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DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS

The Department of Anthropology gives seven awards at commencement to students who have demonstrated excellence in their coursework. Departmental honors at commencement are awarded to majors and minors on the basis of academic average and other indicators of excellence. Students with grade point averages of 3.5 or better, who would like to receive High Honors in Anthropology, should apply to the department during their junior year for permission to write an honors thesis on a subject chosen by them in consultation with a member of the faculty. For a list of recent department awardees, click here.


Powdermaker


Hortense Powdermaker Award
Awarded to the most promising graduating major concentrating in cultural or linguistic anthropology



                                 
                                            

Ceci  


Lynn Ceci Memorial Award
Awarded to the most promising graduating major concentrating in archaeology







Mahler

Paul Mahler Memorial Award
Awarded to the most promising graduating major concentrating in biological anthropology





Gregersen


Edgar Gregersen Memorial Award
Awarded to the most promising junior major concentrating in anthropological linguistic or cultural anthropology







DeBoer


Warren DeBoer Memorial Award
Awarded to the most promising junior major concentrating in archaeology







Spencer


Frank Spencer Memorial Award
Awarded to the most promising junior major concentrating in biological anthropology






Junior Honors
Awarded to junior Anthropology majors who have completed 15 credits in Anthropology with a major GPA of 3.5 or greater


Senior Honors
Awarded to graduating majors with an Anthropology GPA of 3.5 or greater


High Honors
Awarded to graduating majors who have completed a two-semester long research project (Honor's Thesis) under the direction of a faculty member


Service Award
Given to a graduating student in recognition of outstanding service to the department

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