Two students and a faculty member received special recognition awards at the Celebration of Student Scholarship.
The daylong event featured hundreds of students’ research projects through poster sessions, presentations and panels. Three college-wide awards were presented during the day’s events.
The Exemplary Research Award was given to Tori Benders ’16 for her research paper, “Communication Habits and the Quarter Life Crisis: Implications of Social Networking Site Use and Interpersonal Support.” The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize for being selected. Library Director Laura Probst noted the pool of projects was strong. Ellen-Marie Pedersen ’16 and Audrey Gunn ’16 received honorable mentions for their projects.
Brooke Maruska ’18 received the President Pamela M. Jolicoeur Endowed Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established in memory of Concordia’s 10th president, Dr. Pamela Jolicoeur, to recognize emerging student leaders early in their Concordia career. Qualities for leadership ability include engagement, vision, inclusiveness and community orientation.
Dr. Darcie Sell, assistant professor of psychology and co-director of women’s and gender studies, received the mentor of the year award. Sell is known for guiding students through research and coursework. Her keen knowledge and collaborative work model challenge her students to succeed.
Image: (l-r) Dr. Darcie Sell, Tori Benders '16, Ellen-Marie Pedersen '16, Audrey Gunn '16 and Brooke Maruska '18