Every year, the Political Science department selects students for a number of both undergraduate and graduate awards. For more information on winners, click on links to the left.
James D. Collins Award
The College of Arts and Sciences annually presents the James D. Collins Awards for Excellence in Student Academic Achievement to recognize scholarship and creative achievements among undergraduate students. The Political Science faculty select the most outstanding graduating senior based on academic achievement, co-curricular activities, and an essay submitted to the department.
Timothy Lomperis Award
The Timothy Lomperis Award honors a former faculty member in Political Science and is given annually to a graduating Political Science major who, like the award's namesake, demonstrates academic excellence, a consistent effort to exceed stated expectations, concern for the education of the whole person, engagement with issues of contemporary relevance, and a commitment to treat others with respect and cordiality. The Political Science faculty select the winner based on the award criteria and an essay submitted to the department.
Steven Puro Award
The Steven Puro Award honors a former faculty member in Political Science and is given annually to the most outstanding Political Science M.A. student, as selected by the Political Science faculty.
Outstanding Student in the M.P.A. program
This award is given annually to the most outstanding student in the M.P.A. program, as selected by the the faculty who teach regularly in that program.