Awards & Recognition

2009-2010 Academic Awards and Graduation Ceremony

As we do each spring, the department gathered to honor its award-winning students and graduates. The ceremony took place on Saturday, May 8 in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Here are some brief highlights of the event.

Meagan Szydlowski, Matthew Venaas, Leslie Clark

Meagan Szydlowski, Matthew Venaas, and Leslie Clark.

Hunter Huffman

Adam Maguire received the Joe R. Wilkinson Memorial Award.

The faculty take the stage.

Chris Jones

Professor Jones welcomes the attendees.

Adam Maguire and Ross Corbett

Professor Ross Corbett presents the Joe R. Wilkinson Memorial Award to Adam Maguire.

Scot Schraufnagel and Alisa Von Hagel

Professor Scot Schraufnagel presents the Lawrence S. Finkelstein Award for Graduate Teacher of the Year to Alisa Von Hagel.

Scott LaDeur

Scott LaDeur was awarded the Martin David Dubin Memorial Scholarship.

Hugo Jacobo

Hugo Jacobo was one of the Peters' Scholarship recipients.

Barbara Burrell and Hunter Huffman

Professor Barbara Burrell presents the Kevin McKeough Award to Hunter Huffman.

Brandon Parkison

Brandon Parkison was awarded the Inez H. Nelson Family Scholarship in International Relations.

Matthew Venaas and Scot Schraufnagel

Professor Scot Schraufnagel confers Departmental Honors on Matthew Venaas for his senior thesis: "Third Party Involvement in Congress and thier Influence on the Passage of Landmark Laws."

Angela Meller and Andrea Bonnicksen

Angela Meller is initiatied into Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society by Professor Andrea Bonnicksen.

Andrea Bonnicksen and April Davis

April Davis assists Professor Andrea Bonnicksen with her regalia.

Mike Peddle, Scot Schraufnagel, Matt Streb, Andrea Radasanu

Professors Mike Peddle, Scot Schraufnagel, Matt Streb, and Andrea Radasanu.

Brad Broughton, Szczepan Iwan, and Meagan Szydlowski

Brad Broughton, Szczepan Iwan, and Meagan Szydlowski.

The graduates prepare to enter the auditorium.

Andrea Messing-Mathie

Andrea Messing-Mathie received the Gerald S. Maryanov Award.

Kikue Hamayotsu and Meagan Szydlowski.

Meagan Szydlowski receives  the Outstanding Women Student Award from Professor Kikue Hamayotsu.

Leigh Owano

Leigh Owano was one of the Peters' Scholarship recipients.

Jonathan Warnock and Andrea Bonnicksen

Professor Andrea Bonnicksen presents the Thomas Weigele Dissertation Completion Award to Jonathan Warnock.

Michael Clark

Professor Michael Clark.

Jaclyn Curtis, Leigh Owano, Meagan Szydlowski, Nomeda Tautkute, and David Thomas

The 2010 Washington D.C. Congressional Interns: Jaclyn Curtis, Leigh Owano, Meagan Szydlowski, Nomeda Tautkute, and David Thomas.

Matt Streb and Johnathan Peterson

Professor Matt Streb confers Departmental Honors on Johnathan Peterson for his senior thesis: "Secular Realignment in New England."