POTSDAM -- Local students received awards at Clarkson University during the spring semester.
• Nathaniel Bjelland Brown of Potsdam, a junior majoring in communication, received the Communication & Media Junior Award, given to a junior with the highest GPA in his or her communication courses.
• Hunter D. Quant of Norwood, a senior majoring in computer science, received the Hamlin/Darraugh Award For Computer Science, given to the senior computer science major who has made a noteworthy contribution in computer science while at Clarkson.
• Michael Scott Fulton of Colton, a senior majoring in computer science, received the Miller/Davis Service Award For Computer Science, given to the computer science major who has made outstanding service contributions to the department.
• Samuel E. Rosato of Waddington, a senior majoring in civil engineering, received the George A. Gray Endowed Fellowship, recognizing outstanding scholarship and achievement by a first-year graduate student in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
• Jeremy O. Teed of Potsdam, a senior majoring in environmental health science, received the Myrna G. Sproul Memorial Award, presented to the Environmental Health Science student who has demonstrated Dr. Sproul's passion for excellence in academics and beyond.
• Mohamed F. Alarabi of Canton, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering, received the Ralph E. '55 And Solita Hawes Endowed Scholarship, awarded to a married sophomore or junior in engineering or business who has exhibited uncommon personal achievement in his or her personal development and professional career preparation.
• Samantha Claire Ellison of Canton, a senior majoring in innovation and entrepreneurship, received the Ambassador Of The Year Award in recognition of a Clarkson student who has demonstrated exceptional volunteer service and has acted as an outstanding ambassador for the university.
• Melissa Carole Richards of Potsdam, a graduate majoring in mechanical engineering doctoral studies, was inducted into Phalanx, Clarkson's highest honorary leadership society; and received the Commendable Leadership Award For Graduate Students, for outstanding leadership abilities and quality participation in organizations associated with Clarkson and the Potsdam community.