Anne Szopa was instrumental in developing the Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology programs at Indiana University East. In recognition of her contributions and to encourage others to expand opportunities for students to study in this field, Rob and Nancy Tolley have endowed $30,000 to establish the Anne Szopa Scholarship.
Indiana University East will offer Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Bachelor of Science in Sociology degrees beginning this summer 2011.
Currently, students interested in majoring in political science or sociology are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Sciences with a concentration in political science or sociology.
Humanities and Social Sciences faculty receive funding for research
Wazir Mohamed, assistant professor of sociology, received an award from Indiana University’s Summer Faculty Research Support Fund to facilitate the completion of field research for a book in progress, Sugar, Land, and Marginalization: Guyana and the World Economy, 1838-2010, to be completed by December 2011.