Congratulations 2023 – 2024 Graduates!

Congratulations to Religious Studies students graduating with the Religious Studies Major: Canaan Bracey, Hailey Kuhn, Lilah Pearson, John Ramthun, Mercedes Richards, Zoe Scrivener, Emily Rebella and Taylor Suterko and with the Religious Studies Certificate: Libby Cohen, Autumn Teal, and Teddy Theodoris! We are so proud of all you have accomplished. Stay in touch.


The Religious Studies Program is pleased to award the David Hildner Citizenship award to John Ramthun! This award celebrates RS Majors who have served our RS community and others with dedication and enthusiasm and who have demonstrated special promise for future service in experiential learning and in coursework.



Congratulations to Hailey Kuhn for receiving the 2024 Quitman E. Philips Award for Academic Excellence! This award recognizes Religious Studies Majors who have consistently surpassed faculty expectations in achievement of the learning goals of the RS Program and produced superb capstone projects. Hailey’s senior honors thesis, “Traditional Anishinaabe Socio-Ecological Lifeways and Their Present Revitalizations” was advised by RS Affiliate Professor Thomas DuBois. Read more about Hailey’s research in this profile published by the Nelson Institute, where she is double majoring in Environmental Studies.