Ethnicity, Religion, And Politics In Nation Building: The Ghanaian Case
On November 19, 2019, Alpha Kappa Delta and the Sociology/Criminology Department will be sponsoring a guest lecture by Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid,...
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Professor Lavin-Loucks Wins The John F. Schnabel Distinguished Contributions To Teaching Award Given By The North Central Sociological Association
In recognition of her exceptional teaching, Dr. Danielle Lavin-Loucks, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology at Valparaiso University,...
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Valpo Professor Danielle Lavin-Loucks Wins Annual Excellence In Teaching Award
Valpo’s Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching has selected Jennifer Bjornstad, Danielle Lavin-Loucks and Kevin Ostoyich as the 2017–2018...
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Angelys Torres Named 2016 Newman Civic Fellow
Campus Compact honored Angelys Torres ’18 as a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow for outstanding civic engagement — offering a crucial voice and...
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Valpo Professor Lissa Yogan Wins Annual Excellence In Teaching Award
Valparaiso University’s Committee to Enhance Learning and Teaching has selected Lissa Yogan as one of the few Valpo professors to receive the...
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Student Award Recipients (2011-2016)

  • In 2016, Angelys Torres received a Calling and Purpose in Society (CAPS) fellowship to support her work with NPH USA (Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of orphaned, abandoned, and disadvantaged children.
  • In 2015, Carmyn Hamblen earned the Valparaiso University Alumni Association Distinguished Student Award, which recognizes outstanding students based on their scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Carmyn majored in sociology with a criminology concentration, and is currently a Trooper with the Indiana State Police.
  • In 2015, Nathan Hynek received a Calling and Purpose in Society (CAPS) fellowship to support his work with United Way. Through the program, he coordinated with local nonprofits to build a community garden in an abandoned lot in LaPorte, Indiana. He is currently an officer with the Michigan City Police Department.
  • In 2014, Kelli Chavez received a Calling and Purpose in Society (CAPS) fellowship to support her work with the Urban League of Northwest Indiana. Currently pursuing a graduate degree in School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, Kelli continues to help build communities by working with Art House: A Social Kitchen in Gary, Indiana.
  • In 2013, Natalie Zibolski earned a Valparaiso University Alumni Association Distinguished Student Award. Natalie majored in sociology, and is currently acting as a Victim’s Service Specialist in the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Justice while she pursues a graduate degree.
  • In 2011, Emily Von Qualen was named a Kemper Scholar. The prestigious Kemper Scholars Program identifies high‐potential undergraduate students and supports them with a comprehensive program of scholarship, mentorship, and internships. After graduation, Emily was a teacher with Teach for America, and then earned her JD in 2016 from Tulane University Law School.
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