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UB Arts and Sciences Graduates Recognized

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: May 26, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Twenty-eight graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University at Buffalo recently received Outstanding Undergraduate Student Awards from their respective departments.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York system. UB's more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students pursue their academic interests through more than 100 undergraduate programs, 112 master's programs and 98 doctoral-level programs.

The award winners:

• James E. Ponzo of Buffalo, African American Studies

• Debra Battistella of Tonawanda, Anthropology

• Debra Denise Eck of Jamestown, Art

• Elizabeth Haremza of Buffalo, Art History

• Sophia Balderman of Kenmore, Biological Sciences

• Jazmin LaFay of Depew, Center for the Americas

• Amy Lynn Wojciechowski of Cheektowaga, Chemistry

• Christine R. Stanley of Amherst, Classics

• Amanda Haimson of North Bellmore, Communicative Disorders and Sciences

• Evan K. Bigos of Clifton Park, Economics

• Julie A. Mann of Williamsville, English

• Rebecca L. Schalk of East Aurora, Geography

• Patrick D. Wall of Bath, Geology

• Eric O'Connor of Kenmore, History

• Brian W. Dillon of Amherst, Linguistics

• Scott D. Haseley of Niagara Falls, Mathematics

• Andrew Taylor of Geneva, Media Study

• Lindsay Peterson of Baldwinville, Music

• Jordan R. Berry of Getzville, Philosophy

• Vikas Patel of Tonawanda, Physics

• Katherine Piatti of Lancaster, Political Science

• Erica Lee Carlos of Clifton Park, Psychology

• Andrew Franklin of Little Neck, Romance Languages & Literatures

• Karrie Lovis of Amherst, Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

• Angela Siao Wen Ling of Amherst, Sociology

• Matthew Schweitzer of Merrick, Special Major Program

• Nicole Calabrese of Kenmore, Theatre and Dance

• Nancy Philip of Jackson Heights, Women's Studies