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Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

 

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Professional Development is pleased to announce the winners of our 2020 outstanding student awards and our inductees into our honor society. These awards and honors recognize each student’s exemplary work in courses across the university. We wish them the best in their future endeavors!

 

 

 

Awards

Outstanding Senior in Interdisciplinary Studies

Award is given annually to the graduating student in Interdisciplinary Studies with the highest GPA and highest number of USM Earned credit hours.

Keralynda Breslau

Keralynda Breslau

"USM has been a great place to pursue my education. My IDS concentrations are in Business & English, with a minor in Marketing, and my capstone was a comprehensive business proposal for a sustainable Bed and Breakfast in my home state of Washington. I’m excited to pursue my passion for supporting local wineries and sustainable small businesses by opening my own B&B. The commitment of the entire faculty—especially the invested mentorship of Allan Eickelmann, Lance Hopkins, and Damon Franke, has been instrumental in shaping that dream. USM has spurred on my natural drive, curiosity, and inspired perseverance. I could not be more thankful for my experience. Southern Miss To The Top!"

-Keralynda Breslau ’20

 

  

 

Awards

Outstanding Senior in Liberal Studies

Award is given annually to the graduating student in Liberal Studies with the highest GPA and highest number of USM Earned credit hours

Christopher S. Ainsworth, Jr.

Christopher S. Ainsworth, Jr.

"Liberal Studies is a flexible degree that allowed me to study topics of interest and topics for development. The program helped craft my mind into what it is today by building skills that I thought needed. Studying Liberal Studies online at Southern Miss coincided with my busy schedule as an ROTC cadet and Resident Assistant. I am Commissioning as an Active Duty 2nd Lieutenant in the Army after graduation."

-Christopher S. Ainsworth, Jr. ’20

 

 


Awards

Outstanding Freshman in Exploratory Studies

Award is given annually to the Freshman student in Exploratory Studies with the highest GPA and a minimum of 15 USM Earned credit hours.

 

 

Elizabeth Eldridge

Elizabeth Eldridge 

 

Awards

Outstanding Freshman in Interdisciplinary Studies

Award is given annually to the Freshman student in Interdisciplinary Studies with the highest GPA and a minimum of 15 USM Earned credit hours.

 

 Jennifer Stringer

Jennifer Stringer

 

Awards

Outstanding Freshman in Liberal Studies

Award is given annually to the Freshman student in Liberal Studies with the highest GPA and a minimum of 15 USM Earned credit hours.

 

Chandler Best 

Chandler Best

  

Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society

Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society for Interdisciplinary Studies

Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society promotes excellence in research and coursework in interdisciplinary studies. Students majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies are inducted based on their exemplary GPAs in their coursework across the University.

 

 

▪️Kayla Boudreaux | senior

▪️Keralynda Breslau | senior

▪️Cyjuan Davis | freshman

▪️Jennifer Doucet | senior

▪️Whitney Howell | senior

▪️Tyler Jackson | junior

▪️Jacqueline Johnson | junior

▪️Natasha Moran | senior

▪️Eric Stivender | senior

▪️Jennifer Stringer | freshman

▪️Nicole Wilson | senior

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