Martin-Stanley II, who is starting the student affairs administration master’s program at UW–La Crosse this fall, says, "I want to do behind-the-scenes work and be a mentor to students of color having problems. I strongly believe that once you receive education in life, you should give it back to other people. For me, that means getting involved in higher education. And for me, having gone through that process, that means helping students of color."
Char Kunkel and four Luther students traveled to Grand View University in Des Moines on April 20, 2013, for the Iowa Sociology Association annual meeting. Charles Martin-Stanley '14 and Kelsey Moler '13 presented papers and Martin-Stanley and Ruanon Zheng '15 prepared posters for the poster session. Lilli Petsch-Horvath '14 served as moderator and session discussant. Martin-Stanley won the Manford Kuhn award for the best junior/senior paper for his work "The Myth of Meritocracy in America: The Impact on African-Americans." Kunkel will be president of ISA in 2014 and host the ISA at Luther College.
The Sociology 345 class took a field trip to north Minneapolis on May 1-2, 2012. They examined issues of race, class, and gender in contemporary society. The field trip was led by Prof. Char Kunkel. The itinerary was arranged by Karen Johnson '61, retired Social Worker (center).
The Iowa Sociological Association Annual Meeting was held at University of Iowa on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Luther Students presented their work and served as discussants. Professors Kunkel and Green also attended. Amy Behrman took 1st place and received the Stephen Wieting Award (Integrating Theory and Research).
The following students with a Sociology major have been elected to Phi Beta Kappa: