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01-03-2011

Caufield Honored With Frederica Clarkson Award At Commencement

Jennifer L. Caufield, daughter of Kim and Carol Caufield of Pulaski, N.Y., received the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University's 108th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13.

The award was established in 1921 in the will of Frederica Clarkson, sister of Thomas S. Clarkson, for whom the University is named.

Caufield, a senior civil and environmental engineering major, was selected for the $1,000 award by a vote of the full University faculty, based on her scholarship and promise of outstanding achievement.

Caufield graduated from Clarkson with a 3.96 cumulative GPA out of a possible 4.0. She has served as a teaching assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as publicity and fundraising chair for the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity, as vice president and publicity chair of the Outing Club, as an admissions representative and as a peer advisor for the Career and Professional Development Center. She was also co-captain of the Concrete Canoe team, a member of the award-winning 2000-01 Environmental Restoration Design Team, a member of the Honors Program and a member of Phalanx, the University's honor society.

In addition, Caufield has interned with Barton and Loguidice, P.C. in Syracuse, N.Y. and with the Jefferson County, N.Y., Highway Department. She was a participant in the Study Abroad Program, spending two semesters at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Caufield has received numerous awards during her four years at Clarkson. They include the Clarkson Leadership Award, the Phalanx Commendable Leadership Award, the Charles Martin Clark Memorial Prize from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Walter B. Sinnott Scholarship from the New York Chapter of the American Water Works Association, the Key Bank Scholarship Award and the New York State Merit Scholarship for Academic Excellence. She is also a member of the Clarkson chapter of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honors society and the campus chapter of the Chi Epsilon national civil engineering honors society and has been a Presidential scholar for the last five semesters.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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