Dr. Norman J. and Elsie H. Gillette Outstanding Senior in Biology Award
Norman Gillette (d. 1996), Professor Emeritus of Biology, was a member of and significant contributor to the Biology Department at Oswego. Prior to his arrival at Oswego, he taught at the University of Idaho and Syracuse University. Norman taught challenging and popular courses in botany and genetics. Dr. Gillette’s wife Elsie, also an educator, provided support to him throughout his career. This award is presented to the outstanding senior biology major at Oswego at Honors Convocation. The student is nominated and selected by the Department of Biological Sciences faculty.
Martin V. Torok Memorial Award
This award was established by the Torok family in memory of their late son Martin (d. 1975), who was killed by a drunken driver. Martin was an Oswego graduate student and a Vietnam War veteran who received the Bronze Medal for heroism. This award honors an outstanding full-time student who has achieved junior standing and majoring in Biology or Zoology, with preference for a student doing research in freshwater biology. Qualified students are nominated and selected by the Awards Committee of the Department of Biological Sciences. Awards are announced at the Honors Convocation.
Zoology Student Award
This award recognizes an outstanding full-time student who has achieved senior standing and is majoring in Zoology. Qualified students are nominated and selected by the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences.
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