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Department of Communication Studies 2024

Departmental Excellence Award for Undergraduate Students

Presented to recognize exemplary academic performance, distinctive contributions to the department, and shining representation of the School of Communication

  • Kalista Cao
  • Alison Casler
  • Madeline Chai
  • Katie Cummins
  • Anoushka Dasgupta
  • Leila Dhawan
  • Kyra Doherty
  • Sam Felker
  • Americo Garza
  • Megan Gingrich
  • Kalan Hauser
  • Lena Huang
  • Elisa Huang
  • Juliana Hung
  • Evelyn Jenkins
  • Jay Jeon
  • Matilda Le
  • Rayna Lee
  • Nozizwe Msipa
  • Mia Rhee
  • Caitlin Riley
  • Alexandra Romo
  • Madeleine Schneider
  • Supraja Sudarsan
  • Lindsay Wales
  • Glenna Wang
  • Richard Wu

Department Honors for Undergraduate Theses

Jessica Cheng
Returning to the Office: The Role of Perceived Social Relationships and Teamwork in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

Emia Musabegovic
TikTok: A Transformative Information Search Tool

J.G. Singhal
A Social History of the Cringe Compilation: Fandom, Negativity, and the Algorithmic Web

Carolyn Zou
Sociotechnical Risks of Simulating Humans with Language Model Agents

Grace Zhu
Redefining Western Models: Understanding Value in Chinese Contemporary Art Market

Mary Peterson Gilbert Prize

Awarded annually for excellence in speaking; established in 1955 by the husband of School of Communication alumna Mary Peterson Gilbert, who was praised by school founder Robert Cumnock as one of the most gifted readers in the country

  • Beatriz Aguiar Fonseca

George M. Sargent Awards

Presented to the first-year, second-year, junior, and senior students with the best records in their regular course of study; honors the memory of George M. Sargent, a member of the class of 1915


  • Hanna Schiciano
  • Hadley Timmermann


  • Erin Jeon
  • Cathy Sun
  • Alexander Wang


  • Annika Anandsongkit
  • Santino Rao


  • Jessica Cheng
  • Julia McMurray