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Giraffe Award winner Chris Gonzalez, others honored in 2019 CHaSS awards

03/29/2019

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Q. Why was Christopher Gonzalez carrying a small statuette of a giraffe around?

A. Because he stuck his neck out!

Gonzalez, an assciate professor of English was awarded the Giraffe Award, the traditional CHaSS recognization of someone who's taken a risk to improve life for students and the college.

Many CHaSS students, faculty and staff members walked to the stage to accept awards during the 2019 CHaSS Awards Ceremony March 27. Here's a gallery, and a list of awardees:



CHaSS Awards

Legacy Award Nominee

Frankie Urrutia-Smith

History

Kiwanis Award

Frankie Urrutia-Smith

History

Scholar of the Year

Cassidy Gummersall

Communication Studies

Valedictorian

Morgan Sanford

English

Undergraduate Researcher

Rachael Gulbrandsen

SSWA

Graduate Student Instructor of the Year

Alicia Ingersoll

SSWA

Master’s Student Researcher of the Year

Stacie Denetsosie

English

Doctoral Student Researcher of the Year

Kristen Koci

 

SSWA

True Blue Award

Stacey Kelly

Political Science

Light of Old Main Award

Barry Harris

Dean’s Office

Ed Glatfelter Faculty Service

Jessica Lucero

SSWA

Distinguished Lifetime Service Award

Leonard Rosenband

 

 

Faculty Undergraduate Mentor of the Year

Judson Finley

SSWA

Undergraduate Research Mentor

Michaelann Nelson

English

Lecturer of the Year

Clair Canfield

LPCS

Researcher of the Year

Tammy Proctor

History

Teacher of the Year

Karin deJonge-Kannan

LPCS



Students of the Year

Codie Bonnin

General Studies & Interdisciplinary Studies

Dreyton “DJ” Schafer

Aerospace Studies

Alicia Harris

American Studies

Madison Vaughn

Literary Studies

Morgan Sanford

English Teaching

Adrian Thomson

Creative Writing

Jessica Nani

Technical Writing

Tanner McAlister

Religious Studies

Daniel Bertrand

History

Tiffany Caruthers 

History Teaching

Christy Achen

Agricultural Communication & Journalism

Zachary Aedo

Broadcast/Multimedia Journalism

Matilyn Mortensen

Print Journalism

Kellianne Gammill

Public Relations

Kellen Bell

Asian Studies

Jared Worwood

Communication Studies

Iain Laurence

French

“Étienne” Raine Owens

French Teaching

Judith Korbanka

German

Janelle Carter

German Teaching

Brian Warnes

Global Communication

Jenna Madsen

Liberal Arts

Chasen Robbins

Philosophy

Remington Lohmeyer

Portuguese

Nathan Child

Spanish

Allison Johnson

Spanish Teaching

Ivanna Fuentes Javier

Intensive English Language Institute

Lisa Bourgeois

Military Science

Chantelle Gossner

Political Science

Hannah Penner

International Studies

Kaden McArthur

Law and Constitutional Studies

Rachael Gulbrandsen

Sociology

Madison Elliott

Social Work

Ben Johnson

Anthropology

Taylor Dawn Passarella

Criminal Justice

Emily Colby

Utah Public Radio



Giraffe Award nominees

 

Chris Gonzalez

English

Founded the Latinx Culture Center

Rebecca Andersen

History

Created a new Public History track for our Master’s program

Susan Cogan

History

Mentorship of medieval trebuchet project

Deb Jenson

JCOM

Modeled independence and self respect

Clair Canfield

LPCS

Improved CMST 1020 Public Speaking

Ekaterina Arshavskaya

LPCS

Worked with International teaching Assistant videos

Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante

LPCS

Worked with the Dual Language Immersion programs in the state

Doris McGonagill

LPCS

Worked with USU’s Anthropocene conference

Cacilda Rego,

Marcus Brasileiro,

Ruby Carvalho

LPCS

Created new Portuguese Major

Ko-Yin Sung,

Li Guo,

Jasmine Chen

LPCS

Annual Chinese New Year celebration and work on the proposal for a new major in Chinese

Colin Flint

POLS

Developed clever initiatives (Aggies GO) and involved with Merrill Scholars initiative

Yesola Kweon

POLS

Leadership in organizing department’s Milton R. Merrill Speaker Series

Derrik Tollefson

SSWA

Developed the I-System Institute