USF Sociology Student Achievements

Sociology Major Founder of Sports Program

Sociology major Naim Tate-Washington founded E-Hoops (Exceptional Children Basketball), staffed by two-dozen volunteers, including USF men’s and women’s basketball players, coaches, and staff. Volunteers coach 40 to 50 kids on dribbling, passing, and shooting for an hour two days a week. About half of the kids have special needs. Read more about the program here.

Sociology Student Awarded Newman Civic Fellowship

Taylor Heath, a sociology major and Esther Madriz Diversity Scholar, was awarded a 2014 Newman Civic Fellowship, which honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Our congratulations to Taylor!

Sociology Student Wins Fulbright to Teach Abroad

Sociology major and  Esther Madriz Diversity Scholar Keyaira Lock has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach in South Africa for the 2014-15 academic year. Congratulations to Keyaira for this tremendous achievement!

Sociology Student Wins African American Paper Prize

Sociology major and Esther Madriz Diversity Scholar Nico Bremond has won the 2014 African American Paper Prize. This prize is in recognition of an outstanding research paper or analytic essay written by a graduating student that addresses the history, politics, arts, experiences or intellectual traditions of African Americans. Well done, Nico!

Sociology Student Wins Dean's Medal in the Arts

Graduating sociology senior and Esther Madriz Diversity Scholar Shea Hazarian has won the prestigious Dean's Medal for Excellence in the Arts. The Dean's Medal is awarded to a graduating senior in the Arts who has best exemplified in academic accomplishments, extracurricular work, and personal life the values of the University of San Francisco, its Mission and Goals. The Sociology Department is delighted that Shea's extraordinary work has been recognized by the University.

Sociology Student Papers Accepted to the 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference!

 Congratulations to the below students who have had their papers accepted for the 2014 Annual Western Departments of Anthropology and Sociology Undergraduate Research Conference! They will present their papers on April 12, 2014 at Santa Clara University. 

  • Kimi Fukuyama - "Paradise vs. Reality: The Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement"
  • Anyssa Govea - "Sexual Harassment and Assault in the United States Military: The Struggle for Gender Equality and Safety in a Macro-level Institution"
  • Andrea Hans - "Effects of the United States Embargo on Access to Medicines in Cuba"
  • Keyaira Lock - "Still in Chains: The International Monetary Funds Structural Adjustment Programs' Likeness to Neo-colonialism"
  • Cali Lopez - "Deviance, Duality, and Death"
  • Sam Matthews - "Mobilization of the Occupy Wall Street Movement"
  • Cynthia Ordaz - "The Teaching of Evolution Versus Creationism in Schools"

Class of '12 Alum Anne Yumang

Anne was admitted to USF's School of Education's Counseling Psychology (Marriage Family Therapy) program in Fall 2013.

Article by Sociology Senior Andrea Hans

Andrea Hans had an article on the Affordable Care Act published in USF's student paper, The Foghorn. You can download the article here.

Class of '11 Alum Caroline Fruth

After Caroiline graduated in 2011, she worked for the Foundation for Sustainable Development as their International Program Coordinator in Jinja, Uganda. Caroline returned from that position at the end of last year, and in the spring of this year was hired as the new Executive Director of CASA of Mariposa County (which can be found on Facebook by searching CASA of Mariposa County).