Iota Book Awards for Outstanding Freshmen

Past Recipients

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.

2012 Iota Book Award Recipients

Lauren Bailey
Fatima Rauf Bawany
Nikole Blowers
Vanessa Kesten Cedarbaum
Changchen Chen
Andrew Harris Dublin
Yanyi Jiang
Mehr Kashyap

Elizabeth Kilbridge
Benjamim Edmund Landwersiek
Bonnie Nortz
Chen Peng
Alex Swanger
Shyam Venkateswaran
Madeline Marie Wolfs
Kailee Anne Zornow

2011 Iota Book Award Recipients

Oranich Aimcharoen
Amanda Do Chang
Amelia Engel
Chris Fredrickson
Paul Gabrys
Daniel James Gorman, Jr.
Kelly Nicole Guerrieri
Zachariah Edward Hale
Jamie Philip Hospers

Peihong Jiang
Rory Clifford Keating
Deborah Lynn Korzun
Laura Ann Lyons
Karen Marie Meess
Nathaniel Louis Mulberg
Xiao Yang
Rebecca Jae Young

2010 Iota Book Award Recipients

Asad Hussain Arastu
Joshua William Bradt
Micah Daniel Brown
Kelsey Ann Burritt
Benjamin Jorgensen Covell
Meredith Ann Doubleday
Joshua Thomas Geiger
Shelby Leanne Hall
Yo-el Joe Kim

Scott Arthur Lucchini
Justin Logan Roncaioli
Ulascan Sarica
Erin Michelle Schnellinger
Samuel Mark Stewart
Jaclyn Barbour Walker
Sarah Eileen Walters
Shouling Zhang

2009 Iota Book Award Recipients

Leah Barish
Aaron Bentzel
Julieta Gruszko
Weiqing Gu
Layla Hatem
Chad Hunter
Neha Jain
Audrey Kelly
Elizabeth Landzberg
Mark Daniel Levin

Ethan Lobenstine
Ceylon Mitchell
Maryam Mohammed
Pauline Muto
Halley Orshan
Matej Penclak
Emily Redman
Joseph Shapiro
Noah Wilson

2008 Iota Book Award Recipients

Paul Alperin
Gregory Bentsen
Jacqueline Cinella
Heather Dell
Maya Dukmasova
Francis Ferraro
Yaneve Fonge
Alexander Hunstad
Brittany Hylen

Stephen Keeley
Donald Polaski
Sarah Potter
Aaron Roth
Maruf Sarwar
Patrick Sheehan
Marek Slipski
Benjamin Yezer
Yayi Zhang

2007 Iota Book Award Recipients

Lindsay Bronnenkant
Jeffrey Cohen
Kimberly Etingoff
Ellen Frohning
Tara Gelb
Suzanne Giunta
John Golden
Dennis Huo

Aleksy Mankowski
Zach Noyes
James Regan
Benjamin Sabari
Melissa Squires
Tyle Stelzig
Martin Wegman
Peipei Zhou

2006 Iota Book Award Recipients
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Ben R. Abrahamsen
Kristin M. Beck
Adam R. Biesenbach
David C. Borrelli
Kate E. Cieply
Kali A. Cohn
Sara A. Goico

Tyler D. Kieft
Gregory R. Lavoie
Chelsea M. McGuire
Lee A. Reis
Michael A. Sugarman
Erica J. Wellington

2005 Iota Book Award Recipients

Steven T. Cybulski
Trevor Z. DiMarco
Jonathan H. Elkin
Jennifer L. Fichter
Oscar O. Figueredo
Caitlan M. Ganley
David P. Griffin
Julia Gurariy
Lauren Z. Hageman
Eric D. Hansen

Heidi K. Knoblauch
Andrew Lee
James R. Mack
Helen H. Park
Andrew D. Rape
Allison B. Sail
Katie M. Schwertz
Aadhavi Sridharan
Adam R. Williamson

2004 Iota Book Award Recipients

Carl C. Adair
Ferhina S. Ali
Annie Laurie Allan
Alexandra L. Bilow
Mallory F. Bucell
Ryan W. Circh
Nicholas D. Gabriele
Alena Janda
Leslianne E. Lavallee

Sandeep Madhur
Amanda M. Michaud
Patrick M. O'Brien
Robert F. Penna
Luke C. Scholl
David J. Soson
Brian T. Tuohy
Emily A. Urbanczyk
Nicholas J. Zappia

2003 Iota Book Award recipients

Brittany T. Akins
Michelle B. Bass
Samuel D. Boyer
Colleen A. Coburn
Arnab K. Datta
Jaymi E. Della
William S. Fassett
Jeremy Goico
Keith A. Gorgos
Michael A. Guerra

Christopher M. Lee
Keith D. MacLean
Patricia E. McHale
Siddharth G. A. Parameswaran
Ashley L. Poelma
Catherine E. Prueitt
Michael S. Rothberg
Kelly A. Townsend
David C. Walker

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