Premedicine and Allied Health Professions Awards
Premedicine and Allied Health Professions presents several awards each year to its most outstanding Davidson College students.
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.
2023: Catherine Anne O’Connor, Miriam Adania Martinez, Ian Joseph Brann
2022: Andrea Liu, Hana Kamran
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.
2023: Jenna Lauren DeLucca, Kaitlyn Marie Lazorchak
2022: Ella Katherine Stewart, Allison Dil, Tomás Quintero
2021: Paul Timothy Gomez, Mary Caroline Kaufmann
2020: Jack Casey, Queena 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