Outstanding Students

2022 Outstanding Students

  • Criminal Justice – Amber Tindall
  • History – Madeline Alexandra Pearce
  • International Studies – Rebekah Smith
  • Journalism – Rachel Miller Harris
  • Neuroscience – Mariah Benham
  • Political Science – Gabriela Calderon
  • Psychology – Breanna Doss and Brooklyn Thompson
  • Sociology – Mariah Benham
  • Sociology – Sydney Brewster

Other Award and Scholarship Winners from the School of Social Sciences

Recent Awards & Scholarship Recipients

Journalism’s Jeff Owen Award

  • Sarah Magin

International Studies' Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society Inductees

  • Thomas Kalonji
  • Maddie Pearce
  • Jade Schenck
  • Bekah Smith
  • Ella Zoeller

Political Science’s Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Society Inductees

  • Gabriela Calderon
  • Cole Hendrix
  • Dannon Olsen
  • Sadie Rothrock

Sociology’s Marcia T. Segal Award

  • Mariah Benham

Sociology’s Sam Sloss Award

  • Sydney Brewster

Scholarship Recipients

  • Dannon Olsen and Keregyn Masterson for the Linda C. Gugin Scholarship
  • Grace Lorimor for the Thomas P. and Ella N. Wolf Fund in Politics

Additional Recognition

  • In connection with her internship with the World Affairs Council, Rebekah Smith was also accepted as a participant in the (national) Global Ties Emerging Leaders Program.


Recent Alumni

  • Hannah Ashby was accepted into the Master of Public Affairs Program at Indiana University.

Study Abroad

Recent or Currently Studying Abroad

Summer 2021

  • Rebekah Smith - Spain

IU Southeast Student Conference

School of Social Sciences Award Recipients

2022 Undergraduate Poster Awards

Chancellor’s Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Is It You, or Your Job? Job Satisfaction, Leadership, and Employee Motivation Dominic Camarata, Gene Vowels Aimee Adam
The Outstanding Presentation Related to Diversity Award
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Intersectionality in Autistic Camouflaging: A Literature Review Adrienne Elder Brittany Sizemore
The Bernardo Carducci Outstanding Presentation in Psychology Award
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
What’s the Dope? The Correlation between Childhood Trauma and Substance Use Disorder Jennifer Strube Aimee Adam
The Outstanding Poster Presentation in Criminal Justice
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Police Cynicism: Addressing the Gap between Officer Performance and Public Expectations Jon Lewis Aimee Adam

2022 Undergraduate Oral Awards

Chancellor’s Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement
Title Winners Faculty Sponsor
The 3/11 Disaster and Nuclear Energy in Japan Cole Hendrix Quinn Dauer
The Outstanding Oral Presentation in Psychology
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Parental Relationships and Relationship Anxiety Brooklyn Thompson, Olivia Goff Todd Manson
Outstanding Presentation Award
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Social Media and Self-Esteem Destiny Ogden Todd Manson
Outstanding Presentation Award
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Body Image and Relationship Satisfaction Brook Elston, Miranda Veatch Todd Manson
Outstanding Presentation Award
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
How Planning Impacts Pockets: Correlations Between Conscientiousness and Income Michael Sobieski Meghan Kahn


Co-Curricular Student Achievements

Model UN

The following students participated in the Indiana Consortium of International Programs’ Model United Nations Security Council Conference for University Students hosted by the University of Indianapolis in November 2021:

  • Dannon Olsen, Political Science major, won Best Delegate (1st place) and Best Diplomat.
  • Madeline Ulaszek, Political Science and International Studies double-major, won Best Delegate (3rd place).
  • Zak Vitale
  • Rose Stamper
  • Manar Atallah
  • Rebekah Smith
  • Luke Walker

Indiana Collegiate Press Association

The following students participated in the annual Indiana Collegiate Press Association contest:

  • First Place for Continuous Coverage of a Single Story – Caleb Stultz and Sydney Randall
  • Second Place for Opinion Writing – Erik Hackman
  • Third Place for Opinion Writing – Gracie Vanover
  • Third Place for Feature Writing – Rachel Miller Harris

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