Student Awards and Recognition

Humanities & Philosophy Student of the Year


2012-2013 Oskar Bednarek
Oskar's participation in several Honors core seminars and in the student/faculty seminar was outstanding. He has been active as a leader in Students for Social Justice and attended a S4SJ trip to the Left Forum in New York at Pace University. He also starred in the HSO produced independent film ACE, which premiered at the 2013 Honors banquet.

2011-2012 Matt Hidder
Matt Hidder is an avid philosopher and freestyle lyricist. He also went along on Oakton's second study abroad trip to India in the summer of 2012.

2010-2011 David Patterson
Through the Oakton Honors Program, Dave was also awarded a multi-year scholarship to Elmhurst College. He is currently working on a very promising first novel.

2009-2010 Katrina Underwood
Katrina did outstanding work in both an Honors core seminar and in the student/faculty seminar. Her writing is particularly impressive. She has been active in Students for Social Justice and was recently voted into office as the new president of the Honors Student Organization.

2008-2009 Outstanding Achievement Award
Congratulations to Lilith Bat-Leah who received the Departmental Award for Outstanding Achievement in Humanities and Philosophy for the 2008-2009 academic year. Lilith has completed two student-faculty philosophy seminars. Lilith was also named Honors Student of the Year.