Student awards for academic year 2019-2020

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Thu, 05/21/2020 - 07:49

Boren Scholarships are given to highly motivated people to learn critical languages and then work for the federal government. As part of the award, scholars agree to work in the federal government for at least a year. Here are this year's recipients.

  • Cameron Azimi, global studies and political science
  • Andrew Neill, global studies and geography

The Cargill Global Scholar program provides financial support and leadership development opportunities to undergraduate students. Here is this year's recipient.

  • Patrick Baker, political science and global studies

Chancellor's Scholars are students who graduated last December or May and maintained 4.0 grade-point averages on all collegiate work at Nebraska and elsewhere. Here are this year's recipients.

  • Joseph Russell Cowman, computer science
  • Simone Louise Droge, history and English
  • Sean Daniel Fitzgerald, computer science
  • Cristian Andres Wulkop Gil, biochemistry
  • Daniel Guo, computer science
  • Amy Jane Heusinkvelt, geography
  • Philip Anthony Holubeck, biochemistry
  • Allison Sienna Inman, computer science
  • Emily Kay Johnson, political science, Spanish and global studies
  • Reid England Jones, computer science
  • Spencer Quinn Jones, biochemistry
  • Celie J. Knudsen, English, and women's and gender studies
  • Jesse Alexander Kruse, physics and mathematics
  • Olivia Rose Maras, psychology
  • Samantha Marie Martens, psychology
  • Jacob Joseph Piccini, computer science
  • Benjamin Thomas Stark, microbiology
  • Gregory John Tracey, global studies and economics

The Fulbright Scholarship Program is designed to foster understanding between the United States and other countries. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program gives recent graduates, graduate students and young professionals the opportunity to conduct research, study or teach in one of 140-plus designated countries. Here are this year's recipients.

  • Emily Johnson, global studies, political science, Spanish
  • Miranda Kuzela, Russian, political science, Spanish, and global studies
  • Maddie Maschka, biological sciences
  • Dana Moze-Kadavy, global studies
  • Rose Wehrman, English

The Gilman Scholarship is awarded three times a year by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education for students to study and intern in a diverse array of countries and to study languages, especially critical-need languages.

  • Mahaa Albusharif, biochemistry, South Korea
  • Randa Ismail, biochemistry, France
  • Cory Meyer, sociology, Japan
  • Megan Miigerl, biological sciences, Ethiopia and Zambia
  • Dylan Patrick, political science, China
  • Autumn Traylor, political science, Colombia
  • Madison Whitney, global studies, China
  • Jissell Cruz, psychology, Argentina

The CAS Inclusive Excellence and Diversity Award honors people, organizations, or units within the college involved in innovative or exemplary activities that have an impact on inclusivity in the college, campus, or community. Here are this year's recipients.

  • Allura Ralston, psychology
  • Initialize student organization, computer science

The Student Luminary Awards honor those who demonstrate a significant and active commitment to inclusion, are advocates for positive change, initiate activities that help every Husker feel valued, strive for personal well-being and model academic excellence inside and outside the classroom. Here are this year's recipients.

  • Haille Cox, English and sociology
  • Lauren Mott, biological sciences
  • Jake Piccini, computer science
  • Shawn Ratcliff, sociology

The Innocents Society inducts 13 new members each spring, with selection based on leadership, academic achievement and service to the university and greater community. The Innocents Society was founded in 1903 to promote the spirit of the university and is the chancellor's senior honorary.

  • Saisha Adhikari, biology and psychology
  • Aden Davis, history, philosophy and classical studies
  • Haley DeWitt, biological sciences
  • Matthew Gromowsky, chemistry and biochemistry
  • Drew Harrahill, biochemistry
  • Sheng-Jie Lim, computer science and economics
  • Jared Long (president), political science and journalism
  • Aiah Nour, biochemistry
  • Grace Oh, biochemistry
  • Cole Shardelow, philosophy

New members of Mortar Board are tapped into the Black Masque Chapter each spring by Mortar Boarders wearing black masks and robes. The 28 new members were selected on the basis of advancing scholarship, leadership and service.

  • Cameron Azimi, global studies and political science
  • Anna Barent, biological sciences
  • Elizabeth Byrnes, sociology and communications studies
  • Emma Clausen, computer science
  • John Ellis, political science and history
  • Zakary Folchert, biological sciences
  • Alexis Karkazis, computer science
  • Salan Preet Kaur, biological sciences
  • Anna Krause, history
  • Roni Miller, political science and Spanish
  • Lauren Mott, biological sciences
  • Jacob Peddicord, computer science
  • Keegan Schuchart, biochemistry
  • Rohan Thakker, computer science and economics
  • Ramey Vachal, political science and journalism
  • Sydney Wilkinson, biological sciences

Student Involvement's Student Impact Awards recognize leaders on campus in a variety of positions.

Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards from the National Science Foundation provide three years of support to graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines or education and have demonstrated the potential for significant research achievements. Here are the recipients.

  • Brandi Pessman, biological sciences
  • Crystal Uminski, biological sciences
  • Collin Victor, mathematics

STEM CONNECT provides support to low-income students, especially underrepresented minorities, women, and rural and first-generation students, who are pursuing degrees related to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Here are the inaugural recipients.

  • Ronit Gandhi, biochemistry and mathematics 
  • Emmanuel Lopez Mateo, computer science
  • Alexander Muenster, mathematics and physics
  • Lexus Root, English and mathematics
  • Michael Sanders, computer science
  • Spencer Schmidt, geology and mathematics
  • Sawyer Smith, mathematics and psychology