Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

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Joanne Mary Sullivan Prize, 1990


The Joanne Mary Sullivan Prize is awarded to a junior or senior who has shown excellence and promise in the study of psychology. This prize was established in 1990 in memory of Joanne Mary Sullivan, who held a B.A. in psychology, by her parents Eugene and Vilma, her brother Eugene Jr., G1990, and family and friends.

Joanne Mary Sullivan was born on December 28, 1962. She was a red-headed dynamo who loved life and people. She had been a Girl Scout who earned the highest award given to girls in scouting, the Marian Medal. She enjoyed photography and with friends from her photography classes would shoot the architecture of Boston and vicinity, running the gamut from early morning with sunrise lighting to the somber photographs of late evening.

After graduating from St. Clement High School in 1980, she entered Boston State College. When that school was absorbed by the University of Massachusetts during the semester break of her sophomore year, she continued on despite the challenge presented when students transferring from B.S.C. were not allowed to take classes for which they had preregistered. She earned a B.A. in psychology from UMass through sheer perseverance. While attending school full time, she worked forty hours a week at a mental health clinic to help pay her tuition.

She was applying to graduate schools in 1987 when she died accidentally. She was just 24. After her death, friends held a gallery showing of her photography to help fund a scholarship in her name. With additional help from family and friends, in 1990 a prize fund was established in the Department of Psychology at Tufts. Her mother, Vilma has worked in Tufts Office of Publications since 1977, and her brother, Eugene, G1990, received a master of science degree in electrical engineering from Tufts.

Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H

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Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
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Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
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Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
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Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
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