Bridgewater College seniors Danielle M. Brooks and Victoria L. Callahan were recognized for excellence by the department of sociology.
Brooks 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.
Brooks, a sociology major with a minor in social work, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Tyler of Roanoke, Va.
At Bridgewater, Brooks was a sociology tutor and a mentor for Eagle Success. She served as executive director of BC Voice, the student-run media organization on campus.
Brooks completed a research project, “Gender Socialization and Attitudes Towards Feminism on Sexual Harassment,” for her Research Methods class.
Callahan 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.
Callahan, a sociology and communication, technology and culture double major with minors in theatre and cultural studies, is the daughter of John and Robin Callahan of Bloomsburg, Pa.
She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society, and served as vice president of the campus chapter of Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society. She is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society; Lambda Pi Eta, a national communication honor society; Alpha Psi Omega, a national theater honor society; and Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity. She is a member of Bridgewater’s Flory Honors Program.
Callahan was an academic coach, a sociology tutor and an Eagle Success mentor. She served as president of the Class of 2020 and was chair of the Honor Council.
Callahan completed an honors research project, “Everyman: A Workshop Production,” with Dr. Scott Cole, associate professor of communication studies and theatre.