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19 CLASS Students Receive Alumni Excellence Awards

December 06, 2017

On Friday, Dec. 8, 19 students from the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences will be honored with an Alumni Award for Excellence. This is award is given by the University of Idaho Alumni Association to undergraduate seniors, graduate students and law students who have achieved outstanding academic success and have demonstrated career and professional preparation; campus and community leadership and involvement, or are leaders in the classroom, laboratory, campus and community. CLASS students made up 38 percent of the total award recipients. Congratulations to:

  • Amy Agenbroad, international studies and finance

  • Shannon Dryden, English

  • Emma Scott, international studies and anthropology

  • Shanti Friedman, Spanish and studio art

  • Kimberly Gerken, international studies and political science

  • Rachel Goodman, political science, Spanish, and international studies

  • Zachary Lien, international studies and political science

  • Cami Nichols, international studies

  • McKenzie MacDonald, economics and political science

  • Graham Zickefoose, international studies and Spanish

  • Jessica Matsaw, sociology

  • Senna Pankopf, Spanish and international studies

  • Samantha Roberts, Spanish and microbiology

  • Olivia Baggerly, broadcasting and digital media

  • Lauren Westerfield, English

  • Suraj Thapa, economics

  • Briggs Jackson, international studies, political science and economics

  • Catherine Yenne, international studies, political science and French

  • Maria Soledad Horta Vorse, modern language business

Congratulations also to the 12 CLASS faculty members selected to accompany these students to the celebration as honored faculty mentors.

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