Sociology Graduates & Awards
Department Celebrates 2023 Graduates and Award Winners at End-of-Year Banquet
At our Department end-of-the-year celebration and banquet on May 12, we had many great achievements to celebrate. Ms. Lupe Gallegos-Dias ‘84, the Director of Chicanx/Latinx Student Development at the University of California, Berkeley and a SCU Sociology major, honored the department with a special keynote address.
The department inducted new members into the honor society to recognize their outstanding academic achievements and commitment to the field. Welcome to our new 2023 chapter Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) International Sociology Honor Society initiates:
Jocelyn Anaya Galvan
Georgia MacGregor Lewis
Valenzuela Naomi Yang
Seniors majoring in sociology were recognized for their academic excellence and outstanding contributions through awards presented by the department. These awards serve as a testament to their dedication and hard work in the field.
The Sociology Academic Excellence Award was presented to outstanding sociology students who achieved the highest Sociology GPA among the graduating seniors. This year's recipients of the award were Megan Imai and Judith Li.
The Krassowski award is presented to the senior(s) with the best research paper written in a Sociology course. This year’s first place Witold Krassowski Award was awarded to Megan Imai for her Honors Thesis “Educational Outcomes of Multicultural Curriculum.” Second place was awarded to Angel Lin for her Honors Thesis paper “Paris By Night: A Qualitative Comparison of the Vietnamese Diaspora Communities in San Jose’s Little Saigon and Paris’ 13th Arrondissement.”
Several students were also presented with the Sociology Alumni Award for Excellence in Community-Based Research. This prestigious award recognizes the exceptional contributions made by the recipients through their research and dedicated efforts during their tenure at SCU, benefiting both the university and the wider community. First prize was awarded for “Financial Literacy Among First-Generation College Students” by Jocelyn Anaya Galvan, Emily Pachoud, and Anthony Ramos. Second place was awarded to Aimee Truscott for her capstone paper “On The Right Track: An Analysis of Efforts Aimed at Mitigating Juvenile Crime and Recidivism.”