Tulane University Office of Student Affairs recently bestowed the prestigious “Tulane 34” awards on 34 members of the Class of 2020.
Named for the year 1834, when the university was founded, Tulane 34 is among the most coveted university-wide honors that a graduate can receive.
Every year, the Tulane 34 Award is presented to 34 graduates who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate life at Tulane. Students can come from any school at Tulane and are recognized for their exemplary leadership, service and academic excellence.
This year’s award ceremony, held via Zoom, included a welcome from President Michael Fitts, who noted the difficult circumstances under which the Class of 2020 finished their educations.
“You have handled this transition magnificently,” he said. “I've been so proud of how Tulane University has responded; it's a reflection of the resilience, the character and the dedication of the entire community.”
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Robin Forman announced this year’s recipients, who include:
Lauren Marie Andress
Hunter L. Bohlen
Tessa Marie Curry
Kendall Madison Gardner
Olivia Rose Johnson
Michael Joseph Lauth
Jackson Taylor Levine
Abi Mbaye (also received the Tulane 34 Award when she graduated with the Class of 2019)
Emma Lillian Rogers
Gabriella St. Angela
Michael Stephen Sepcich Jr.
Isabella Me’l Smith
Stephanie Yaxin Zhao