Each year, the Denison community gathers in Swasey Chapel to celebrate the academic achievements of its faculty and staff.

President Adam Weinberg, Provost Kim Coplin, and faculty chair professor Sam Cowling presided over ceremonies that honored new holders of faculty-endowed chairs and professorships, teaching and academic excellence, national and international fellowship student awardees, and the awardees of the President’s Medal, Denison’s highest student recognition.

Teaching Excellence awards

Charles A. Brickman Excellence in Teaching Award

Bonar Family Mentorship and Teaching Excellence Award

Dr. David Baker Research and Scholarship Excellence Award

Charles and Nancy Brickman Distinguished Leadership Chair

Faculty Fellowship recipients

Recipients of 2024-25 R.C. Good Fellowships

Recipients of the Bowen Fellowships

  • Adam Davis, professor of history, director of the Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement
  • Heather Pool, associate professor of politics and public affairs
  • Micaela Vivero, professor and chair of studio art
  • James Weaver, associate professor and chair of English

New holders of endowed chairs and professorships

The Maria Theresa Barney Chair of Philosophy

The Suzanne B. & Theodore A. Bosler Faculty Fellowship

The William G. Bowen Distinguished Professorship

The Nancy Eshelman Brickman Endowed Professorship in Memory of Dr. Ellenor Shannon

  • Sam Cowling, associate professor and chair of philosophy

The John E. Harris Chair of Economics

The Tight Family Chair in the Natural Sciences

The Wickenden Chair of Chemistry

  • Joe Reczek, professor of chemistry and biochemistry

Provost Excellence awards

  • Olivia Bernard ’24
  • Uyen Le ’23
  • Son Tran ’24
  • Fabrizio Vassallo ’24

National and international student fellowships and awards

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

  • Abigail Engler ’25

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship

  • Michael Ball ’23

Fulbright English teaching assistantships

  • Hannah Davies ’24, Taiwan
  • Shamshod Khuseynov ’23, Tajikistan

Benjamin A. Gilman International scholarships

  • Ashlee Salmon ’26
  • Hailey Westbrook ’25
  • Sean Safi ’26
  • Nana Berko ’25
  • Sarah Kissinger ’25
  • Phoenix Davis-Bailey ’25

Projects for Peace

  • Carolina Romero ’25

DAAD-Research Internship in Science and Engineering

  • Jason Chen ’26

Japan Exchange and Teaching program

  • Evan Snively ’24

President’s Medalists

  • Cara Bodary ’24
  • Torria Catrone ’24
  • Kate Griffin ’24
  • Nadeem Jones ’24
  • Priyanshi Kanoria ’24
  • Jack Nimesheim ’24
  • Taylor Trimble ’24
  • Maximilian Wisenfski ’24
April 16, 2024