Recently, the PSIA Department Announced the Recipients of the Department Awards. Congratulations to the following students for receiving the following department awards!


Department Awards

Highest GPA of a Graduating Senior, BS Political Science Ashley Williams Gainesville Campus
David Potter Award: Highest GPA of a Graduating Senior, BA International Affairs Maria Bortolucci Dahlonega Campus
Michael Reese Award: Highest GPA of a Graduating Senior, BS Political Science Pre-Law Sara Johnson Dahlonega Campus
Frank M. Smith Award: Highest GPA, BS Political Science Brandon Weiss Dahlonega Campus
Barry Friedman Legacy Award: Highest GPA, Masters of Public Affairs Graduate Natassia Williams UNG Online 
Maria Bortolucci receiving her awards.

International Affairs major and Senior Honors Program student Maria Bortolucci was awarded the Dean Hyams Award. This award is given annually by the SGA to a senior who exemplifies outstanding leadership qualities and is named in honor of H. Michael Hyams, who served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students for 28 years.


Brandon Weiss receiving his award.


Ashley Williams receiving her award.


Congratulations to the following students who have won scholarships for this school year!

Philip Weed – Strategic and Security Studies Benjamin A. Gilman
Bradley Booth – International Affairs, Europe Benjamin A. Gilman
Michael Retzer – International Affairs, Middle East Benjamin A. Gilman
Mia Simpson – International Affairs, Europe Benjamin A. Gilman
Phillip Ly – Strategic and Security Studies Boren Scholarship, Freeman-Asia Award
Devin Krass – Political Science, Pre-Law Coast Guard Foundation
Dillon Gonzalez – Political Science, Pre-Law Cox State Diplomacy Seminar
Kat Torres – Political Science, Pre-Law Fulbright Semi-finalist; Pickering Alternate
JJ Gilleland – Master’s in International Affairs Fulbright Semi-finalist