zealand, and England. When he came to the United States, he taught at Texas University and Yale University. In 1972, Professor Findlay came to Boston University where he spent the rest of his career. Professor Findlay believed that modern philosophy had evaded its responsibility to explore the relationship between human behavior and moral values. Not only did he aim to explore and master every major current in American or European philosophy, he also explored Indian, Japanese, and Chinese thought.

2016
Jules Parenteau

2015
Rania Jamil Ezzo

2014
Venkata Ravi Satyam

2013
Ignacio Rodriguez Hurtado

2012
Caitlin O’Halloran

2011
Alex Taubes

2010
Aaron DeMay

2009
Ted Stinson

2008
Shanna Slank

2007
Julie Ackerman

2006
Annie Turner

2005
Adam Marushak

2004
Geoffrey Wagner

2003
Erin Frykholm

2002
Johanna Brewer
Patricia Hopkins
Brian Jenkin
Samuel Jenness

2001
Aaron Gacs
Karyn Marcus
Philip Nichols

2000
Monica Michaud

1999
Peter Choi
Kelsey Lemaster
Martha Townsend

1998
Catherine Cavanagh
Erica Kesel

1997
Rahul Anand
Efstathios Antonides
Joshua Sandler

1996
Dina Nichols
Michael Rubin
Nevin Young

1995
Brandon Volbright

1994
Andrew Strombeck

1993
Mark Hamilton

1992
Monica Siems

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The Matchette Prize is for the most distinguished paper written by an undergraduate for a philosophy course, either present year or last academic year, is awared to a student whose paper is selected by the philosophy department.

2015
Alexander Marmor

2014
Brooke E Harlow

2012
Colleen Cressman

2011
Jake Quilty-Dunn

2010
Casey Berger

2009
Peter Moore

2008
Juliet Johnson

2007
Vaughn Blackman

2006
Melissa Vise

2005
No Candidate

2004
No Candidate

2003
No Candidate

2002
Kristen Detsis

2001
Nathan Berthiaume
Rebecca McEntee
Jessica Horst
Gregory Comeau

2000
Giselle Perez

1999
Sivi Baktha
Mary Ellen Pavone
Paul Simpson
Ellen Taylor

1998
Joel Lamere
Amy Moolten

1997
Kyle Kaufman
Eric Pettit

1996
Ryan Taliercio
John Woodruff

1995
Marie Ziemer

1994
Kevin Webb

1993
Peter Emory
Karen Hattaway

1992
Mark Ford
Terry Walsh

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Peter Anthony Bertocci, a Borden Parker Bowne Professor of Philosophy, died on October 13, 1989. For thirty-one years he had been a colleague and friend, both a teacher and a professor of Philosophy at Boston University. Peter Bertocci earned his B.A.at Boston University in 1931, with honors in philosophy and Phi Beta Kappa. The following year he earned an M.A. at Harvard and in 1935, his PhD again from Boston University.” (Taken from a piece written by Erazim Kohak.)

2016
Clarinda Blais

2015
Julian Yehuda Lijtszain

2014
Zulaikha Cara Hasan

2013
Rachel Atcheson

2012
Jonathan Burns

2011
Jonathan Burns & Thomas Hanes

2010
Alex Taubes
Jacqueline Lapsley

2009
Haley Ott
Ashish Premkumar

2008
Alexander Bazazi
Rheanne Wirkkala

2007
Stephanie Ehresman

2006
No Candidate

2005
No Candidate

2004
No Candidate

2003
No Candidate

2002
Elizabeth Milnes

2001
Heidi Blobaum

2000
No Candidate

1999
Hannah Hintze
Justin Pniower
Jason Reichenberg

1998
Vincent Reyes

1997
Deborah MacNamara

1996
Rachel Gleicher

1995
Daniel Finkelstein

1994
Rachel Brasso

1993
Ji Park

1992
Joe McCoy

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2016
Madeline Martin

2015
Zachary Weiss

2014
Sahar Habib

2013
Leigh Burnett

2012
Mary Grinman

2011
Aaron DeMay & Jenna Kreyche

2010
Caitlin Malone
Rebecca Gordon

2009
Kimberly Winnubst
Lauren Pearl

2008
Gregory Scontras

2007
Daniel Ryan

2006
Frederick Nitsch
Christopher Payne

2005
Jennifer Rosenberg
Aaron Wilson

2004
Nicola Moore
Nina Pomponio

2003
David Marcinkus

2002
Jennifer Singletary

2001
Sean Morris

2000
Victoria Spichlnetsky

1999
Timothy Erlin
Ryan Kane
James LeJeune

1998
Jeffrey Gubbiotti
Hannah Hintze

1997
Douglas Linde

1996
Jeremia Pollard

1995
Amy O’Meara

1994
Brandon Volbright

1993
Laura Zimmerman

1992
Jennifer Masse

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This is a gift of the family and friends of Peter Marius Nelson, in whose memory the award is named. Mr. Nelson (d. 1968) was a brilliant student of philosophy who graduated magna cum laude from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1964. Income from the fund’s endowment provides an annual award for a Junior who has displayed the highest achievement in philosophy during the junior year. The fund was established in 1968.

2016
Claire Jennings

2015
Yevgeniy Temchenko

2014
Madeline Aruffo

2013
Arka Pain

2012
Ignacio Rodriguez Hurtado

2011
Aaron Tsang

2010
James Quilty-Dunn
Jenna Kreyche

2009
Ethan Rubin

2008
Ted Stinson

2007
Shanna Slank

2006
Grant Engel

2005
Jennifer Sichel

2004
Stephen Miran
Aleksey Stepnoy

2003
Jessica Craver
Sarah Gold
Nicola Moore
Geoffrey Wagner

2002
Amanda Hollis
Miguel Ley-Pineda
David Marcinkus

2001
Gregory Charak
Kristen Detsis
Jennifer Singletary

2000
Heidi Blobaum
Sean Morris
Jonathon Nicol
Philip Nichols

1999
No Candidate

1998
Lisa Edwin
Ryan Kane

1997
Jeffrey Gubbiotti
Hannah Hintze
Justin Pniower

1996
Tim Freiermuth
Eric Pettit

1995
Jeremia Pollard

1994
Steven Foley

1993
Joan Ritchey

1992
Keith Whitaker

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2016
Jose Miguel Romo Corrales

2015
Madeline Aruffo

2014
Ignacio Rodriguez Hurtado

2013
Alexandros Letsas

2012
Evan O’Connor

2011
Christine Anderson

2010
Ryan Stelzer

2009
Matt Bokhari
Christine Heyboer

2008
Veronica Sewards-Rueda

2007
Grant Engel

2006
Shannon White

2005
Stephen Miran

2004
Miguel Ley-Pineda

2003
Rahmat Muhammad

2002
James Zuber

2001
Kristy Ochs
Jessica Stasvlis

2000
Beth Snyder

1999
Robert Claycomb
William Devlin
Peter Riordan
Marcus Trader

1998
Blaine Cooper
Lucas Ralston

1997
Tim Freiermuth
David Whitney

1996
Jonathan Cohen
Rachel Polintan

1995
Lyn Macgregor

1994
Young Hee Pei

1993
Shagor Chatterji

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