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College House Dean's Integrated Knowledge Award

The mission of the College Houses at Penn is to provide supportive residential communities for undergraduate students. By design, the Houses integrate the intellectual and academic experiences of the conventional classroom with the everyday life—through programming, events, and powerful interactions between faculty, staff, and students.

In support of that academic mission, the eleven College House Deans, who serve as chief administrators of these communities, are pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual College House Deans Integrated Knowledge Awards.

FIRST PRIZE: Elizabeth Dresselhaus, C'17, Kings Court English College House
SECOND PRIZE: Jennifer Matte, C'14, Rodin College House
THIRD PRIZE: Igor Bazay, C'15, Harrison College House
  Taylor Blackston, C'15, Du Bois College House
HONORABLE MENTION:    Trisha Kothari, SEAS'14, Kings Court English College House 

Click here to read more about our 2014 winners! 


The award recipients will receive a cash prize at a special award dinner on the evening of April 17, 2014:

  • First prize: $1,000
  • Second prize: $500
  • Third prize: $250

Selection Committee

Nominations were reviewed by the eleven College House Deans:  Patricia C. Williams of Du Bois; Shawna Patterson of Fisher Hassenfeld; Dr. Christopher Donovan of Gregory; Dr. Suhnne Ahn of Harnwell; Dr. Frank Pellicone of Harrison; Stephanie Weaver of Hill; Dr. Krimo Bokreta of Kings Court English; Dr. Marilynne Diggs-Thompson of Riepe; Ryan Keytack of Rodin; Amanda Atkinson of Stouffer; and Dr. Utsav Schurmans of Ware.


Past years:

  • Congratulations to our 2013 winners! Read about them here.


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