Scholarship Winners

Jack and June Richardson Scholars

 Jack and June Richardson scholarships were awarded to Keith Christian, Alina Lugo, and Tracie Van Horn. These awards recognize students with the potential for a significant future contribution and strong relationships with faculty mentors.

Keith Christian aspires to do medical research and practice surgery. Curing Multiple Sclerosis is a specific interest of his. He has done research on campus, volunteered at a medical practice and hospital, as well as mentored students in the Key Community and tutor students in Triunfo.

Alina Lugo is a sociology major interested in studying culture and sociology in order to develop sustainable approaches to reducing crime. She has served CSU as a Triunfo tutor and is an officer for the CSU Sign Language Club. She works in International Student and Scholar Services and has volunteered with SpeakOut!, a Turning point writing workshop.

Tracie Van Horn is a Biochemistry major who wants to become a pediatric pharmacist. She is the president of the Pre-Pharmacy club at CSU. She has spent three years working in Michael Tamkun’s lab doing research. He rates her in the top 5% of all the students (graduate and undergraduate) that he has supervised in his 18 year career.


The Keller and Lawrence Honors Scholar

The Keller-Lawrence scholarship provided by the late Paul Muller and his wife Clare Muller was awarded to Dillon Jarrell.

Dillon is a Biomedical Engineering major who aspires to become a doctor. Dillion serves as a research assistant in Chris Gentile’s lab where he investigates cardiovascular disease and vascular dysfunction. Dr. Gentile called him the “most gifted “ student in his lab.

Eddy Scholars

 Willard Eddy scholarships were awarded to Bergen Adair, Taylor Ellis, Elizabeth Hale, and Kadin Kostelic. The awards recognize outstanding students in the Liberal Arts or students with significant contributions to the University Honors Program. Dr. Eddy, scholarship namesake, was a professor of Philosophy and founder of the Honors Program.

Bergen Adair is majoring in English and aspires to be a travel writer. She has served as an editor for the Collegian and the Honors literary magazine, Spiritus Mundi. Bergen has been a frequent blood donor. And on the lighter side, she has been a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.


Taylor Ellis is a Communication major who hopes to do graduate study in Criminal Justice in order to eventually work for the FBI. She served as a Peer Mentor to incoming Honors students last fall and has done research under the auspices of the Honors Undergraduate Research Program. She is employed as an Admissions Ambassador.


Elizabeth Hale is a transfer student majoring in International Studies. She is the president of the Arabic Club and aspires to teach Arabic. Elizabeth studied in Jordan. She has served as a Liberal Arts Ambassador at CSU and on the Inclusive Excellence Commission. Elizabeth has also been an advocate at the Sexual Assault Victim Advocates.


Kadin Kostelic is an Art major looking to pursue a career in graphic design. She has participated in the CSU Symphony Orchestra, the Opera Ensemble and the Chamber Music Ensemble. Her art work has been published in the Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence and she has exhibited at the TILT art competition.


Gladys Eddy Scholar

The Gladys Eddy Scholarship was awarded to Sarah Bibbey.

Sarah is a Social Work major with a Spanish minor. She spent the year after high school graduation as an exchange student in Ghana and has participated in the Uganda/Rwanda International Leadership Experience. She served as a resident assistant for an international floor. Sarah is a co-founder of the organization Enliven Africa.

Students First Scholar

The Students First Scholarship was awarded to Jesse Bain.

Jesse Bain is an Anthropology major with a specialization in archaeology. Formerly a musician, he transferred to CSU where he is studying pre-columbian MesoAmerican culture. His faculty recommendation indicated that he is in the top 1% of students.

Honors Scholarships

Honors Outstanding Scholar Awards were given to Hayley Noah and Ryan Thompson.

Hayley Noah aspires to work for an international non-profit organization promoting the environment and human rights. She was inspired by her service to Habitat for Humanity in Thailand and a subsequent service trip to Tanzania. She is a member of the International Justice Mission and Spanish clubs at CSU. She volunteers for the Global Village Museum and local Cat Rescue.


Ryan Thompson has always been interested in global health issues but has narrowed his career interest to economics and the environment and issues of climate justice. He is currently studying abroad at the University of Leicester in the UK. At CSU, he has been a member of Global Ambassadors and a Link Leader for INTO.


Spots Scholarship

The Spots scholarship provided by Julia Riegel was awarded to Francis Commercon to help support his unpaid internship in China this summer.

Francis has previously spent 4 months in southwest China studying rubber plantation restoration. He speaks Chinese and has developed a research agenda. He is co-founder of the CSU Field Ornithologists.