Outstanding Students

2019 Outstanding Students

  • Criminology & Criminal Justice – Michael P. Bell & Kimberly Jeanette Wrigley
  • History – Alexandra Noelle Stepp
  • International Studies – Allison Jane Hedge
  • Journalism & Media – Multimedia – Charlyn Corum
  • Journalism & Media – Public Relations – Blake Ann Dykes
  • Neuroscience – Brittany Leeann Harris & Jillian Ann Recchio
  • Political Science – Zachary William Densford
  • Psychology – Eric Benjamin Finney & Brandi M. Pirtle
  • Sociology – Savannah Belle Hatton

Other Award and Scholarship Winners from the School of Social Sciences

Recent Awards & Scholarship Recipients

  • History – Mary Beth Ames: IU Summer Fellowship at IU Bloomington for her project “Examining Espionage: Culper Spy Ring, 1778-1780”
  • International Studies – Allison Hedge - Outstanding Achievement in International Education at IU Southeast
  • Political Science – Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society inductees for 2019:
    • Jonathan Cropper
    • Zach Densford
    • Allison Hedge
    • Chase Howard
  • Political Science – Logan Dailey served as a Communications Intern in the Indiana House of Representatives – Spring 2019
  • Psychology – Marie Johnston: David Hershberg Scholarship from the World Affairs Council to study abroad in Peru – Summer 2019
  • Psychology - Keera D. Roelfson: Attending the Robert H. McKinney School of Law's Summer Law and Leadership Academy in Indianapolis - Summer 2019
  • Sociology – Megan Salisbury: Fall 2018 Student Fellowship for her project “Ties Cut Deeper than Blood: The Historical and Cultural Context of Japanese Delinquent Groups”
  • Sociology - Megan Salisbury: Sam Sloss Award


Recent Alumni

  • International Studies – Morgan Szabo has been awarded a 2019 Young Leaders Award from Louisville Business First and the Young Professionals Association of Louisville.
  • Political Science – Roger Howard has been selected as a Mosaic Taiwan Fellow by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of China.
  • Psychology – Kristyn Jones has been accepted into the Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern Indiana

Study Abroad

Recent or Currently Studying Abroad

The following students are studying, or have recently studied, abroad:

  • Marie Johnston (Psychology) – Summer 2019 – Peru
  • Jason Smith (International Studies) – Summer 2019 – Spain
  • Kiko Dixon (International Studies) – Summer 2019 – South Africa
  • Cynthia Beltz (International Studies) – Summer 2018 – Costa Rica

IU Southeast Student Conference

School of Social Sciences Award Recipients

2019 Award Recipients - Undergraduate

The Bernardo Carducci Outstanding Presentation in Psychology
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Commitment Issues: Examining the Relationship between Organizational Commitment and Workplace Deviance Jacob Carter (Psychology) Todd Manson
Outstanding Poster Presentation in Business
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Personality Characteristics and Work Motivation Sydney Sturgill (Psychology) Diane Wille
Outstanding Poster Presentation in Psychology
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Art and the Effects with Lowering Anxiety Kelsey Lavenson (Psychology) Meghan Kahn
Outstanding Oral Presentation in Natural Sciences
Title Winners Faculty Sponsor
Chronic Intermittent Ethanol Exposure and its Withdrawal’s Effects on Impulsivity in Rats Jillian Recchio (Neuroscience) and Mariah Tyree (Neuroscience) Meghan Kahn
Outstanding Oral Presentation in Business
Title Winners Faculty Sponsor
Leaders who Satisfy: Examining Positive Leadership Styles and the affect on Job Satisfaction Eric Finney (Psychology) Todd Manson
Outstanding Oral Presentation in Psychology
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Oh Baby: Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms following Childbirth and the Quality of the Parent-baby Bond Kristyn Jones (Psychology) Aimee Adam
Outstanding Oral Presentation in History
Title Winners Faculty Sponsors
Shattered Humanity: The Brutality of the Lynch Mob Formation Krystin Robertson (History) Elizabeth Gritter
Outstanding Oral Presentation in Sociology
Title Winners Faculty Sponsor
Societal Shifts and Fashion Fads: American Women’s Fashion 1918-1980 Mary Beth Ames (History) Elizabeth Gritter


Co-Curricular Student Achievements

During the Fall semester (2018), the following students participated in the Indiana Consortium for International Program's Model United Nations Security Council Conference for College and University Students held at Indiana University Southeast:

  • Trevor Allen (Political Science)
  • Kat Faulkner (Political Science)
  • Melissa Scianimanico (Political Science)
  • Chandler Morris (Political Science)
  • Jonathan Cropper (Political Science)
  • Kuan Chich Wu (Business)
  • Ryan Houchin (Political Science)
  • Dylan Grant (Political Science)
  • Destiney Phillips (Political Science)
  • Kristen Fallon (Political Science)