College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

2013-2014 Dorothy Jean Ray Anthropology Scholarship Winner

With an anthropology major and a journalism minor, Jacinda Ruggles wants to create better understanding of different cultures throughout the world.  After graduation, she is interested in volunteering with the Peace Corps or pursuing...

2013 Purple and Old Gold Award - Laya Liebseller

The Purple and Old Gold Award is awarded annually by the faculty to the most outstanding graduating senior in each major. When Laya Liebseller took her first cultural anthropology class,  “it blew me right out of the water. I learned I could...

2011 Purple and Old Gold Award-Anthropology

The Purple and Old Gold Award is awarded anually by the faculty to the most outstanding graduating senior in each major. Meredith Hild plans to pursue graduate study with a focus in either linguistics or social and religious...

2011-2012 Dorothy Jean Ray Anthropology Scholarship Winner

When Emily Davis first took Human Origins, she discovered that “anthropology was everything I never knew I was looking for.”  She is currently a double-major in French and Anthropology and plans to attend graduate school in order...