Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

Students, staff, and faculty of the Department of Social Sciences have received recognition for outstanding accomplishments. Here are some recent honorees.

Jim Glasson

South Carolina Civic Engagement Professional Award
Presented to a full-time professional staff member for significant contributions to the institutionalization of community engagement by inspiring a vision for service on the campus and supporting faculty, students, and/or campus-community partnerships.
Statewide Recipient: James Patrick Glasson ~ University of South Carolina Beaufort

Cindy Lahar

Dr. Cindy Lahar, Associate Professor of Psychology has been accepted for the USC System Academic Leadership Fellow Program 2017-2019. The program, to develop academic leadership within the USC System, will begin in the Fall. The program will provide an opportunity to explore critical issues and higher education, to network with peers, and learn from leaders throughout the USC system. Program participation will lead to an enhanced understanding of the university as a dynamic and inclusive institution, build awareness of the complex landscape of higher education, and provide opportunities to explore the participants' own role in shaping higher education through intentional and transformative leadership.

Maddison Csernica

Maddison Csernica a Communication Studies major has distinguished herself and this University by having her paper selected for the Southern States Communication Association Clevenger Undergraduate Honors Conference in Nashville in April. This conference is very competitive with an acceptance rate of 66%. Maddie is the only student from the USC system in the program. Additionally, she is the first USCB student to be accepted to this conference. Her research is "Friendships as Researched Through the Dialectical Theory Perspective".

Caroline Sawyer

Dr. Caroline E. Sawyer, assistant professor of Communication Studies, was awarded the "Monica Pombo Early Career Teaching Award" by the Carolinas Communication Association at the annual conference held in Clemson on September 30, 2017. She was awarded this honor based on her excellence and innovation in teaching. Dr. Sawyer was also elected 2nd Vice-President of Carolinas Communication Association. With this role comes the honor of hosting the Carolinas Communication Association Conference in 2019. Dr. Sawyer will serve as the program planner for the conference and USCB as the host site.