Surrounded by family and friends, the Class of 2014 received a celebratory sendoff as Dean Ben Vinson urged graduates to follow their passion as they embark on the next phase of their life journey.
On Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 12 p.m., Columbian College recognized students graduating with majors in Economics, Human Services, Journalism & Mass Communication, Political Communication, Political Science/Public Policy Focus, Psychology and Sociology/Criminal Justice.
In addition to enjoying congratulatory remarks from CCAS Dean Ben Vinson III, the gathered students, faculty and family heard addresses from Distinguished Scholar & Speaker Brandon Aversano (American Studies) and Faculty Speaker Irene R. Foster, assistant professor of economics. Alison Motell (Political Communication) was the Alumni Prize winner, while Susan L. Wiley, associate professor of political science and legislative affairs, won the Undergraduate Advising Prize. Associate Professor of Sociology Fran Buntman won the Kenny Prize, awarded each year to the faculty member in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences who students consider to be an outstanding teacher.
On Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 3:30 p.m., Columbian College recognized students with majors in Africana Studies, American Studies, Anthropology/Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical Studies, Communication, Dance, Dramatic Literature, English/English & Creative Writing, Environmental Studies, Fine Arts/Fine Arts & Art History, French, Geography, Geological Sciences, German History, Interior Design, Japanese, Judaic Studies, Mathematics, Music, Organizational Sciences, Philosophy/Public Affairs Focus, Physics/Biophysics, Religion/Peace Studies, Russian, Spanish/Latin American Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Special Interdisciplinary Majors, Speech and Hearing Science, Statistics, Theatre and Women's Studies.
Along with congratulatory words-of-wisdom from CCAS Dean Ben Vinson III, the gathered students, faculty and family heard addresses from Distinguished Scholar & Speaker Alexandra Kralick (Biological Anthropology) and Faculty Speaker Melani McAlister, associate professor of American studies and international affairs. Yesenia Flores (Biology) received the Alumni Prize, while Suzanne M. Miller, assistant professor of history, won the Undergraduate Advising Prize. Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Hartmut G. Doebel won the Kenny Prize, awarded each year to the faculty member in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences who students consider to be an outstanding teacher.
On Friday, May 16, 2014, Columbian College graduate students were recognized for their achievement in the arts and sciences as they completed their master's and doctoral degrees. Along with words-of-wisdom from CCAS Dean Ben Vinson III, Maggie Unverzagt Goddard (American Studies) addressed the gathering of students, faculty and family as this year's student speaker. David Karpf, assistant professor of media and public affairs, served as the faculty speaker. Kimberly J. Morgan, associate professor of political science, was awarded the Graduate Advising Prize.