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Jenkins and Krehbiel Receive Sociology Awards

Bridgewater College seniors Rusty Jenkins and J.J. Krehbiel were recognized for excellence by the department of sociology during the annual Awards Convocation on May 7.

Each student received a certificate and a cash award.

Jenkins received the Zygmunt Bauman Scholar Award, which is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding scholarship and leadership in the classroom and exemplifies academic citizenship in the department. Bauman was best known for his analyses of the links between modernity and the Holocaust and of postmodern consumerism.

Jenkins, a sociology major with a minor in cultural studies, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Jenkins of Winchester, Va. He serves as the quantitative research methods tutor for the sociology department.

Krehbiel received the C. Wright Mills Award, which is presented to a student who practices “public sociology” and models the daily use of sociological imagination beyond the classroom. The award is named for American sociologist Charles Wright Mills (1916-1962).

Krehbiel, a sociology and international studies double major, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Krehbiel of McPherson, Kan.

Both Jenkins and Krehbiel are members of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society, and Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society.

Posted 7/8/13

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