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2023-24 Kendall College of Arts & Sciences Honors & Awards

The Kendall College of Arts & Sciences offers a rigorous curriculum in the fine and performing arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.

Each year, departments and programs recognize students’ accomplishments and contributions to their field and to the life of the college, and those awardees for the 2023-24 academic year are celebrated here.

Congratulations to these graduating seniors and award recipients.


Meet the Kendall College Standard Bearer

Graduating senior Brooke Beirute (BA ’24) received her degree in elementary education and Spanish with a minor in psychology. Although she had not originally intended to complete a second major in Spanish, her classes were so enjoyable that adding it became an easy decision. “My classes have not only refined my Spanish, but also my appreciation for literature and culture,” she said. Meanwhile, her education and psychology coursework has prepared her both for the practical interactions and pedagogical decisions that she will encounter daily as a teacher.

In addition to her academic accomplishments, Beirute has spent her free time at The University of Tulsa working with Baptist Collegiate Ministries and as a peer mentor. She wrapped up her last semester as a student teacher at Kendall-Whittier Elementary and Dolores Huerta Elementary in Tulsa Public Schools.

After graduation, Beirute will teach English, science, and the Bible to first- and second-graders at Sojourn Christian School in San José, Costa Rica. “Since I am a dual citizen in the USA and Costa Rica, this is an exciting way for me to get to know my family heritage while also applying my majors in elementary education and Spanish. I am grateful for these four years at The University of Tulsa and am looking forward to beginning my teaching career in Costa Rica.”

Beirute was selected to carry the gonfalon for Kendall College of Arts & Sciences at the 2024 Commencement Ceremony. Chosen by the dean, this honor recognizes a graduating senior’s exceptional academic achievements.

Awards by Department
Anthropology & Sociology
Danowski Whalen Senior Prize in AnthropologyMadeline Jennings
Outstanding Academic Achievement in SociologyMia Tibbits
School of Art, Design, & Art History
Sarah Clark Award for Best in PrintmakingClaire Wintle
Sarah Clark Award for Best in Art HistoryAbbie Rogers-Lee
Sarah Clark Award for Best in Graphic DesignSara Moore, Daws Boyd
Burt Holmes Photography AwardKyra Ballard
Burt Holmes Digital Media AwardKatie Williams
Burt Holmes Painting AwardKatie Williams
Valero Award for Outstanding AchievementKristin Robert
Jerri Jones Advanced Study AwardAshton Brown, Reagan Ptacek
Alexandre Hogue Outstanding Senior AwardRaquel Rojas
BSBA AwardCat Thomason
Greg Burn Outstanding Senior AwardLydia Abebe
Kendall College of Arts & Sciences Standard BearerBrooke Beirute
English & Creative Writing
Pinkerton AwardRaegan Wood, Jacinda Leake
Chair's Award to Graduating SeniorsNicolette Davis, Ruben Paredes
S.E. Hinton ScholarshipBryce Cusick, Logan Grisby
Environmental Policy
Outstanding Senior AwardWilliam Hoyt
Film Studies
Dr. Joseph A. Kestner AwardMatt Scrivner
Outstanding SeniorJosh Bradshaw
William A. Settle Student AwardAvery Jamerson
Bessie Macalpine Sullins Student AwardPhoebe Robinson
Kimberly S. Hanger Memorial AwardsMadeline Jennings, Jack White, Sara Scott, Evie Eastman, Magnolia Garborino, Avery Jamerson
Thomas H. Buckley AwardAlex Thomason
James P. Ronda AwardCecilia Gutierrez
Leopold Von Ranke AwardMadeline Jennings
School of Language & Literature
Outstanding Student in Chinese LanguageLayla Johnson, Sarah Downs
Anne S. Woolslayer Award in RussianJess Grunewald
Freeland Faculty Award in FrenchJenna Caudle, Quinn Dillon
Outstanding Senior in GermanSydney Sowell
Paul L. and Marilee Anderson Outstanding Senior Award in SpanishIyan Smith-Williams
Dr. Juan L. Alborg Award for Outstanding Senior in Hispanic LiteratureBrooke Beirute, Daisey Gotsch
Charles E. Norman Greek or Latin Composition AwardEmma Robinson, Alyx Swope-Bell
Media Studies
Outstanding SeniorsIsabella Musollino, Sean Korsmo
School of Music
Presser Scholarship AwardSarah Woosley
TU Concerto-Aria Competition WinnersJacinta Johnson, Mitchell Kallman
Philosophy & Religion
Rosenthal Award in ReligionMatthew Benaiah Bright
Freeland Award in PhilsophyKiara Cecilia Gutierrez
Political Science
Outstanding SeniorsJocelyn Berry, Gabriel Hensley, Alex Thomason
Rising SeniorsCyrus Carter, Mariah Galutza
Rising JuniorsLilah Jacobs
Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher AwardAdrian Melton
Outstanding Community Service AwardAthan Lau
Outstanding Senior AwardPhoebe Robinson
Outstanding Junior AwardTeresa Nguyen
Chair's AwardBrittany Banh
Fab Four AwardHannah Bullington, Emma Stacy, Acelynn Tate, Glen White
Women's & Gender Studies
Women’s and Gender Studies Award for an Essay Written for WS 2013, Introduction to Women’s and Gender StudiesMeredith Miller for “Critical Analysis of The Cherry Robbers”
Women’s and Gender Studies Award for an Essay Written for Any Undergraduate Class at TU other than WS 2013Ruben Paredes for “Lingering Obscenity: Book Banning and School Libraries