Kelly Flanigan

The 2014 winner of the Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors was Kelly Flanigan. Her thesis was entitled: “The Odd One Out. Analysis of the Impact of Campaign- and Electorate-Specific Factors on Non-Major Party Performance in U.S. Elections.”  She has accepted a position doing consulting work with non-profit organizations after graduation. Kelly hopes to attend graduate school for a master’s degree related to either Public Policy or International Affairs in the future.

Christopher Riccio

The 2012 winner of the Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors was Christopher Riccio . He received the award for his senior paper “Measuring the Effect of the Oil Curse on Democracy.” His postgraduate plans involve teaching for one year and then attending Medical School.