Meet the New Gang:
Class of 2015, Political Science majors, minors and friends:
Some new students may not yet be included; please stop by the office for a photo shoot. Because students give information and are free to change majors and minors, the data here cannot be guaranteed.
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Taylor Christian Belsterling
Taylor is a wide receiver on the football team, with touchdowns to his credit. He is interested in a career in criminal justice, possibly as a detective. He switched from the Physical Education major and transferred from South Union CC. Outside of class he hunts and fishes; in 2010 he bagged a 9 point deer. Before graduation, he participated in the mini-camp of the NY GIants NFL team.
Ann Clancy at orientation
Ann E. Clancy
Ann has enjoyed Alabama World Affairs Council speakers; she is also a keen runner, and politically active. Even as a freshman, she received the political science award. Ann interned for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for a summer, and then studied abroad in 2013-14 at Queens's University, Belfast, on our Irish Exchange program. In 2014-15 she completed the senior capstone research paper with a topic of "Time Banking" to enhance the economy of poor neighborhoods, and presented a paper on post-structuralism to the Alabama Political science association (AlaPSA), earning the Political Science Award, spring 2015.
Kaison Darden at orientation
Political Science and History
Kaison has enjoyed Alabama World Affairs Council speakers, presented numerous readings, won the political science award, and brought a German student, Alex, to speak to class. In 2014-15 she completed the senior capstone research paper with a topic of "Privatization" at the state and local levels, and presented a paper to the Alabama Political science association (AlaPSA), earning the Political Science Award, spring 2015.
Friends of Political Science
(May be in other majors, or former students, who have taken political science courses)
Class of 2015
Panama City Beach, FL
Some political science coursework
Lyndi, who transferred in for the Fall of 2012, was on the Hawks cheerleading squad and a weightlifter. She was interested in international non-profit advocacy against human trafficking.
Julia Denney at orientation
Political Science coursework
A devout Christian, Julia played keyboards for chapel; she also was an enthusiastic runner. Even as a freshman, she received the political science award. She transferred to the Florida panhandle, closeer to home.
Formerly a football player, now still a fan, he listens to any kind of music except country. Has travelled to every southern US state, and speaks a little Spanish. Although an Air Force son, he has not left the country. He plans on becoming a politician or a public official, and is interested in helping run a political campaign.
Amanda Wineman at orientation
Cut Bend, Montana
History major and Political Science coursework
Amanda came to us with multiple scholarships from
her home town. Even as a freshman, she received the political science