2022 Fred and Barbara Borga Award Winners

April 25th, 2022

The Fred and Barbara Borga Award was established in honor of Fred and Barbara Borga through the generosity of their son Dr. Ross Schwartzberg. The award supports outstanding undergraduate students at the University of Arizona who are majoring in Religious Studies with a concentration in Religious Studies for Health Professionals.

Religious Studies is thrilled to announce the following winners of the Fred and Barbara Borga Award:

Zoe Tyler DeFalco:  "Religion has always been of interest to me, especially how it relates to Psychology, and I am so grateful to receive this award that will help me continue my education. Being able to study religion in the context of health has been inspiring for me and given me more skills to help me get started in Psychology. I believe that religion, or lack thereof, is a crucial part of a person's life, effecting their cognition, behavior, and social skills, and studying religion for health professionals has provided me with an ability to understand and empathize with all cultures."

Myana J. Hibbert:  "With this award, I will be able to continue my education in the Religious Studies major with a concentration for health professionals. Being a future health care professional, studying the intersectionality of religious beliefs and healthcare will better prepare me to provide excellent care to my patients. I look forward to serving my community better with the help of this award."