Recent Recipients

Congratulations to the following 2013 Bigel 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"


Previous Award Winners

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"