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Prizes – Miscellaneous Funds

Delta Sigma/Delta Upsilon Activities Fund: The income of this fund is used to support public events and individual projects that further the welfare and enhance the community of Bowdoin College, and that preserve and promote the fellowship, community, spirit, diversity, and ideals that Delta Sigma and Delta Upsilon offered to the Bowdoin community. (1997)

The Henni Friedlander Award for the Common Good (2005): This fund was established by Martin and Sheila Friedlander in memory of Henni Friedlander (mother of Martin, a member of the Class of 1971), who survived Nazi Germany to immigrate to the United States, where she was an inspiring example of how love and joy of life can lift the human spirit and enable us as a society to promote the common good.  The fund provides a monetary prize to an individual who has overcome significant adversity in his or her own life and gone on to make a highly significant contribution to the common good. In addition, the fund supports a lecture by the awardee on the subject of his or her life's achievement in both the area of the common good and his or her profession. To the extent possible, the awardee will spend a day or two on campus interacting with members of the college community so that they can better appreciate the value of the individual's accomplishments.

In years when sufficient funds are available, the Henni Friedlander Student Prize shall also be awarded to a Bowdoin undergraduate who has similarly overcome adversity in his or her own life and gone on to contribute to the common good.

Sydney B. Karofsky Prize for Junior Faculty: This prize, given by members of the Karofsky family, including Peter S. Karofsky, M.D. '62, Paul I. Karofsky '66, and David M. Karofsky '93, is to be awarded annually by the dean for academic affairs, in consultation with the Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee on the basis of student evaluations of teaching, to an outstanding Bowdoin teacher who "best demonstrates the ability to impart knowledge, inspire enthusiasm, and stimulate intellectual curiosity." The prize is given to a member of the faculty who has taught at the College for at least two years.

James R. Pierce Athletic Leadership Award: Established by James R. Pierce Jr., in memory of James R. Pierce '46, the income of this fund is used to support an annual stipend for a member of the Bowdoin coaching staff to attend a professional conference or other continuing education activity. The recipient is selected on the basis of "superior teaching ability, unbridled enthusiasm for his/her sport, empathy for the Bowdoin scholar-athlete, and desire to inculcate a sense of sportsmanship and fair play regardless of circumstances." (1993)


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