Humanities

The College recognizes academic excellence with fall 2021 Dean's Medalists

On Tuesday, Dec. 14, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest-achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at the fall 2021 convocation.

Each semester, departments and schools within The College select outstanding students who have demonstrated a steadfast commitment to academic excellence during their time at ASU. These students will be awarded a prestigious Dean’s Medal in honor of their scholastic achievements.

Meet the outstanding fall 2021 Dean’s Medalist awardees from The College.

Poetry: A companion to grief

Long before Walt Whitman cared for the wounded in hospitals during the Civil War, the celebrated American poet was already singing “the body electric.”

Like many of his contemporaries and those who came later — from Emily Dickinson to Sylvia Plath — he understood the connection between the body and soul; how the health of one influences the vitality of the other, so that even what one might consider mere words can have real healing power.

‘Sun Devil for life’: ASU student finds reinvention online

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2021 graduates.

If there was one thing for which Arizona State University student Sean Duffey was not prepared, it was feeling that he was not prepared.

“When I was a young undergraduate student,” he said, “I had a level of confidence that was neither rational nor supported by my work.”

Online student returns from studying in Israel to earn degree in religious studies

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2021 graduates.

Before attending Arizona State University, Kaitlyn Dalton was enrolled in a small, private liberal arts college near her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. She didn’t intend to study religious studies, but after walking into a required introduction to religions course, she fell in love with the discipline. 

History graduate to continue his passion with museum internship

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2021 graduates.

Aubrey Feyrer grew up in Phoenix with a love for sports, science and dinosaurs, either wanting to become an athlete or a paleontologist one day. Once he reached high school, his interests shifted towards his studies and he became passionate about his academics. 

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