2024 Best Master’s Thesis Awardees

March 25, 2024

With great pleasure, I announce the recipients of our 2024 Best Master’s Thesis winners. These graduate students are recognized for their outstanding scholarship – we congratulate them on their success.

Maria Venegas
“Vulnerabilities and Resilience to Weather Events: Woodford Saint Andrew, Jamaica”
Thesis supervisor: Dr. Gary Hytrek
Committee: Drs. Lily House-Peters and Dmitrii Sidorov

Julie Haltom
“Five Acres of Freedom: Jackrabbit Homesteading in the Mojave Desert, 1938-1976”
Thesis supervisor: Dr. Eleen Luhr
Committee: Drs. Sarah Schrank and Hugh Wilford

On behalf of the college, I thank the thesis supervisors and committees, along with all the faculty and staff who supported these students in their graduate studies.

Please join me in congratulating all involved!

Dean Deborah Thien