Students in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences were recognized for their academic achievements recently.

Students in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences were recognized for their academic achievements recently.
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The College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences honored its outstanding graduate and undergraduate students at the second annual Awards of Excellence Ceremony in early April at the Strom Thurmond Institute Auditorium.

Students who received College Awards during the ceremony included:

  • Blue Key Academic and Leadership Award – Chante Bowens, Public Health Sciences
  • Phi Kappa Phi Certificate of Merit – Anne Shillinglaw, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice
  • Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research – Caroline White, School of Nursing
  • Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award – Bradley Rikard, Department of Psychology
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement – Killian McDonald, Department of Political Science
  • Award for Entrepreneurship in Community Service – Lauren Cherney, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Award for Professional Engagement – Hailey Hunter, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Undergraduate Emerging Leadership Award – Haley McKay, Department of Communication
  • M.S. Award, Outstanding Teaching Assistant – Caitlin Torrence, Public Health Sciences
  • M.S. Award, Outstanding Researcher – Yiwei Xu, Department of Communication
  • Doctoral Award, Outstanding Teaching Assistant – Katherine Ann Jordan, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
  • Doctoral Award, Outstanding Researcher ­– Matthew Hudson-Flege, Department of Youth, Family and Community Studies

Undergraduate and graduate students in the college departments were also honored during the ceremony. By department, these honorees include:

Department of Communication

  • The Communication Faculty Book Award – Rebecca Allen
  • Outstanding Academic Achievement Award – Hunter Bowers
  • The Communication Outstanding Graduate Student Award – Yiwei Xu

School of Nursing

  • Herbert N. Shearin Memorial Award for Excellence in Nursing – Paige DeBow
  • Eugene Edwards Memorial Award – Sydney Gilstrap & Caroline White
  • Community Service Award – Courtney Conger, Savannah Henderson, Taylor Pannal, Emily Perrotta and Katherine Woodliff
  • Certificates of Recognition for Excellence in Nursing – Katherine Bissell, Paige DeBow, Maeve Murphy, Kate Ramsey and Jon-Allen Wilson

Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management

  • Bert & Johnnie Brantley Outstanding Student Award – Lauren Cherney and Hailey Hunter
  • Stevenson-Smith-Lovett Award – Colleen Fralinger
  • Greg Schoper Leadership Award – Allison Hannah Simpson
  • Judith Voelkl Award – Abigail Wiles
  • Lawrence R. Allen Engaged Future Professional Award – Adriana Mendoza

Department of Political Science

  • James F. Byrnes Award – Killian McDonald
  • Matt Locke Faculty Award for Excellence – Lindsay Bryda and Lauren Forbush
  • Jack Tuttle-Pi Sigma Alpha Service Award ­– John Murdy

Department of Psychology

  • The Bernard Caffrey Award for Excellence in Psychology – Kelsey Crawford
  • Eugene Galluscio Award for Undergraduate Leadership – Courtney Luber and Emily Smith
  • The Ernest Jewell Hardesty Moore Award for the Outstanding Senior in Psychology – Rachel Basiura
  • The Psychology Department Award for Academic Excellence – Sarah Nash and Ashley Old
  • Graduate Student Research Award – Michelle Flynn
  • Outstanding Master’s Degree Student in Psychology — Chloe Wilson
  • Outstanding Doctoral Degree Student in Psychology — Drew Morris and Dana Verhoeven

Department of Public Health Sciences

  • Distinguished Service Award – Zoe Alpert
  • Scholastic Achievement Award – Madeline Anderson
  • Leadership Award ­– Laura Andrews
  • Outstanding Cardiovascular Award – Michaela Leslie
  • Outstanding Health Promotion and Education Award – Brenna Leahey
  • Outstanding Health Services Administration Award – Hannah Maiberger
  • Outstanding Pre-Professional Health Studies Award – John Ziegler
  • Certificates of Recognition for Excellence – Madeline Anderson, Laura Andrews, Morgan Ashby, Chante Bowens, Victoria Davis, Rachel Henderson, Joshua Hutchinson, Marissa Jennings, Hannah Maiberger, Katharine Patzelt, Jennifer Shaw and John Ziegler

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice

  • Ernest-Jewell Hardesty Moore Award for Outstanding Senior in Sociology – Joseph Murphy
  • Larson-Krupka Award for Excellence in Sociology – Kayla Elkin
  • Meg Wilkes-Karraker Award – Marianna Moss
  • Outstanding Anthropology Student Award – Samantha Austin
  • Department Chair’s Award – Joseph Benson and Christopher Bondura
  • Anthropology Annual Travel Grant-in-Aid – Emily Gottberg

The Clemson University College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences is focused on becoming a national and international leader in solving the problems faced by individuals, families, communities and societies. Established in July 2016, it aims to equip students and engage research and outreach to address health and wellness challenges, tackle human impacts on the environment, and build stronger communities by better understanding human, political and social behavior and the impact of an ever-connected world.

For a full gallery of photos from the event, click here.