In March 2022, Dr. Jessica Doucet’s application for promotion to Professor of Sociology was approved by Dr. Fred Carter and will take effect in Fall 2022. Congratulations Dr. Doucet!
Earlier this year, Dr. Todd Couch was named Vice President of the African American Faculty and Staff Coalition. Dr. Couch has been an active member of the AAFSC since he started at FMU. Dr. Couch’s service extends outside of the university as well. In February 2022, he was elected to serve as the President-Elect of the South Carolina Sociological Association after serving a one-year term as Secretary of the organization. Congratulations on your achievements, Dr. Couch!
Kathryn Dooley, a Sociology major and Anthropology minor, was accepted to attend graduate school at Temple University in Philadelphia. As a graduate student, Kat will work toward her Master’s degree in Anthropology. She will focus her studies on biological archaeology.
Madison Bedenbaugh, a Sociology major and History minor, was accepted to attend graduate school at the University of South Carolina – Columbia. As a graduate student, Madison will work toward her Master of Social Work degree.
Congratulations, Kathryn and Madison!
Awards & Honors
- In the Spring of 2022, Aaliyah Covington and Hannah Braddock 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 2021-2022 academic year, Alpha Kappa Delta, the Sociology Honor Society, inducted six students for lifetime membership:
- Harrison Bigham
- McKenzie Browder
- Christal Coard
- James Creel
- Jorren Fields
- Matthew Skipper