Congratulations Religion student Recipients of Department Awards-Spring 2022

March 2022-

Congratulations to our Religion students completing Honors.

Brijette Brown received Honors in Religion

Jalista Velasco received High Honors in Religion

Jane Xie received High Honors in Religion


The William A. Beardslee Prize in Religious Literature is for the best paper submitted about religion in a course offered by the College.

Leah Bader received First Place for her paper “The Quran as a Foundation for Religious Tolerance in Jewish-Muslim Relations”

Claire Zegger received Second Place for her paper “The Canaanite Exception: The Implications of Rahab’s Acceptance into God’s Covenant in Joshua Chapter Two”

The John Fenton Prize in the Comparative Study of Religions is awarded to those students whose work represents the best in the comparative study of religions: rigor, textual or ethnographic depth, and innovation in comparative work.

Hyemin Joanne Na is the Graduate Student Recipient

Brijette Kimaya Brown is the Undergraduate Student Recipient

The Eugene Bianchi Prize in Religion goes to an undergraduate Religion major who demonstrates outstanding service to the community in a way that integrates his or her studies in religion with a commitment to engaged scholarship. The award goes to

Jalista A. Velasco

The Paul B. Courtright Prize is awarded for overall excellence among majors in the Department.  The award goes to

Barrett Alexander Beesley