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Sociology Student Spotlight

Based on faculty and instructor nominations to the Undergraduate Studies Committee, each month we choose one major to feature as our “Sociology Student Spotlight.” This program recognizes the extraordinary achievements, accomplishments, and activities of our undergraduate majors.

Current Spotlight Student: Rylee James!

When asked why she became a sociology major, Rylee answered: “I desired a discipline that challenged me to approach the world from a more progressive, forward-thinking perspective.” Looking ahead to graduation, she says: “Now, as I move past my undergraduate career, I go forward with the confidence that Sociology has made me a better consumer of knowledge and producer of creative, innovative thinking.”

In August, Rylee will be moving to the Kingdom of Tonga to serve as an English Literary Facilitator in the Peace Corps. After that, she hopes to pursue a Master’s degree and PhD in International Affairs or Development. Eventually, her goal is to work with the U.S. Department of State or the United Nations.

Congratulations, Rylee!

Previous spotlight students

April 2017: Adia Wilson
March 2017: Taylor Brown
February 2017: Richard Patti
December 2016: Julia Schoonover
November 2016: Abigail Squicciarini
October 2016: Natasha Clark
May 2016: Madison Trammell
April 2016: Tom Siskar
March 2016: Laurice Wilbert
February 2016: Charles Decarlo
January 2016: Alejandro Corona Espinosa
December 2015: Katie Flynn
November 2015: Kristin Waldby
October 2015: Bridget Scott
May 2015: Zoe Bandes
April 2015: Emily Schmid
March 2015: Olivia Frank
February 2015: Sarah Hussain
December 2014-January 2015: Brandon Noga
November 2014: Alexandra Fuerch
October 2014: Emma Frieh