LA Awards

2022

University of Colorado Honors Journal

The University of Colorado Honors Journal is an interdisciplinary, student-run journal published annually by the Arts & Sciences Honors Program under the supervision of a faculty advisor and the Director of the Honors Program. The Honors Journal presents a collection of works that reflect the utmost talent, diligence, and creativity among undergraduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Emily

Emily Archambault

LA Experience: CHEM 1113, General Chemistry 1, Spring and Fall of 2021. "My favorite part about being an LA was getting to form connections with students throughout the class, as well as with other LAs, TAs, and professors. It was great being part of such a supportive community and helping others learn chemistry!"
Eleanor

Eleanor Gentry

LA experience: PHYS 1110 Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. "My favorite part of being in the LA program was definitely getting to connect with students on physics concepts outside of the class curriculum to encourage their curiosity. That's what first got me excited about physics, so it's really rewarding to be able to support others in exploring their curiosity for the physical world."
Kenlie Rohrer

Kenlie Rohrer

LA Experience: ENGL 3000 Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021; WRTG 1150 Summer 2021, ENGL 1001 Fall 2021 and LA Mentor Spring 2022. "My favorite thing about being an LA is that I get to meet new people and that I get to spend time learning about things I'm passionate about in new ways." Kenlie received this award in 2021 and 2022.
Carter

Carter Witt

LA Experience: PSYC 4553 Spring 2021. "The best part of being involved in the LA program was getting to work with people one on one and seeing them grow in their skills and knowledge throughout the semester!"

Lasting Legacy Award

This award is in collaboration with the Senior Class Council, and honors a graduating senior who has left their mark at CU. This person is someone who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on campus, who has spearheaded a cause on campus, and whose impact will be seen for years to come.
 

Jake Melara

Jake Melara

Jake was an LA for MATH 2510, Introductory Statistics, during Fall 2019 and Fall 2020, and an LA Mentor during Fall 2020. Jake was also awarded a UROP award for his project “Learning Assistants’ Impact on Student’s Academic Mindset” and presented his work at the International Learning Assistant Conference during Fall 2020.

Together We Succeed Award

Through its five core values, Leeds fosters integrity, inclusion, academic excellence, community and forward-looking mindsets in its students. The Together We Succeed Award recognizes one Leeds student who exemplifies Leeds' core principles and high-achieving culture.

 Anant Gupta

Anant Gupta

Anant was an LA for the BCOR 1030 Communication Strategy Course both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. "My favorite aspect of being an LA is the ability to build one-on-one relationships with the students and be that support the professor cannot always be!"

CU Physics Award for LA Excellence

The Physics Award for LA Excellence honors a Physics LA who has had a positive impact in the classroom through creative teaching methods and a deliberate effort to improve students' academic outcomes.

Brett Schechter

Brett Schechter

Brett was an LA for PHYS 2600 in Spring 2021 and for PHYS 2010 in both Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. "My favorite part of being an LA was being able to have fun, smile, and laugh with students! Physics can admittedly be tough, but creating an environment that students and I wanted to come back to week after week really allowed us all to enjoy physics and keep moving forward."

Environmental Design Esteemed Graduated Award in Landscape Architecture

This honor is conferred upon graduating senior from the Program in Environmental Design who through their design work, character, contributions and efforts, embody the highest ideals celebrated within the ENVD community. Environmental Design faculty nominated and voted for the recipients of this award.

Makenna Karhoff

Makenna Karhoff

Makenna was an LA Spring of 2019 and Spring of 2021 for Intro to Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 2145) and an LA Mentor Spring of 2022. "My favorite part of the LA Program was getting to know other students in a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds. It was such an inspiring experience to get to be apart of someone else's learning journey and guide them along the way."

Churchill Scholarship

The Churchill Scholarship supports one year of study at Cambridge University, and it is awarded to students who have outstanding academic records, proven talent in research, originality, creativity and “outstanding personal qualities.”

Spencer Hurt

Spencer Hurt

Spencer was a PHYS 2130 (General Physics 3) LA in Fall 2021 and is one of 16 students nationwide to win a Churchill Scholarship. After graduating this spring, he plans to complete his master's degree at the Cambridge Institute of Astronomy. ( full article )

2021

University of Colorado Honors Journal

The University of Colorado Honors Journal is an interdisciplinary, student-run journal published annually by the Arts & Sciences Honors Program under the supervision of a faculty advisor and the Director of the Honors Program. The Honors Journal presents a collection of works that reflect the utmost talent, diligence, and creativity among undergraduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Alexander Adler

Alexander Adler

LA Experience: MATH 2400 Spring 2020, PHYS 1120 Fall 2020, and PHYS 2210 Fall 2021 "My favorite moments as an LA are when I can help transform some part of a student's perspective so they can understand the curriculum in a different way. I believe that most of the minds at this university made of clay, for they can be changed and entirely reshaped in the right context. This malleability...
Caleb Wexler

Caleb Wexler

LA Experience: PHYS 1110 Spring 2017, PHYS 1230 Fall 2017, PHYS 1140 Spring 2018, ENGL 3116 Spring 2020, and ENGL 1001 Fall 2020 "As an LA I had the unique opportunity to reproach material I was already passionate about through the lens of a teacher and the eyes of a beginner, which helped me learn it better and reminded me why I’d fallen in love with it in the first...
Kathryn Halverson

Kathryn Halverson

LA Experience: PSYC 2012 Fall 2018 "They say you learn the best by teaching someone else-- that was certainly the case in my experience as an LA! I learned and retained so much from my one-on-one time with students. It gave me a valuable perspective into the learning process."

Caroline Wiygul

Caroline was an LA for ENVS 1001 in Spring 2020 and has two poetic pieces featured in the 2021 Honors Journal.