April 20th was our annual Integrated Liberal Studies banquet, where we honored ILS scholarship winners, excellence in teaching, and our graduating certificate students.
The heart of the evening was embodied by the speech of Kevin St. John, an ILS Alumnus and Attorney with Bell Giftos St. John LLC. Mr. St. John spoke about his time in the department, his lifelong learning, and the way in which a liberal education fosters imagination and growth within our society.
The ILS prize recipients are as follows.
Meiklejohn Travel Award-To help support an ILS student in a university-sponsored or an independent program of education-centered travel or study abroad
- Mitch Deitz
Pooley Prize-On the basis of academic achievement and student leadership in the ILS program, including involvement in extracurricular activities.
- Rachel Gruenke
- Michael Kelley
Ruth Knatz Memorial Prize-Named for Ruth Knatz Gross Wisnewsky and given by her husband, Edward Wisnewsky, this prize will be given only to a truly outstanding student.
- Elena Mederas
- Jed Hobson
TA Excellence Award
- James Barnes
We also awarded our graduating seniors with their ILS Certificates. Your ILS class of 2017 is as follows:
Another congratulations to our graduating class, we are incredibly proud of you.