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Keeping Up with Honors

Honors Student Notable Achievements

Freddy T. Davy Scholarship – In 2020, Oluwanifemi “Nife” Shola-Dare was awarded with the Davy Scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Fulbright Fellowship – Thomas LeClair was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 2020 to complete a masters degree in marine biology in Bangor, Wales.

German Academic Exchange (DAAD) / Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) – Hayley Morris, Sean Thompson, and Christi Webster were selected as interns for the RISE Germany program in summer 2020. (Due to COVID, travel has been deferred).

Goldwater Scholarship – Sean Thompson was awarded a Goldwater Scholarship in 2020.

Marshall Scholarship – Kristian Gubsch was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to pursue graduate study at the University of Sheffeld, UK, starting in fall 2020.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) – Julianna Brutman and Hannah Zmuda were awarded fellowships from the NSF to continue their graduate study at WSU.

Truman Scholarship – Patrick Robichaud was named a 2020 finalist for the Truman Scholarship for students pursuing a career in the public sector.

Current Honors College student Micki Thies has co-authored a peer-reviewed paper with Professor Dick Gomulkiewicz, an Honors Faculty Fellow and a Professor in WSU’s School of Biological Sciences. The 2021 paper is entitled “Evading resistance to gene drives” and has been published in the prominent journal Genetics. The research was supported by funding from Professor Gomulkiewicz’s recent Honors Distinguished Professorship.

Honors Faculty Notable Achievements

William M. Hamlin’s newly published book “Montaigne.”

WSU Honors College Professor Annie Lampman’s debut literary-thriller novel “Sins of the Bees.”

Part spiritual quest, part survival tale, DJ Lee’s memoir “Remote. Finding Home in Bitterroots” follows a difficult path through memory, meaning, and some of the world’s most rugged landscape.

Dr. Dick Gomulkiewicz, an Honors Faculty Fellow and Professor in WSU’s School of Biological Sciences has published a 2021 paper entitled “Evading resistance to gene drives” in the prominent journal Genetics. The paper was coauthored by current Honors College student Micki Thies along with James Bull, and the research was supported by funding from Professor Gomulkiewicz’s recent Honors Distinguished Professorship. We are also pleased to note that Dr. Gomulkiewicz is himself an alumnus of WSU Honors.