Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Varner Hall, Room 518
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)
(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608
socansw@oakland.edu

Social Work
512 Varner Hall
(248) 370-2371

Student and Faculty Awards

Student and Faculty Awards

Student Awards

The department recognizes outstanding student achievements in scholarship and leadership with three annual awards, described below. All department majors are eligible for these awards, which are presented each spring at the department's annual awards luncheon.

The Laura Robinson Kuzniar Memorial Student Award honors student(s) exhibiting compassion and dedication to helping people and promoting a more just and fair society.

The Donald I. Warren Memorial Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement honors the student(s) exhibiting the greatest intellectual growth and commitment to academic excellence.

The Student Paper Award honors outstanding student-authored research paper(s) in Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, or Criminal Justice.

Year 
Kuzniar Award
Warren Award  
Student Paper Award
2016
Audra Balcarcel
Farha Hanif,
Amanda Sosnowski
Marcella Bolen
2015Emily HubenkaAlaina BurAlaina Bur,
Grace Smith
2014N/ARyan FlukerElena Durnbaugh,
Meghan Tripp
2013N/AJames Van NadaLouise Haven
2012
Nathan Collins
Alana Nicolazzo
Christopher Urban
Michael Henson
Steven Knox
 2011
 N/A
Mazen Sarwar
Mary Schultz
Stephanie Paetzke
2010N/A
N/A
Krysta Hand
2009 Tara Forbes Marlene Edge Jennifer Rivera
Renee Blackburn
Alexa Frye
2008 Allison Prell Erica Sharon Barbara Elliott
Ashley Phifer
2007 Kathryn SanfordAnn Schrier   Steph Turner
Dan Davis
2006 Carol George
Suzanne LaBlatt
Renee Blackburn  Sandra Smith
Jamie Stafford


Criteria for Selection
 
All student award application materials are to be submitted electronically.

All application materials are due Monday, March 13th.

To nominate yourself or someone else for the 
Kuzniar and Warren  awards, please upload a statement of support (approximately 1 page in length) outlining why the nominee is deserving of the award. Please note that the Warren award requires a faculty letter of support.

To submit an entry for the Student Paper Award, please upload a student-authored paper meeting the following criteria:
  • Must have been written for a Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, or Criminal Justice class in the previous calendar (not academic) year.
  • Must be a minimum of 5 pages in length
  • Must be a research or application paper
  • Must include the COURSE NUMBER and PROFESSOR that the paper was written for on the first page

 

 

Faculty Awards

The department recognizes outstanding faculty achievements in teaching, scholarship, service and mentoring with four annual awards.  Recipients of the Outstanding Teaching Award and the Outstanding Scholarship Award are determined by a vote of the full-time faculty, while the recipient of the Outstanding Service Award is selected by the Department Chair.  Our department is proud to honor excellence among its faculty with these awards.

Academic Year
 Teaching Award
 Scholarship Award  
 Service Award
Mentoring Award
2015-16Suzanne Spencer-WoodErin Comartin, Maria PainoJacob Becker,  Scott SmithDennis Condron
2014-15Lori BurringtonHeidi LyonsAmanda Burgess-ProctorSuzanne Spencer-Wood
2013-14Heidi LyonsGeorge SandersRay Liedka-
2012-13Graham CassanoDennis Condron,
Jo Reger
George Sanders,
Scott Smith
-
2011-12
Scott Smith
Henri Gooren
Jo Reger
-
2010-11
 Amanda Burgess-Proctor
Terri Orbuch, 
Suzanne Spencer-Wood
 Richard Stamps
-
 2009-10George Sanders 
Graham Cassano
Dalton Connally,
Jo Reger
-