The Department makes several annual awards, recognizing special achievements at all levels: undergraduate, graduate, faculty and alumni/friends. Nomination procedures are announced each year.

Undergraduate Achievement

The Patricia P. Waterman Award
The Waterman Award is presented to an Anthropology major for Outstanding Academic Achievement, as measured principally by GPA. It is named in honor of the late Associate Professor Pat Waterman, whose teaching ability was an inspiration to her students and colleagues.

Past Awardees

2017 - Natalie Bloy

2016 - Savannah Young

2015 - Chloe Sweetman

The Susan D. Greenbaum Diversity Leadership Award

The Greenbaum Award recognizes an Anthropology major who demonstrates leadership skills that foster the value of diversity and inclusion, and advance justice and equality in our community and society. It honors the work of Professor Emerita Susan D. Greenbaum, who worked to promote diversity and equality in her research, teaching, and service.

Past Awardees

2017 - Sam Cathcart

2016 - Alisha Galdames

William H. and Anna K. Eigenbrod Anthropology Scholarship

This scholarship is for undergraduate Anthropology majors on the Tampa campus to pursue research in Asia. It is ideal for students who have plans to pursue further educational training based on research in Asia.

Graduate Achievement

The Michael V. Angrosino Research Achievement Award
This award, named in honor of Professor Emeritus Michael Angrosino, is presented to a doctoral student in Applied Anthropology in recognition of a superior research achievement.

Past Awardees

2019 - Carrie LeGarde

2017 - Anthony Tricarico

2015 - Ryan Harke

2013 - Meredith Tise

2012 - Daniel Hughes

2011 - Jason Miller

2010 - Nolan Kline

2009 - Cecilia Vindrola Padros

2009 - Kelly Sams

2008 - Michelle Raxter

2007 - Dinorah Martinez

2006 - Noah Porter

The Linda M. Whiteford Research Achievement Award in Medical Anthropology

This award is presented to a graduate student (M.A., Ph.D., or Dual Degree) in Applied Anthropology in recognition of a superior research achievement in the area of health and medical anthropology. 

Past Awardees

2019 - Sarah Bradley

2018 - Ryan Logan

2016 - Ryan Logan

2015 - Ann Tezak

2013 - Nolan Kline

2012 - Nolan Kline

2011 - Cecilia Vindrola Padros

2010 - Aimee Eden

2009 - Ernesto Ruiz

2009 - Ryan Davis

2008 - Shana Hughes

2007 - Dinorah Martinez

J.Raymond Williams Memorial Scholarship in Public Archaeology
This award, named in honor of the late Professor Ray Williams, consists of a two-year graduate assistantship at 10 hours per week and accompanying tuition waiver. The scholarship will be competitively awarded to a qualified student who is a member of a minority underrepresented in the archaeological profession.

Past Awardees

2017 - Dina Moore

2017 - Ofelia Sanchez

2014 - Alexander Delgado

2009 - Alicia Alfaro

2008 - Alejandro Figueroa

2006 - Zaida Darley

2004 - Nelson Rodriguez

Alvin W. Wolfe Scholarship in Applied Anthropology
This award, named in honors of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Alvin W. Wolfe is offered to an incoming M.A. student judged to have special potential for success in applied anthropology.

Past Awardees

2016 - Cheyenne Wagi

2015 - Rene Herrera

2014 - Laura Leisinger

2013 - Alexis Winter

2012 - Laurel Dillon-Sumner

2011 - Kelly Lyons

2011 - Maura Denny

2010 - Nolan Kline

2009 - Tim Kelly

2008 - Nolan Kline

2007 - Aki Nakanishi

2006 - Marissa Dixon

2005 - Hannah Helmy

2004 - Lance Arney

The John S. Freeman Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to deserving anthropology students in memory of John S. Freeman, who received his MA in Public Archaeology from our department posthumously in 2014.

