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Awards


2020 awards were presented by email.
(Normally presented at the annual Spring SCA Department Awards Reception)


2020 Recipients - Congratulations!


Department Awards

Recipients of these awards are determined by the Department and awarded in spring.

Outstanding Sociology/Criminology Student — Our highest award; based on academic excellence, research and service. Determined by the Department and awarded each spring.

  • Hannah Bergstrom
  • Karah Crabb
  • Katie Lucas

Distinction in Sociology/Criminology — Awarded to seniors demonstrating academic excellence and community and/or university service. Determined by the Department and awarded each spring.

  • Sara Alberts
  • Rebecca Busch
  • Brittany Cupery
  • Ashley Koivisto
  • Coltra Trollan-Hiestand

Outstanding Senior Research Paper — This award is for the best senior research paper in sociology, recognizing outstanding research conducted in the Senior Seminar. The award is based on each student's creative ability, persuasiveness and systematic way of doing research. Determined by the Department and awarded in spring.

  • Karah Crabb
  • Coltra Trollan-Hiestand

Senior Research Paper with Distinction  — This award recognizes strong research conducted in the Senior Seminar. It is based on each student's creative ability, persuasiveness and systematic way of doing research. Determined by the Department and awarded in spring.

  • Brittany Cuppery
  • Justis McConnell

Faculty Recognition Award — To honor students who have served the department, university, or community. Determined by the Department and awarded in spring.

  • Sara Alberts
  • Renee Reckner
  • Erica Schramel

Outstanding Scholarly, Research or Creative Activity — Open to all students, not just those in Senior Seminar. May be faculty nominated, as it is likely faculty who would be aware of such work. Determined by the Department and awarded in spring.

  • Not awarded in 2020

Outstanding Service or Student Leadership — Recipients of this award have shown dedication to the Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology (SCA) Club through attendance and active participation at club meetings and events. A member of the SCA club qualifies for the award if they have attended and contributed to the club meetings, willingly volunteered for duties, and participated in club events. Recipients need not be officers. Determined by the Department and awarded in spring.

  • Not awarded in 2020

UWRF Awards

Senior Merit — Graduating seniors who have maintained a 3.500 grade point for their last 60 credits will receive Senior Merit.

  • Jackson Carlson
  • Katie Lucas

Honors Program — The Honors Program at UWRF provides an academic and social community for students who have outstanding records of academic achievement and who seize opportunities to pursue knowledge in a variety of subjects, interact socially with like-minded students, engage with their communities, and develop leadership skills and leadership potential.

  • Karah Crabb

Cum Laude — Graduating seniors who have maintained a minimum cumulative 3.700 grade point average for their entire college career at all institutions,will receive their diplomas cum laude.

  • Racheal Savage

Suma Cum Laude — Graduating seniors who have maintained a minimum cumulative 3.900 grade point average for their entire college career at all institutions will receive their diplomas summa cum laude.

  • Karah Crabb

Chancellor's Award — This award  recognizes those UW-River Falls upperclassmen or graduate students who demonstrate outstanding service and leadership.The students must be nominated and obtain letters of support during the annual nomination period in the spring. Nominees are reviewed by a selection committee that identifies finalists who are then called in front of the committee for an in-person interview, accompanied by their nominator. Awards are presented at the annual Chancellor's Award Reception to which the recipients, their families, fellow students and faculty are invited. 

  • Racheal Savage

Alpha Kappa Delta - Sociology Honor Society

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Department Awards
 

Outstanding Sociology/Criminology Student

  • Alison Slaughter

Distinction in Sociology/Criminology 

  • Dima Iresso
  • Hailey Rivard
  • Halley White

Outstanding Senior Research Paper 

  • Jillisa Solberg
  • Alison Slaughter 

Senior Research Paper with Distinction

  • Halley White
  • Lorena Hurshuajer
  • Patty Hogan 

Outstanding Service or Student Leadership

  • Haley Doonan
  • Samantha Miller  

Faculty Recognition Award

  • Ramona Raehsler

Campus Awards
 

Senior Merit

  • Jason Matteson
  • Hailey Rivard

Honors Program

  • Alison Slaughter

Magna Cum Laude

  • Haley Doonan

Summa Cum Laude

  • Alison Slaughter

Chancellor's Award

  • Timitope Abiodun
  • Alison Slaughter

Department Awards
 

Outstanding Sociology/Criminology Student

  • Ashley Bredeson
  • Natalie Schmitz

Distinction in Sociology/Criminology  

  • Mataya Barrett
  • Brianna Ginnever
  • Madeline Kanda

Outstanding Senior Research Paper  

  • Marissa Fredrickson
  • Kate Maiers

Senior Research Paper with Distinction

  • Joseph McGlone
  • April Mootz  

Outstanding Service or Student Leadership

  • Haley Doonan   

Faculty Recognition Award

  • Ashley Bredeson
  • Marissa Fredrickson
  • Kayla Grimm

Outstanding Scholarly, Research, or Creative Activity

  • Natalie Schmitz
  • Kayla Grimm

Campus Awards

 

