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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.
Emeritus Society Undergraduate Research Grants in Arts and Humanities Awardee Anya Guadamuz’s research project is titled, “Music of the Spheres: Using Astrological Symbolism to Explain Dualities within Music”
Emeritus Society Undergraduate Research Grants in Arts and Humanities Awardee Emma Ledbetter researches “The Rhetoric of Communication of Scientific Information about COVID-19” with advisor Melissa Nicholas.
Emeritus Society Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awardee John Bussey with mentor John McCloy, explores the topic of “Characterization of Mt. St. Helens Ash for Use as a Lunar Regolith Simulant.” Read details about their research here.
Emeritus Society Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awardee Olivia Willis researched with mentor Cheryl Reed the project “Inspiring Transportation Career with K-12 Curriculum Activities.” Read details about their research here.
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.
Dr. Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson (Sociology) received the College of Arts and Sciences 2021 award for Outstanding Career Achievement (Tenure Track).
Dr. Johnson is an Honors Faculty Fellow and a former Honors Distinguished Professor.
Dr. Sergey Lapin (Mathematics and Statistics) received the College of Arts and Sciences 2021 award for Mid-Career Achievement (Career Track).
Dr. Lapin is an Honors Faculty Fellow.
Dr. Chris Dickey (Music) received the College of Arts and Sciences 2021 William F. Mullen Memorial Teaching Award.
Dr. Dickey is a member of the Honors Council.