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 2022-2023 academic year, the Department of History picked Richard Tisinger (History) and Jaelyn Szerokman (Social Science) for this honor.

Kaitlyn Partanen

Richard J. Tisinger is the Dean’s Scholar Award winner for History

Richard graduated in May 2023 as a double major in history and social science. He also obtained minors in political science and computer science. Richard came from a family of educators and is following that path for himself. His next step is a Master's Degree in Education, which he will work on at Radford University before he joins the teaching ranks.

Autumn Woodson

Jaelyn Szerokman is the Social Science Dean's Scholar Award winner

Jaelyn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science in May 2023, with a certification to teach secondary social studies. In addition, she completed minors in education, history, and political science. Jaelyn is also a member of the national collegiate honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, as well as Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. The International Studies program at Radford University recognized her with its "Best Student Award," and Jaelyn also served as a tutor at the Harvey Center for Learning and Writing. 

May 8, 2023
Dr. Sharon Roger Hepburn