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Undergraduate Student Academic Excellence and Research Stars

Last April, the department recognized the achievements of outstanding undergraduates. 

Keri Burge received the Professor Gerald F. Schroedl Award for Outstanding Graduating Senior and was recognized by the College of Arts and Sciences as the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Anthropology.  

The college also recognized Lydia Lindsay and Navit Nachmias as Outstanding Graduating Seniors in the Forensic Concentration and Haley Mack as Outstanding Graduating Senior in the DDHR Concentration. 

Lauren Malone was the 2022 recipient of the Jonathan C. Spear Memorial Scholarship, and Maddison Wright received the Sandy Jeffers Memorial Scholarship. 

Three undergraduates from the department participated in the spring 2022 Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA), the university’s annual event showcasing research and creative activities by undergraduates working with faculty mentors. 

Navit Nachmias, mentored by Joanne Devlin, presented her research “Investigation of the Ectocranial Squamosal Suture to Estimate Age-at-Death.” 

Axel Huichapa, mentored by Barbara Heath, presented “The Archaeology of 17th-century Conflicts along the Potomac River: A Case Study from Coan Hall.” 

Keri Burge, mentored by Anneke Janzen, presented “Exploring Early Colonial Animal Management Practices in Virginia: A View from Coan Hall,” for which she won an Award of Excellence in the Division of Social Sciences.