Political Science Student Achievement and Awards


Outstanding Political Science Student Award: Colin McNamara '18. Colin is the first SAU student to be admitted to the University of Iowa Law School under the 3+3 agreement signed in 2016.

Outstanding Political Science Student Award: Jonah Silverberg '18

Frank and Dorothy "Jane" Folwell Award in Pre-law: William Cooper '18

Outstanding International Studies Student Award: Charlette Flanders '18

Other Student Research Projects: Sara Killackey is researching women running for the state legislature with Dr. William W. Parsons and Dr. Regina Matheson (Sociology and Criminal Justice).

Summer Research Institute: In the summer of 2017 Dr. L. Joseph Hebert worked with three students – William Cooper, Hunter Hamstra, and Jonah Silverberg – on a research project titled "Political Philosophy and the Transformation of the Polis." The students wrote papers responding to Pierre Manent's book, Metamorphoses of the City, contributing arguments of their own on topics such as Cicero's assimilation of Greek political thought to the Roman context; historical developments in the idea of public morality; and the significance of modern political philosophy's denial that human beings are political animals.

In the summer of 2018, Dr. Hebert will be working with three other students on a project entitled "Utopian Ethics: Classical and Modern Views."


Addy Nelson ’23 was born with an entrepreneur’s spirit. With her parents owning the bowling alley in her hometown of Gregory, South Dakota—the same place she perfected her game to earn a scholarship to St. Ambrose University—she learned early to be innovative, customer-focused and business-minded.

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Maggie (Verdun) Bohnert '15, '16 MOT

At SAU, hard work = recognition. Here is a list of full-time students who were named to the St. Ambrose University Dean's List for the Fall 2023 term. These students earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale).

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