Outstanding Students

2020 Outstanding Students

  • Criminology & Criminal Justice – Claudia C. Scharrer & Samantha R. Snodgrass
  • History – Marilyn L. Truman
  • International Studies – Teagan Sage
  • Journalism & Media – Multimedia – Bryce A. Shreve
  • Journalism & Media – Public Relations – Logan Christina Corn
  • Neuroscience – Cassidy Waters
  • Political Science – Brennen Goodin
  • Psychology – Cory Byers & Megan Ransdell
  • Sociology – Elizabeth Gillenwater & Sabrina Lovelace
  • Social Sciences – Yuliia Vanslyke
  • Mental Health Counseling – Courtney Morgan

Other Award and Scholarship Winners from the School of Social Sciences

Recent Awards & Scholarship Recipients

  • Political Science – Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society inductee for 2020:
    • Destiney Metz
  • Political Science – Chase Howard has been selected to receive the IU Regional Law Scholar award for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Political Science – Ashley Lopez, after interning in the Indiana General Assembly, has received the Verizon Communications Intern Scholarship.
  • Sociology - Sabrina Lovelace: Sam Sloss Award
  • Sociology - Elizabeth Gillenwater: Marsha Texler Segal Award


Recent Alumni

  • 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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several students’ Summer 2020 study abroad plans have been postponed or cancelled.

IU Southeast Student Conference

School of Social Sciences Award Recipients

2020 Award Recipients - Graduate

The Chancellor’s Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Chinese Narratives and the Power of Propaganda Craig Green Quinn Dauer

2020 Award Recipients - Undergraduate

The Bernardo Carducci Outstanding Presentation in Psychology
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Who’s Mind Is It Anyway? The Relationship Between Internalized Implicit Gender Bias, Implicit Self-Esteem, And Mental Health of Women Lorna-Mae Ward and Holly Gavin Meghan Kahn
Outstanding Oral Presentation
Title Winners Faculty Sponsor
Stress Effects on Time Perception Cassidy Waters and Steven Ruark Meghan Kahn
Outstanding Oral Presentation
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
The Relationship Between Shift Work and Anxiety and Depression Amberly Endris-Burns Todd Manson
Outstanding Poster Presentation in Psychology
Title Winner Faculty Sponsor
Job Dissatisfaction, Workplace Deviance and Interpersonal Attitudes Haylie Holly and Katarina Sizemore Valerie Scott


Co-Curricular Student Achievements

During the Fall semester (2019), 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 the University of Indianapolis:

  • Christian Thomas (History and Political Science)
  • Rebecca Von Allmen (History)
  • Kristen Fallon (Political Science)
  • Zachariah Hulsman (Social Sciences)
  • Grant Hill (Political Science)
  • Luke Walker (History and Political Science)
  • Caroline Elders (Political Science)
  • Destiney Phillips (Political Science)