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Lander University’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors Students’ Achievements
12 April 2023
Lander University’s College of Behavioral and Social Sciences recognized students for their academic achievements during a ceremony held April 6 inside the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
“The students that we honor this afternoon represent the best among our student body,” said Dr. Lucas McMillan, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. “They excel in the classroom, and beyond.”
Department of Government, Criminology, and Sociology
Dr. Ashley Woodiwiss, chair of the Department of Government, Criminology and Sociology, presented the following awards.
Walter Lanier Gorham Scholarship: Emilee McKenzie, of Hardeeville.
Robert S. Mueller III Scholarship: Emily Scyphers, of Greenwood.
Criminology Discipline Award: Brayden Stevens, of Greenwood.
International Studies Discipline Award: Madison Pigford, of Fort Mill.
Robbie Barnes Scholarship: Madison Pigford, of Fort Mill.
Steve & Linda Bolton Scholarship: Brett Gregory, of Spartanburg.
Bill & Emily Bradford Scholarship: Citlali Avila-Cabrera, of Greenwood.
Louise Willing McMullin Scholarship: Jayla Hay, of Aiken.
Rob & Angela Strickland Scholarship: Jayla Hay, of Aiken.
W. D. Tinsley Scholarship: Alana Turner, of Greenwood.
Alan Jones Award: Sean Reilly, of Sykesville, Md.
Public Administration Award: Mia Crankfield, of Green Sea.
Political Science Discipline Award: Chloe Kirby, of Greenwood.
South Carolina Political Science Association:
Mary Jeanne Byrd Award for Best Undergraduate Paper: Chloe Kirby, of Greenwood.
Dr. Matthew Malone, president of the South Carolina Political Science Association, presented the award. “Undergraduates from across the state were encouraged to present their papers at the South Carolina Political Science Association’s annual conference. A panel of six judges selected Chloe Kirby as having written the best paper.”
Dr. Maybelle Coleman Scholarship: Alexandria Castro, of Simpsonville; Gabrielle Dilka, of Bluffton; and Kayla Sesberry, of Atlanta, Ga.
Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board Scholarship: Alana Turner, of Greenwood.
Display of Outstanding Sociological Imagination Award: Emma Scott, of Greenwood.
Sociology Discipline Award: Brantlee Collins, of Chapin.
Non-Profit Management Award: Kaitlyn Chasteen, of Evans, Ga.
Department of History and Philosophy
Dr. Ryan Floyd, chair of the Department of History and Philosophy, presented the awards. “The young women and men in this department have shown a real passion for the discipline through their engagement in class and interaction with each other throughout the year. Many of these students have also represented Lander as interns at places like national state parks, museums and other historical venues. Today, we are pleased to recognize a number of these students for their hard work.”
Mary Neel Baker Scholarship: Abigail Ladd, of Fountain Inn.
Katherine Davis Cann Scholarship: Elias Carls, of Summerville.
Dr. Gilbert Sumter Guinn Scholarship: Makenna Deason, of Ladson.
Murrell J. Huckabee Scholarship: Haylie Pavelzik, of Anderson.
Barbara Jackson Scholarship: Andrew Goforth, of Greenwood.
William T. Lander, Jr. Scholarship: Madysin Brown, of Spartanburg.
Dr. John Marvin Rast Scholarship: Austin Thomas, of Sumter.
Dr. William Ricketson Scholarship: Chelsea Jeffcoat, of Lexington.
W. D. Tinsley Scholarship: Saraiya Carr, of Taylors.
Barbara A. Jackson Award: Thomas Histon, of Greenville.
History Discipline Award: Phillip Heinlen II, of Greenwood.
Philosophy Discipline Award: William Franklin, of Greenwood.
Department of Military Science
Col. James A. Lander Award: Cadet Logan Ellis, of Alberta, Canada.
Lt. Col. Walter Roark Award: Cadet Gabriel E. Reyes, of Columbia.
Maj. Adrian Chen, assistant professor of the Department of Military Science and Leadership presented the ROTC awards. “I have the distinct privilege to work with cadets who have already started on the pathway to service to our Nation through the Army in the form of Officers’ Training Corps,” commented Maj. Chen. “Today, we recognize those cadets for their exceptional performance thus far – both to the ROTC Department, as well as the Nation.”
Department of Psychological Science and Human Services
Dr. Mandy Cleveland, chair of the Department of Psychological Science and Human Services presented the awards.
Psychology & Human Services:
Greenwood Vocational Rehabilitation Advisory Board Scholarship: Sierra Arostegui, of Greenwood.
James A. Lander Scholarship: Joshua Bennett, of Greenwood.
Dr. William T. Martin Scholarship: Maria Rubio Arteaga, of West Columbia.
Human Services Discipline Award: Ada Gutierrez, ‘22.
Outstanding Departmental Service Award for Psychology: Quenton Washington, ’22.
Outstanding Initiative in Experiential Learning in Psychology Award: Maria Rubio Arteaga, of West Columbia.
Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Award: Emily Ineson.
Psychology Discipline Award: Logan Ellis, Luke Hopkins, and Alyssa Still.
Dean’s Awards: Mia Crankfield, of Green Sea; Anna Henriksen Shea; and Rebekah Marcengill.
Dr. Lucas McMillan, dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, presented the awards. “The Dean’s Awards are for those students who embody the liberal arts education through their pursuit of learning – not just in academic coursework – but in all campus experiences and out-of-classroom engagement.”