Class of 2008

2008 Graduating with High Honors

Summa Cum Laude
Stephanie Anne Brauer, Lauren Elizabeth Holcomb, Mary Katherine Miller, Matthew Riley Saunders

Magna Cum Laude
Sean Michael Duffy, Martha Patterson Ehlenbach, Heather Kelly Frost, Bronwyn Nicole Fullard, Matthew Howard Gibson, Elizabeth Marie Hasse, Elizabeth Alice Keough, Andrea Dawn Martin, Michael Francis McKenna, Sarah Elizabeth Nokes, Lisa Ashley Rauh, Paul Joseph Spadafora, Kathryn Therese Thornbury, Pamela Therese Wyrowski

Cum Laude
Sonia Stella Angobaldo, Kathryn Elizabeth Bouskill, Daniel Vincent Bradley, Andrea Paola Rivas Alvan Dreyfuss, Elizabeth Morgan Elliott, Matthew Alexander Gasperetti, Cormac Culdaff Harkins, Karen Elizabeth Langley, Breana Nichole Leader, James Joseph McCarthy, Martina Kathryn Mirandola Mullen, Megan Elizabeth Neville, Joseph Thomas O'Neil, Sarah Catherine Walorski

2008 Honor Societies

Phi Beta Kappa
– Stephanie Anne Brauer, Carrie Anne Carpenter, Matthew Howard Gibson, Lauren Elizabeth Holcomb, Kathryn Therese Thornbury, Pamela Therese Wyrowski

Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society, Beta Chapter of Indiana Anthropology Honor Society of Lambda Alpha –Sonia Stella Angobaldo, Kathryn Elizabeth Bouskill, Daniel Vincent Bradley, Meghan Marie Chidsey, Meagan Kathleen Conway, Andrea Paola Rivas Alvan Dreyfuss, Sean Michael Duffy, Martha Patterson Ehlenbach, Elizabeth Morgan Elliott, Heather Kelly Frost, Bronwyn Nicole Fullard, Matthew Alexander Gasperetti, Matthew Howard Gibson, Cormac Culdaff Harkins, Elizabeth Marie Hasse, Anya Nicole Hershberger, Lauren Elizabeth Holcomb, Elizabeth Alice Keough, Molly Elizabeth King, Michael Sean Kozak, Breana Nichole Leader, Peter J. Leahy, Andrea Dawn Martin, Michael Francis McKenna, Martina Kathryn Mirandola Mullen, Elizabeth Nell, Megan Elizabeth Neville, Joseph Thomas O’Neil, Anish Jagdish Patel, Laura Catherine Plis, Lisa Ashley Rauh, Maria Florencia Segura, Paul Joseph Spadafora, Colleen Anne Stehlin, Kyle Joseph Strickland, Jennifer Marie Towey, Jessica Marietta Zarra

Economic Honor Society of Omicron Delta Epsilon - Pamela Therese Wyrowski

International English Honor Society of Sigma Tau Delta – Meagan Kathleen Conway

German Language Honor Society of Delta Phi Alpha – Martina Kathryn Mirandola Mullen, Lisa Ashley Rauh

National Sociology Honor Society of the Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta – Matthew Alexander Gasperetti

French Honor Society of Pi Delta Phi – Elizabeth Morgan Elliott

Italian Honor Society of Gamma Kappa Alpha – Martina Mirandola Mullen

Spanish Honor Society of Sigma Delta Pi – Elizabeth Marie Haase, Michael Francis McKenna

2008 University Awards within the Department of Anthropology

The Dept of Anthropology Departmental Service Award - To the student who has contributed the most to the Department of Anthroplogy's sense of community. The recipient in 2008 was Elizabeth Morgan Elliott.

The Peter Brown Professional Achievement Award- To the anthropology student with outstanding performance in the tasks of a professional academic in one or more of the following arenas: publication, presentation at professional meetings, grants, fellowships. The recipient for 2008 was Kathryn Elizabeth Bouskill.

The Roberto DaMatta Excellence in Anthropology Award - To all students who achieve a 4.0 in the anthropology major. The recipients for 2008 were Bronwyn Nicole Fuller, Lauren Elizabeth Holcomb, Natalie Christine Rodden, Pamela Therese Wyrowski.

The Paul Farmer Service Award - This award recognizes the student who has used their anthropological training for public service. In 2008 the recipient was Andrea Paola Rivas Alva Dreyfuss.

The David Huffman Scholar/Athlete Award in Anthropology - This award is presented to students with outstanding performance in the anthropology major and in athletics. In 2008, the recipients were Brittany Lynn Burnham, Lindsay Elizabeth McQuaid.

Raymond W. Murray, C.S.C. Award in Anthropology - Each year the department honors our top graduating senior for exemplary work in anthropology with this college award. In 2008, the honored student was Ronald Kyle Bocinsky, an anthropology/physics double major.

The Irwin Press Prize in Medical Anthropology - Established in 2001 by emeritus faculty Irwin Press, this award recognizes the best paper in medical anthropology submitted by a graduating senior. The recipient for 2008 was Andrea Paola Rivas Alva Dreyfuss an anthropology/Arts & Letters pre-professional double major.

The Julian Samora Award - This award is presented to an outstanding senior majoring in anthropology. In 2008, the recipient was Matthew Alexander Gasperetti.

2008 Other University Awards

The Byron V. Kanaley Award–
Rachel Louise Cota
Alumni Association Hall Spirit Award – Calleen Morgan Jones, Natalie Christine Rodden
Citation of Merit Award – Crystal Nguyen Truong
The John W. Gardner Student Leadership Award- Michael Francis McKenna
The Ray Siegfried Award for Leadership Excellence – Rachel Louise Cota
The Walter Langford Award for Excellence in French Literature – Stephanie Anne Brauer
The George Monterio Prize – Andrea Paola Rivas Alvan Dreyfuss, Michael Francis McKenna
The Peter Yarrow Award in Peace Studies – Michael Francis McKenna
The Robert D. Nuner Modern and Classical Language Award – Stephanie Anne Brauer

2008 National Awards

Pickering Foreign Affairs Scholarship – Michael Francis McKenna