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Sociology & Criminology

Sociology and Criminology Department News

Phi Betta Kappa initiates:

  • Katelin Elizabeth Biermann
  • Bradley David Vogelsmeier

 The 2012-2013 Sociology & Criminology Department Award Winners:

  • Katelin Biermann & Bradley Vogelsmeier  - Award for Excellence, presented to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement in the major.
  • Katie Clark  - Jane Addams Award, recognizes the student who best demonstrates the link between sociological thought and service.
  • Haley Cook  - C. Wright Mills Award, presented to the student who best demonstrates the application of sociological imagination to social issues.
  • Nicole Humphrey  - Edwin G. Sutherland Award, given to the student who best displays an aptitude for criminology.
  • Bradley Vogelsmeier  - Emile Durkheim Award, presented to the student who best demonstrates the link between social theory and empirical research in her/his senior research project.
  • Sarah Bauman and Laura Lines  - Dr. Richard E. Martin Scholarship Award, presented to two students based on academic performance and service to the community in memory of Martin, a sociologist, professor and administrator at Butler for 31 years.

 John Weidner 2013 Scholarship & Award for Altruism

  • Ryan Ward
  • Colleen Quilty

The Butler Sociology Student Association honors students for acts of altruism. For more information: The John Weidner Foundation for Altruism.


 Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology International Honor Society 2013 Initiates

  • Haley Elizabeth Cook
  • Julia Kathleen Harris
  • Dillen Marie Klemchuk
  • Katherine Lynn Memsic
  • Ellen Massey Tabler
  • Angela Marie Toth
  • Shayna Muriah Williams


Congratulations to Our 2013 Graduates!

Jeremy Algate Paisley Benberry
Katelin Biermann Mallory Caudill
UnoBlessed Coons Hailee Freeman
Laura Fennelly Nicole Hummel
Nicole Humphrey Kimberlee Koehler
Jasmine Lancaster Abaigael Musser
Amanda O'Connor

Katherine Sheehan

Brett Thomaston

 Angela Toth

Bradley Vogelsmeier

Class of 2013, what are your post-graduate plans?

Please send an email to the Sociology and Criminology Department Administrative Specialist, Pam Crea, with your updates: 


Other News

Jay Howard Profile

Congratulations to Dr. Jay Howard on receiving ASA's Distinguished Contributions
to Teaching Award!



JR Bullard presents at the Midwest Sociological Association Conference.


Pam and Danko 

BU President Danko presents department administrative specialist Pam Crea with the Difference Makers Award for 2011-2012.