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Each year at the end of the year awards reception, current EOP/HEOP students are recognized for their hard ward, dedication, and commitment to their academic quest.  As a program, we recongize students through three main awards:

  • Janet Smith Kniter Director's Award
  • Janice F. Turner Most Persitant Award
  • Spirit of Opportunity Award

The Janet Smith Knitner Director's Award:

The EOP/HEOP Director’s Award is given in honor of former director Janet Smith-Kintner.  This award is given yearly to a senior who has demonstrated dedication to their academics, community, and the opportunity programs.  These students have demonstrated what it means to be a role model and have worked to help others achieve through leading by example and serving as a mentor to other students.  These students are also leaders and take full advantage of the opportunity given them through EOP/HEOP. 

Class of 2018 Recipients:
Dainelle Allen, College of Arts and Sciences
Ethan Kurt Anderon, School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Patrick Voorhees, College of Engineering

 

Previous Recipients:
Tawana Winkfield ‘00, Daniel Mendez ‘00, Natasha Little ‘01, Ramon Mercedes ‘01, Dana Alas ‘02, Juan Robles ‘02, Alejandro Garcia ‘03, Ludmilla Aristilde ‘03, Miao Xian Zhou ‘03, Amethia Holmes ‘04, Christopher Gibbs ‘04, Denise Fernandez ‘05, Beth Lasoff ‘05, Denisse Sandoval ‘05, Huili Huang ‘05, Robinson Ko ‘06, Astrid Baez ‘06, Yan Yan Sally Xie ‘07, Helen Tsang ‘08, Kenisha Atwell ‘09, Heber Sanchez ‘09, Jashona Harris ‘10, Mony Sarkar ‘10, Gong Joo Paik ‘11, Janet Nwaukoni ‘12, Lana Rose Miller ‘13, Andre Calazan Perez ‘13, Elsie Liaros ‘14, Kevin Polanco '15, Edwin Rosendo '15, Laura Bhola '16, Yu Qin Lu '16, Kelsey Fryer '17, Travis Ghirdharie '17, Emony Robertson '17


Janice F. Turner Most Peristant Award

The Janice F. Turner Most Persistent Award is named in honor of Janice Turner, former Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University; former Interim Director of the then State Programs Office; health careers and pre-med academic advisor; advisor of the Black Bio-Medical and Technical Association; member of the National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc.; Student National Medical Association; and Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.

This award is given yearly to students who exemplify academic excellence, steadfastness, flexibility, and commitment to community service.  These students have also shown perseverance in the face of adversity in achieving their academic successes.

Dean Turner has had a continuously supportive relationship with the students in the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) as she worked to ensure their academic success at Cornell and beyond. 

This award was established and first given 2011 to mark Dean Turner’s retirement.

 

Class of 2018 Recipients:
Alize Hill- College of Human Ecology
Denis Bardales- College of Arts and Sciences
 

Previous Recipients:
Gardith Edouard '11, Natalie Ebony Cook '12, Lana Rose Miller '13, Catherine Pimentel '13, Lynda Miranda '14, Jasmine Cotrich '15, Sheila Gordon '15, Yahaira Barrera '16, Maritza Medina Olazaran '16, Laura Perry '17, Paola Muñoz Rojas '17


Spirit of Opportunity Award

The Spirit of Opportunity Award is an award that was created in 2017 to recognize the good work and leadership exhibited by students from all class years in EOP/HEOP.  Is a peer nominated award to recognize each other as leaders, role models, representatives of EOP/HEOP on campus and beyond, and as someone who embodies the “spirit of opportunity”

 

The 2018 Award Recipients are

Raymond Liao
Class of 2021
College of Engineering

Michele Lee
Class of 2021
College of Arts and Sciences

Monisha Afrooz (not pictured)
Class of 2019
College of Arts and Sciences

Won Young Choi
Class of 2018
College of Engineering

Inaugural Recipients, 2017
Paola Ocampo
Class of 2018
College of Arts and Sciences

Clinton Ikioda
Class of 2019
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Barry Wu
Class of 2020
School of Industrial and Labor Relations