Student Honors

Four Macaulay Stars Shine

The Latest of numerous top national accolades for Macaulay Honors College student David Bauer is a $30,000 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, recognizing leadership and commitment to public service. Bauer, a junior chemistry major at City College, is doing research at the University of Oxford this semester. Three Macaulay Honors/ Queens College students also are recent recipients of major honors: Math major Joseph Hirsh (’08) was awarded a $121,500 National Science Foundation graduate fellowship; Ahuva Jacobowitz (’08) was selected for an NYC Urban Fellowship and a Public Health Department internship; Priya Suryan (’05) is currently studying in Turkey on a Fulbright Scholarship.

NSF Scholarship Winner

Queens College sophomore Pamela Sanchez was accepted to a two-year program that includes a $24,000 scholarship funded by the National Science Foundation. As part of the award, she will conduct ecological field research in Ethiopia next summer. A member of the Macaulay Honors College at Queens, Sanchez plans to obtain a doctorate in genetic, environmental or bio-engineering.

Brooklyn’s Salk Scholars

Jewel Liao

Brooklyn College Salk Scholarship winners are Jewel Liao, a biology major who has participated in two clinical research projects and is the only Salk Scholar to receive an internship at the Salk Institute and Vision Center Laboratory in La Jolla, CA; psychology major Liliya Gershengoren, who is in the combined B.A.-M.D. program and has conducted research on how individuals cope with terrorism and post-traumatic stress; and Becky Naoulou, a biology major who participated in research concerning new cancer drugs.


Projects Gain National Honors

Three Queensborough Community College students won national awards for their science research presentations at the Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Frandaluz Cuevas won the Microbial Sciences Award; Marie-Pierre Payen earned the Quantitative Sciences Award; and Guy Surpris won the Award in Cell Biological Sciences. The conference, America’s largest professional gathering for biomedical students, attracted 2,600 undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral scientists, faculty and administrators.

Lehman’s CNNU Correspondent

Lehman College senior Sophia Tewa is one of 12 campus video correspondents selected nationwide to report for “CNNU,” the section of that reports on news and trends from college campuses. The journalism major also interns at NY1 and is news editor of Lehman’s student newspaper.