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Clarkson Senior Daniel S. Cohen Honored With Frederica Clarkson Award

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Daniel S. Cohen, son of Richard and Elaine Cohen of Minetto, N.Y., received the Frederica Clarkson Award during Clarkson University’s 112th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 8.

The award was established in 1921 in the will of Frederica Clarkson, sister of Thomas S. Clarkson, for whom the University is named. frederica2005

As a senior, Cohen was elected and served as student body president during the 2004-2005 academic year. He graduates Clarkson as a Presidential Scholar with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.93 out of a possible 4.0.

Cohen also served as class president in his freshman and sophomore years. He has received numerous academic and leadership awards, including the Commendable Service Award, Commendable Leadership Award, John W. Graham Jr. Leadership Award, and he is a member and past treasurer of the very selective Phalanx Leadership Society. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a business honors society, and Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society.

Cohen was the CFO of a student run business in 2002-2003. In 2003, he served as a Foreign Policy intern with the United States Senate while participating in the American University Washington Semester program. While accomplishing the highest academic standards at the University and serving the student body in a variety of capacities, Cohen also manages to serve the community as an advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT-I).

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is an independent university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business and the arts and sciences. Its academically rigorous, collaborative culture involves 2,700 undergraduates and 400 graduate students in hands-on team projects, multidisciplinary research, and real-world challenges. Many faculty members achieve international recognition for their scholarship and research, and teaching is a priority at every level. For more information, visit

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