Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Presidents Medalists


January 30, 2020

2018–19 President’s Medalists announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Line drawing of a medal

The President’s Medalist Award celebrates the top student in each undergraduate class. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, the recipients for the 2018–19 academic year come from a broad range of disciplines. Junior medalist Renee Zhang is preparing for a career in medicine with…


February 1, 2019

2017-18 President’s Medalists announced

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Icon of an award medal

The President’s Medalist Award celebrates the top student in each undergraduate class. Selected by a committee for their high GPA, rigor of their classes and number of Honors courses, the recipients for the 2017-18 academic year come from a broad range of disciplines.


February 11, 2015

Animating her own evolving story

Audrey Lawrence

Portrait of Viviane Poulain

Viviane Poulain, the 2013-14 freshman president’s medalist, is fusing art and computer science to craft a curriculum that appeals to both sides of her brain.


A legacy of language

Audrey Lawrence

Portrait of Ashley Bobman

Inspired by her ancestors, 2013-14 sophomore president’s medalist Ashley Bobman is translating her work preserving the Ladino language into a future as a nurse practitioner.


Adding drama to neuroscience

Audrey Lawrence

From introductory Danish courses, to a position at a UW research lab, to volunteering with a local theater group, 2013-14 junior president’s medalist Mitchell Krawczyk is driven to pursue an interdisciplinary path.


January 23, 2014

Goalkeeper, photographer and skateboarder awarded president’s medals

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Portrait of Megan Kufeld

University of Washington president’s medalists were recently selected for their high scholastic standing and difficulty of coursework. They represent undergraduate scholarship of the highest caliber. The students’ academic pursuits show interdisciplinary interests and their co-curricular and extracurricular activities demonstrate their classroom energy and commitment to a host of other interests. They are truly interesting individuals.