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Warren Awarded The Sociological Masters Scholarship Award

March 28, 2022

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MACOMB, IL – Ryan Warren, a Western Illinois University graduate student in Sociology and a Peace Corps Fellow, from Savannah, MO, has been selected as the Spring 2022 recipient of The Sociological Masters Scholarship Award.

This $1,000 award, funded by emeritus WIU faculty members Ken Mietus and Chris Adamski Mietus, is given annually to an outstanding graduate student in the program based on their academic achievement and their application essay regarding how they plan to use their sociology degree.

"In her essay, Warren discussed her career goal of becoming an investigative agent within federal law enforcement," according to a statement from the selection committee. "We were impressed with Ryan's ability to apply the Sociological Imagination, and recognize how a sociological approach can help one gain insight into human behavior."

In her essay, Warren said she believes all people employed in law enforcement should be required to take classes in sociology.

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