Department Awards

Department of Politics Public Service Award

This award has a purse of $500, and is granted each year to the graduating Politics student who demonstrates outstanding public service during his/her college years.

Past Winners: Mary Cruz (2016), Jose "Pepe" Gil (2015), John Chibnall (2014), David Boyle (2013), Raffi Bezdikian (2012), Anabel Cassady (2011), Madeline Flood (2011), Bilkis Bharycha (2010), Megan Hanley (2009), Erin-Kate Escobar (2009), Victoria Sobrepena (2008), Reena Shah (2007), Chambord Benton-Hayes (2007), Theodora Simon (2006), Margaret Boehly (2005)

Ralph Lane Peace & Justice Essay Award

Funded by an annual donation from USF Emeritus Professor Ralph Lane and Joan Loan, this Award has a purse of $300, and is granted each year to the student who writes the best essay on a peace and justice theme, broadly defined.

Past Winners: Jaclyn Knitter (2016), Valeria Vera (2015), Benjamin Schaub (2015), Ali El Sakhawy (2014), Shereen Kajouee (2013), Leah Ragen (2012), Jade Batstone (2011), Aislin O'Connor (2010), Erika Carlsen (2009), Elyse Wesby (2008), Caitlin Christensen (2007), Erik Berg (2006), Travis Sharp (2005), Abigail Stepnitz (2004), Sarah Takahama (2003), Thomas Hewitt (2002), Shannoon McMahon (2001), Aaron Katz (2000), Kevin Moss (1999), Amanda Rose (1998), John Gresock (1997), Michelle Myers (1996)

Mauricio Romero Award

Funded by an annual donation from Politics Department alumna Elizabeth Romero, this Award has a purse of $1000, and is granted each year to the graduating Politics student who demonstrates excellence in both academics and community service.

Past Winners: Jaclyn Knitter (2016), Madeline Meininger (2015), Ray Krickel (2014), Alexandra Brabson (2014), Matthew Lanza (2013), Lucas Waldron (2013), Clinton Flynn (2012), Celeste Parisi (2011), Heather Fox (2011), Akofa Tsiagbe (2010), Katija Kellerer (2009), Erika Carlsen (2009), Eric Strader (2008), Paul Martorelli (2007), Travis Sharp (2006), Juan Garcia (2006), Nicholas Miller (2005), Abigail Stepnitz (2004), Erin Walters (2004), Timothy Reed (2003), Katherine Morales (2002), Aaron Katz (2001), Angelina Barisone (2000), Michael Chin (1999), Theresa Campos (1998)