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Undergraduate Program

Jay F. Birdsall Memorial Prize

The Jay F. Birdsall Memorial Prize was established in 1967 by friends and relatives to honor the memory of Jay F. Birdsall III, Class of 1967, who graduated with high honors in political science, earning the respect of all for both his academic excellence and the involvement in public service that he showed as an intern in state government in Albany. The prize is awarded to a graduating senior in political science or international relations who has demonstrated an interest in--and a commitment to--practical politics. The name of the winner is recorded on a plaque displayed in Harkness Hall.

2018

  • Rebecca J. Mooney

2017

  • Patrick J. Fink

2016

  • Wesline N. Manuelpillai

2015

  • Alexandra Elyse Poindexter

2014

  • Vasken Xhaxhollari
  • Siobhan Elizabeth McLaughlin

2013

  • Jiore Deane Craig
  • Andrew D. Cutillo

2012

  • Nathan Edward Novosel
  • Jonathan S. W. Bokser

2011

  • Katie Marie Bartolotta

2010

  • Eric Weissmann

2009

  • Yordanosse Idris Yenenh

2008

  • Robert William Sanborn

2007

  • Brett Dylan Stark

2006

  • Michael Anthony Guerra

2004

  • Erica Contini

2003

  • Matthew Wolfe

2002

  • Kirk Scirto
  • Ashley Conner

2001

  • Dustin Tingley

2000

  • Neda Barzideh

1999

  • Rachel Krinsky

1998

  • Erica Fee

1997

  • Maureen Roche
  • Kelly Bowman

1996

  • Teresa Lozeau
  • Ranak Jasani

1995

  • Jonathan Leeman
  • Joshua Shapiro

1994

  • Rebecca Wennergren

1993

  • Diana Gru

1992

  • Gunnar Wieboldt
  • Svetlana Basovsky

1991

  • Daniel Williams
  • Shari Abbott

1990

  • Katherine B. Allen

1989

  • David H. Nohara

1988

  • Gabriela R. E. Biber

1987

  • Kerry V. Wilkinson

1986

  • Beth-Ann Ellenberg

1985

  • Stephen A. Borrelli

1984

  • Mark K. Schonfeld

1983

  • Adam G. Segall

1982

  • Daniel R. Kisevich

1981

  • Alan R. Sheriff

1980

  • Robin H. Becker

1979

  • Shina R. Schwarz

1978

  • Richard Scott Gordon

1977

  • Richard A. Marcus

1976

  • Henry H. Brewster

1974

  • Sherry Perry

1973

  • Julia B. Lederman

1972

  • Constance H. Burr

1971

  • Alan Cronheim

1970

  • Arthur J. Giacalone