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Scholar Holler Award

Each month the Center for Student Achievement recognizes an outstanding student for academic excellence. The student is highlighted on our website as a way to encourage other students to achieve their academic potential.

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate students for Scholar Holler. The nomination form should describe the student's academic accomplishments.

Scholar Holler Winners

  • November 2023 - Jamie Kost

    Jamie Kost

    Major: Public Health

    Major: Psychology & Disability Studies

    Hometown: La Plata, MD

    Words of wisdom:
    Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Lean on your classmates, utilize the CSA, and attend office hours as much as possible.

    Abbey Murphy said, "Jamie has shown constant dedication to her academics since her freshman year at SU as an active member of the Clarke Honors College and College of Health and Human Services (as an esteemed member of the student advisory board). She balances her schoolwork impressively with various leadership roles across campus including serving as the President of Eta Sigma Gamma (the public health honor society) and a member of the Executive Board for the University Host Program. Jamie also plays on the SU Club Field Hockey Team among her involvement with other student organizations.

    In Early November, Jamie presented her Honors Thesis entitled “Does Being Neighborly Impact the Social Fabric of a Community; Probing the Relationship Between Capital and Health Outcomes” at the 16th European Public Health Conference: “Our Food, Our Health, Our Earth: A Sustainable Future for Humanity” in Dublin, Ireland. I believe Jamie’s can-do attitude and skillful management of her time here at SU are worthy of a Scholar Holler shout-out, as she sets a fantastic example for younger students to reach for."

    Additionally, Dr. Andrew Martino said, "Jamie would be a wonderful candidate for this honor. Not only is she an active scholar, but she is also a vibrant and committed member of the honors and university community. She is professional, caring, and willing to help others. She handles herself with a maturity that is beyond her years, and I am proud to have her as a member of the Clarke Honors College."