The Women’s and Gender Studies Scholarship Committee has selected the recipients of the 2021-2022 Linda Galyon Undergraduate Scholarship and the Graduate Student Scholarship in honor of Randie Camp. Once again, the committee was given a difficult task, as many deserving candidates applied for both scholarships. We are incredibly proud of all of our WGS students on campus and thank each person who applied.
Linda Galyon Undergraduate Scholarship: Makenna Brunson
“I love the community in WGS. All the faculty and peers that I have been around are prepared to have conversations and answer questions without judgement. It has been great to find a space where I feel comfortable and connected to those around me.”
Makenna Brunson (she/they) is a sophomore majoring in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies. Makenna added WGS as a major because, “I think the framework that is taught in WGS classes is essential. Everything in contemporary society is influenced by socially constructed identities, so it is extremely necessary to see how those structures function in various places.” Makenna’s future goals are to go to graduate school for counseling psychology with a concentration in multicultural and rehabilitation counseling.
Graduate Student Scholarship in honor of Randie Camp: Nancy Gebhart
“As a visual art scholar, I believe that art creates opportunity for sincere critical self-assessment and critical societal evaluation that transforms people and has the capacity to transform society. Centering social justice education and women’s and gender studies, I research the intersection of art and social justice with a particular interest in the practice of artivism.”
Nancy Gebhart (she/her) is a graduate student majoring in Social and Cultural Studies of Education and minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies. “When I decided to pursue my PhD in Education, Dr. Michèle Schaal recommended I consider adding the WGS graduate minor. When reviewing the courses available, I saw it as an opportunity to build my knowledge of critical Feminist theories. The coursework also supported my completion of the Education for Social Justice certificate program.”