Exemplar Award

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of South Alabama bestows the Exemplar Award to a graduating senior in the Interdisciplinary Degree Program who most exemplifies the goals and mission of the department.  Students can apply or be nominated.  To qualify, students must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, or significant contribution on the USA campus or in the greater community. The winners are recognized at the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduation/Awards Luncheon in Fall and Spring semesters.


Applications are due at the beginning of April for Spring semester and at the beginning of November for fall semester.



Fall 2008
IDP Exemplar Award recipient Lauren Robbins (right) with Dr. Thomas Wells, Dean (retired).

Spring 2009
Sam Barksdale (right) receives the IDP Exemplar Award from Dr. Betty Wilkinson, IDP Program Director (retired).

Fall 2009
IDP Exemplar Award recipient Shannika Williams.

Spring 2010
Teresa Bendlova (right) receives the IDP Exemplar Award from Dr. Betty Wilkinson, IDP Program Director (retired).

Spring 2011
Christian Blanchett (right) receives the IDP Exemplar Award from Dr. Jenny Manders, IST Department Chair.

Fall 2011
- IDP Exemplar Award recipient Callie LeCroy.

Spring 2012
IDP Exemplar Award recipient Lea Thurm (right) with Dr. Jenny Manders, IST Department Chair