The C. H. Richards Award for Excellence in Political Science is given to the graduating senior who is deemed by a departmental committee to have excelled in both the study of politics and in departmental, campus and community service.
Brian Hart is the recipient of the C.H. Richards Award for Excellence in Politics and International Affairs. (Read more)
The Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors in Political Science is given to a graduating senior who has qualified for Honors and who is deemed by a departmental committee to have written the best senior seminar paper.
Brian Hart is the recipient of the Jack D. Fleer Award for Excellence in Honors in Political Science (Read more)
The Carl Moses Excellence in Research Award honors an outstanding senior seminar paper.
Ben Helms is the recipient of the Carl Moses Excellence in Research Award. (Read more)
The Jack D. and Martha H. Fleer Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior. The scholarship recipient is selected by a departmental committee which gives special attention to meritorious performance in the major and provides a contribution towards student loan relief.
Blair Wessels is the recipient of the Jack D. and Martha H. Fleer Scholarship. (Read more)
Other Student Awards
Congratulations to all new initiates on behalf of the department. We would like to recognize our graduating majors who have been recognized for their outstanding academic work at Wake Forest.
Senior Nehemiah Rolle from Atlanta, a politics and international affairs major, is an active leader in The Roosevelt Institute at Wake Forest, a student-led, student-run organization dedicated to progressive public policy change and idea empowerment. He is also an associate editor of the Wake Forest Journal of International Affairs and is a resident adviser. He has a love for all things intercultural and a passion for making the world a better place.
Senior Joe LeDuc from Spokane, Wash., also a politics and international affairs major, serves as a steering committee member of “Forward Together,” Wake Forest’s interest group of the NAACP. He champions inclusiveness and justice for all members of the campus community — inspiring others to recognize their own ability to make their community a better place not just for themselves but also for humanity.
The goal of the Fulbright award to Russia is to serve as an ambassador between Russia and the US. With the English Teaching Assistantship, I will divide my time working in the classroom with high school or middle school students, serving directly with the English language teachers, providing private tutoring, and working on an individual project. My project will be compiling profiles on average Russian citizens and publishing their photos and a short paragraph about them on a blog. I am hoping that this will dispel some misconceptions Americans have about Russia. I am also hoping to work with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to promote this blog. I am not sure what city I will be in (I could be anywhere in Russia!) or what my living situation will be like, but I know that I am extremely excited to undertake such an adventure and help deepen understanding between Russia and the United States.
Ken Meyer was offered a Fulbright award to teach in Turkey during 2013-14. He declined as he had committed to the Cambridge MPhil program.
Rising senior and major Jeremy Hefter earned a federal, competitive language/culture grant, the Gilman, for study SP ’13 in Hong Kong. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
I was awarded the Fulbright to assistant teach in Santander, Spain. I will be an English assistant teacher and also direct the school’s Global Classrooms Program, which is a Model U.N. like extracurricular activity. Starting date is 15 September 2013.
I will teach English in South Korea for children in secondary education.