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Prizes and Honors

Organizations and Honors

Sociology Prize The Howd Sociology Prize was made possible through a gift of Dr. Cloice Howd, Class of 1912, in honor of his wife, Martha Wilson Howd, BA in Sociology, Class of 1931. The prize is awarded annually to the student who presents the best sociological paper or thesis completed during the year.

Anthropology Prize The Gebauer Anthropology Prize was created in 1971 to honor Dr. Paul Gebauer, BA Linfield, 1943, DD Linfield, 1952, for 30 years a missionary in the British Cameroons and former professor of Anthropology at Linfield. The prize is awarded annually to the student who presents the best anthropological paper or thesis completed during the year.

Departmental Honors

Students who complete senior theses or museum exhibits are eligible to receive departmental honors at graduation.

Honor Societies

Pi Gamma Mu, an international honor society, recognizes academic achievement among juniors and seniors in the social sciences. Students must be in the top 35% of their class, have taken at least 20 hours in the social sciences, and must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Please contact Professor Sharon Bailey Glasco (x2306) for more information.

Alpha Kappa Delta, an international honor society, recognizes academic achievement among juniors and seniors who have a major or demonstrated serious interest in sociology. Students must be in the top 35% of their class, have completed at least four sociology courses, and maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.3, as well as a 3.0 GPA in their sociology courses. Please contact Professor Amy Orr (x2549) for more information.

Lambda Alpha
, an international honor society, recognizes academic achievement among juniors and seniors who have a major or demonstrated serious interest in anthropology. Students must be have completed at least 12 semester hrs in ANTH and SOAN courses, and maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.5, as well as a 3.0 GPA in their anthropology courses. Please contact Professor Tom Love (x2504) for more information, including details on qualifications and benefits of membership.