Past Awardees

2019 - Heather Draskovich

2018 - Kendal Jackson

2018 - Heidi Miller

2016 - Katherine Shakour

2015 - Shawn West

The Kathryn M. Borman Research Achievement Award in Interdisciplinary Anthropology
This award, made in honor of Professor Emerita Kathy Borman, is presented to a graduate student (M.A., Ph.D., or Dual Degree) in Applied Anthropology in recognition of a superior research achievement that exemplifies interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Past Awardees

2019 - Jean Lammie

2017 - Richard Bargielski

2016 - Kaniqua Robinson

2015 - Anthony Tricarico

2013 - Sylvia Lim

2013 - Susan Tyler

2013 - Margeaux Chavez

2013 - David Godfrey

Anthropology Faculty Mentor Award
The USF Applied Anthropology Graduate Student Organization (GSO) gives a Faculty Mentor Award annually to one anthropology faculty member in recognition of outstanding commitment to graduate anthropological education. Recipients are characterized by their passion for student success and their commitment to train and inspire the anthropologists of tomorrow.

Past Awardees

2016 - Erin Kimmerle 2011 - E. Christian Wells

2015 - Thomas Pluckhahn

2014 - Kevin Yelvington

2013 - Daniel Lende

2012 - Antoinette Jackson

2010 - Karla Davis-Salazar

2009 - Heide Castaneda

2008 - Nancy Romero-Daza

2007 - Elizabeth Bird

Building Bridges for Diversity Travel Program

This program allows tenured or tenure-earning faculty in Anthropology to establish or strengthen existing partnerships (research or curricular) with minority-serving institutions of higher learning (e.g., HBCUs, HSIs), with the greater goal of enhancing the graduate programs in applied anthropology at USF. The program provides funding for travel to a host institution for the purpose of advertising the applied anthropology graduate programs and encouraging underrepresented students to apply. Up to $1000 is available annually, and applications can be submitted at any time. Applications should include a 1-2 page proposal outlining the nature of the relationship between USF and the host institution as well as specific activities that will be engaged during the travel period that will result in awareness about USF's graduate programs in applied anthropology. Successful proposals will make a clear case for the importance of the relationship and the expected returns on investment with regard to enhancing the diversity of the applied anthropology graduate programs. Please direct inquiries and applications to the USF Anthropology Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

Distinguished Alumni Award
The Committee on Anthropological Connections with Alumni and Friends is charged with recommending potential Alumni Honorees, who may be B.A., M.A. or Ph.D. graduates of the department. Awardees have distinguished (1) in a career in anthropology or a related discipline, (2) in the practice of anthropology, or (3) in service to anthropology, to the public, or USF.

Past Awardees

2018 - Jason Lind

2017 - Bridget Hahm

2015 - Maria Claudia Duque

2014 - Joelle Nisolle

2013 - Jonathan Gayles

2012 - Cecilia Jevitt

2011 - Guy Hagen

2010 - Laura Kammerer

2009 - Phyllis E. Kolianos

2008 - Mary Margaret Overbey

2007 - Michael Pardee

2007 - Michelle Ogilvie

2006 - Lee Hutchinson

2004 - Mindie Lazarus-Black

2003 - Judi Vitucci

2002 - Elizabeth Akinyi Onjoro

2001 - Ginger Yvette Baber

2000 - George Ballo

2000 - Linda Scott

1999 - Evelyn Phillips

1998 - Alayne Unterberger

1997 - Honggang Yang

1996 - Cheryl Rodriguez

1995 - Jeff Schlotter

1994 - Marcela Gutierrez

1993 - Dana St.Claire

1993 - Will Michaels

1991 - Marion Almy

1990 - Dora Harrison

1989 - Michael English

1988 - Joan Deming

Friend of Anthropology Award
The Friend of Anthropology Award is given upon occasion to a person, whether an anthropologist or not, who has own his or her friendship to the USF Anthropology Department through words and/deeds.

Past Awardees

2018 - Tomoro Taylor

2017 - Sue Rhinehart

2016 - Jennifer Briggs

2014 - Debbie Roberson

2013 - Amanda Maurer

2011 - Daniel Berry

2010 - Jamil E. Jreisat

2008 - C. Jack Waters

2007 - Joshua Broer

2007 - Mara Barrios

2006 - Craig Woolley

2005 - Robert Hunter

2004 - Maggie Council DiPietra

2003 - Merilyn Burke

2002 - Jack Wheat

1999 - George and Johanne Fathauer