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Graduation and Commencement Awards

George P. Panteleyev Award

The George "Gera" Pavlovich Panteleyev Award is presented each year to a graduating student who has best exemplified the commitment to enhancing graduate student life.

Rear Admiral Richard F. Pittenger, USN (Ret) Award

The award is awarded each year to a United States Naval Officer in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program.

Earl Ewing Hays Award

This award was established by his friends in memory of Earl’s deep devotion to education and his enjoyment of the company and intellectual stimulation of students

Ruth and Paul Fye Award

On the occasion of Paul M. Fye's retirement as Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and in special recognition of his and Ruth Fye's personal interest in the graduate program and students, the employees of the Institution established an endowed fund through personal contributions to support an award for the best graduate student paper.