The Sociology and Anthropology Program honored two majors at the Academic Honors Reception on April 15, 2013.
Sarah Mickey is the program's Outstanding Senior. She is a Sociology & Anthropology major with a minor in Women's Studies. She served as president of the Sociology & Anthropology Club. As president she coordinated the club's travel activities and its efforts in M.U.'s Relay for Life event. Sarah completed a research study on the understanding of feminism on the college campus. She presented the results of her research at the 2012 meeting of the Eastern Sociology Society. Sarah also conducted research in the field of anthropology using metal detectors for archeological purposes. Sarah is a member of Pi Gamma Mu, the social science honor society, and the Society of American Archaeology. She has served as a tutor for sociology & anthropology students. Sarah plans to pursue a graduate degree in the social sciences.
Sam O'Conner is the program's Outstanding Senior, At-Large. He is completing double majors in Sociology & Anthropology and History. Sam served as an officer of Pi Gamma Mu, the social science honor society, and has been involved in other clubs and organizations on campus. He completed a research study on student study habits and presented the results of his research at a meeting of the Pennsylvania Sociological Society. Sam is currently working as a pharmacy technician to build his knowledge of social and medical issues. He plans to pursue a graduate degree in Medical Sociology or Public Health and work towards a career that would address public policy in healthcare.
Both students will also be honored at the Graduation Celebration Brunch on May 17th. Congratulations!
Members of Dr. Clark's Anthropology of Crime and Punishment Class, along with Drs. Purk and Madigan, traveled to Philadelphia this November 3rd to visit Eastern State Penitentiary. Students were treated to two separate tours: a history tour of the prison, held during the daylight hours, and Terror Behind the Walls, a prison-themed haunted house in the evening. Earlier in the day, Dr. Clark took several students on a tour of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Pennsylvania. Students also got a chance to see the famous City Hall and sections of Chinatown. After the trip one student was heard to say, "That was the best field trip I've ever been on!"
M. U.'s Sociology/Anthropology program has a newly established scholarship for an incoming freshman. The scholarship is based on high school standings and is renewable for a second year. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.