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Honos Civicus Celebrates 2019 Class, Welcomes the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

More than 70 undergraduates, four graduate students, and 21 Fletcher students were inducted at poignant ceremonies on the Medford campus.
Honos Civicus inductees of 2019

In the weeks before graduation, Tisch College was proud to induct and celebrate the newest members of Honos Civicus, Tisch College's Latin honors society for graduating students who combined academic excellence with civic engagement, community service, and exemplary leadership during their time at Tufts.

More than 70 undergraduate students gathered in Alumnae Lounge for the induction ceremony, alongside the honor society’s four inaugural inductees from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Tisch College Dean Alan Solomont, Tisch College Associate Dean Diane Ryan, and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Sarah Herchel, led the reception and praised all of the inductees for their remarkable accomplishments.

“It is great to see some new faces and to be reminded of the important civic work undertaken by so many throughout the University beyond the walls of Tisch College and, in many cases, beyond Tufts campuses’ and beyond the nation’s shores," said Dean Solomont in his opening remarks. "All of you spent a significant part of your time at Tufts helping make this university, our local communities, our country, and the world more equitable and more just.”

One of the highlights of this year's ceremony was an alumna reflection delivered by Benya Kraus, A18, herself an Honos Civicus inductee last year, and cofounder of the national nonprofit Lead For America. In addition, two of this year's undergraduate inductees, Anjalique Knight and Jaya Khetarpal, A19,  also provided reflections on their experiences with civic engagement during their time at Tufts.

The four Graduate School of Arts & Sciences students inducted were Gabriel Golczer, Lindsey Hoffman, Mariah Healey, and Alexis Washburn. These were the undergraduates inducted into the 2019 class of Honos Civicus:

  • Adam Rapfogel, A19
  • Adya Kumar, A19
  • Ailish Dougherty, A19
  • Akshat Rajan, A19
  • Alara Hanci, A19
  • Alexa Ornstein, A19
  • Alexandra Gisela Maria Fognani, A19
  • Alexandra Good, A19
  • Alexandra M. Claman, A19
  • Allison Higgins McGuirk, A19
  • Alyssa Brodeur, A19
  • Amira Al-Subaey, A19
  • Anjalique Knight, A19
  • Anthony D. Benja-Athon, A19
  • Ashley Alphonse, A19
  • Benjamin Sidney Hewitt, A19
  • Bethany Shae Kirby, A19
  • Brenna E. Olrich, A19
  • Brett S. Isaacs, A19
  • Caroline A. Bollinger, A19
  • Catherine Sofia Foster, A19
  • Cecilia Rodriguez, A19
  • Charlotte Leis, A19
  • Christihanna Morrison, A19
  • Christopher Wingard, A19
  • Deborah C. Mayo, A19
  • Elizabeth Dossett, A19
  • Emily Dubuc Grussing, A19
  • Emily M. Polinski, A19
  • Ethan Geismar, E19
  • Eva Kahan, A19
  • Evan Cook, A19
  • Gabriel A. Fish, A19
  • Gil J. Jacobson, A19
  • Grace Lynne Yuh, A19
  • Haleigh Copley-Cunningham, A19
  • Hannah Gould, A19
  • Helen Mizrach, A19
  • Hernán "Náni" Gallegos, E19
  • Hiroto Watanabe, A19
  • Jacqueline Chen, A19
  • Javier D. Rincon, E19
  • Jaya Rose Kheterpal, A19
  • Jesse Greenfield, A19
  • Joel Pimental Alves, A19
  • Julia Press, A19
  • Ki Wan Sim, A19
  • Kiley Pratt, A19
  • Kyle Gar-Ho Lui, A19
  • Lily Adelia Hayes, A19
  • Madison F. Haskins, A19
  • Marissa Birne, A19
  • Marissa Mandell Donohue, A19
  • Matthew Johnson, A19
  • Melanie Ramirez, A19
  • Nina Ruth Kravetz, A19
  • Parker Breza, A19
  • Paulina Jedrzejowski, A19
  • Ryan R. Biette, E19
  • Sage Scanlon-Perez, A19
  • Sara Arman, A19
  • Sarah Chin, A19
  • Shaan Merchant, A19
  • Shayna Joan Solomon, A19
  • Sivakami Satchithanandan, A19
  • Swaraj Priyadarshi, A19
  • Talia Inbar, A19
  • Tessa Garces, A19
  • Whitney Miller, A19
  • Yanelle Cruz Bonilla, A19
  • YooJin Yoon, A19

21 Fletcher Students Inducted


At a separate reception in early May, leaders from Tisch College and from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy came together to celebrate and induct 21 members of the graduating Fletcher class into Honos Civicus. During the ceremony, three of the inductees—Kudrat Dutta Chaudhary, Maria Teresa Nagel, and Ali Rashid—offered reflections on their civic engagement activities while at Tufts. The ceremony was capped off by remarks from Jerry Sheehan, the Executive Associate Dean of the Fletcher School.

Fletcher School 2019 inductees into Honos Civicus
  • Dipali Anumol
  • Latifah Azlan
  • Charlie Bentley
  • Pedro Cardenas Casillas
  • Kudrat Dutta Chaudhary
  • Sarah L. Davis
  • Kevin Dupont
  • Kaitlyn Fitzgerald
  • Amanda Formica
  • Akshobh Giridharadas
  • Caroline Hedberg
  • Anastasia Karimova
  • Lauren Michaels
  • Khadija Mohamud
  • Kristen Mosher
  • Maria Nagel
  • Ali Rashid
  • Amy Rosenfield
  • Kumar Shanu
  • Kinsey Spears
  • Komal Thakkar