The following awards were sent for 2023 Honors Convocation:
Evan Morse — Anthropology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Deanna Gilman — Archaeology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Marie Kirkwyland — Rozanne M. Brooks Sociology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Sarai Cabrera — Criminology Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Through the generous donations of Sociology/Anthropology alumni, our department has developed the Student Engagement Fund. The Student Engagement Fund is designed to promote research and experiential learning among majors in the Sociology/ Anthropology department. Funding supports travel to field sites and conferences, purchase of materials and equipment, and access to libraries and other research facilities.
Please complete the Student Engagement Fund Application PDF.
Students who major in sociology, are junior or senior status, earn an overall average of 3.2 or higher and a 3.0 or higher in at least 12 hours of sociology courses are eligible for election to the New York Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the national sociology honorary society. Normally, invitations to join are sent out in March, and those accepting membership are honored at a luncheon held in May prior to graduation ceremonies.
The purpose of the organization is to encourage and recognize academic excellence in the study and practice of sociology. In some instances, membership brings a small point average bonus on federal civil service tests. The Chapter Representative of the New York Nu Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta on the Cortland campus is Dr. Anna Curtis. For more information about Alpha Kappa Delta, visit their website.
Congratulations to our 2023 inductees: Maria Amodie, Jennifer Baker, Paige Boulter, Madison Hanford, Kerstin Kiely, Hannah Natale, Jessamine Stone and Alexa Zuniga.
Students who major in criminology, have completed at least 42 credit hours, earn an overall average of 3.2 or higher and a 3.2 or higher in at least 12 hours of criminology courses, as well as a cumulative grade point average which falls in the upper 35 percent of their class, are eligible for election into Iota Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society. Normally, invitations to join are sent out in March, and those accepting membership are honored at a luncheon held in May prior to graduation ceremonies.
The purpose of the organization is to encourage and recognize academic excellence in the study and practice of criminology. The Chapter Representative of the Iota Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma on the Cortland campus is Dr. Mary Cannito-Coville. For more information about Alpha Phi Sigma, visit their website.
Congratulations to our 2023 inductees: Maria Amodie, Paige Baer, Nicole Brookhouse, Daniel Cassera, Emily Fedrizzi, Justin Gottlieb, Holly Hermann, Harrison Kelly, Jordyn Lang, Shawn Leszczynski, Jaclyn Micillo, Aston Patalidis, Nataliee Reese, Hannah Rumpf, Emily Smith, Maryssa Smith and Jessamine Stone.
2023 Recipient of the Delmar C. Palm Award for Exemplary Volunteer Service: Jessamine Stone
This award is given to a student majoring in Sociology, Anthropology, Archaeology or Criminology who, like Professor Palm, has made exemplary contributions to the well being of the community. In selecting the recipient of this award, first priority is given to volunteer work in Cortland County, especially for off-campus agencies and groups.
All Cortland students who are interested in sociology, criminology and/or anthropology are invited to join the Sociology/Anthropology Club or the Criminology Club, which provides involvement beyond the classroom in both fields. Members organize lectures, debates, films, field trips to various institutions, travel to professional conferences, and informal gatherings between students and faculty. Membership is open to non-majors as well as to students majoring in sociology, criminology, or anthropology.
As of Fall 2023, the SOC/ANT and CRIM clubs are not meeting regularly. If you are interested in reviving one of these clubs, email the Department Chair (Dr. Anna Curtis, email@example.com).