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Awards and Honors

Congratulations too, for the sociology and anthropology students inducted into honor societies and for those who received academic achievement awards.  In the spring 2010, 13 sociology and anthropology majors were inducted into the nation’s oldest academic honor society, Phi Beta Kappa; 11 anthropology students joined Lambda Alpha, Anthropology’s National Honor Society and 3 sociology majors joined Alpha Kappa Delta, sociology’s International Honor Society.

At this year’s Sociology and Anthropology Undergraduate Research Symposium and Honors Reception, 11 sociology and anthropology students presented papers.  Another six students received the following honors:

  • Carl L. Harter Memorial Scholarship – Lindsay Holt
  • Outstanding Senior Sociology Student – Laura Rogers
  • Outstanding Senior Anthropology Student – Jacqueline Britz
  • Outstanding Archaeology Student – Daniel Osborne
  • Outstanding Biological Anthropology Student – Emily DeMeo
  • Outstanding Cultural Anthropology Student – Meredith Burns

In addition to these honors and awards our majors continued to participate and present their research at professional conferences.  Five sociology majors accompanied Dr. Steve Poulson to the Southern Sociological Society meetings in Atlanta, GA, April 2010.  In May 2010 two anthropology majors (along with 3 other JMU students) traveled to Duke University with Dr. Joshua Linder to participate in the ROOTS and SHOOTS Program.  ROOTS and SHOOTS is an international program of the Jane Goodall Institute, which empowers youth in making positive changes for our communities, for animals and for the environment.  Dr. Linder delivered the keynote address at the Duke University conference, and two students parlayed their conference participation into a summer program in Nicaragua studying primate behavior.  One of these anthropology students, Kaeley Pryor, is co-organizing the creation of a Roots and Shoots chapter at JMU.