The G. Matthew Bonham Scholar of the Year Award 2013:
Juliann B. Merryman

Juliann Merryman and Goody Cooke

This year’s recipient is Juliann B. Merryman, who ranks as the top student academically of our 115-member graduating class.  She combined her major in International Relations with a major in Middle Eastern Studies.  Her geographic area of concentration is Europe, and her topic concentration is International Security & Diplomacy.  She served as a research assistant for Professor Langan at Keystone College, Peer Mentor for our International Relations Learning Community, and an SU Remembrance Scholar.  She studied abroad through our SU center at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey, and she participated in our Maxwell-in-Washington International Relations semester, where she interned at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.  Our DC program Professor Jim Keagle observed that she is “an emerging star with unbounded potential… academically and professionally.”  Her research project for the Renée Crown University Honors program focused on democratization in Kemalist Turkey.