Twenty undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder have received the prestigious Jacob Van Ek Award for outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the university and Boulder communities.
The recipients were honored last month along with faculty members they named as mentors. The award was established in 1973 to honor Jacob Van Ek, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at CU-Boulder from 1929 to 1959. Van Ek died in 1994 at the age of 97.
Following is a list of the 20 Jacob Van Ek Award recipients from 2003, their major fields of study and faculty mentors.
Aurora: Amy L. Weiner, sociology, mentor Seana Lowe of INVST community studies program.
Dara Burwell, English and creative writing, mentor Joanne Belknap of sociology.
Boulder: L. Cheyenne Sobieniak-Wiseman, international affairs, mentor Seana Lowe of INVST community studies program.
Adriane S. Genette, English and sociology, mentor Jane Garrity of English.
Colorado Springs: Lisa Umphrey, kinesiology, mentor David Sherwood of kinesiology and applied physiology.
Jamie Lovitt, distributed studies: educational transformation, mentor Lauri McNown of political science.
Littleton: Christopher M. Clary, English and history, mentor Katherine Eggert of English.
Erin L. Scherer, broadcast news and Spanish language and literature, mentor Nina Molinaro of Spanish and Portuguese.
Scott B. Schulte, kinesiology and applied physiology, mentor David Sherwood of kinesiology and applied physiology.
Longmont: J. Reed Caldwell, distributed studies: leadership in health and diversity, mentor Mary Ann Shea of the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program.
Christina A. Zigler, distributed studies: art-based nonviolent social change, mentor Cathy Comstock of Farrand Residential Academic Program and comparative literature and humanities.
Loveland: Kimber M. Westbrook, kinesiology, mentor Laurence Greene of kinesiology and applied physiology.
Greeley: Amy N. Reichert, Spanish, mentor Jose del Pino of Spanish and Portuguese.
Miami Beach: Lara C. Stein, ethnic studies and fine arts, mentor Elisa Facio of ethnic studies.
Topeka: Jocelyn E. Renner, applied mathematics and Russian studies, mentor Anne Dougherty of applied mathematics.
Lexington: Shawna M. Ward, psychology and pre-medicine, mentor Theresa Hernandez of psychology.
Lake Oswego: Kaye A. Jones, distributed studies: community-based social change toward a sustainable future, mentor Cathy Comstock of the Farrand Residential Academic Program and comparative literature and humanities.
Portland: Nicholas H. Hedlund, distributed studies: social change and ecological sustainability, mentor Cathy Comstock of the Farrand Residential Academic Program and comparative literature and humanities.
Calais: Derek C. Chase, economics, mentor Ann Carlos of economics.
Hartford: Kathryn F. Hauser, speech, language and hearing sciences, mentor Gail Ramsberger of speech, language and hearing sciences.