Yale College honors outstanding students

Eleven graduating seniors were honored on Class Day with awards for their academic and athletic accomplishments and for their character. The honorees are listed below, in the order the prizes were given during the Class Day ceremony on May 20.


Tom Beckett awards Jen Berkowitz and Ben Reeves with 2018 athletic honors.
Tom Beckett awards Jen Berkowitz and Ben Reeves with 2018 athletic honors. (Photo credit: Michael Marsland)

The Nellie Pratt Elliot Award

Awarded 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.

Jen Berkowitz

William Neely Mallory Award

Awarded 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.

Ben Reeves


Ivetty Estepan and Haylee Makana Kushi receive the 2018 Nakanishi Prize
Ivetty Estepan (left) and Haylee Makana Kushi (Photo credit: Michael Marsland)

The Nakanishi Prize

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.

Haylee Makana Kushi

Ivetty Estepan


Patrick Sullivan wins the 2018 James Andrew Haas Prize
Patrick Sullivan (Photo credit: Michael Marsland)

The James Andrew Haas Prize

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.”

Patrick KirkHam Sullivan


Mary Chandler Gwin and Maisie Louise Mattia honored with 2018 Louis Sudler Prize.
Mary Chandler Gwin (left) and Maisie Louise Mattia (Photo credit: Michael Marsland)

The Louis Sudler Prize

Awarded to graduating seniors for excellence in the performing and creative arts.

Maisie Louise Mattia

Mary Chandler Gwin


Erika Eleanor Lynn-Green wins the 2018 Warren Memorial Prize
Erika Eleanor Lynn-Green (Photo credit: Michael Marsland)

The Warren Memorial Scholarship Prize

Awarded to the senior majoring in the humanities who ranks the highest in scholarship.

ERIKA ELEANOR LYNN-GREEN


Martin Lim receiving the 2018 Arthur Twining Hadley Prize.
Martin Lim (Photo credit: Michael Marsland)

The Arthur Twining Hadley Prize

Awarded annually to the senior in Yale College in the social sciences who ranks the highest in scholarship.

Martin Lim


Lionel Jin wins the 2018 Russell Henry Chittenden Prize
Lionel Jin (Photo credit: Michael Marsland)

The Russell Chittenden Prize

Awarded annually to the senior in Yale College majoring in the natural sciences  or mathematics who ranks the highest in scholarship.

Lionel Jin


Jun Yan Chua wins the 2018 Alpheus Henry Snow Prize
Jun Yan Chua (Photo credit: Michael Marsland)

The Alpheus Henry Snow Prize

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.”

Jun Yan Chua

Campus & Community

Part of the In Focus Collection: Meet some of Yale’s outstanding graduates of 2018
Part of the In Focus Collection: Yale Commencement 2018: A campus-wide celebration

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