In March 2023, Dr. Todd Couch’s application for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of Sociology was approved by Dr. Fred Carter and will take effect in Fall 2023.  Additionally, in April, he was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award from Midwestern State University where he received his undergraduate degree.  Congratulations Dr. Couch!

Student Accomplishments

James Creel, a Sociology major and Honor’s student, presented a poster of his thesis titled “The Importance of the Significant Other: Influencing Factors on Mental Health Care Perceptions” at FMU’s RED Day in April.  He went on to present his work at the Carolina Undergraduate Social Sciences Symposium (CUSSS) hosted by Lander University.  At CUSSS, James won first place for best paper and best presentation.

Frances Singletary, a Sociology and Psychology double major, was accepted to FMU’s psychology graduate program.  As a graduate student, Frances will work toward her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.

Congratulations, James and Frances!

Awards & Honors

  • In the Spring of 2023, Matthew Skipper and Frances Singletary were the recipients of the Sociology Award and Social Work Award, respectively. The Sociology Award is given to the graduating Sociology major with the highest GPA in Sociology and overall. The Social Work Award is given to the graduating Sociology major with the second highest GPA in Sociology and overall.
  • During the 2022-2023 academic year, Alpha Kappa Delta, the Sociology Honor Society, inducted two students for lifetime membership:
    • Kasandra (Kassi) Clark
    • Carmen (Kit) Lowery