Suzanne J. O'Brien Book Awards for Outstanding First Year Students
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 17th annual Book Award ceremony was held on October 4, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Humanities Center of Rush Rhees Library.
2019 Suzanne J. O'Brien Book Award Recipients