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K-State Today

April 28, 2017



Political science department honors students at recognition reception

By Allison Kuehne

The political science department hosted its annual recognition reception April 21. Family members, guests, donors and faculty members attended the event and supported the department's scholarship recipients, honorary society members, and graduate teaching assistants in celebrating their academic success.

The department awarded $17,450 in scholarship funds to undergraduate students, $3,700 in scholarship funds to graduate students, and $130,000 for graduate assistantships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Graduate assistantships also include more than $70,200 in total tuition support.

2017-2018 scholarship recipients:

  • Adam Wilkerson, sophomore in political science, Don and Marian Button Political Science Scholarship.
  • Mallory Williams, junior in political science and philosophy, Reba L. Cobb Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Women in Political Science.
  • Miranda Moore, junior in political science and communication studies, Louis H. Douglas Scholarship.
  • Jessica Gittemeier, senior in political science, Joseph Hajda Student Scholarship.
  • Carly Wright, junior in political science, Donald R. Hill Scholarship in Political Science.
  • Lizzy McEntire, sophomore in political science and history, Orma Linford Scholarship.
  • Joshua Miller, junior in political science, philosophy, economics and math, Edward Allen McCoy, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Political Science.
  • Seth Dinkel, junior in political science, Edward Allen McCoy, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.
  • Faith Tuttle, sophomore in political science and international studies, Barbara Meyer Memorial Scholarship.
  • Corinne Stratton, senior in political science and international studies, Richter Family "Beyond the Campus" Scholarship.
  • Andrew Le, sophomore in political science and international studies, Rieger-McCrery Scholarship.
  • Sam Hughes, junior in political science, Dennis K. Tapsak Memorial Scholarship.
  • Jemima Nesthant, senior in political science, 2017 Video Contest Winner Award.
  • Riley Nickel, junior in political science, Jon David Wagner Scholarship.
  • Morgan Wills, master of public administration student, John W. and Lynn L. Carlin Public Administration Scholarship.
  • Wahida Akhtar, master of public administration student, Tummala's Master of Public Administration Fellowship.
  • Jill Haake, master of public administration student, Raoul Wallenberg Scholarship in International Relations.
  • Gabrielle Hull, master of public administration student, Nicholas Salgo Political Science Scholarship.

2017-2018 graduate teaching assistantship recipients:

  • Catherine Caffera, Master of Arts in political science.
  • Wesley Duncan, Master of Public Administration.
  • Mohri Exline, Master of Public Administration.
  • Ghashia Kiyani, doctorate in security studies.
  • Monica Macfarlane, Master of Public Administration.
  • Deanna Milligan, Master of Public Administration.
  • Daphne Park, Master of Public Administration.
  • Kaitlin Stanley, Master of Arts in security studies.
  • Harris Sheikh, doctorate in security studies.

Congratulations to all award recipients.