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. Comments and questions are welcome.

The 14th annual Book Award ceremony will be held November 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room of Rush Rhees Library.

In 2015, the following sixteen students were honored. View Past Recipients >

2015 Iota Book Award Recipients

Bechir Ayachi
Ryan Bowen
Brian Caputo
Mattison Flakus
Janson Ho
Apolline Jungels
Haberly Kahn
Unni Kurumbail

Akihiro Minami
Meghan Patrick
Merjema Purak
Meredith Reese
Theodore Rycroft
Gabrielle Scullard
Margaret Thurston
Clara Wolfe

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