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Honors and Awards
1. Northeastern Illinois University
Northeastern Illinois University Honors Program
The NEIU Honors Program is a four year university wide program that provides a challenging educational experience to academically talented students. The Honors Program serves as a laboratory for academic innovations that will improve undergraduate education, and provides a place for students to discover the best in themselves. Successful completion of the Honors program offers students an added advantage when seeking employment or admission to professional and graduate schools. For more information on admission requirements (visit http:/www.neiu.edu/~hprogram) or call Kris Over at 773-442-6044.
Distinctions in the Sociology Department
The Vera Linda Milam Paper and Social Action Competition. This award is given periodically to an outstanding major in Sociology. Contact the Sociology Department at: 773-442-4770 or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information on this award.
The Misty Sienkowski Award.
The award is intended for Sociology majors who experience financial emergencies that interfere with their ability to attend class and successfully complete a semester. The maximum award is $250.00 per year per student. The award can only be used to purchase books and other course related expenses. This year the Misty Sienkowski Award was awarded to Carl Mackey.
2. National and Regional Honor Awards
American Sociological Association
Membership is open to traditional undergraduates who are seniors, and students finishing their studies in non-traditional settings and community colleges. Students wishing to join this honor society must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in Sociology, and write a short (2 or 3 pages) essay on their future plans in Sociology. Applicants must also have a faculty sponsor who writes a short evaluation of the applicant. Each application must be accompanied by a nonreturnable twenty-five dollar fee. Click on http://www.jcu.edu/sociology/asahonor.htm for further information about the Honors program.
Midwest Sociological Society Annual Student Paper Competition.
The competition is open to students from the nine-state Midwest region and to other student members of the Midwest Sociological Society. Graduate and undergraduate papers are judged in separate divisions with prizes in each division. Students may nominate their own work, or, with the students permission, advisors may submit papers on their students? behalf. For more information about the rules of the competition, send an e-mail to Paul Kivisto at email@example.com or visit http://www.jcu.edu/sociology/asahonor.htm
Alpha Chi/Illinois Zeta Chapter.
Membership to this honors program is by invitation to juniors and seniors who display exceptional academic excellence. Although the GPA of elected members varies from year to year, members are typically selected from the top 10% of their classes. For more information on admission requirements visit http://www.neiu.edu/Honors.htm or call Dr. Kristen Over at 773-442-6044.
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta is an international Sociology Honor Society open to Sociology majors at the junior level with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Sociology (3.0 overall), who have completed at least four Sociology courses. Lifetime membership costs $25.00 and includes a one year subscription to the Sociological Inquiry, published quarterly. Renewals for Sociological Inquiry are $15.00 per year
3. Dean's List *Spring 2004Ujwal Chhetry
Orit Vainer *Fall 2005Javed Ali
Keith E. Bradley
Patricia L. Leon
Kelvin T. McGahee
Sundar K. Pandey
Samantha C. Scholl
Megan M. Spellman
Orit Svetlana Vainer
4. Honors Graduates *May 2004Georgiann Davis - Summa Cum Laude
Virginia Rossi - Magna Cum Laude
Greg Couch - Cum Laude
Judith Wall - Cum Laude