College of Arts and Science, Miami University
Alumni Update
February 2020
Living Más: Julie Felss Masino '93, president of Taco Bell International, is set to headline the 2020 CAS Recognition Ceremony on May 16.
Julie Felss Masino '93, president of Taco Bell International
CAS Alumni News and Spotlights
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Katie Liss
SPOTLIGHT: Katie Liss (Psychology, 2002) is director of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center and a law student advisor at DePaul University College of Law.
Jean Forney
SPOTLIGHT: Jean Forney (Psychology, 2011) is an assistant professor of psychology at Ohio University and one of the 2019 honorees of 18 of the Last 9.
Amanda Grandjean
SPOTLIGHT: Amanda Grandjean (Political Science and Journalism, 2013), also one of 2019's 18 of the Last 9, is a lawyer and deputy assistant secretary of state who oversees all elections in Ohio.
Nichole Mustard '95
Nichole Mustard '95, co-founder of Credit Karma Inc, near deal to sell her company to Intuit Inc. for nearly $7 billion.
Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins
Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins '74 to receive the Freedom Summer of '64 Award for a long career protecting and expanding voting rights
Barbara Knuth '80 receives Cornell University graduate education leadership award
Barbara A. Knuth '80 receives Cornell University's Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education
Debra Sunderland
Debra Sunderland '89, founder of Sunderland Coaching, LLC, was named a bronze winner in Consumer Service of the Year in Best in Biz Awards
Carter Hewgley '03
Carter Hewgley '03, Director of Homeless Initiatives at United Way of Greater Los Angeles, returned to campus to teach a political science mini-course
Student News and Spotlights
2020 Miami Fulbright semi-finalists
15 CAS students and recent alums were named as semi-finalists in the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Student competition -- the largest Miami cohort ever. All are recommended for further consideration by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Boards in their applied countries.
CAS student video: Skills in the Liberal Arts
VIDEO - Skills in the Liberal Arts: We asked CAS students from a variety of majors and backgrounds to talk about what they've learned from their academic experiences.
Graham Curry
SPOTLIGHT: Professional writing and interactive media studies major Graham Curry
SOC 340 - Mark Curnutte's students in Over-the-Rhine community project
Mark Curnutte's social justice internship students worked 3 weeks with an affordable housing nonprofit in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine.
Mackenzie Holt and Izzy Tice
Mackenzie Holtz (Arabic) and Izzy Tice (Russian), semi-finalists for the 2020 Critical Language Scholarship by the US Department of State. If selected, they will attend a summer intensive language institute.
CAS Faculty Spotlights
2020 Miami University Distinguished Scholars
Congratulations to our 5 CAS faculty named as 2020 Miami University Distinguished Scholars by University Senate's Committee on Faculty Research. Three Distinguished Scholar Awards were given to (L to R) Scott Hartley, Terri Messman-Moore, and Elizabeth Wardle. Two Junior Faculty Scholar Awards were given to Ryan Gunderson and Rosemary Pennington.
Michael Loadenthal
Michael Loadenthal's Prosecution Project examines how sociopolitical crimes are prosecuted
John Rakovin wins 2019 Carnegie Mineralogical Award
Biology faculty Craig Williamson, Paul Schaeffer, and Michael Robinson
Biology faculty members Craig Williamson (feature story), Paul Schaeffer, and Michael Robinson receive individual research funding awards from the NSF, American Heart Association, and NIH, respectively
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