UA Little Rock’s College of Social Sciences and Communication (CSSC) honored its students, faculty, and staff at its annual awards ceremony.
More than 230 guests attended the May 7 event at the Governor’s Mansion that celebrated the many achievements of CSSC’s students, faculty, and staff.
The college awarded $112,600 to 117 students through 71 scholarships.
“As one alum told us the next day, the ceremony was an uplifting celebration of academic excellence, rich in spirt and sense of community,” said Dr. Julien Mirivel, interim dean of CSSC. “I want to extend another round of congratulations to all of our award recipients and our gratitude to all who attended.”
The award winners include:
College Excellence Awards
Faculty Excellence Awards – Dr. Cheryl Johnston, Dr. Avinash Thombre, and Dr. Tusty ten Bensel
Above and Beyond Award – Dr. Belinda Blevins-Knabe
Chair of the Year Award – Dr. April Chatham-Carpenter
Student Engagement Award – Dr. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm
Champions for Service Learning Award – Dr. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm and Dr. Molly Smith
Staff Excellence Award – Christina Smith
CSSC Student Scholarship Recipients
Founding Dean Community-Engaged Research Scholarship – Amy King