Social Sciences Awards at CMU
Nine seniors in the social sciences division at Central Methodist University were presented with special awards in a ceremony held this past Saturday, May 5.
The group was recognized during a luncheon held on the CMU campus just prior to 2012 Commencement ceremonies, according to Dr. Brent Meyer, chair of social sciences at CMU.
Daniel Primm, a history major from Coppell, Texas, gained the Dr. Harold Sunoo Award for Excellence in History and Political Science. Primm also was co-recipient of the Judge Andrew Higgins Award for Excellence in Pre-Law Studies.
Lauran Burgin, a communication studies major from Greenwood, was recipient of the communication department's Student Media Award. Laurin Hatfield picked up the Martin E. Kooi Memorial Award for Excellence in Communication Studies Award. She is from Salisbury and majored in communication studies.
The Dr. Robert Barker Award for Excellence in Sociology was presented to Merikate Novak, a sociology major from Richland. Co-recipient of the Judge Andrew Higgins Award for Excellence in Pre-Law Studies was Knial Piper II from Springfield, a criminal justice major at CMU.
Heidi Pope earned the Pi Gamma Mu Award for Scholastic Excellence. She is a Fayette resident who has majored in nursing. Deanna Quisenberry, a psychology major from Columbia, garnered the Award for Excellence in Criminal Justice.
The Gen. Lewis M. Means Award for Excellence in the Study of Political Science was presented to Eldar Rizvanov. A political science major, Rizvanov hails from Sterlitamak, Russia and his American hosts are Sunny and Robin Helton of Brinktown. Adam Russo, a psychology major from Columbia, was recipient of the Award for Excellence in Psychology.
Programs within the social sciences division at CMU include communication studies, criminal justice, history, political science, psychology, and sociology, Meyer noted.
Founded in 1854, Central Methodist programs range from undergraduate and graduate studies to high-school dual credit offerings. Serving more than 5,000 students on its historic main campus in Fayette, through collaborative programs at locations across Missouri, and online, the CMU mission emphasizes academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility.
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