Honors and Awards
Each year the College of Liberal Arts honors 12 seniors with the Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Award for their leadership, scholarly achievements and service to the community. The 2011 Dean’s Distinguished Graduates are:
- Nubia Betancourt (Arabic Language and Literature)
- Lindsey Carmichael (History/English)
- Shelby Carvalho (Government/Humanities)
- William Cochran (Plan II Honors)
- Frances Deavers (Psychology)
- Denisa Ganadara (Spanish and Portuguese/Philosophy)
- Monica Gully (English/Plan II Honors)
- Wiley Jennings (Latin American Studies/Plan II Honors)
- Kathleen Kidder (Classics)
- Stephen Mercer (History)
- Matthew Ramirez (English)
- Jessika Roesner (Linguistics/Computer Science/Plan II Honors)
The University of Texas at Austin, with support from the University Co-op, annually recognizes up to nine undergraduates for superior scholarly or creative achievement. The liberal arts recipients of the 12th annual George H. Mitchell Awards are:
- Dylan Bumford (Math/Linguistics/Psychology/Plan II Honors)
- Mauro Caffarelli (Biology/Plan II Honors)
- Emily Hawthorne (French/Plan II Honors)
- Zachary Cuyler (History/Plan II Honors)
- Annia Raja (Psychology)
- Matthew Ramirez (English)
- Margaret Sanders (Psychology/Plan II Honors)
Elisabeth Eikrem (Government/Music) and Katy Eyberg (Spanish) won the 2011 Tower Award for Outstanding Service Project.
Joshua Emeneger (Government), Katherine Long (Government) and Michael Rodriguez (Government) won the 2011 William Jennings Bryan Prizes from the Department of Government.
Charlotte Mark (English) and Alisa Holahan (English) won Undergraduate Research Awards from the university’s Undergraduate Research Journal.
The College of Liberal Arts has honored three incoming students with Dedman Distinguished Scholarships, which provides $20,000 per academic year for four years, as well as supplemental funding for study abroad programs. The Dedman Scholars for the Class of 2015 are:
- Steven Dao, Hightower High School, Missouri City
- Sai Gourisankar, R.L. Paschal High School, Fort Worth
- Coleman Tharpe, Fairhope High School, Fairhope, Alabama
Maggie Arrellaga (International Relations & Global Studies), Taylor Jones (French) and Veronica Toro (Linguistics) received 2011 Foreign Language and Area Studies scholarships from the U.S. Department of Education.
Erica Dietzel (Government) and Taylor Reed (Government) both received 2011-12 Rapoport-King Thesis Scholarships from the Liberal Arts Honors Program.
Emily Brandt (Government/Asian Studies) received a 2011 Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State Cultural and Educational Exchange Program.
Emily Hawthorne (French/Plan II Honors) was awarded a 2011 Boren Scholarship from the National Security Education Program.
Susannah Jacob (Undeclared) received the 2011-12 Headliners Foundation Scholarship from the Headliners Foundation.
Jessika Roesner (Plan II Honors/Linguistics/Computer Science) received the 2011-12 Graduate Research Fellowship Award from the National Science Foundation.
The Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship Award recognizes outstanding students at The University of Texas at Austin. It is one of the most notable scholarships for students at the university. The 2011-12 Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship Award recipients are:
- Hannah Bainter (Sociology/Government)
- Di Chen (Asian Studies)
- Luyao Chen (Economics/Accounting)
- Sonya Chung (Plan II Honors/Government)
- Paul Cuno-Booth (Arabic Language and Literature)
- Shanup Dalal (Psychology)
- Jonathan Davis (Finance/Economics)
- Matthew Drews (Economics/Mathematics)
- Katherine Erwin (Government/Theatre and Dance)
- Elizabeth Fletcher (Psychology/Government)
- Megan Gottlieb (Plan II Honors/Government)
- Richard Griffin (Plan II Honors/Government)
- Mary Hausle (Anthropology)
- Yong Her (Accounting/Economics)
- Derya Kadipasaoglu (Linguistics)
- Derin Kiykioglu (Psychology/Government)
- Travis Knoll (Latin American Studies)
- Kelly Kreitman (History)
- James Lamon (English)
- Matthew Levinton (History)
- Tomas Monarrez (Economics/Mathematics)
- Christie Nguyen (Asian Cultures and Languages)
- Pavel Nitchovski (History)
- Charles Nwaogu (Government)
- Sharanya Rajan (Government/Economics)
- Sam Spetalnick (Music/Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies)
- Arame Thiam (French/Biology)
- Leena Warsi (Arabic Language and Literature)
- Angus Yao (Economics)
- Eric Zhang (Economics/Accounting)
- Jodi Zik (Psychology)
Graduate Student News
Nicholas Bacuez (French) and Claire Jones (French) were awarded full Graduate School Continuing Fellowships for 2011-2012.
Katharine Beutner (English) won the 2011 Publishing Triangle’s Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.
William Bibee (Hebrew Studies) received the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education.
Christopher Brown (Linguistics) and Daniel Arevalo (Linguistics) received scholarships from the Linguistic Society of America to attend the society’s summer institute.
Kirby Brown (English) and Anna Stewart (English) received 2011 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Dissertation Completion Fellowships.
John Cline (American Studies), Eric Covey (American Studies) and Lisa Powell (American Studies) were awarded 2011-12 Continuing University Fellowships from the Graduate School.
Stephanie Craven (Classics) was awarded the 2011-12 Lucy Shoe Meritt Fellowship.
Jonathan MacLellan (Classics) was awarded the 2011-12 Martin Ostwald Fellowship from the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
Chiyuma Elliott (American Studies) was awarded the 2011-12 Wallace Stegner Fellowship from the Stanford Creative Writing Program.
Gabriela Garcia (Linguistics) and Ryan Sullivant (Linguistics) received dissertation improvement grants for 2011 from the Documenting Endangered Languages section of the National Science Foundation.
Emily Hawthorne (French/Plan II Honors) received the 2011-12 Boren Fellowship from the National Security Education Program.
Christopher Johnson (Anthropology) and Christopher Ulack (Geography) received the 2011-12 Harry E. and Bernice M. Moore Fellowship from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Aimee Lawrence (Linguistics) won a 2011 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education to study Portuguese.
Silvia Lorenso (Spanish &Portuguese) won the 2012-13 CAPE Fellowship from the Ministry of Education in Brazil.
Johnny Meyer (Government) was awarded a 2011-12 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.
Niti Mishra (Geography) was awarded the GeoEye Foundation’s Imagery Grant for 2011-12.
Ann Morgan (Classics) was awarded a Junior Residential Fellowship for 2011-12 from the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations of Koç University in Istanbul.
Charlotte Nunes (English) won a 2011 American Association of University Women Fellowship.
Amanda Randall (Germanic Studies) received a German Studies Research Grant from the German Academic Exchange Service for 2011.
Anna Troyansky (French) received a 2011 Foreign Language and Area Studies Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to study Arabic.
Reagan Wetherill (Psychology) and Naminata Diabate (Comparative Literature) received Outstanding Dissertation Awards from the Graduate School.
Sharon Adams (Geography) and Rebecca Onion (American Studies) won Excellence in Graduate Research Awards from the Graduate School.
Zeina Halabi (Middle Eastern Studies) won the William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Award from the Graduate School.