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Department awards more than $40,000 at annual banquet

Our annual departmental banquet again awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships to well-deserving undergraduate and graduate students. These awards recognized outstanding teaching, research, and service. Also, Dr. Jennifer Sherman received the Louis N. Gray Graduate Student Advocate Award for her work with graduate students.

Luis Monfeda-Rendon
Luis Monfeda-Rendon

Rising senior sociology major Luis Monfeda-Rendon received the Exceptional Senior Award.

Eric Allen, Katie Bittinger, Margaret DeMartini, and Darcy Hauslik
Eric Allen, Katie Bittinger, Margaret DeMartini, and Darcy Hauslik

Graduate students Eric Allen, Katie Bittinger, Darcy Hauslik, and Rebekah Torcasso-Sanchez all received teaching awards named for late WSU professor Joseph DeMartini. DeMartini’s wife, Margaret, attended the banquet.

IMG_5604Graduate students Marisa Cervantes and Anthony Vega attended the banquet. Cervantes received the Minority Student Fellowship, along with Jesse Mendiola.

IMG_5596Undergraduate Jessica Do (right) received the Ruth Magnuson Roberts Scholarship.


Graduate students pose with Dr. Jennifer Sherman, who received the Louis N. Gray Graduate Student Advocate award.

IMG_5630Jose Collazo and Hong Zhang (center left and right) received the Gordon D. & Izola P. Morgan Fellowship.

The full list of award winners is below:

Undergraduate Awards

Exceptional Senior Award – Luis Monfeda-Rendon

Jeanne Jewett Scholarship – Anjelica Reyna

Roberta Cline Frasier Anderson Scholarship – Margaret Abercrombie

Ruth Magnuson Roberts Scholarship – Jessica Do

Herbert & Mary Wensky Neil Scholarship – Olivia Cortez

Paul and Bessie Landis Scholarship – Kimberly Poma

John Wardwell Alumni Endowed Scholarship – Jace Peterson

Graduate Awards

Joseph R. DeMartini Travel Grant – Eric Allen, Rebekah Torcasso-Sanchez

Joe DeMartini Graduate Teaching Scholarship – Katherine Bittinger, Darcy Hauslik

Dissertation Research Award – Ashley Colby

Gordon D. & Izola P. Morgan Fellowship – Jose Collazo, Hong Zhang

Wardwell Alumni Scholarship – Pierce Greenberg

Yoder Graduate Fellowship – Yikang Bai, Amanda Clayson, Pierce Greenberg, Nathan Lindstedt, Adam McKee, Sarah Morton, Adam Roth, Jarred Williams

Dolan Scholarship – Michael Lengefeld

Short Paper Award – Pierce Greenberg

Minority Student Fellowship – Marisa Cervantes, Jesse Mendiola

Ann Madsen Depew Memorial Scholarship – Valerie Adrian, Jonathan Schreiner

Outstanding First Year Award – Eric Allen

Louis N. Gray Graduate Student Advocate Award – Jennifer Sherman