Congratulations to student Ryan McRae, winner of the Yale Club of New Haven’s Yamanaka Senior Essay Prize and the Schwartz Family Foundation Senior Essay Prize

May 16, 2017

 Please extend congratulations to Ryan McRae, who won two awards for his Anthropology Senior Thesis, “Growth, Trauma, and Death:
 A Forensic Analysis of Gorilla Skeletal Remains in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History”.

Ryan received the Greg A. Yamanaka Senior Essay Prize, sponsored by the Yale Club of New Haven. The prize is named for Greg A. Yamanaka, B.A. 1976, and honors Greg’s love of Yale and his wide range of interests, which included science, natural history, and art. The award is bestowed to the best senior essay that makes use of the collections and/or archives and resources of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. 

Ryan also received the Peter and Marion Schwartz Family Foundation Prize in Biological Anthropology, which is awarded annually to the most outstanding senior essay by a biological anthropology major.