Biological sciences major and Spanish minor Emily Frisch ’16 has been named Chapman University’s 2016 Cheverton Award winner. The announcement was made Friday, May 6, at the annual Campus Leadership Awards.
Frisch has participated in several research and health education projects, including three years in the molecular biology lab of Marco Bisoffi, Ph.D., assisting in his research into the molecular insights into prostate field cancerization. She also lived amongst the Shipibo community for one month to help translate the novel Koshi Shinanya Ainbo: The Testimony of a Shipibo Woman with a Chapman research team led by Pilar Valenzuela, Ph.D.
More recently, Frisch, the daughter of Professor Frank Frisch, is part of the leadership team that helped expand the Health Navigator program to the Senior Health Center of the UCI Medical Center, which serves all of Orange County.
One of the oldest awards presented by Chapman, the Cheverton Award was established in 1929. The original bronze cup awarded to recipients was a gift of the Class of 1929 and remains on exhibit in Argyros Forum on campus, along with its successor, a silver bowl. Upon the trophies are engraved the names of all Cheverton awardees since 1929.
Pictured in display image at top are Chancellor Daniele Struppa, Emily Frisch ’16 and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jerry Price.
Also receiving leadership awards were:
Paul S. Delp Award for Outstanding Service
Outstanding Diversity Leadership Award
Ronald M. Huntington Award for Outstanding Scholarship
Aaron Goodman, Nico Aguilar
Gloria and Julian Peterson Award
Cassidy Jensen, Sohini Mukherjee, Gagan Sandhu, Annie Chapin, Lauren Deats, Negeen Lotfi, Tansu Philip, Jessie Dart, Nathaniel Bischoff, Stephen Neil, Connor Williams, Lijah Vann Gardner, Christine Saito, Alex Allen, Alina Ambrosino.
Victoria Edgar, Sonia Djafri, Rose Mackenzie, Monica Furman, Matt Brown, Justice Crudup, Brigitte Atchekzai, Alex Himstead, Catherine Markey, Nicole Myers.
Alyssa Nowlen, Ben Bond, Jesse Rush, Ryan King, Kara Ojebuoboh, Kevin Leake, Shana Kheradyar, Set Motamedi, Imani Woodley, Sara Walton
Outstanding First Year Students
Cam Haslam, Celeste Carbonell, Erica Green, Helen Garcia, Jennifer Cabrera, Julie Remen, Mitchell Rosenberg, Natalie Lund, Michelle Voronel, Jake Ummel
Outstanding Academic or Honor Society Student Organization
Alpha Kappa Psi
Outstanding Civic Engagement Student Organization
Outstanding Diversity/Cultural Student Organization
Outstanding Leisure or Recreation Student Organization
The Players’ Society
Outstanding Religious/Spiritual Student Organization
Health and Healing Club