2017 Organizational Studies Newsletter OS Newsletter_draftv10_joomag - Page 7
OS had much to celebrate in 2016-2017! Our OS community made a difference on
many fronts, and in many cases we were recognized for our efforts.
Professor Elizabeth Armstrong received a Faculty Recognition Award, which
recognizes a mid-career faculty member who has demonstrated remarkable
contributions to the University through outstanding achievements in scholarly
research and/or creative endeavors; excellence as a teacher, advisor and men-
tor; and distinguished participation in the service activities of the University and
Ian Bunting (OS degree expected December ‘17) was named to the Academic
All-Big Ten Team.
Assistant Professor Michael Heaney received the Undergraduate Research
Opportunity Program (UROP) Outstanding Research Mentor Award and was
nominated for the Golden Apple Award.
Assistant Professor Jeremy Levine was also nominated for the Golden Apple
Zach Miller (OS ‘17), one of this year’s peer mentors, received the OS Spirit Award.
The award is given to someone dedicated to the area of student services and the
development of a close-knit OS community.
OS Director Mark Mizruchi received the Charles Horton Cooley Award for
Distinguished Scholarship in Sociology, awarded by the Michigan Sociological
Association in October 2016.
Kate Ruehrdanz (OS degree expected August ‘17) received the Andy Lansing
Award for her demonstrated academic excellence in the classroom and leader-
ship qualities in the OS program.
Florence Rivkin (OS ‘17) received the OS Jordan Harris Social Justice Award for
her commitment to social justice through volunteer work, academic commit-
ment, and political engagement.
Assistant Professor Sara Soderstrom received the 2016 LSA Individual Award for
Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education.
Seven members of the OS ‘17 class were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honors
Florence Rivkin and Director Mark Mizruchi