The 2014 McTighe Prize has been awarded to Russian major Hannah Schneider. Hannah is a member of the Class of 2015, and is pursuing a major in Russian and a minor in Government in the College of Arts and Sciences. The McTighe Prize is named in honor of Dr. Thomas P. McTighe, now deceased, who was a faculty member at Georgetown for over 40 years and former chair of the Philosophy Department. The prize is awarded each year by the New Student Convocation Committee to an outstanding undergraduate who has demonstrated superior achievement in scholarship and service to Georgetown and the community. In addition, the applicant must submit a letter of intent which describes how he or she demonstrates commitment to academic excellence, diversity, personal responsibility and ideals of the Catholic and Jesuit education tradition. This letter forms the basis of a student welcome speech which the awardee delivers to incoming first year students at New Student Convocation in August. Please join us in congratulating Hannah on her achievement!