Class of 2019 Ivy Day Ceremony and awardees

Anea Moore, Calvary Rogers, Savi Joshi, Ryan Leone, Julia Pan, Michael B. Krone, Candida Alfaro, and Aren Raisinghani stand outside in front of College Hall holding awards.
From left to right: Anea Moore, Calvary Rogers, Savi Joshi, Ryan Leone, Julia Pan, Michael B. Krone, Candida Alfaro, and Aren Raisinghani, recipients of the 2019 Senior Honor Awards.

On Saturday, May 18, the Class of 2019 celebrated its Ivy Day Ceremony during Alumni Weekend, continuing the 146-year tradition since the first Ivy Day stone was set, by honoring a select group of  students for their achievements and contributions to the Penn community.

Penn President Amy Gutmann joined host and Class of 2019 President Aren Raisinghani, alongside Vice Provost Valerie Swain-Cade McCoullum to present the various plaques, bowls, certificates, and even a hat and spade, to the awardees for a combination of community involvement and academic and athletic achievement.

Anea Moore faces Amy Gutmann in conversation while standing
Anea Moore, the 2019 Althea K. Hottel Shield Award recipient, and Penn President Amy Gutmann at the 2019 Ivy Day Ceremony on May 18. 

Following tradition, the Class of 2019 Ivy Stone was also unveiled, designed this year by graduating senior Camille Rapay. It will join the 145 other stones embedded throughout campus in a visual thread of history on the walls and walkways.

The 2019 Ivy Day awardees and presenters are:

Contribution and Athlete Awards:

Sol Feinstone Undergraduate Awards:
Presenter: President Amy Gutmann
Recipients:
Jacob A. Kind C’20
Elana M. Burack C’19
Candida Alfaro C’19 and Lyndsi N. Burcham C’19

Association of Alumnae Fathers’ Trophy:
Presenter: President Amy Gutmann
Recipient: Reeham K Salah ENG’19 

Class of 1915 Award:
Presenter: President Amy Gutmann
Recipient: Mark W. Andrew ENG’19

Academic Achievement and President’s Prizes

Katherine Sizov, Princess Aghayere, Brendan Taliaferro, Oladunni Alomaja, Malika Shukurova, Summer Kollie, Antonio Renteria, José Á. Maciel, and Michael Wong
From left, President’s Engagement and President’s Innovation Prize of 2019 recipients: Katherine Sizov, Princess Aghayere, Brendan Taliaferro, Oladunni Alomaja, Malika Shukurova, Summer Kollie, Antonio Renteria, José Á. Maciel, and Michael Wong.

Penn Student Agencies Award:
Presenter: President Amy Gutmann
Recipient: Callie I. Holtermann C’19

James Howard Weiss Memorial Award: 
Presenter: President Amy Gutmann
Recipient: Stephen G. Damianos C’19

President’s Engagement Prizes:
Presenter: President Amy Gutmann
Recipient(s):
Princess Aghayere C’19, Summer Kollie C’19, and Oladunni Alomaja ENG’19
José Á. Maciel NU’19 and Antonio E. Renteria NU’19
Brendan Taliaferro C’19

President’s Innovation Prizes:
Presenter: President Amy Gutmann
Recipient(s):
Malika Shukurova ENG’19 and Katherine Sizov C’19
Michael Wong W’19

Student Awards of Merit:

Jonathan Soslow, Nicholas Hunsicker, David Gordon, Lamis Elsawah
From left to right, recipients of the 2019 Student Award of Merit: Jonathan Soslow, Nicholas Hunsicker, David Gordon, and Lamis Elsawah.

Presenter: Penn Alumni President, Ann Nolan Reese CW‘74
Recipients:
Lamis Elsawah ENG’19
David Gordon C’19
Nicholas C. Hunsicker C’19
Breanne K. Mastromarino NURS’19
Jonathan L. Soslow W’19

Senior Honor Awards:

R Jean Brownlee Skimmer Hat Award
Presenter: Kirsten Bartok C’94
Recipient: Candida Alfaro C’19

Spade Award:
Presenter: Matthew Canner C’94
Recipient: Aren M. Raisinghani C’19 ENG’19

David R Goddard Loving Cup Award: 
Presenter: Jun Bang C’94
Recipient: Julia L. Pan C’19 

Cane Award:
Presenter:  Bill Roberts W’94
Recipient: Michael B. Krone C’19

Gaylord P Harnwell Flag Award:
Presenter: In Memory of Lisa Deutsch C’94
Recipient:  Savi Joshi W’19

Bowl Award:
Presenter:  Sandor Hau W’94
Recipient:  Ryan Leone C’19 W’19

Althea K Hottel Shield Award:
Presenter:  Jai-Jai Ramsey Greenfield W’94
Recipient: Anea B. Moore C’19

Spoon Award:
Presenter: Kaplan Mobray C’94
Recipient: Calvary M. Rogers C’19

Camille Rapay stands nexts to the Ivy Day 2019 Stone as it is unveiled by a person pulling off a fabric cover.
The unveiling of the Ivy Stone for the Class of 2019, designed by Camille Rapay, at left.