Honors Student Recognition
Our students receive recognition at the local, state and national level.
Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship
2013 Sean Motl
Motl is one of only 62 Truman Scholars and one of only three in Texas chosen from a pool of 629 students in the U.S. to receive this award. He will receive a $30,000 scholarship to fund his graduate education in public service. The Truman Foundation seeks out student leaders who will become “change agents” in public service sectors.
Barry Goldwater Scholarship
2021 Katie Holland
Holland is one of just 410 college students from across the U.S., and one of only 22 in Texas, to earn a 2021 Goldwater Scholarship, which is considered the nation’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The scholarship is open to STEM students with an interest in pursuing research careers in those fields. More than 1,250 students were nominated for the scholarship this year, representing 438 colleges and universities.
2013 Jack Rebrovich, Honorable Mention
Fulbright Canada – MITACS Globalink Research Internships
2021 Jazlynn Lewis, Zoey Stormes
Fewer than 100 of the fully-funded summer internships are awarded each year. Lewis and Stormes will spend 10-12 weeks this summer working with research teams from across the U.S. and Canada on projects supervised by Canadian university faculty members.
Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
2014 Holly Miles
Miles has received a 2014 Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship, which will provide up to $40,000 per year for graduate studies, as well as summer internship opportunities and a guaranteed appointment as a Foreign Service Officer upon completion of her master’s degree.
Fulbright Summer Institute for Young American Student Leaders
2013 Duncan Knox
Knox is one of just nine students from throughout the U.S. chosen for this four-week institute, themed “Slavery and the Atlantic Heritage.” He will study at Bristol University in the United Kingdom.
U.S. Department of Defense SMART Scholarship-For-Service
2020 Logan Drake
This highly competitive program provides financial support and summer internships to STEM majors during their undergraduate studies. Recipients are guaranteed civilian employment at a DOD facility upon successful completion of their internship commitment and baccalaureate degree.
Woodrow Wilson Pennsylvania Teaching Fellow
West Chester University, Pennsylvania
2020 Baxter Krug
This highly competitive program recruits individuals with strong backgrounds in STEM fields and prepares them to teach in high-need secondary schools. Fellows complete a master’s degree program and receive support and mentoring through a three-year commitment as a teacher in a high-need Pennsylvania public school.
Library of Congress Junior Fellow Summer Internship Program
Learning and Innovation Office
2020 Keely Shaw
The Junior Fellows program is a 10-week paid internship designed to expose the fellows to the breadth and depth of the work that takes place at the Library of Congress. Fellows conduct research, participate in professional development seminars, and network with professionals in archival administration, museum management, and related fields.
Venture for America Fellowship
2017 Christian Garcia
The fellowship gives students the opportunity to participate in a five-week training course this summer that will prepare them for the two-year business program they will be part of. The focus of the program is to have participants work with a startup company, and through this process, develop their own business plan for future business pursuits.
Eban Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship
2014 Maxwell Kennady
Kennady has been selected as one of six 2014 Tisdale Fellows nationally by the Fund for American Studies.
The Eben Tisdale Public Policy Fellowship provides students with a distinctive opportunity to explore public policy affairs of critical importance in the technology sector of the economy.
Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award
2014 Joshua Logsdon
Logsdon is one of 15 students nationwide to win the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award which is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, dedication to the study of American history, and a commitment to public service and community involvement.
New York University Writers in Florence Program
2014 Jenni deBie
deBie traveled to Florence, Italy as one of a select group of U.S. undergraduate students to participate in the New York University Writers in Florence program.
An English major from Texarkana, deBie studied poetry and created her own work under the mentorship of award-winning poets Dorothea Lasky, assistant professor of poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, and Eileen Myles, professor emeritus of writing and literature at the University of California-San Diego.
Pearson Student Advisory Board
2013–2014 Maxwell Kennady
Kennady has been selected to serve on the Pearson board for one year and will begin his tenure at the Pearson Student Leadership Summit in Boston. He is one of only 12 U.S. student leaders chosen.
