Polisci Scholarships & Awards

The Department of Politics and International Affairs makes a number of awards to our students each year. These are funded principally by alumni and former faculty. The Spring awards ceremony celebrates achievements of our students and our donors.

 The J. Murdoch and Erna G. Dawley Award is presented to the outstanding graduating Senior in Politics and International Affairs.

The Dawley award was endowed and named in honor of one of the founders and long time Professors in the department, the late Professor J. Murdoch Dawley, J.D., Ph.D., and his wife, Erna Dawley. His students will long remember him.

 The J. R. Soukup Award is given in the spring to the outstanding Junior in the department.

 The J. R. Soukup Scholarship is given to the outstanding first year entering Politics and International Affairs major.

 The Pi Sigma Alpha Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Political Science major pursuing a career in private or public community service.

The above three awards were endowed and named in honor of Professor Emeritus James R. Soukup, Ph.D. Professor Soukup was an authority on East Asian politics, and was Chair of the Department from 1970 until 1975. He retired in 1991 and now lives in Harriman, Tennessee.

  2012 Award Winners

 The Dr. James Hurtgen Endowment Award is given to support student semester internships in Washington D.C. The typical award is $1000.

 Dr. James Hurtgen, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus, and specializes in political theory. He was a Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department Chair, and Interim Dean.

The John R. Quatroche, Jr. Award is given annually to an outstanding Political Science student who demonstrates a very high level of involvement in extra curricula affairs, campus service and leadership.

The award was endowed by Drs. J. Robert and Diana J. (Frost) Quatroche (classes of 1963 and 1962 respectively)and named in honor of their son, the late John R. Quatroche, Jr.

Michael J. Livingston Memorial Scholarship is awarded to outstanding Political Science majors.

Mr. Livingston was a 1989 graduate of SUNY Fredonia, originally from the Buffalo, N.Y., area. Immediately after his death in December 2005, Mike's friends rallied around to create this living memorial, with Raymond (Ray) Komar and Martin (Marty) Gilano in the lead.

 Morgan Dowd Pre-Law Fund Award is given by Political Science department, with preference to students interested in law

Dr. Morgan Dowd was a Distinguished Service Professor; SUNY faculty member from 1963-1998. He served as the Dean for Graduate Studies and Research; Dean for Natural and Social Sciences; and as a faculty member in the Department of Political Science.

 The Fredonia Alumni Lawyers Scholarship is presented to the outstanding graduating senior who is planning for a career in law.

 This award is generously funded by lawyers who are alumni of the Politics and International Affairs Department.

 The Political Science Alumni Scholarhip is presented to outstanding students.

This award is generously funded by alumni of the Poltics and International Affairs Department.  

2010 Award winners

2014 – 2015 Award

Winners

 

J. Murdoch Dawley Outstanding Senior Award:

Jason Pandich

 

J. R. Soukup Outstanding Junior Award

James Coughlin

 

John R. Quatroche, Jr. Outstanding Campus Citizenship Award:

Douglas Imperi

 

Fredonia Lawyer Alumni Award:

Justin Knoll

 

Political Science Faculty Scholarship

Christopher Briggs

 

Jon and Wilma Kraus Award

Woojong Jung

William Webber

 

Dowd Early Achievement Award

Joseph Drake

Kelsey Gerholdt

Connor Hoffman

 

 

2013 – 2014 Award

Winners

 

J. Murdoch Dawley Outstanding Senior Award:

Laura Hirst

 

John R. Quatroche, Jr. Outstanding Campus Citizenship Award:

Miles Thompson

 

Fredonia Lawyer Alumni Award

Jacob Prechtl

 

Michael Livingston-William Demrick Awards

Jacob Genthner

Jason Pandich

Robert Ward

 

Political Science Faculty Scholarship

Michael Lucie

 

Hurtgen Scholarship

Victoria Banach

Mikiharu Holst

Brendan O’Connor

 

Dowd Early Achievement Award

Christopher Briggs

WooJong Jung

2012 – 2013 Award Winners

 

J. Murdoch Dawley Outstanding Senior Award

Dylan Yetter

 

John R. Quatroche, Jr. Outstanding Campus Citizenship Award:

Alex Ives

Daniel Palm

 

Michael Livingston-William Demrick Awards

Hannah Orsino

Maxwell Radley

 

Political Science Faculty Scholarship:

Courtney Schmidt

 

Hurtgen Scholarship:

Casey Shannon

 

J.R. Soukup Pi Sigma Alpha Outstanding Junior Award:

Laura Hirst

Jason Pandich

 

Dowd Early Achievement Award:

Declan Gunovski

Mikiharu Holst

2011 – 2012 Award Winners

 

J. Murdoch Dawley Outstanding Senior Award

Sydney Brunecz

 

J.R. Soukup Pi Sigma Alpha Outstanding

Junior Award

Dylan Yetter

 

John R. Quatroche, Jr. Outstanding Campus Citizenship Award:

Travis Gordon

 

Michael Livingston-William Demrick Awards

Alex Ives

Michael Lucie

Courtney Schmidt

 

Political Science Faculty Scholarship

Staci Becker

 

Hurtgen Scholarship:

Staci Becker

Dylan Yetter

 

Lawyer Alumni Award:

Theo Collins

 

Dowd Early Achievement Award

Hannah Orsino

Christopher Sacco

2010 – 2011 Award Winners

J. Murdoch Dawley Outstanding Senior Award

Dara Levy

Kelly Tichacek

  

J. R. Soukup Pi Sigma Alpha outstanding JuniorAward

Sydney Brunecz

  

John R. Quatroche, Jr. Outstanding Campus Citizenship Award

Hunter Benson

Kevin Wysocki

 

Outstanding Early Achievement Award in Political Science

Alex Ives

Courtney Schmidt

Dylan Yetter

2009 – 2010 Award Winners

J. Murdoch Dawley Outstanding Senior Award:

Paul Beverly

Emily North

 

J. R. Soukup Pi Sigma Alpha outstanding Junior Award:

Hunter Benson

 

John R. Quatroche, Jr. Outstanding Campus Citizenship Award

Ryan Quinn

Dr. David Rankin, Chairperson

Politics and International Affairs Department

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