Departmental Honors and Awards
Each year the Psychology Department recognizes outstanding achievements and
presents several awards to its undergraduate students. Please join us in
congratulating jobs well done!
Thomas Harrison Carmichael and
Emily Leonard Carmichael Prize Scholarship
- Awarded to assist an academically able junior or senior
who has shown ability in physiological psychology or general physiology.
- The scholarship was established in 1950 by Leonard Carmichael of the
Class of 1921 and seventh president of Tufts College in memory of his parents.
Class of 1921 Leonard Carmichael
Prize Scholarship Fund
- Awarded by the Department of Psychology to third-year students whose academic
achievements have been judged as outstanding.
- This prize was established through the gifts of members and friends of the
Class of 1921 in honor and memory of their classmate, Leonard Carmichael,
seventh president of Tufts, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution,
and vice president of the National Geographic Society with special
responsibilities for research and exploration.
Priscilla N. Dunne Prize
- Awarded annually to an undergraduate psychology major with an
excellent record and great promise of future achievement in the field.
- The prize fund was founded in 1980 by Mrs.
Doris Scheff in honor of her daughter, Priscilla N. Dunne, '75.
Joanne Mary Sullivan Prize
- Awarded to a junior or senior who has shown excellence and promise in the study of
- This prize was established in 1990 in memory of Joanne Mary
Sullivan, who held a B.A. in psychology, by her parents Eugene and Vilma, her
brother Eugene Jr., G'90, and family and friends.
Sal Soraci Prize
- Awarded annually to a Tufts undergraduate student who
exemplifies Sal Soraci's intellectual breadth, by combining excellence in psychology
with a demonstrated interest in the humanities.
- Award was created in the
memory of a beloved Tufts University associate professor of psychology who
passed away in August 2003.
- Professor Soraci made multiple contributions to
academic life to Tufts community. He was an excellent teacher and
well-known researcher in cognitive psychology. His research investigated many
facets of the human mind that optimize learning and memory. In addition, Sal
Soraci was the co-director of the Engineering Psychology/Human Factors Program.
He was always present with an encouraging remark, a joke, and words of
wisdom to help any student in his or her pursuit of knowledge. Many of our
graduate and undergraduate students sought the guidance of Professor Soraci,
regardless of what area of psychology was in question.
de Florez Prize in Human Engineering
- Awarded to a student,
ordinarily majoring in psychology, engineering, or science, who has
acquired a high degree of theoretical sophistication and demonstrates
an interest in the practical application of knowledge to problems of
human engineering. The prize was established in 1964 by the bequest
of Admiral Luis de Florez, USN, H'46.
- The de Florez Prize in Human Engineering is a University award
presented by the Academic Awards Committee.