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Public Sociology - Students In The News (updated 2-6-14)

The following sociology majors made the Fall 2013 Dean’s List – congratulations on this achievement!!

Shannon Brenner, Mark Brunton, Brittney Chase, Carly Cosgrove, Kendall Croteau, Abigail Elwell,
Mikaela Gustafsson, Benjamin Hanson, Chelsea Hickey, Molly Hunt, Abigail Linn, Michael Lucas,
Sarah Mullis, Marley Rosen, Allison Thompson, Autumn Murtagh, Brian Woodbury

Shannon Brenner Hands of Hope Award 10-6-13

Shannon Brenner receives the Youth Hands of Peace Award from the Eastern Maine Peace & Justice Center at their Annual Dinner 10-6-13. Photo by Ilze Petersen

October 6, 2013: Shannon Brenner ’14 was honored by the Eastern Maine Peace and Justice Center with the Youth Hands of Peace Award at their annual Harvest Supper. As well as being a sociology major, Shannon has been a leader in the Maine Peace Action Committee as well as co-chair of the Student Women’s Association. She is a volunteer with the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center. We congratulate Shannon for this well-earned award. See more on the Hands of Peace award at the website:


August 10-13, 2013: Students Mark Brunton’13 and Molly Hunt ’15 attended the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting in New York City. More on their experiences soon!

CUGR 2013:

Group 1 CUGR 13 (Copy)

2013 CUGR Showcase: The Sociology Department was well represented by (l to r) Mazie Pierce, Linda Fogg, Molly Hunt, Lizz Joy and Shannon Jacobson. Their posters can be seen in the hallway 2nd floorFernald Hall.


March 29, 2013: Students Molly Hunt and Lizz Joy attended the Eastern Sociological Society’s Annual Conference in Boston March 21-24. Each presented posters on their research. Molly’s research is on alcohol abuse and young women. Lizz is working with Professor Huisman on the Maine Mother-Daughter Project and presented her research on using public sociology to foster dialogue and community engagement in Maine communities. Both students received CETA grants which have helped them with their research and attending the conference. We look forward to seeing their posters at the CUGR (Center for Undergraduate Research) Showcase on April 16th.

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