CASSH and VPA announces its 2019-2020 undergraduate students of excellence


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Sam Stroozas, Executive Editor

The College of Art, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CASSH) and the School of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) announced its undergraduate recognition of excellence winners for the 2019-2020 academic year.

These top students are chosen based on their academic activities and responsibilities in their program of study, activities such as research, grants, presentations, etc., community or campus service, work or internship experiences, and honors.

Usually, students are honored at an evening of excellence event but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is no longer possible. All students honored will be featured in the CASSH/VPA bi-annual publication, “Capstone.”

The recipients are listed below.

Anthropology and Archeology 

  • Olivia Schauls
  • Kimberly Thompson


  • Bailey Jo Burgard

Communication Studies 

  • Samantha Stroozas
  • Kaylee Mulholland
  • Megan Sarauer
  • Cameron Neader


  • Lucas Wyrembeck
  • Colleen Athey

Environmental Studies 

  • Claire Solano
  • Natalia Frinak

Ethnic and Racial Studies 

  • Isabel Ortiz

Global Cultures and Language 

  • Sabah Khan
  • Kyle Nueser
  • Jessica Koski


  • Avery Wehrs


  • Brynn Dutelle


  • Lucas Wyrembeck

Political Science and Public Administration 

  • Caitlyn Walker
  • Alex Becker


  • Sydney McKenzie
  • Laura Zinnel
  • Jeffery Janssen
  • Evan Liebetrau
  • Isabel Ortiz
  • Kassidy Veness
  • Hannah Bontrager

Sociology and Criminal Justice 

  • Emma Gavnik
  • Tanner Holt
  • Carly Uselmann


  • Hannah Steele

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

  • Kendra Whelan