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Undergraduate Program

James D. McGill Memorial Prize

The James D. McGill Memorial Prize was established in 1942 by former students and friends of Professor McGill, who came to the University in 1927 and was the first professor to head our department, a position he took up in 1934. In establishing the prize, Professor McGill's students and friends noted that "he saw his students as future participants in a living and dynamic democracy, and he prepared them for this service." The prize is awarded to the undergraduate student who is deemed to have shown the greatest interest and demonstrated the highest achievement in the field of political science or international relations. The name of the winner is recorded on a plaque displayed in Harkness Hall.

2018

  • Rachel Casper

2017

  • Jackie-Lynn Albright
  • Jason K. Altabet

2016

  • Angela R. Remus
  • Gabrielle K. DiAngelo

2015

  • Stephanie Anne Winkler
  • Mary Faig William

2014

  • Zhao Li
  • Sarah Elizabeth Kramer

2013

  • Sean Thomas Delehanty
  • Sarah Elizabeth Canny

2012

  • Andrew Debbins
  • Tiffany Wing Sze Chan
  • Jesse Andrew Rakoske

2011

  • Sarah Marrs Potter
  • Kaitlyn M. Blundell

2010

  • Jason Scheff
  • Zachary Kimball

2009

  • Kali Alanna Cohn

2008

  • Jonathan Harry Elkin

2007

  • Emily Ann Urbanczyk

2006

  • Jessica Kate Troisi Stoll
  • Brittany Trulaine Akins

2005

  • Emily Hickey

2004

  • Sean Croston
  • Charlesa Ceres

2003

  • Sudhir Shenoy

2002

  • T. Camber Warren

2001

  • Patrick O'Mahen
  • Yordanka Medyalkova

2000

  • Adam Shapiro
  • Kristy Brown

1999

  • Michael Nguyen
  • Chetan Gulati
  • Megan Gilroy

1998

  • Tricia Purcell
  • Benjamin Judkins

1997

  • Justin Fox
  • Kimberly Brobst

1996

  • Joshua Clinton
  • Cynthia Rapp

1995

  • John Hage

1994

  • Jennifer Gambino

1993

  • J. Christopher Swartley

1992

  • Susan L. Moffitt

1991

  • Douglas Helmreich

1990

  • Rodger M. Park
  • Michael L. Koenig

1989

  • Jeffrey S. Istvan
  • Michael P. Allen

1988

  • James A. DeRoche

1987

  • Jeffrey Ostericher
  • Corinna Ulrich

1986

  • Jeffrey M. Gold

1985

  • Ronald S. Resnick

1984

  • Lee M. Weinberg
  • Martha L. Salzman

1983

  • Anthony C. Scarfone

1982

  • Anthony Fama

1981

  • Michael E. Rosman

1980

  • David H. Kaufman
  • Evie C. Goldstein

1979

  • Aaron S. Young

1978

  • Joel Nathaniel Slackman

1977

  • Nancy A. Lieberman

1976

  • Leanne R. Aronson

1975

  • Fred Phillip Schwartz

1974

  • Stephen L. Newman

1973

  • Joseph C. Dimino

1972

  • Ruth F. Goldberg

1971

  • Arthur J. Giacalone

1970

  • Richard H. Rubin

1969

  • Arnold Michael Epstein

1968

  • William M. Goldman

1967

  • Nathaniel Lawrence Beck

1966

  • Lewis A. Kaplan

1965

  • John Maddaus

1964

  • Alan Joel Stern

1963

  • Constance A. Forbes

1962

  • John Bartlett Muller

1960

  • James Christopher Woods

1958

  • Mary Duncan Granger

1957

  • Anne Sires Kahl

1956

  • Gregory Machyowsky

1955

  • Richard Lee Hoffman

1954

  • Faith Wright

1953

  • Terry Ronald Greenfield

1952

  • Joan Klein

1951

  • William Dean Fullerton

1950

  • Virginia J. O'Joole

1949

  • Annette Louise Wilson

1948

  • Edwin Ivan Colodny

1947

  • Robert Barton Kamak

1946

  • Judith Taylor

1944

  • Betty Grace Stein