Student Honors and Awards

There are two types of honors given to sociology majors in addition to those available to all students at Brooklyn College:

  • Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), a national sociology honors society. In order to become a member, you need a 3.50 GPA in sociology, and you have to pay a membership fee.
  • Honors in Sociology. Sociology majors must have a 3.50 GPA in sociology and at least one class with an H grade of B or above. You can get an H grade in any course if you sign up for it before the class begins. It involves doing some work in addition to what is normally required (e.g., a research paper). You can also get an H grade by taking the following sociology courses and receiving a B or better: 83.1, 83.2, 84.3, 84.4, 87.1, 87.2.

In addition, the department gives two annual awards to outstanding undergraduates:

  • The Charles Lawrence Memorial Award is given each year to the undergraduate student who has submitted the best research paper is sociology.
  • The Sidney Aronson Memorial Award is given to a student who has done outstanding work in the field of sociology that has been accepted for presentation at a professional association meeting.

Recent Winners

Student Award Year
Rivers, Natali Charles Lawrence Memorial Award 2009–10
Cieniewicz, Martyna Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 2009–10
Eng, Michael Charles Lawrence Memorial Award 2008–09
Pedersen, Marcelle Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 2008–09
Rodriguez Quero, Fior Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 2007–08
Chang, Lawrence
Squire, Heather
Charles Lawrence Memorial Award 2007–08
Chitov, Dmitri Charles Lawrence Memorial Award 2006–07
Budheah, Shanell Charles Lawrence Memorial Award 2005–06
Lampado, Victoria Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 2005–06
Reyes, Dulce Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 2004–05
Budheah, Shanell Charles Lawrence Memorial Award 2004–05
Elmquist, Karolin Charles Lawrence Memorial Award 2002–03
Gonzalez, Paula Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 2002–03
Sanchez, Nancy Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 2002–03
Gonzalez, Paula Sidney Aronson Award 2001–02
Gonzalez, Paula Charles Lawrence Award 2001–02
Sanchez, Nancy Sidney Aronson Award 2001–02
Polanco, Esther Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 2000–01
Vasquez, Teresa Sidney Aronson Award 2000–01
Kaltenbach, David Charles Lawrence Award 2000–01
Polanco, Esther Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 1999–2000
Rodenstein, Ariadna Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 1999–2000
Vazquez, Teresa Sidney Aronson Memorial Award 1999–2000
Hinkle, Zach Charles Lawrence Memorial Prize 1999–2000
Kaltenbach, David Charles Lawrence Memorial Prize 1999–2000
Alarnick. Elizabeth Charles Lawrence Sociology Award 1997–98
Antoine, Marcia Charles Lawrence Sociology Award 1997–98
Victor, Carmel S. Charles Lawrence Sociology Award 1997–98