Congratulations to the Class of 2016 and our Four Donnelley Award Winners

May 31, 2016

Yale College Environmental Studies congratulates our 2016 graduates and wishes them all the very best as they embark on their next adventures.  We also offer congratulations to our 2016 Gaylord Donnelley Prize winners:

  • Eamon Heberlein (Davenport College), Farmland Access Strategies for the Upper Midwest
  • Hannah Sassoon (Calhoun College), Chasing the Agrarian Dream in Bells Bend, Tennessee
  • Andres Valdivieso (Pierson College), A Real-World Jurassic Park? Evaluating the Potential Application of Captive Breeding Programs for the Galapagos National Park Through the Design of Breeding Pairs for “Extinct” Lineages of the Galapagos Giant Tortoise
  • Gracie White (Jonathan Edwards College), Bren Smith’s Ocean Farm: An Assessment of Ecosystem Services

Beginning in 1999, the Environmental Studies Program has recognized its most outstanding seniors for their academic achievements with the Gaylord Donnelley Prize. The award is made by the faculty to the authors of distinguished pieces of interdisciplinary scholarship, and presented to seniors at commencement. It is funded by an endowment from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Donnelley Family, in memory of Mr. Gaylord Donnelley, a conservationist dedicated to advances in research and education.