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