Emma W. Locke Award

Emma W. Locke Award


 
The Emma W. Locke award is presented to a graduating senior in recognition of high scholarship, character and devotion to the ideals of the University of Pittsburgh.

Congratulations, Rhiannon Bonnabell Stangl, for being awarded the 2021 Emma W. Locke award!


During her time at Pitt, Rhiannon found the value of providing service to both her peers and to her communities. She has worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for multiple Chemistry courses and mentored fellow undergraduates as a part of the American Pre-Medical Students Association’s Mentor-Mentee Program. She also volunteered with UPMC Orthopedics, Juniata Gap, and Blair Family Solutions. Rhiannon is graduating with a major in Natural Sciences from the College of General Studies and a certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine, and plans attend the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Congratulations to the 2021 Emma W. Locke Nominees!

Victoria L. Bistarkey


School of Social Work
Major: Social Work
Minor: History
Certificate: American Sign Language

Victoria is committed to the values and traditions of Pitt, which she has exemplified in her years with the Varsity Marching Band. She led her peers as a Squad Leader and Section Leader, opened a dialogue about racial justice on the band’s Activism Committee, and facilitated communication as Tau Beta Sigma’s VP of Membership. She has also been honored for her academic achievements as a part of the Outside the Classroom Curriculum Honor Society and the Phi Alpha Honorary Society. Victoria is graduating with a major in Social Work, a minor in History, and a certificate in American Sign Language.


Claire P. Chouinard


Swanson School of Engineering
Major: Chemical Engineering
Minor: Industrial Engineering, Sociology, and Chemistry

Claire is graduating with a major in Chemical Engineering and minors in Industrial Engineering, Sociology, and Chemistry. She is an Ambassador for the Honors College, the Rituals Co-Chair and Risk Management Chair of Theta Tau, and an active member of the Society of Women Engineers. She has also been honored as a member of the Omega Chi Epsilon National Honor Society and an OCC Scholar.


Katie Marie Gerber


College of Business Administration
Major: Accounting and Business Information Systems

Katie learned the importance of the time spent outside of the classroom through a variety of experiences. She served as a founding board member, Treasurer, and President of Smart Woman Securities, a team leader for the COVID-19 Safety Ambassador Program, and an active member of Phi Beta Lambda, a professional business organization. Katie is graduating from the College of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and Business Information Systems. Katie plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Accounting and Business Analytics from the Katz Graduate School of Business.


Derek Rogers Lamb


Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Major: Chemistry and Molecular Biology
Minor: Theatre Arts

Derek is graduating with majors in Chemistry and Molecular Biology and a minor in Theatre Arts. During his years at Pitt, Derek helped his peers as a Tutor and Teaching Assistant for Chemistry courses, led workshops for high-school students through Saturday Science, served on the Executive Board of Pitt’s chapter of the United States Institute of Theatre and Technology, and worked as a researcher of chemistry and molecular biology.


Alyssa Longo


School of Education

Alyssa is graduating from the School of Education’s Health and Human Development program. She has volunteered at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Allegheny Health Network Home Health, and UPMC Lemieux Sports Performance. She has also worked as a mentor through the Sarah Heinz House.


Devin J. Mack


School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Major: Emergency Medicine
Minor: Chemistry

Devin is graduating with a major in Emergency Medicine and a minor in Chemistry. He led the Pitt community as the Academic Affairs Chair of Delta Tau Delta social fraternity, the CPR Chair of the Emergency Medicine Student Association, and a member of both the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Phi Eta Sigma academic fraternity. He has also worked as an EMT, a paramedic, and a researcher of biology.


Katelyn Morrison


School of Computing and Information
Major: Computer Science
Certificate: Sustainability

Katelyn is graduating with a major in Computer Science and a certificate in Sustainability and plans to pursue a doctorate in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently a Co-Organizer for the Computational Sustainability Doctoral Consortium, the Vice President of Women In Computer Science, and a Mentor in the Computer Science Club. She also taught fellow Computer Science students as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant and will be working as a Research Intern for Microsoft this summer.


