AKD Honor Society

Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society

The Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society accepts applications at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.

If you would like to be considered for membership in the AKD, and you meet the following requirement:

Undergraduate Requirements: 

  • Sociology major 
  • 12 credit hours of Sociology at UMCP
  • 3.3 average in all sociology course work, 
  • 3.3 cumulative GPA

Graduate Requirements: 

  • Sociology major 
  • 12 hours in Sociology at UMCP 
  • 3.5 average in sociology course work 
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA.

2015 Paper Competition Winners

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition Winners
First Place: Yun Cha, Vanderbilt University
Paper Title: 
"College as an Investment: The Impact of Financial Aid Grants on College Majors and Stratification in Higher Education"Second Place: Joshua Stout, University of Denver
Paper Title: "Sandy Hook and the Media: The Dissemination of Collective Sentiments Through Concentric Mourning"

Third Place: Rebekah Howland, Wheaton College
Paper Title: 
“Logging On, Getting Off: An Exploratory Study on the Motivations and Conversations of Women Who View Pornography"
Graduate Student Paper Competition Winners
First Place: Daniel Auguste, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Paper Title: "Welfare State, Globalization and Income Inequality: Evidence from 23 Industrial Countries, 1990-2009"

Second Place: Kendra Bopp, Cleveland State University
Paper Title: 
"The Control of Women through Corrective Rape as a Global Social Construct"
Third Place: Amanda Draft, Wayne State University
Paper Title: "Sizing Up Skaters: An Interrogation of Body Discourses in Women's Flat Track Roller Derby"

2015 Undergraduate Paper Winners at the 2015 AKD Distinguished Lecture and Awards Ceremony
(Left) Rebekah Howland, (Center) Joshua Stout, (Right) Yun Cha

2015 Graduate Paper Winners at the 2015 AKD Distinguished Lecture and Awards Ceremony
(Left) Kendra Bopp, (Center) Amanda Draft, (Right) Daniel Auguste

Congratulations to: Nnenia Campbell

Nnenia Campbell is a doctoral candidate at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from the University of Central Florida. Her research interests include older adults and disasters, social responses to technological disasters, risk perception, and social capital. Campbell is a research assistant at the University of Colorado Natural Hazards Center and managing editor of Natural Hazards Review, a cross-disciplinary journal that bridges engineering and social science research in support of partnered approaches to disaster loss reduction. Additionally, she currently serves as co-chair for the Disaster and Emergency Management Topical Interest Group of the American Evaluation Association. Campbell’s dissertation research involves a long-term, qualitative examination of the disaster recovery process among older adults using the 2013 Colorado floods as a case study.