Celebrating Our 2021 Graduates

Alma with Cap & Gown
Congratulations Seniors!

We at the Sociology Department know that this academic year has not progressed the way we all imagined. We are so proud of our seniors, who have continued to produce exceptional work during these difficult times. Graduating from college is no small feat, and we are very disappointed that we are unable to celebrate the accomplishments of our incredible seniors in-person at this time. Although we cannot gather to celebrate the Class of 2021, we still want to highlight our graduates and congratulate them all we can.



Spring 2021 University, College, and Departmental Honors

Highest Distinction

Patricia Rose Avent

Brooke Kadel

Hayat Hanaa Zarzour



High Distinction

Lydia Socorro Alvarez

Karen Bucio

Melody Contreras

Isabella Rose Marquez

Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy

A Complete List of Our Spring 2021 Graduates


Noah Rodney Adams

Daniel Michael Ahern

Courtney Anne Augello

Meiyia Sydney Black

Lazarrick Blair

Joel Caldero

Gabriela Castellanos

Victoria Daniels

Charmaine Sheree Dortch

Allison J. Duncan

Kendrick Joseph Green

Lillian Makenzie Marie Harris

Nathan Dewayne Hobbs

Alexis Rae Ivanic

Anna D.Johnson

James K. Knight

Joseph W. Kreiling

Emmanuel N. Kwaning

Dezirae Laird

Jeongmin Lee

Joo Young Lee

Isabella Marie Loya

Leah Rose Macey

Kassidy Elizabeth Mahoney

Qiwen Mai

Kayla Denise Malone

Helen Lizeth Morales

William H. Murphy

Eric Mateusz Nocon

Jahnavi Pandrangi

Alexis Pantoja-Gonzalez

Haeley Alaina Peters

Tucker W. Petersen

Angela Maria Przywara

Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy

Rokyah Aerieal Robinson

Tiffany Rodela

Fernando Ruiz

Kira L. Rutledge

Miyanna Rae Smith-Stamps

Aida Annette Sorour

Kristin Stellhorn

Joel Yngwie Swanson

Nicholas Marcel Walker

Jasmine Tia Wiley

Da'Monte A. Williams

Kimberly Ramona Wilson

Jeeyoung Won

Lily Angelica Zavala

Phillip E. Zelditch


Fatima Castillo

Lizette Guadarrama

Simrah Yameen Khaleel

Jamison D. Post

Jonathan M. Woo

Kelsey Lauren Woodbury

Yijing Zhang


Daniel Crocker Hale


Julie C. Krueger





Spring 2021 Senior Awards

Congratulations to our Spring 2021 award recipients! 

Seetha Ramaswamy
Seetha Ramaswamy - Outstanding Sociology Senior
Joseph Kreiling
Joseph Kreiling - Student Engagement Award
Mona Khneisser
Mona Khneisser- Douglas Barnes Graduate Student in Sociology Scholar
Seetha Ramaswamy
Seetha Ramaswamy - Best Paper (Undergraduate Award)
Nehal Elmeligy
Nehal Elmeligy - Beslow Paper (Graduate Award)
"Airing Egypt's Dirty Laundry: BuSSy's Storytelling as Feminist Social Change"
Ava Schumock
Ava Schumock- Honorable Mention for Best Paper
"Intersectionality's Influence on Emotional Wellbeing"
Dale Robbennolt
Dale Robbennolt- Honorable Mention for Best Paper
"Faculty Perceptions of Gender in Engineering Education and Group Work"
Do Yeop Kwon
Do Yeop Kwon- Honorable Mention for Best Paper
"Video Games and their Anti-Social Effects on UIUC Students"