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Bridgewater College Seniors Receive 2017 Sociology Awards

June 14, 2017

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Bridgewater College seniors Clara Metzler, Katelyn D. Senger and Darean Talmadge were recognized for excellence by the department of sociology.

Metzler 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.

Metzler, a sociology major, is from Dayton, Va. She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Bridgewater’s scholastic honor society, and Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society.

Senger 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.

Senger, a psychology and sociology double major, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Senger of Bridgewater, Va. Senger is a member of the Philomathes Society, Alpha Chi and serves as president of the campus chapter of Psi Chi, a national psychology honor society.

Talmadge received the Arlie Hochschild Research Award, which is presented to a graduating senior whose research exemplifies the most ambitious traditions of the discipline.

Talmadge, a sociology major, is the daughter of Linda Stearns of Hampstead, Md. She is a member of the Philomathes Society, Alpha Chi and Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society. She is a member of the college’s Flory Honors Program.

Senger and Talmadge graduated on May 20. Talmadge will spend a year in Houston, Texas, where she will work for Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, an organization that serves children in unsafe situations as a result of abuse, neglect and/or HIV exposure.

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