Senior Merit

  • Nicholas Chafer
  • Kayla Grimm
  • Katherine Maiers
  • Joseph McGlone

Honors Program

  • April Mootz

Cum Laude

  • Ashley Bredeson
  • April Mootz

Magna Cum Laude

  • Grant Taylor

 Summa Cum Laude

  • Melissa Fredrickson
  • Madeline Kanda

Department Awards
 

Outstanding Sociology/Criminology Student

  • Taylor Hall
  • Heather Spencer

Distinction in Sociology/Criminology

  • Abigail Dernovek
  • Debra Johnson

Outstanding Senior Research Paper  

  • Jael Ellsworth

Senior Research Paper with Distinction

  • Heather Spencer

Outstanding Service or Student Leadership    

  • Carla Ortiz Perez

Outstanding Scholarly, Research, or Creative Activity

  • Taylor Hall
  • Natalie Schmitz

Campus Awards


Senior Merit

  • Kendra Ferron
  • Tyler JOhnson   

Cum Laude

  • Taylor Hall

Department Awards
 

Outstanding Sociology/Criminology Student

  • Kathryn Tindell

Distinction in Sociology/Criminology

  • Matthew Ahlfs
  • Kyle A. Johnson
  • Jenna Marier
  • Thomas Overland

Outstanding Scholarly, Research or Creative Activity

  • Coty Reh

Outstanding Senior Research Paper

  • Kyle A. Johnson

Senior Research Paper with Distinction

  • Jenna Marier
  • Rachael Scheid
  • Alexandra Zeuli

Outstanding Service or Student Leadership

  • Brianna Johnson
  • Brandi Hoff
  • Jacob Juelfs
  • Racheal Scheid

Faculty Recognition Award

  • Brandi Hoff

Campus Awards


Senior Merit

  • Jenna Marier

Honors Program

  • Cody McConnell

Outstanding Sociology Student

  • Avalon Hanson    
  • Julie Vang

Distinction in Sociology   

  • Trina Onegin    
  • Lauren Phillippi    
  • Mikayla Swanson

Outstanding Senior Research Paper    

  • Avalon Hanson

Senior Paper with Distinction    

  • Brady Khalar   
  • Julie Vang

Outstanding Service or Student Leadership    

  • Avalon Hanson    
  • Brianna Johnson

Midwest Sociological Society 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference - Power Inequality and Class (Content area)   

  • Delaney Ness

Midwest Sociological Society 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference - Sociology of the Life (Content area)    

  • Delaney Ness

Outstanding Sociology Student   

  • Hannah Bol   
  • Kevin Kromer

Excellence in Sociology

  • Anwar Abda
  • Bridgette Deeny
  • Michael Heth

Chancellor's Award

  • Anwar Abda

Senior Merit

  • Michael Heth
  • Lauren Lindell

Outstanding Sociology Student   

  • Nicole Osmonson

Excellence in Sociology    

  • Sam Bearson    
  • Jayme Hanson
  • Rebecca Reding

Senior Merit

  • Nicole Osmonson

Outstanding Sociology Student   

  • Chelsi Lauer 

Excellence in Sociology    

  • Mary Brandt    
  • Cassandra Kienbaum

Outstanding Sociology Student   

  • Ronna Ellis    
  • Michelle Hoekman

Excellence in Sociology   

  • Trevor Hassler    
  • Tessa Koester    
  • Ravi Roelfs    

Outstanding Sociology Student

  • Daniel Scott

Excellence in Sociology

  • Caroline Buetcher
  • Jennifer Hutchins-Farrell
  • Katie Johnson
  • Kristen Kivela
  • Amanda Mollner
  • Samantha Ovadal

Outstanding Sociology Student

  • Jacinda Campbell
  • Joshua Lambert

Excellence in Sociology

  • Leigh-Anna Bliss
  • Andrew Krochalk
  • Joshua Morgel
  • Kelly Quinn
  • Camaya Wallace

Outstanding Sociology Student

  • Caitlin Hunstock

Outstanding Sociology Student

  • Tara Zwiefelhofer

Excellence in Sociology

  • Joseph Huetti
  • Kia Lee

Outstanding Sociology Students

2006

  • Nicole Berthiaume

2005

  • Kao Lee
  • Jennifer Remmele

2004

  • Stephanie Dura
  • Jason Mereness
  • Catherine Pantzlaff

2003

  • Tristan Davis
  • Darin Hatch
  • Charlene Holmes

 2002

  • Joel Westfield

 2001

  • Tracey Braaten
  • Tracy Gillette-Ries
  • Andrew Helgerson

 2000 - no awards

1999

  • Chris Fure
  • Gary Niskanen
  • Susan Sharma

 1998

  • Michael Gracy
  • Peter Groff
  • Amanda Krosch
  • Janel Larson 

1997

  • Jennifer Halberg
  • Toua Thao

 1996

  • Holly Beebe
  • Donna Cernohous
  • Jennifer Everson
  • Angela Ulrich

1995

  • Lori Boerbon
  • Jessica Hauwiller
  • Pamela Sans
  • Jennifer VanDerBosch

1994 - no awards

1993

  • Rebecca McQuire
  • Catherine Schweiger

1992

  • Jennifer Wirz 

1991

  • Gail Hanson

1990

  • Rachael Drenckpohl

1989

  • Carmen Evenson
  • Martha Greene
  • Mary Johnson

1988

  • Neal Beilke

1987

  • Leatrice Guenther
  • Manila Shaver
  • Judy Varney

1986

  • Lynn Larson
  • Lap-Kung Sung

1985

  • Gretchen Backus
  • Lisa Heckman

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715-425-3992
sociology@uwrf.edu

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