Student Honors and Awards

Student Honors and Awards

Graduating with a sociology degree, by itself, is a significant accomplishment about which all of our students can be proud.   Some students go beyond meeting our rigorous degree requirements and the Sociology Department recognizes those outstanding achievements with additional honors. Any student with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher graduates with Sociology Honors and is eligible to join Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honors Society.  Applications for AKD can be obtained from the Sociology office.

Each fall and spring the department also issues Outstanding Student Awards to our top graduates for their excellent academic performance and for representing the highest ideals of our discipline.  These honorees represent the department at the President’s awards ceremony.  Honorees are also recognized at the annual Sociology party and awards ceremony held each May. 

Outstanding Sociology Student Award winners

May 2014: Rebecca King, Adam Holland, Alexander Elmasri, Mark Carroll

May 2013: Judy Ko, Derrick Lewis, Andrea Mazziotti, Lisa Munzer

2011-2012: Carrie Sauer, Alicia Loscalzo, Brianna Wright, Kate Jordan

2010-2011: Morgan Anderson, Emma Kershen, Joycelyn Newsome, Darian Pucciarelli

2009-2010: Clement Whittle, Aaron Williams

May 2008: Selene Altamirano-Farrell and Leann Heathwood
Heather Rakhmilov (Book Award)

December 2007: Deirdre Ourso and Rachel Stedman

May 2007: Ruth Allendorf and Michael Bossolina

December 2006: Tamara Blair, Tara Lapola and Mark Pawson

May 2006: Jeff Roberts, Tina Youmans, and Frances Donkor

2005: Kelly Moore and Vendula Vlachova

2004: Takeema Allen and Mitch Monsour