Dean's Scholars

Annually, each department in the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences picks one student for recognition as a Dean's Scholar. Honorees are selected based on their scholarly achievements as well as their contributions to the campus and local community. Because the Department of History administers both the history program and the social science program, it selects two Dean's Scholars. For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Department of History picked Kaitlyn Partanen(History) and Autumn Woodson (Social Science) for this honor.

Kaitlyn Partanen
Kaitlyn Partanen (center) with Dean Matt Smith (right) and Dr. Suzanne Ament (left)

Kaitlyn Partanen is the Dean’s Scholar Award winner for History

Kaitlyn completed her undergraduate degree in May 2019. She entered the Radford University graduate program in the fall of 2019 with the goal of obtaining a Master's Degree in Education.  Kaitlyn plans to obtain teaching certification in secondary social studies as part of her graduate work.

Autumn Woodson
Autumn Woodson (center) with Dean Matt Smith (right) and Dr. Suzanne Ament (left)

Autumn Woodson is the Social Science Dean's Scholar Award winner

Autumn majored in social science and graduated in May 2019 with certification to teach secondary social studies.  She presently works in the Augusta County, Virginia, public schools.

May 27, 2019
Dr. Sharon Roger Hepburn