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Phi Beta Kappa

Suzanne J. O'Brien Book Awards for Outstanding Freshmen

The Suzanne J. O'Brien Book Award (formerly the Iota Book Award) is co-sponsored by the Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and the College at the University of Rochester. The award was first conceived and presented in 2003, as a way of recognizing excellence at the very beginning of a student's college experience. Awardees are selected for their scholarly achievement, humanistic values, co-curricular activity, and leadership potential.

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The 15th annual Book Award ceremony will be held on November 1, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library.

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2017 Suzanne J. O'Brien Book Award Recipients

Kamel Awayda
Emma Cho
Brandon Courteau
Seth Dalton
Myles Duval
Rafal Mazur
Aaron Max Goldin
Rachel Goodman

Wenbo (Glendon) Guo
Ruolan (Leslie) Li
Shaopeiwen Luo
Marcos Nascimento Dos Santos
Noah Meyers
Anthony Pericolo
Abigail Reinhart
Yunke (Claudia) Ren