STUDENT AWARDS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS
The Anthropology Department is proud of its students and offers three awards to recognize the accomplishments of our majors. Each award is for a graduating senior and is accompanied by a certificate and a check for $100. Students are selected by a faculty committee. Students are eligible for these awards if they are graduating during the academic year in fall, spring, or summer. The awards are announced and distributed to the students at the annual Celebration for Graduating Seniors at the end of spring semester. The names of the students who win the awards are displayed on plaques in the Anthropology Department Office.
The Lewis Henry Morgan Award
This award is for the graduating senior Anthropology major with the highest overall GPA. The award is named for Lewis Henry Morgan (1818-1881), an early anthropologist who lived in Rochester and was trained and practiced as a lawyer. Morgan did extensive studies of Haudenosaunee/Iroquois culture, legal systems, and history.
The David Vernon Bullough Memorial Award
This award is for the graduating senior Anthropology major who best exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding anthropology student. The award is named in memory of the son of a former Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, Vernon Bullough, who endowed this fund.
The Collins/Tomashevich Award
This award is for the graduating senior Anthropology major who demonstrates superior leadership skills. The award is named for two founding members of the Buffalo State College Department of Anthropology. June Collins was the first Chairperson of the Anthropology Department. She came to Buffalo State College in 1968 and retired in 1985. George Tomashevich was the second faculty member hired in anthropology. He arrived at Buffalo State College in 1968 and retired in 1995.