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Karlem Riess Memorial Award

The Karlem Riess Memorial Award is a $500 cash award given to an outstanding Alpha of Louisiana inductee who has demonstrated a breadth of experience in the liberal arts and sciences. The award is named for Dr. Karlem “Ducky” Riess, who served as a member and officer of the Alpha of Louisiana chapter for more than half a century. Dr. Riess received his undergraduate degree from Tulane, and he returned to Tulane as a faculty member in physics after graduate study.

The eighth annual recipient of the Karlem Riess Memorial Award is Patrick Lorio. According to one of his professors, Patrick "is without a doubt the most impressive student I have taught at Tulane in my 25 or so years here. The level of performance excellence in his work, whether that is thoroughness of research, eloquence in writing, penetrating insight in reading, analyzing and discussion class materials, or academic diligence and responsibility, is truly outstanding. Not only does he work at the level of his greatest capacity, but he inspires and spurs his instructors to work at the level of their greatest capacity too!” Following graduation Patrick will be attending graduate school in the Department of Politics at Princeton University.

2013 Recipient: Jennifer Triplett 2012 Recipient: Michelle Nguyen
2011 Recipient: Raina Heaton 2010 Recipient: Micah Bluming
2009 Recipient: Christopher Holdgraf 2008 Recipient: Carmella Vizza
2007 Recipient: Robert Tillman



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