National Collegiate Honors Council
2019 Luke Meyer, Second Place
Education, “Ready to Engage: Helping Prepare Students for Academic Freedom”
2018 Parker Adamson, Third Place
Natural Sciences, “Effects of Multiple Cycles of Microwave-Irradiation on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube”
2017 Emily Vidal, Third Place
Natural Sciences, “Comparative Analysis of Linear and Nonlinear Dimension Reduction Techniques on Mass Cytometry Data
2011 Yolanda Elias, First Place
Business and Computer Science Section, “The Effect of Color Space on Wavelet Image Compression”
National Board Student Representative
2017-19 Parker Adamson
Dennis Boe Award
This award honors the late Dr. Dennis Boe, Director of Honors at East Central Oklahoma State University. The Great Plains Honors Council sponsors the Dennis Boe Award to showcase and reward outstanding scholarly work by the honors programs students of its member institutions. Each year, 3 students are chosen from a competitive field of papers nominated by honors directors at member institutions.
2020 Cassandra Schultz: “Fictions of Masculine Identity in Beowulf.”
2019 Evelyn Burch: “Projecting Power: China and the US Struggle for Power in the Era of Xi and Trump”
2018 Gabriella “Boo” Wright: “Evolution of the Keystone Species Concept and its Usefulness”
2017 Evelyn Burch: “Evaluating the Success of NAFTA as an Instrument of Foreign Policy”
2017 Christian Garcia: “The Effect of Presidential Signaling on Stock Market Prices”
2014 Sean Motl: “Memorials Without Memories”
2013 Cassady Hossenlopp: “Detection and Identification of the Dengue Virus that Tested Positive by ELISA but Negative with Conventional RT-PCR”
Great Plains Honors Council Poster Competition
2018 Emily Krause: “The Death of Chiron: Finding Peace in Assisted Suicide”
2017 Julia McDaniel: “Portrayal of Domestic Violence in Theatrical Performance”
2017 Emily Vidal: “Comparative Analysis of Linear and Nonlinear Dimension Reduction Techniques on Mass Cytometry Data
The annual Director’s Award honors the student who best represents the values of Honors Program education and has excelled in academic, research, service, and social elements of the program.
- 2021: Zoey Stormes
- 2020: Kate Creecy
- 2019: Parker Adamson and Allee Nix
- 2018: Evelyn Burch
- 2017: Brenna Hudson
- 2016: Maigan Dunlap
- 2015: Emily Perez
- 2014: Aimee Denham and Duncan Knox
- 2013: Sean Motl
- 2012: Cassady Hossenlopp
- 2011: Wills Register
- 2010: Yolanda Fay Elias
- 2009: Kaci Pruser
- 2008: Jared Bird
- 2007: Matthew Jackson
- 2006: Lori Loomis
ASU Presidential Award Recipients
- 2020-21: Kate Creecy
- 2018-19: Evelyn Burch
- 2017-18: Brenna Hudson
- 2016-17: Christian Garcia
- 2015-16: Katie MacLeay
- 2014-15: Aimee Denham
- 2013-14: Sean Motl
- 2012–13: Blake McCracken
- 2011–12: Yolanda Elias
- 2010–11: Amanda Hill
- 2008–09: Jason Strickland
- 2006–07: Kristen Truett
*No awards presented in the 2019-2020 year
ASU Distinguished Student Award Recipients
Marissa Brezgiel, College of Science and Engineering
Caylee Gibson, Norris-Vincent College of Business
Angela Chen, College of Science and Engineering
Talon Shoemake, College of Arts and Humanities
Courtney Shields, Archer College of Health and Human Services
Jessica Thorp, College of Arts and Humanities
Tristan Fielder, College of Science and Engineering
Brandi Washington, Archer College of Health and Human Services
Duncan Knox, College of Arts and Sciences
Tara Warren, College of Education
Adrienna Bingham, College of Arts and Sciences
Maxwell Kennady, College of Business
Aeriel Elliot, College of Health and Human Services
Anna Hall, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Wills Register, College of Sciences
Joshua Tindell, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Christopher Stegall, College of Business
Matthew Jackson, College of Sciences
Lori Loomis, College of Sciences
Calinda Shely, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
*No awards presented in the 2019-2020 year