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Awards and Prizes

CSCI Major Collin Glatz ’20 will participate in the GAE Program

Collin Glatz, a sophomore at W&L and a double major in German and Computer Science, has plans to participate in the German American Exchange Internship Program (GAE) over summer 2018.  The GAE program helps American students secure three-month long business internships in Germany. While there, they can work on their language skills while also gaining a better understanding of Germany’s economic and business role within the European Union. Glatz will be working this summer with Fresenius in Frankfurt.

For more details about this exciting opportunity click on the link below.  Congratulations, Collin!




CS Minor Beck Gillenhaal ’18 is NCAA Postgraduate Winner!

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released its fall 2017 postgraduate scholarship winners and senior men’s soccer player Gillen Beck (Blacksburg, Va. / Blacksburg) was among the 58 Division I, II and III student-athletes that were recognized.  Read the full story about Beck’s success here:




2018 Phi Beta Kappa Initiates from the Computer Science Department

Congratulations to the following CSCI students will be initiated into PBK this year.  The 2018 Phi Beta Kappa ceremony will take place at Lee Chapel on Sunday, March 18th.

Truth Iyiewuare ’18

Tommy Thetford ’18

Hammad Ahmad ’19



CSCI Majors, Truth Iyiewuare ’18 and Alicia Martinez ’18, inducted into ODK!

Two Computer Science Majors will be be inducted into Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, (ODK) the national leadership honor society, at Washington and Lee University’s annual Founders Day/ODK Convocation.  The ceremony will be held on Jan. 18, 2018 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel.  Below are brief descriptions of these students and their many accomplishments.  Congratulations, Truth and Alicia!

Truth  Iyiewuare (Houston, Texas) is a computer science major. He has been a leader in the Student Association for Black Unity, as vice president and now as president. He has also displayed leadership in his major, having worked as a lab assistant for students in the introductory computer science class, and as a peer tutor for other students in need of any computer science help. Truth is also a member of Kathekon, which serves alumni visiting campus and increases student-alumni relations. Lastly, he is a student representative of the Diversity and First-Gen Working Group at W&L, an administrative committee that strives to create a better experience for diverse groups on campus.

Alicia Martinez (Seaford, Delaware) is majoring in computer science. As the head community assistant and the president of the Campus Unity Initiative, she strives to create a fun and inclusive atmosphere on campus. Martinez is an active peer tutor, has served as president of the German Club, and was selected to attend the 2018 Women’s Leadership Summit. She is a recipient of the QuestBridge Match Scholarship as well as several departmental awards, including the Jim Stump Prize in German and the John Preston Moore III Award.

Click on the link for the full story….


CSCI graduate Jordan Krasner ’17 named ODAC Player of the Year

Congratulations to Jordan for being named Player of the Year by The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).  This is Krasner’s second Player of the Year award as he also received the honor during his sophomore year at W&L.   Krasner is the eighth-ranked singles player in the Atlantic South Region.  His singles record is 15-9  going into the NCAA Championship, which will take place May 25-27 at the Champions Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. He also ranks 11th in program history for career singles wins with a 63-33 career record.

Click on the links below to learn more!





CSCI Scholarships, Awards and Prizes

Congratulations to these CSCI students who have received scholarships awards or prizes:

MD AZMAIN AMIN – The Computer Science Department Award

ALICIA MARTINEZ – The John Preston Moore III Award

SARAH ANNE TROISE (’19)  – The H. Thomas Williams Jr. Undergraduate Research Award

ELIZAVETA V. FREED (’18 Minor) – Women’s Golf, Most Outstanding Performer

JOSEPH F. PERRELLA  – Men’s LacrosseT.W. Martin Memorial Lacrosse Award

EMILY S. CARDEN (’19) – Women’s LacrosseMost Improved Women’s Lacrosse Award

JORDAN A. KRASNER – Men’s Tennis, Memorial Tennis Award

CSCI Minor Liza Freed ’18 honored at the 2017 WGCA Awards Banquet

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) announced its 2017 Division III Awards in Houston, Texas earlier this month.  Washington and Lee junior Liza Freed (Alexandria, Va. / St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes) was among those honored.  Click on the link to read more about her achievements:



CSCI Major Azmain Amin ’17 inducted into ODK

During W&L’s annual Founders Day/ODK Convocation on Jan. 19th, Azmain Amin along with four honorary and 38 student initiates will be inducted into Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national leadership honor society.  The ceremony will take place at 5pm in Lee Chapel.  Congratulations Azmain!

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Computer Science Major/Minor Award Recipients

Congratulations to the following CSCI students who have received scholarships awards or prizes:

MICHAEL WATKINS HOLT – Special Honors – Valedictorian; The Robinson Award in Mathematics and Science,  Johnson Scholar, William D. McHenry Male Scholar-Athlete

LUCY MAUDE SIMKO (’11) – National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (three years of funding in support of graduate study)

JOHANNA MICHELLE GEORGEN – The Computer Science Department Award

BRENNON THORNTON WILLIAMS – The Academy of American Poets Award,  The Maxwell P. Wilkinson Scholarship in English

JOHN PATRICK BARRY – Johnson Scholar



JOHN LUCIUS KIRBY – The Physics and Engineering Departmental Scholarship

RACHEL ELIZABETH STONE – The Douglas C Halstead Memorial Scholarship

JOK GENGA ASIYO –  The Callum Owings Memorial Award

DARREN A. DOUGLAS – Coaches and Captains Award

HARRISON P. DEKNIGHT – Coaches and Captains Track and Field Award

CSCI Major Michael Holt ’16 honored at Athletic Department Awards

Michael Holt ’16, front row, center right

The 2016 Athletic Department Awards, held on May 17th at Lee Chapel, paid tribute to W&L’s exceptional student-athletes.  Senior tennis player, Michael Holt,  was the male recipient of the William D. McHenry Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.  Click on the link to learn more about Michael’s achievements and about the other honorees…