Elliot Cooley ’14 and Adam Kalawi ’14 are this year’s recipients of the Cheverton Trophy, Chapman University’s highest student achievement award presented to graduating seniors. The awards were announced during the 2014 Campus Leadership Awards held Friday afternoon in the Sandhu Conference Center.
Cooley is a Presidential Scholar and double major in mathematics and computational science. He was the lead developer for Autism Management Platform Project – an Android application and website developed to assist parents and educators of autistic students – and is a software design engineer in test for Microsoft Inc.
Kalawi is an Albert Schweitzer Scholarship recipient and a double major in biochemistry and molecular biology and Honors Program. He was a medical intelligence and innovations intern for Children’s Hospital of Orange County and the Robotics and Robotic Surgery Abstract Competition Winner for the Pediatrics 2040 Conference.
One of the oldest awards presented by Chapman, the Cheverton Award was established in 1929. The original bronze cup awarded to recipients was a gift of the Class of 1929 and remains on exhibit in Argyros Forum on campus, along with its successor, a silver bowl. Upon the trophies are engraved the names of all Cheverton awardees since 1929.
In addition to academic accomplishments, awardees must demonstrate a “high moral character” and “represent the spirit of Chapman University.” The award is named for Cecil F. Cheverton, Chapman’s sixth president, who served from 1929 to 1941.
Also receiving awards were:
Camellia Khalvati ’14
Huntington Award for Outstanding Scholarship
Kathleen Doll ’14
Adriana Ariza ’14
Rebeca Herrera ’14
Diversity Leadership Award
Selva Miranda ’14
Paul S. Delp Outstanding Service Award
Lord Ryan Lizardo ’14
Anthony Ewell – Kollman
Henry Nelson Tracey
Outstanding First Years