2022 – 2023 Student Accomplishments

Here is a taste of what our students have accomplished in the 2022-2023 academic year:

Undergraduate Students

Over 100 undergraduate majors graduated this year. Our undergraduate majors will be utilizing their degrees in a broad array of jobs upon graduation, and many are beginning graduate school in the fall! From JDs, MSWs, working in non-profit, the financial and health sectors, police officers, and more!

Graduate School

  • Brianna Perez, future JD from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College
  • Conrad Kim, future Masters in Sociology from University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • Elizabeth Lovell, Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa
  • Elle Weilbrenner, future JD from Drake University
  • Erin Gilbert, Masters in School Counseling from DePaul University
  • Isaac Bills, future JD from Georgetown Law School
  • Michaela Messier, future JD from St. Thomas Law School
  • Michaela Nelson, future Masters in School Counseling from Marshall University of Law
  • Nicholas Hove, future JD from the University of Cincinnati
  • Regan Smock, future PhD in Sociology from the University of Iowa
  • Sarah McCauley, future JD from the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Law
  • Sarika Rademacher, future Masters in School Counseling from Upper Iowa University
  • Vuong Nguyen, future JD from the University of Iowa Law School

New Jobs

  • Erin Alison, Intern at Houston Municipal Courts
  • Madison Benson, Recreation Coordinator in Assisted Living at Oaknoll Retirement Residence
  • Aidan Bockenstedt, Phlebotomist at Biolife Plasma Services
  • Lily Chicoine, Corrections Officer at an Iowa corrections facility
  • Hayden Cox, Dispatcher at University of Iowa Department of Public Safety
  • Carly Croy, Medical Billing and Insurance Clerk at Regional Medical Center
  • Gabriella Daubitz, Community Liaison for the Colorado Spring School District 11
  • Amiah DeWolf, Kennel Assistant/Volunteer Program Assistant at Iowa City Animal Services
  • Jacob Fritz, Wastewater Facility Operator for the City of West Burlington
  • Holden Gillespie, Direct Support Professional at Limitless Potential Inc.
  • Marissa Good, Research Associate at a Non-Profit
  • Gina Gross, Clerk at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • LaSarah Hargrove, Paraeducator in the Seattle, WA school system
  • Paige Harper, General Manager at Dunkin Donuts
  • Katie Jackson, Intern at the Iowa Attorney General’s Office
  • Chase Keating, 11A Second Lieutenant in the US Army
  • Jaxson Konzen, Naval Recruit in the US Navy
  • Lakota Langford, Special Agent in the FBI
  • Carlos Lopez, Law Enforcement Officer in the Muscatine Police Department
  • Emma Lozano, Store Manager at Secured Chicago
  • Marco Martinez, Correctional Officer at Des Moines Corrections
  • Morgan Mills, HR Student Intern at Stead Family Children’s Hospital
  • Dylan Monaghan, 11B Infantryman with the U.S. Army
  • Sarah Nighswonger, Human Resources Associate at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
  • Genesis Ortiz, Correctional Officer
  • Maria Ortiz, Mental Health Intervention Training Instructor at AmeriCorps Tanager Place Program
  • Dalton Rippey, Assistant Chemist at UI Pharmaceuticals
  • Maddie Rude, Law Enforcement Officer at Des Moines Police Department

Honors Society

  • Kelly Donnellan
  • Gina Gross
  • Katie Jackson
  • Caroline Koerner
  • Terese Paxson
  • Fiona Sullivan


  • Amelia Watson – 2023 Outstanding Criminology Senior Award
  • Marissa Good – 2023 Outstanding Sociology Senior Award
  • Darshaun Smith – 2023 Dean’s Achievement Award

Graduate Students

New Jobs

  • Hannah Espy – Assistant Professor at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania
  • Liz Felix – Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas
  • Rachel Maller – Researcher at Education Northwest in Portland, OR
  • JJ Park – Assistant Professor at California State University, Fullerton
  • Kat Rittenhour – Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri
  • Erica Walker – Assistant Dean of Students at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, CO
  • KaLeigh White – National Poverty Fellow at the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Division of Economic Independence in Washington, D.C.


  • Maddie Libao – 2023 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
  • Yujia Lyu – Midwest Sociological Society Graduate Student Paper Competition Winner