Student Awards

Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Deandre Miles

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
Marissa Russell

Award for Excellence in the Study of Spanish and Linguistics
Zach Denton

Leadership and Service in Linguistics
Connor O'Connell

Outstanding Promise for 2nd year student
Jordan Anschutz

Outstanding Promise for 1st year student
Shawna Dempsey

Students Completing Honors

Inducted into PSI 2018

Mercedes Anderson Grace O'Duffy
Cecilia Carroll Arbour Guthrie
Zach Denton Shuting Huang
Rachel Greenberg Wenhui Zhao

Fall 2016 / Spring 2017

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Emma Reidy

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
Taylor Block

Leadership and Service in Linguistics
Michael Zhong

Outstanding Promise for 2nd year student
Anna Bintinger

Outstanding Promise for 1st year student
Cecillia Carrol

Students Completing Honors

Fall 2015 / Spring 2016

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Cody Stephens

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
Cameron Coppala

Outstanding Promise for 2nd year student
Andy Dong

Outstanding Promise for 1st year student
Doris Zhou

Students Completing Honors

Fall 2014 / Spring 2015

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
• Austin Blodgett

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
• Christopher Naber

Outstanding Promise for 2nd year student
• Belinda Chung

Outstanding Promise for 1st year student
• Nury Perez-Martinez

Students Completing Honors

Fall 2013 / Spring 2014

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Kristin Denlinger
Ian Kirby

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
Arielle Friehling

Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Program in Linguistics
Cass Lanford

Outstanding Promise for 2nd year student
Peter Witzig

Outstanding Promise for 1st year student
Marla Rojas

Students Completing Honors

Fall 2012 / Spring 2013

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Kimberly Edmunds
Lauren Henrickson

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
Valentin Lazar

Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Program in Linguistics
Alexander Riddle

Outstanding Promise for 2nd year student
Christopher Naber

Outstanding Promise for 1st year student
Cameron Coppala

Students Completing Honors

Awarded the Bobby Jones Scholarship for a year of study at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
Lauren Henrickson

Awarded the 2013 Academy of American Poets Prize
Alexander Riddle

Honorable Mention (Social Sciences), 2013 College Research Symposium
Michelle Linch, "The Role of Sound Symbolism on Product - Label Pairings."
Director: Dr. Lynne Nygaard 

Fall 2011 / Spring 2012

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Wes Smith

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
Katherine Dzubinski

Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Program in Linguistics
Margaret Swerlick

Students Completing Honors
Kelsey Jamerson, "Revisiting Possession in English."  (director: Dr. Phil Wolff)
Wes Smith, "Gestural Origins of Language as an Evolutionary Explanation for the Digital and Analogic Properties of Human Communication." (director: Dr. Bradd Shore)

College Symposium Best Presentation Award in Social Sciences
Kelsey Jamerson, "Revisiting Possession in English."

Fall 2010 / Spring 2011

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Joshua Keller

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Robert Smith

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
Christianna Beachley
Jennifer Clegg
Samuel Ritter

Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Program in Linguistics
Alec Fox

Students Completing Honors
Marina Santiago, Linguistics,  (Director: Dr. Tamasi)
Robert Smith, Linguistics, (Director: Dr. Pak)
Jennifer Clegg, "Preschool in the South Pacific: Establishing a Quantitative Method for Corss-Cultural Comparison", Psychology and Linguistics, (Director: Dr. Rochat)
Samuel Ritter, "Causation and the Somatosensory System", Psychology and Linguistics, (Director: Dr. Wolff)

Fall 2009 / Spring 2010

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Nihar Mathur

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
Kaitlyn Bankieris

Students Completing Honors
Tonia Davis, Linguistics, With Highest Honors (Director: Dr. Phil Wolff)
Nihar Mathur, Linguistics, With Highest Honors (Director: Dr. Lynne Nygaard)
Meredith West, Psychology and Linguistics, With Highest Honors (Director: Dr. Phil Wolff)

SIRE Research Best Presentation Award (Humanities)
John Culnan, "The REALM Test in Health Communication"
Mentor: Dr. Susan Tamasi, Linguistics

College Symposium Best Presentation Award (Social Sciences)
Nihar Mathur, "Phonetic Correlates of Sound Symbolism"
Mentor: Dr. Lynne Nygaard, Psychology

Honorable Mention:
Kaitlyn Bankieris, "Sound Symbolism and the Perception of Shape and Implied Motion"
Mentor: Dr. Lynne Nygaard, Psychology
Tonia Davis, "Who really turned out the light? Defining metonymic licensing from an empirical standpoint"
Mentor: Dr. Phillip Wolff, Psychology

Fall 2008 / Spring 2009

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Presley Pizzo
Hilary Prichard
Alessia Waller

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
Rebecca Ojo

Fall 2007 / Spring 2008

Award for Excellence in the Study of Linguistics
Julia Johnson

Award for Excellence in the Study of Psychology and Linguistics
Emily Malina