MSU Administration recognizes top Social Science graduates

April 30, 2020 - Liz Schondelmayer

As the College of Social Science’s graduating class of 2020 wraps up their final semester, a select few graduates have been acknowledged by the Michigan State University administration for their commitment to academic excellence. 

Jordan George, an Economics and Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy major, was acknowledged by the Associated Students of Michigan State University’s Senior Class Council for his dedication to scholarly achievement. George is hoping to pursue law school and then a career in public service following his time at Michigan State University - though he will always, at heart, be a Spartan.

Being a Spartan means to seek the highest level of education, to be determined to achieve success, to seek to collaborate with and benefit the community around you as well as the world, and to be spirited in everything you do,” reflects George.   

The following graduates have been recognized and celebrated by the MSU Board of Trustees for their perfect 4.0 grade point averages:

  • Charles Booher, Public Policy and Fisheries and Wildlife 
  • Clara Devota, Anthropology
  • Josie Jasmin, Political Science Pre-Law
  • Kaitlin Lord, Psychology
  • Miranda Matern, Psychology
  • Jacob Zerka, Psychology

Many social science graduates have been recognized outside of MSU as well. The following students have been awarded national and international awards for their undergraduate achievements:

  • Charles Booher, a Public Policy and Fisheries and Wildlife major, was awarded a Udall scholarship for his commitment to environmental causes.
  • Grant Burton, who is majoring in Psychology and Forestry, was awarded a Beinecke scholarship to pursue a graduate degree in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  • Vishnu Kannan, who is majoring in Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy, Economics, and International Relations, was granted a James C. Gaither Junior fellowship to assist senior researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. 
  • Vince Nquyen, an Economics and Physiology major, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

The College of Social Science is extremely proud to recognize these outstanding graduates and wish them all of the best in their future endeavors.