Departmental Honors

Each year, the Department of History and Classics awards four honors to graduating seniors. Each award reflects specific areas of excellence in overall undergraduate work.

  • Highest in Concentration — Awarded by the college
  • Cornelius P. Forster, O.P. Award — Academic excellence in undergraduate studies in the field of European History, awarded by the department.
  • Pell Award — Academic excellence in undergraduate studies in the field of American History, awarded by the department and Sen. Pell’s office.
  • Father Reilly History Award— Academic excellence in undergraduate studies in the field of History, awarded by the department.
  • Leroy D. Aaronson Award for Classics — Academic excellence in undergraduate studies in the field of Ancient Greek and Latin, awarded by the department.
  • Michael V. Metallo, Ph.D. Award — Academic excellence in undergraduate studies in the field of Global History. (est. 2024)

2024

  • Highest in Concentration Award (History): David Salzillo
  • Highest in Concentration Award (Classics): Carrie Selwood
  • Forster Award: Ella McIntire
  • Pell Award: Holly Carew
  • Reilly Award: David Salzillo; Abigail Turano
  • Leroy D. Aaronson Award: Carrie Selwood
  • Michael V. Metallo Award: Abigail Turano

Past winners:

2023
  • Highest in Concentration Award (History): Dennis Langrock, Brigid McEvoy, & Clarice Mulvey
  • Highest in Concentration Award (Classics): Jacqueline Elia
  • Highest in Concentration Award (History/Secondary Education): Kathryn Pemberton
  • Forster Award: Lucas Gondreau
  • Pell Award: Megan White
  • Reilly Award: Alec Fraggos & Maeve Plassche
  • Leroy D. Aaronson Award: Jack Brockelman

2022
  • Highest in Concentration Award (History): Noah DeRossi-Goldberg & Madison Palmieri
  • Highest in Concentration Award (Classics): Maxwell Hovasse
  • Highest in Concentration Award (History/Secondary Education): Luke Prior
  • Forster Award: Evan Diliberto & Jillian Forrester
  • Pell Award: Gretchen Richardson
  • Reilly Award: Gretchen Richardson
  • Leroy D. Aaronson Award: Maxwell Hovasse

2021
  • Highest in Concentration Award (History): Sean Gray, Sarah Heavren, Philip Piscopo, & Cameron Smith
  • Highest in Concentration Award (Classics): Michaiah Kojoian & Philip Piscopo
  • Highest in Concentration Award (History/Secondary Education): Joshua Chlebowski
  • Forster Award: Elizabeth Gleason, Ashley Kaplan, & Philip Piscopo
  • Pell Award: Kyle Burgess
  • Reilly Award: Andrea Traietti
  • Leroy D. Aaronson Award: Michaiah Kojoian & Philip Piscopo
2020
  • Highest in Concentration Award (History): Rachel Lynch
  • Highest in Concentration Award (Classics): Joseph Brodeur & David Joanis
  • Forster Award: Connor Zimmerman
  • Pell Award: Rachel Lynch
  • Reilly Award: Shannon Moore
  • Leroy D. Aaronson Award: Joseph Brodeur & David Joanis
2019
  • Highest in Concentration: Kevin Cranney
  • Forster Award: Kevin Cranney
  • Pell Award: Nicholas Moran
  • Reilly Award: Jacqueline Michels
2018
  • Highest in Concentration: Haley Rayment
  • Forster Award: Michael Bartels
  • Pell Award: Ernest Andreolli
  • Reilly Award: Ernest Andreolli
2017
  • Highest in Concentration: Jake Guglielmetti
  • Forster Award: Elizabeth Petretti
  • Pell Award: Hugh Kilcommons
  • Reilly Award: Lauren Berolini
2016
  • Highest in Concentration: Rebecca Marisseau & Benjamin Swiszcz
  • Forster Award: Patrick O’Dowd
  • Pell Award: Tyler Stein
  • Reilly Award: Andrea Spencer