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2020-2021 Naef Scholars Announced

October 5, 2020

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In a message to campus today, President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., announced the recipients of the 2020-2021 Naef Scholarship (listed below).

Made possible by an endowment from the estate of Sue M. Naef, the program recognizes outstanding junior and senior students from diverse backgrounds in the undergraduate schools and programs of the university. Every Naef Scholar is committed to social justice leadership in their community and maintains a GPA of 3.4 or above. As a group, the scholars hold endorsements from faculty and staff across the university and have been recognized for their work on and off campus and their leadership. The Naef Scholarship Selection Committee chooses these scholars after an extensive application and interview process.

“Along with our Sullivan Scholars and Bannan Scholars, the Naef Scholars are among the university’s very finest students,” wrote Father Sundborg. “Please join me in congratulating this impressive group on a tremendous honor. We are inspired by what they have already accomplished and eager for the change they will bring as leaders for a just and humane world.”

2020-2021 Naef Scholars

Nicholas Andino - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Sociology

Myron Joel Bañez - Senior, Albers School of Business and Economics and College of Arts and Sciences; Economics and Public Affairs

Harley Blackard - Junior, Albers School of Business and Economics; Finance

Teresa Buchholz - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology

Erica Calloway - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Social Work

Sarah Cerdena - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Political Science, Philosophy

Hallie Evans - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; International Studies, Spanish

Alia Fukumoto - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; English

Courtney Gelmini - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (K-8 Education)

Neha Hazra* - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology, Philosophy

Tayz Hernandez-Campero - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Theology and Religious Studies, Psychology

Sarah Hernandez-Torres - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Criminal Justice

Sarah McClean* - Senior, College of Nursing

Rose Murphy - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Public Affairs, Theology and Religious Studies

Emily Nielsen - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Public Affairs

Megan Oakes* -  Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Theology and Religious Studies

Arden Patoc* - Senior, Albers School of Business and Economics; Finance

Sophia (Maria) Ramirez - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology

Madeline Silverman* - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

Celia Simpson - Junior, College of Arts and Sciences; Criminal Justice

Jaidev Vella - Junior, Albers School of Business and Economics; Business Management

Adilia Watson* - Senior, College of Arts and Sciences; Environmental Studies

Charlotte Wood - Junior, Albers School of Business and Economics; Business Management, Business Analytics

Michelle Yee - Junior, College of Nursing

* Returning Naef Scholar 

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