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CIS Awards

2021 CIS Awards

Outstanding Student Awards

This award recognizes a student in each program who has contributed holistically to not just their academic program, but to also the CIS and the university community. These students maintain a high GPA, participate in various on-campus activities, and serve as role models for their fellow students. This year’s awards went to: 

  • Global Studies- Kaylyn Noel Temple
  • Global Leadership Center- Jenna Miller
  • African Studies – Freeman Uchenna Enem
  • Asian Studies – Previn Pandy
  • Communication and Development Studies – Faith Otchere 
  • International Development Studies – Ruth Appiah Kubi 
  • Latin American Studies – Daniela Avila
  • War & Peace – Abigail Robson 

Academic Excellence Awards

This award is for students who maintain high academic standards and have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 and above.

Graduate Students

African Studies
  • Ama Boatemaa Appiah Kubi   
  • Jeremiah Commey         
  • Fatou Drammeh   
  • Freeman Uchenna Enem         
  • Ewurabena Edufua Krampah  
  • Angela Naa Odofley Manko      
  • George Ofori Atta   
  • Jainaba Suso        
Asian Studies
  • Nicholas Brown
  • Momiji Niwa 
  • Previn  Pandey        
  • Thi Minh Duc Pham
Communication and Dev Studies
  • Beauty Fosu Acheampong      
  • Vanessa Antwi     
  • Kathryn Gardner  
  • Nelli   Gurbanova 
  • Uladzislau Kavaleuski    
  • Lutviah        
  • Mohamed Mugtaba         
  • Jean Bosco Ntirenganya          
  • Faith  Otchere       
  • Hannah Wintucky

 

International Development Studies
  • Ruth Appiah Kubi 
  • Nicole Germano   
  • Thomas Opiyo Okumu    
  • Uchenna Hillprieston Okwara
  • Yvette Adhiambo Onyango      
  • Laureen Atieno Owaga  
  • Dina   Rishmawi   
Latin American Studies
  • Daniela Avila         
  • Julio Beltran         
  • Adriana Camacho
  • Veronica Valeria Garrido Ojeda          
  • Alyssa King
  • Kossi Missedja      
  • Paige Wilson         
War and Peace Studies
  • Connor Regan

Undergraduate students

Africa
  • Emma  Prochaska Rose          
Asia
  • Alice Dorrell   
  • Sophia Holtkamp       
  • Jahmir King    
  • Holly Thompson
Europe
  • Alexandria Codispoti 
  • Analee Davis  
  • Lydia Gehr      
  • Samantha Morse       
Global Leadership
  • Alexis   Eberlein          
  • Sidney Fick                 
  • Nikolas Hinkle
  • Chase  Mccorkle        
Latin America
  • Daniela Grijalva          
War and Peace
  • Callie   Flood  
  • Abby    Hutzel 
  • Jahmir King    
  • Owen  Mcclain          
  • Evan    Schalon          
  • John    Wehrkamp     
  • Grace  Weisel

 

Special Recognition certificates

  • Drs. Sadek and Anne Samaan Scholarship Fund for Mutual Understanding- Mohamed Elmugtabe Ahmed
  • Patricia Weitsman Memorial Scholarship- Evan Schalon and Asya Martin
  • World Language Ambassadors- Kevin Lockett and Jillian Lewis
  • Global Studies Ambassador - Bridge Coffey

Recognition of External Awards

Nationally Competitive Awards

  • Allyssa Nicole Leaton (Fulbright Applicant) 
  • Kaylyn Temple (Fulbright Applicant - Semi Finalist) 
  • Mrin Dasgupta (CLS Applicant - Arabic) 
  • Noah Hamlin Darby (CLS Applicant - Arabic) 
  • Kevin Lockett (CLS Applicant - Swahili Alternate) 
  • Holly Thompson (CLS Applicant - Japanese) 

Phi Beta Kappa Initiates

  • Analee Ximena Davis - Europe  
  • Daniela Adriana  Grijalva – Latin America  
  • Asya Martin - War and Peace   
  • Devon J. Schneider - Asia  
  • John Wehrkamp – War and Peace 

CIS Faculty Awards

    CIS Excellence in Teaching Award

    This award honors faculty members for their outstanding contribution to the Center's teaching mission. This inaugural award went to;

