The following prizes were awarded at the Yale College Class Day ceremony on Sunday, May 20, listed in the order they were awarded.
The NELLIE PRATT ELLIOT AWARD is given to a senior woman who, on the field of play and in her life at Yale, best represents the highest ideals of American sportsmanship and Yale tradition.
The WILLIAM NEELY MALLORY AWARD is given to the senior man who, on the field of play and in his life at Yale, best represents the highest ideals of American sportsmanship and Yale tradition.
The AMANDA WALTON AWARD is given to an outstanding athlete who has excelled on the field of play and who has shown spirit and courage in transcending unforeseen challenges.
The DAVID EVERETT CHANTLER AWARD is given to a senior who has best exemplified qualities of courage, strength of character, and high moral purpose.
The NAKANISHI PRIZE is awarded to two graduating seniors who, while maintaining high academic achievement, have provided exemplary leadership in enhancing race and/or ethnic relations at Yale College.
LaTisha Jeanette Campbell
The ROOSEVELT L. THOMPSON PRIZE is awarded to members of the senior class for commitment to and capacity for public service.
The JAMES ANDREW HAAS PRIZE is awarded annually to “that member of the senior class in Yale College whose breadth of intellectual achievement, strength of character, and fundamental humanity shall be adjudged by the faculty to have provided leadership for his or her fellow students, inspiring in them a love of learning and concern for others.”
Joan English Gass
The LOUIS SUDLER PRIZE is awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in the performing and creative arts.
Emily Christine Cooley (creative arts)
Naomi Meghan Woo (performing arts)
The WARREN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE is awarded to the senior majoring in the humanities who ranks the highest in scholarship.
Joseph Keller Carlsmith
The ARTHUR TWINING HADLEY PRIZE is awarded annually to the senior in Yale College in the social sciences who ranks the highest in scholarship.
Jordan Laris Cohen
Carmen Xiao Wei Lu
The RUSSELL HENRY CHITTENDEN PRIZE is awarded annually to the senior in Yale College majoring in the natural sciences or mathematics who ranks the highest in scholarship.
The ALPHEUS HENRY SNOW PRIZE is awarded to that senior who “through the combination of intellectual achievement, character and personality, shall be adjudged by the faculty to have done the most for Yale by inspiring in his or her classmates an admiration and love for the best traditions of high scholarship.”
Benjamin Y. Liu