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University announces 2017-2018 student recipients

May 15, 2017

President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., announced the recipients of the 2017-2018 Naef Scholarship on May 15. 

“Along with our Sullivan Scholars and Bannan Scholars, the Naef Scholars are among the university’s very finest students,” wrote Father Sundborg. “To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be undergraduates in their junior and senior years who have maintained a GPA of 3.4 or above. They must also demonstrate leadership potential and a commitment to serving the university and the wider community.” 

Naef Scholars, who are chosen by a selection committee after an extensive process, must receive endorsements from faculty and staff and undergo interviews.

The scholarship is made possible by an endowment gift from the estate of Sue M. Naef. Dave Madsen, associate professor of history, oversees the program. 

Following are the names of each awardee, identified by year, nominating school or division and major. 

2017-2018 Naef Scholars 

Sufia Ahmad, Senior/Arts and Sciences, Psychology 

Aidan Avery, Senior/Arts and Sciences, Philosophy 

Garth Ball*, Senior/Honors, Theatre and English 

Abigail Bouck, Senior/Albers School of Business and Economics, Marketing and Digital Design 

Desi Caswell*, Senior/Student Development, Humanities for Leadership and Anthropology 

Evelyn Chow, Junior/Student Development, Philosophy and Sociology 

Conner Chung*, Senior/College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology and Criminal Justice 

Sophia Cima, Junior/College of Nursing, Nursing 

Madeline Corbin, Senior/Honors, English 

Nicolas Cruz*, Senior/College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology and Biology 

Cole Dedmon, Junior/College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science 

Ashley Do*, Senior/Albers School of Business and Economics, Finance and Accounting 

Kennedy Dresh, Junior/Student Development, Environmental Studies and English 

Taneum Fotheringill, Senior/Matteo Ricci College, Humanities for Leadership and Public Affairs 

Marta Game, Junior/College of Arts and Sciences, Strategic Communications 

Shelby Hackney, Senior/Matteo Ricci College, Humanities for Teaching and Political Science 

Mary Han, Junior/Albers School of Business and Economics, Management 

Kate Hannick, Junior/Honors, Public Affairs and Economics 

Claire Lucas, Junior/Student Development, Psychology and Theology and Religious Studies 

Kelton Murphy*, Senior/Matteo Ricci College, Humanities for Leadership and Political Science 

Annet Rangel*, Senior/Arts and Sciences, Communication Studies 

Martin Mendiola, Senior/Honors, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies and Philosophy 

Joseph Millward, Senior/Albers School of Business and Economics, International Economic Development

Marthadina Russell, Senior/Arts and Sciences, International Studies and French 

Emi Wheeless, Junior/Matteo Ricci College, Humanities for Leadership 

*Returning Naef Scholar