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BC Seniors Receive 2014 Sociology Awards

Bridgewater College seniors Malinda Britt, Katie Furrow and James Rose were recognized for excellence by the department of sociology during the annual awards convocation.

Each student received a certificate and a cash award.

Britt 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).

Britt, a Spanish and sociology double major with a minor in cultural studies, is the daughter of Dr. Kevin Britt and Mrs. Sue Huntington of Roanoke, Va.

Furrow received the Arlie Hochschild Research Award, which is presented to a graduating senior whose conduct of research exemplifies the most ambitious traditions of the discipline. Hochschild, professor emerita of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, has been at the forefront of research on contemporary work and family life for more than 30 years.

Furrow, a sociology major with a minor in peace studies, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Furrow of Boones Mill, Va. At Bridgewater, she serves as a tutor for the quantitative research methods class.

Rose 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.

Rose, a sociology major with minors in cultural studies and philosophy and religion, is the son of Gary and Brenda Rose of Staunton, Va.

Posted 6/16/14

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