Recent Recipients

Congratulations to the following 2017 Bigel Award winners:

Rose Arroyo
“Connecting Historical Site to Local Community in Genzano di Roma”

Warren Bristol
“Landscape Architecture, Participatory Urbanism, and Housing in Barcelona”

Hamna Khuld
“Vitiligo: Race and Gender in the U.S.”

Kimberly Lynch
“Minority Mental Illness in Dublin, Ireland: a needs assessment of community-based agencies and clinic-based services”

Alexandria Torna
“Learning Ethnographic Methods and Enhancing Cross-cultural Awareness through CIFAS Field School in Ethnographic Research Methods and Semester at Sea”


Previous Award Winners

2016 Award Winners

Christopher Snyder
"City Green Urban Agriculture Service Learning Experience"

Alicia Pruticka
"Maderas Rainforest Conservancy- Primate Behavior and Ecology"


2015 Award Winners

Alexis Alemy,
“A Long Time Coming,” Archaeological Field Experience

Evelyn Gutierrez,
“La Herencia de Papi; Dad’s Inheritance"

Sophia Hudzik,
“Villa of the Antonines," Archaeological Field School

Amber Johnson,
“A Long Time Coming,” Archaeological Field Experience

Jessica Twal,
“A Long Time Coming,” Archaeological Field Experience


2014 Award Winners

Gray Burford,
"The Value and Feasibility of Vegan Living"

Krystal Land,
"Villa of the Antonines, Field School n Mediterranean Archaeology"


2013 Award Winners


Sharon Albin,
"Pohansko Moravian Archaeology Site, College of DuPage Field School"

Michelle Carnella,
"Needs Assessment of Senior Citizens in Montclair, NJ"

Emily Dunn,
"Connection Within Competition:  A Study on Classical Musicians Competing in a Declining Industry, The Connections That They Share, and What They Have to Offer"

Katherine Sferra,
"Villa of the Antonines, Field School n Mediterranean Archaeology"

Kelly Vaghenas,
"The Anthropology in and of Dance, as Investigated by an Insider at Dance Teacher Magazine"


2012 Award Winners


Melissa Belloff,
"Survey and Evaluation of 7th and 8th Grade Sample Populations Seatbelt Usage in Northern New Jersey"

Jessica Mulcahy,
"Death Scene Archaeology: Field Methods in the Location, Recovery, and Interpretation of Human Remains from Outdoor Contexts (Mercyhurst College Field School)"

Lisa Williams,
"Policy Research on Minority Issues & Disability:  Internship at the National Black Disability Coalition (NBDC)"

Sean O’Connor,
"Shinto Religion in New York"

2011 Award Winners

Building Sustainable Communities students, including Katherine Milsop, Lauren Shabunia, Laura DiMattina, Jessica Feygin, Jacqueline Gifuni, Julie Morrison, Malgorzata Smerdel, Bernice Landis, and Gloria K. Eisner:
"Ecovillage Ithaca"

Staci Borowsky,
"Cultural Minority:  Examining Attitudes towards the Deaf"

Jennifer Hennion,
"Internship at City Lore, a non-profit organization that preserves urban folklore and culture, based out of the Lower East Side of Manhattan"

Katherine Milsop,
"Peru:  Sustainable Development and Social Change"

Jessica Mulcahy,
"Analysis of Bone Trauma and Psuedo-Trauma in Suspected Violent Deaths, Mercyhurst College Field School"

Malgorzata Smerdel,
"Documenting Realities:  Peru, Sustainable Development and Social Change"