Rhiannon Bonnabell Stangl


College of General Studies
Major: Natural Sciences
Certificate: Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

During her time at Pitt, Rhiannon found the value of providing service to both her peers and to her communities. She has worked as an undergraduate teaching assistant for multiple Chemistry courses and mentored fellow undergraduates as a part of the American Pre-Medical Students Association’s Mentor-Mentee Program. She also volunteered with UPMC Orthopedics, Juniata Gap, and Blair Family Solutions. Rhiannon is graduating with a major in Natural Sciences from the College of General Studies and a certificate in Conceptual Foundations of Medicine, and plans attend the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Youjia Wang


School of Nursing
Major: Nursing

During her time at Pitt, Youjia learned that accomplishments are often measured by how one overcomes obstacles on their path to success. Youjia aims to always work hard to improve. She majored in Nursing and serves as the Fundraising Chair of the Nursing Student Association, volunteers with UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, and is a member of campus organizations including the Oncology Nursing Society and Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society.

Recent Recipients and Nominees

2020

Award Winner:
Sarah Elizabeth Steward, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Nominees:
Erin Joy Bergen, College of General Studies
Evelyn Grace Bigini, School of Nursing
K. Stetson Fenster, College of Business Administration
Mirabel Reid, School of Computing and Information
McKenzie Sicke, Swanson School of Engineering
Elizabeth Sloan Steiner, School of Social Work
Gregory Jay Strouse, School of Education
Swapna Krithika Subramanian, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

2019

Award Winner:
Kaylene Caswell Stocking, Swanson School of Engineering

Nominees:
Samantha Leigh Bordman, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Anthony G. Harris, School of Computing and Information
Anika G. Jones, School of Social Work
Michaela Schreyer, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Gabriella Maria Summa, College of General Studies
Eric Vance, College of Business Administration
Justine Wang, School of Nursing
Leo J. Warren, School of Education

2018

Award Winner:
Dina Fradkin, School of Nursing

Nominees:
Christa Brashier, College of General Studies
Jonathan Patrick Lobo, School of Computing and Information
Katherine M. McGovern, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Rachel E. Mueller, College of Business Administration
Ahona Raka Sarkar, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Alexandra M. Sharick, School of Education
Adam Smoulder, Swanson School of Engineering

2017

Award Winner:
Abigail Erin Loneker, Swanson School of Engineering

Nominees:
Saskia Berrios-Thomas, School of Social Work
Zachary Grewe, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Julia Marie Helgert, College of General Studies
William Owen James II, School of Information Science
Jaimie M. Kopicko, School of Education
Amanda Michelle Monaco, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Diana Rivero, School of Nursing
Alexandra N. Smith, College of Business Administration

2016

Award Winner:
Emily J. Crabb, Swanson School of Engineering

Nominees:
Sana Daoud, College of Business Administration
Alexis C. Donaldson, School of Social Work
Antoinette Doyle, School of Information Science,
Karl G. Gibson, College of General Studies
Ashleigh M. Holmes, School of Nursing
Jacquelyn Klunk, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Meredith A. Monsour, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Michael O. Wenger, School of Education

2015

Award Winner:
Audrey-Marie H. Winn, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Nominees:
Jordan S. Feldman, School of Information Sciences
Sarah E. Ford, College of General Studies
Alison L. Hall, College of Business Administration
Kristen Hochreiter, School of Social Work
Annie Krzan, School of Nursing
Michael Morais, Swanson School of Engineering
Benjamin Swogger, School of Education
McKenzie Rae Troutman, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

2014

Award Winner:
Lauren Matevish, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Nominees:
Benjamin J. Bucior, Swanson School of Engineering
Chelsea Jennifer Davis, School of Social Work
Pearl Eni, College of General Studies
Ryan Frisbie, College of Business Administration
Andrew Head, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Megan Schug, School of Education
Ryan C. Sosh, School of Nursing

2013

Award Winner:
Leah Patrice Swanzy, College of General Studies

Nominees:
Sarah Connell, College of Business Administration
Bethany D. Hyde, School of Nursing
Christopher W. Martin, School of Information Sciences
Stephanie Pinksy, School of Social Work
Angela Sciulli, School of Education
Julianna M. Sincavage, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Robert Snyder, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Andrew C. Zmolek, Swanson School of Engineering