    • Dr. Risa Whitson, Professor and Curriculum Chair, Geography
    • Dr. Assan Sarr, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, History
    CIS Advising and Mentoring Award

    This award honors faculty members for their outstanding record of ensuring the academic success of the Center's students. This inaugural award went to;

    • Dr. Yeong-Hyun Kim, Associate Professor, Geography
    • Dr. Thomas Smucker, Associate Professor, Geography
    Friend of the CIS Award

    This award honors faculty members for their distinguished contribution  and dedication to the Center, its students, and its mission. This inaugural award went to;

    • Dr. Diane Ciekawy, Associate Professor, Anthropology 
    • Dr. Drew McDaniel, Professor, Media Arts and Studies

    2020 CIS Awards

    While we were not able to execute the 2020 CIS Awards as initially planned, on April 30, 2020 we hosted our first ever virtual awards. Hosted on Zoom and livestreamed on Facebook, the award ceremony was a small way to recognize the amazing work our CIS students are doing in and out of the classroom. A recording of the livestream is available here.
      

    The following awards were given:

    Outstanding Student Awards
    This award recognizes a student in each program who has contributed holistically to not just their academic program, but to also the CIS and the university community. These students maintain a high GPA, participate in various on-campus activities, and serve as role models for their fellow students. This year’s awards went to: 

    • Global Studies — Caitlyn Gampp 
    • Global Leadership Center — Danielle Klein 
    • African Studies — Margaret Gatonye 
    • Asian Studies —  Namrata Jain 
    • Latin American Studies — Lloyda Alicia Garrett 
    • Communication and Development Studies — Paige Jennan Andrew 
    • International Development Studies — Ashley Kafton 

    Academic Achievement Awards 
    This award is for students who maintain high academic standards and have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 and above.

    Africa Studies

    • Ama Boatemaa Appiah Kubi  
    • Kofi Baah Gyimah  
    • Jeremiah Commey  
    • Fatou Drammeh  
    • Prince Osei Asibia Duodu
    • Margaret Wanjiru Gatonye 
    • Ishmael Laryea Konney 
    • Ewurabena Edufua Krampah 
    • Prince Kwarteng Crooklynn 
    • Angela Naa Odoffey Manko 
    • George Ofori Atta
    • Doreen Tutera 
    • Purity Namisoho Wawire  

    Asian Studies  

    • Kevin Balk 
    • Craig Eyman 
    • Ihsan Faris 
    • Namrata Jain
    • Previn Pandey 
    • Aaron Reinhard 
    • Agam Syahrial  

    Latin American Studies

    • Daniela Avila
    • Veronica Valeria Garrido
    • Anne Kawabe
    • Kossi Missedja
    • Andrea Padilla

    Communication and Development Studies

    • Jaqueline Atieno Abok 
    • Delight Jessica Agboada 
    • Mohamed Elmugtaba Ahmed 
    • Jennan Andrew 
    • Carina Capitine 
    • Delphine Marie De Gryse 
    • Benafsha Faizy 
    • Daniel Galek 
    • Kathryn Gardner 
    • Senya Afi Ghamli 
    • Nelli Gurbanova 
    • Mohamed Haroon Hilal 
    • Harry Morgan Insaidoo 
    • Uladzislau Kavaleuski 
    • Fnu Lutviah 
    • Faith Otchere 
    • Susan Sengmanithong 
    • Nala Edwin Widjaja 
    • Hannah Wintucky 

     

    International Development Studies 

    • Eddy Emilia Boue 
    • Nicole Germano 
    • Mohammed Sakhi 
    • Ashley Kafton 
    • Eriko Mukaibo 
    • Uchenna Hillprieston Okwara 
    • Dina Rishmawi 
    • Peggy Sayo 
    • Amal Shimir 

     

    Global Studies 

    • Emma Prochaska – Africa 
    • Jahmir King – Asia and War and Peace 
    • Holly Thompson - Asia 
    • Lydia Gehr - Europe 
    • Joey Phipps - Europe 
    • Daniela Grijalva – Latin America 
    • Amy Baciak – War and Peace 
    • Abby Hutzel – War and Peace 
    • Evan Schalon – War and Peace 
    • John Wehrkamp – War and Peace 
    • Grace Weisel – War and Peace 

     

    Global Leadership Center

    • Daniela Grijalva 

     

    Special recognition certificates were given for the following: