Premedicine and Allied Health Professions Awards

Sandy Black Memorial Award

This award is presented to a junior student whose superior academic record and demonstrated traits of character, personality, and leadership give promise of an outstanding contribution to the field of medicine. This award was established by Mrs. Sam Orr Black in memory of her first grandson Sam Orr Black, III. Presented by the Premedicine and Allied Health Professions Program and the Premedical/Prehealth Advisory Committee.

Recent Winners

2021 Hailey Holck

2020 Louis Laniak, Ricky Granger

2019 Madeline Seagle, Tallia Pearson

2018 Sarah Kopp, Andrew Krueger

2017 Khanh H. Vang Luong, Julia Rose Preziosi

2016 Huailin Michael Zhang, Dennis J. Akrobetu

2015 Rebecca McClure Garner, Olivia Christine Menden
 

Daniel Blain Woods Memorial Award

This "heart" award is presented to a junior student for exhibiting the qualities needed by a good doctor: wisdom, compassion, the desire to serve, the ability to analyze problems, integrity, and academic excellence. This award was established by Dr. James E. Woods, Jr., Class of 1918 and his wife, Elizabeth, in memory of their son, Class of 1958. Presented by the Premedicine and Allied Health Professions Program and the Premedical/Prehealth Advisory Committee.

Recent Winners

2021 Paul Timothy Gomez, Mary Caroline Kaufmann

2020 Jack Casey, Quenna Chen

2019 Sarah Borucki, Hossein Bakhshandeh

2018 Jonathan Kim, M. Ummer Qureshi

2017 Lauren Grace Himes, Hannah Sinks

2016 Michael Ding, Max Feinstein

2015 Mustafa Al-Hassan Abid, Madison Yeutter