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Week of: Jul 10, 2016

Student Club Kacie Flynn, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority

Members of a Humboldt State sorority were recently recognized with 10 awards at a national convention.

The 2016 International Leadership Forum for the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Inc. was held in Philadelphia June 30th – July 3rd, 2016. This biennium convention was attended by nearly 550 delegates around the country and marked the centennial kick off for Delta Phi Epsilon. The event included distinguished alumnae speakers, professional development workshops, and the opportunity to celebrate Delta Phi Epsilon’s 100 years of sisterhood and service.

The Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at Humboldt State University sent three delegates to represent the HSU Chapter, currently the only active chapter on the west coast. HSU’s undergraduate delegates included current Chapter President Jacqueline Trzeciak (senior, Cellular Molecular Biology), Vice President Operations Mickayla Matarazzo (junior, Social Work) and Vice President Academic Affairs Eve Mejia (senior, Cellular Molecular Biology).

Additionally, the California Alumnae Association, primarily composed of HSU graduates, had seven alumnae representatives from Humboldt State University attending.

The Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at Humboldt State University as well as the California Alumnae Association walked away with 10 awards total, the largest recognition for the west coast chapters in 28 years.

The Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at Humboldt State University was chartered in 1988 and currently has close to 50 undergraduate members. Soon they will be joined by two new colonies being established on the west coast: California State University, Los Angeles (fall 2016) and University of California, Merced (spring 2018).

Individual Awards:

Harriette Hirsch Sisterhood Award: Kacie Flynn, Epsilon Upsilon

Established in 1996 to honor Harriette Hirsch for unselfish support and service to Delta Phi Epsilon, this award is presented to a member of the sorority who has given unselfishly of her time and resources to ensure the success of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority.

Outstanding Alumnae of the Biennium: Gina Curtis, Epsilon Upsilon, Humboldt State University, CAA

Outstanding Alumnae of the Biennium: Rose McGovern, Epsilon Upsilon, Humboldt State University, CAA

Outstanding Alumnae of the Biennium: Kacie Flynn, Epsilon Upsilon, Humboldt State University, CAA

Outstanding Alumnae of the Biennium: Margie Janes, Epsilon Upsilon, Humboldt State University, CAA

Outstanding Alumnae of the Biennium: Lynna Do, Alpha Iota, San Francisco State University, CAA

Outstanding Alumnae of the Biennium presented to those alumnae members who have represented Delta Phi Epsilon’s highest standards and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service outside the sorority as well as within.

Outstanding Undergraduate of the Biennium: Sam Barton, Epsilon Upsilon, Humboldt State University

Outstanding Undergraduate of the Biennium presented to those undergraduate members who have represented Delta Phi Epsilon’s highest standards and have demonstrated outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities outside the sorority as well as within.

Organizational Awards:

Outstanding Recruitment Award: California Alumnae Association, Humboldt State University

Outstanding Recruitment Award presented to the Alumnae Association that experienced the largest percentage of growth in membership.

Outstanding Senior to Alumnae Programing Award: California Alumnae Association, Humboldt State University

Outstanding Senior to Alumnae Programing Award presented to the Alumnae Association that excels in preparing collegiate senior members for alumnae membership during the biennium.

The Rhoda Klein Award for Excellence in Financial Responsibility: Epsilon Upsilon, Humboldt State University

Awarded to the active undergraduate chapter displaying excellence in financial responsibility.

1917 Club: Epsilon Upsilon, Humboldt State University

During the 2015-2016 academic year the Epsilon Upsilon Chapter at Humboldt State University exceeded their goals and as a result was admitted into the “1917 Club of Delta Phi Epsilon.” This elite club recognizes them as one of the top chapters in the nation.

Week of: May 15, 2016

Faculty Michael S. Bruner, Karissa Valine, Berenice Ceja, Communication

Michael S. Bruner, Karissa Valine, and Berenice Ceja, Department of Communication, “Women Can’t Win: Gender Irony and the E-Politics of ‘The Biggest Loser’,” was published in the International Journal of E-Politics,
Vol. 16, Issue 2 (2016): 16-36.
DOI: 10.4018/IJEP.2016040102.

See : http://www.igi-global.com/article/women-cant-win/152821

Faculty Sarah Jaquette Ray, Environmental Studies Program

Dr. Sarah Jaquette Ray’s newest academic article, “Environmental Justice, Vital Materiality, and the Toxic Sublime in Edward Burtynsky’s Manufactured Landscapes,” has been published in the current issue of the journal GeoHumanities.

Week of: May 08, 2016

Student Jacob Partida, Mathematics

2016 Dr. Orval M. Klose Scholarship

This year’s scholarship was awarded to Jacob Partida. The scholarship was established in 2003 and named after HSU Professor of Mathematics, Orval Klose.

Student Caleb Hill, Emily Norberg, Mathematics

2016 Robert S. Chambers Mathematics Scholarship

This year’s awardees were Caleb Hill and Emily Norberg.

Student Karlie Elliott, Mathematics

2016 Michael Tucker Memorial Scholarship

This year’s Michael Tucker Memorial Scholarship is awarded to Karlie Elliott. The scholarship honors the late son of Marilyn and HSU Mathematics Professor Emeritus, Roy Tucker.

Student Paul George, Gabriela Martinez, Robert Toledo III, Mathematics

2016 Travis Jepsen Memorial Scholarship

This year’s Travis Jepsen Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Paul George, Gabriela Martinez and Robert Toledo, III.

Student Leah Eakes, Erik Knutsen, Mathematics

2016 Kieval Transfer Scholarship

This year’s Kieval Transfer Scholarship has been awarded to Leah Eakes and Erik Knutsen, both transfer students from College of the Redwoods. This scholarship is for outstanding mathematical performance at a two-year college in preparation for transfer to HSU.

Student Jeremy Johnson, Molly Severdia, Mathematics

2016 Kieval Scholarships Awarded

This year’s awardees are Jeremy Johnson and Molly Severdia. This scholarship was established in 1983 by the late Harry Kieval, HSU Mathematics Professor Emeritus. This is awarded to outstanding seniors-to-be mathematics majors.

Student Alden Bradley, Caleb Hill, Cameron Trujillo, Leo Munoz, Karlie Elliott, Matthew Hall, Kamila Larripa, Mathematics

Mathematics Students Participate in COMAP. Student teams of Alden Bradley, Caleb Hill, Cameron Trujillo, Leo Munoz, Karlie Elliott and Matthew Hall, with faculty advisor, Kamila Larripa received a designation of Successful Participant in the 2016 Mathematical Contest in Modeling administered by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP). It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students and faculty advisors from over 900 institutions around the world.

Student Charlotte Olsen, Gabriela Martinez, Jeremy Johnson, Kamila Larripa, Mathematics

Student team of Charlotte Olsen, Gabriela Martinez, and Jeremy Johnson, with faculty advisor, Kamila Larripa received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Mathematical Contest in Modeling administered by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP). It challenges teams of students to clarify, analyze, and propose solutions to open-ended problems. The contest attracts diverse students and faculty advisors from over 900 institutions around the world.

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