College of Journalism and Communications colleagues recognized as 2015 Anderson Scholars
Thirteen University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students and one Journalism class instructor have received 2015 Anderson Scholars awards.
The Anderson Scholars award was established by the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to recognize outstanding academic achievements by undergraduates in their first two years of enrollment. The award is open to all UF students, regardless of college, who have maintained a full, uninterrupted course load and obtained at least a 3.90, 3.95 or 4.00 GPA during their first two years at UF.
Anderson Scholars High Distinction (3.95-3.99 GPA) student honorees from CJC include Chloe Craig, Stefani Dopico, Sophia Karnegis, Austin Landis and Allison Mangan. Anderson Scholars Award of Distinction (3.90 -3.93 GPA) honorees are Gabrielle Beecher, Jacob Fierman, Zillian Krstic, Paige Levin, Claire Levis, Kaitlin Milligan, Conor Soper, and Aaron Zeller.
When a student is notified of the award, they are given an opportunity to identify one faculty member who has been particularly inspiring or influential. Former PhD student and Journalism class instructor Andrea Hall was recognized as an Anderson Scholars Faculty Honoree for her efforts.
The award is named for James N. Anderson who served as the first dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1910-1930), after whom Anderson Hall is named. This award is the highest recognition bestowed on students for their first two years of course work and is a true mark of academic distinction for UF students.