Lafayette honored 138 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 1 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions-engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

Geology & Environmental Geosciences

  • Arthur Montgomery Geology Award. Awarded annually to a student of high academic achievement and enthusiasm for geology, in honor of Arthur Montgomery, professor of geology 1951-75.
    Cullen Scheland ’17 (geology), Alexandria, Va. (Excel Scholar)
  • Guy and Joyce Hovis Geology Award. Awarded annually to a student majoring in geology, who, by dedicated effort in a rigorous academic program, has achieved distinction in science and math throughout his/her academic career, or who has come to achieve such distinction through steady improvement. This award is given to a student who is seen by faculty as a potential partner in collaborative geoscience research or in recognition of research already accomplished.
    Emma Sosa ’17 (geology), Durham, N.H. (Excel Scholar)
  • James L. Dyson Geology Award. Presented annually to students majoring in geology who, by academic achievements and character, exemplify the ideals by which James L. Dyson lived and worked.
    Dustin Morris ’17 (geology/physics), Lewiston, Maine (Excel Scholar)
    Jack Shaw ’17 (geology), Derby, U.K. (Excel Scholar)
  • Ted and Georgia Metropolis Prize in Geology. Awarded to a junior or senior Geology major who has exhibited high academic achievement and demonstrated enthusiasm for geology and environmental geosciences both inside and outside the classroom and through service.
    George Tillery ’17 (geology), Keller, Texas (Marquis Scholar)


Awards for the entire college can be found here: